abrdn Scottish Open R2

Jon Rahm in three-way tie for lead

Scottish Open 2021 R2
July 08-11
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
$8,000,000
Round 1, Round 3, Round 4

Scottish Open 2021 R2
Jon Rahm looks on from the 13th green. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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Jon Rahm, Thomas Detry and Jack Senior are heading into the weekend tied for the lead at the abrdn Scottish Open.


Scottish Open 2021 R2

Senior started the day with a one shot lead but was caught by World number 1 Rahm who set the target at 11-under after a second round 65.

Rahm was joined in the lead by Detry who matched his 65 but Senior held on and signed for a 67 to join them in the lead.


Scottish Open 2021 R2

“You can’t pretend to play 72 holes perfect,” said Rahm. “I would have taken six under before the day started.”

“We had beautiful conditions, we played the front nine without any wind. The second nine, me, Rory (McIlroy) and JT (Justin Thomas) struggled a little bit more, the wind picked up and that’s when it becomes a links golf course.

“Then again, links golf course, no wind, you can make some birdies.”


Scottish Open 2021 R2

Senior, currently number 335 in the World Ranking and playing in his second Rolex Series event, has had only two top-10s in sixty one starts on the European Tour.

“It’s just great to be back playing well. Great to be back holing some putts and it’s great to be back near the top of the leaderboard,” said Senior.

“I’m obviously excited. I don’t really show much emotion when I’m on the course or anything like that.

“As long as you can stay level and stay committed to what you’re going to do and see where it ends up at the end of the week, I’m not taking anything for granted.”


Scottish Open 2021 R2

Lee Westwood finished eagle-birdie-birdie to sign for a 67 and a tie for fourth place at 10-under alongside George Coetzee (66) and Matt Fitzpatrick (66).

“I felt like I was playing well out there and then stood on the 16th tee, I’m even par for the round and looking at the leaderboard and it doesn’t seem that good,” said Westwood.

“I felt like I was moving backwards so I’m pleased I was patient for most of the day and patience was rewarded.

“I hit a big one down 16 and a nice four iron from 246 yards or something like that and landed in the right place and rolled out stone dead.

“It’s always nice to walk up there for a tap in for eagle and it gave me a bit of momentum for the last two holes and hit some nice shots. That will make dinner taste sweet tonight!”

Rory McIlroy followed his opening 70 with a 71 and missed the cut by one shot.

Scottish Open 2021 R2

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
Total
T1
Thomas Detry
-11
66
65
131
T1
Jon Rahm
-11
66
65
131
T1
Jack Senior
-11
64
67
131
T4
George Coetzee
-10
66
66
132
T4
Matt Fitzpatrick
-10
66
66
132
T4
Lee Westwood
-10
65
67
132
T7
David Law
-8
67
67
134
T7
Ian Poulter
-8
66
68
134
T7
Alvaro Quiros
-8
66
68
134
T7
Justin Thomas
-8
65
69
134
T11
Richard Bland
-7
69
66
135
T11
Oliver Farr
-7
67
68
135
T11
Padraig Harrington
-7
67
68
135
T11
Marcus Kinhult
-7
67
68
135
T11
Scottie Scheffler
-7
72
63
135
T16
Tommy Fleetwood
-6
66
70
136
T16
Tyrrell Hatton
-6
69
67
136
T16
Alexander Levy
-6
70
66
136
T16
Wade Ormsby
-6
67
69
136
T16
Ryan Palmer
-6
66
70
136
T16
Cormac Sharvin
-6
70
66
136
T16
Justin Walters
-6
69
67
136
T23
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-5
67
70
137
T23
Marcus Armitage
-5
68
69
137
T23
Adri Arnaus
-5
68
69
137
T23
Grant Forrest
-5
67
70
137
T23
Scott Hend
-5
67
70
137
T23
Lucas Herbert
-5
69
68
137
T23
Søren Kjeldsen
-5
68
69
137
T23
Min Woo Lee
-5
68
69
137
T23
Robert MacIntyre
-5
68
69
137
T23
Guido Migliozzi
-5
71
66
137
T23
Collin Morikawa
-5
70
67
137
T23
Victor Perez
-5
69
68
137
T23
Xander Schauffele
-5
67
70
137
T23
Matthew Southgate
-5
69
68
137
T23
Johannes Veerman
-5
70
67
137
T23
Chris Wood
-5
68
69
137
T39
Nino Bertasio
-4
70
68
138
T39
Jamie Donaldson
-4
68
70
138
T39
Ross Fisher
-4
70
68
138
T39
Oliver Fisher
-4
69
69
138
T39
Julien Guerrier
-4
68
70
138
T39
Romain Langasque
-4
68
70
138
T39
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
-4
70
68
138
T39
Adrian Otaegui
-4
68
70
138
T39
Renato Paratore
-4
69
69
138
T39
Matthieu Pavon
-4
69
69
138
T39
Richie Ramsay
-4
67
71
138
T39
Graeme Storm
-4
68
70
138
T39
Connor Syme
-4
67
71
138
T39
Fabrizio Zanotti
-4
71
67
138
T53
Matthew Jordan
-3
68
71
139
T53
Joakim Lagergren
-3
68
71
139
T53
Edoardo Molinari
-3
71
68
139
T53
Aaron Rai
-3
71
68
139
T53
Jason Scrivener
-3
68
71
139
T53
Bernd Wiesberger
-3
71
68
139
T53
Jeff Winther
-3
67
72
139
T53
Will Zalatoris
-3
69
70
139
T53
Darius van Driel
-3
70
69
139
T62
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-2
71
69
140
T62
Alexander Björk
-2
72
68
140
T62
Steven Brown
-2
70
70
140
T62
Dean Burmester
-2
73
67
140
T62
Sam Burns
-2
72
68
140
T62
Laurie Canter
-2
72
68
140
T62
Ryan Fox
-2
70
70
140
T62
Branden Grace
-2
69
71
140
T62
Sebastian Heisele
-2
69
71
140
T62
Calum Hill
-2
70
70
140
T62
Billy Horschel
-2
70
70
140
T62
Masahiro Kawamura
-2
70
70
140
T62
Kurt Kitayama
-2
71
69
140
T62
Francesco Laporta
-2
67
73
140
T62
Joost Luiten
-2
69
71
140
T62
Adrian Meronk
-2
75
65
140
T62
Francesco Molinari
-2
73
67
140
T62
Thorbjørn Olesen
-2
74
66
140
T62
Thomas Pieters
-2
68
72
140
T62
Tapio Pulkkanen
-2
69
71
140
T62
Robert Rock
-2
69
71
140
T62
Antoine Rozner
-2
69
71
140
T62
Joel Stalter
-2
69
71
140
T62
Brandon Stone
-2
69
71
140
T62
Sami Valimaki
-2
70
70
140
T62
Matt Wallace
-2
70
70
140
T88
Nicolas Colsaerts
-1
69
72
141
T88
Corey Conners
-1
76
65
141
T88
Darren Fichardt
-1
71
70
141
T88
Lorenzo Gagli
-1
72
69
141
T88
Benjamin Hebert
-1
68
73
141
T88
Garrick Higgo
-1
68
73
141
T88
David Horsey
-1
66
75
141
T88
Rasmus Højgaard
-1
68
73
141
T88
Mikko Korhonen
-1
69
72
141
T88
Rory McIlroy
-1
70
71
141
T88
Eddie Pepperell
-1
70
71
141
T88
Jordan Smith
-1
71
70
141
T88
Sebastian Soderberg
-1
67
74
141
T88
Andy Sullivan
-1
71
70
141
T102
John Catlin
E
70
72
142
T102
Ashley Chesters
E
71
71
142
T102
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
E
71
71
142
T102
Scott Jamieson
E
70
72
142
T102
Andrew Johnston
E
69
73
142
T102
Rikard Karlberg
E
71
71
142
T102
Martin Kaymer
E
73
69
142
T102
Haotong Li
E
70
72
142
T102
James Morrison
E
69
73
142
T102
Ricardo Santos
E
69
73
142
T102
Callum Shinkwin
E
69
73
142
T102
Julian Suri
E
71
71
142
T102
Oliver Wilson
E
69
73
142
T115
Stephen Gallacher
+1
70
73
143
T115
Zander Lombard
+1
69
74
143
T115
Henrik Stenson
+1
72
71
143
T115
Marc Warren
+1
72
71
143
T115
Dale Whitnell
+1
72
71
143
T115
Daniel van Tonder
+1
71
72
143
T121
Sean Crocker
+2
72
72
144
T121
Joachim B. Hansen
+2
72
72
144
T121
Sam Horsfield
+2
73
71
144
T121
Raphael Jacquelin
+2
69
75
144
T121
Jazz Janewattananond
+2
75
69
144
T121
Robin Roussel
+2
72
72
144
T121
Kalle Samooja
+2
74
70
144
T121
Jimmy Walker
+2
71
73
144
T129
Thomas Aiken
+3
72
73
145
T129
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+3
71
74
145
T129
David Howell
+3
75
70
145
T129
Graeme McDowell
+3
73
72
145
T129
Richard McEvoy
+3
69
76
145
T129
Ross McGowan
+3
74
71
145
T129
Paul O’Hara
+3
76
69
145
T129
Haydn Porteous
+3
74
71
145
T129
Matthias Schwab
+3
72
73
145
T129
Shubhankar Sharma
+3
70
75
145
T139
Maximilian Kieffer
+4
73
73
146
T139
Wilco Nienaber
+4
77
69
146
T141
Gavin Kyle Green
+5
72
75
147
T141
Justin Harding
+5
72
75
147
T141
Danny Willett
+5
72
75
147
T144
Lucas Bjerregaard
+6
77
71
148
T144
Thomas Bjørn
+6
70
78
148
T144
Jorge Campillo
+6
76
72
148
147
Paul Waring
+7
75
74
149
T148
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+8
74
76
150
T148
Jonathan Caldwell
+8
74
76
150
T148
David Drysdale
+8
72
78
150
T148
Pablo Larrazabal
+8
77
73
150
152
Maverick Antcliff
+9
76
75
151
T153
Peter Hanson
+10
73
79
152
T153
Chris Paisley
+10
77
75
152
155
Andrea Pavan
+11
77
76
153
W/D
Victor Dubuisson
+3
72
72