Cape Town - The reigning Masters champion Patrick Reed has confirmed he will return to Scotland for the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club, from July 12-15.
The current Race to Dubai Rankings leader, who triumphed at Augusta National to secure his first Major Championship in April, will make his third consecutive appearance at Scotland's national open.
World No 11 Reed will now return to Scotland, for his third appearance on the European Tour's Rolex Series, a premium category of tournaments on the Race to Dubai, each with a minimum prize fund of $7million.
In 2014 Reed became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championships event at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, going on to make his first appearance in the Ryder Cup later that year, before he famously defeated Rory McIlroy in the Sunday singles at Hazeltine National in 2016 as the United States won the coveted trophy for the first time in eight years.
He then secured his first Major title in April after holding off late charges from compatriots Rickie Fowler - who secured the Scottish Open title at Gullane in 2015 - and Jordan Spieth to don the famous green jacket.
Taking place in its usual slot in the week before the Open Championship at Carnoustie, the Scottish Open will provide Reed an ideal opportunity to hone his links game before the third Major of the 2018 season.
"I'm excited to add the Scottish Open to my
schedule again. It is always played on some fantastic links courses, and
provides a true test ahead of the Open," said Reed.
"This will be the third year in a row that I have played this event and I always enjoy it, so I'm looking forward to getting to Gullane in July."