ASI Scottish Open moved for second time on European Tour schedule

It will now become part of a new three-event UK Swing in the autumn

The European Tour has moved both the ASI Scottish Open and the BMW PGA Championship forward to create a second UK Swing that also includes the Irish Open. Picture: Getty Images

The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open has a new date this year for the second time.

Originally due to be held in July until the coronavirus hit, it was rescheduled for 8-11 October at The Renaissance Club in East Lothian as part of a revamped fixture list.

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It has now been moved forward a week to 1-4 October, filling the slot that became available following the decision to call off this year's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth has also been shunted forward by a week to now fill the Scottish Open slot.

It means the two Rolex Series event events now follow the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm Castle in Northern Ireland on 24-27 September.

That establishes a second UK Swing of the year on the circuit following the current six-event run, which reaches its conclusion at The Belfry next week.

It also continues the Tour’s strategy of staging consecutive tournaments in geographical clusters wherever possible.

In a statement, the European Tour said: "The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open and the BMW PGA Championship will be subject to the European Tour’s health strategy based on respective government guidelines in Scotland and in England.

"Further updates on all aspects of the tournaments will be made in due course."

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