The Genesis Scottish Open is just around the corner, and while the spotlight shines on the usual favorites, there are a few sleeper picks that could surprise everyone. Let's take a closer look at some players who might fly under the radar but have the potential to make a big impact.
Romain Langasque is a name to watch. The French golfer has been a consistent performer on the DP World Tour since 2019. Currently sitting at 17th in the Race to Dubai rankings and ninth in scoring average, Langasque has been in excellent form. He recently finished tied for eighth at the British Masters and secured his spot in the U.S. Open through the qualifying series. With a T54 finish at LACC, he is primed for a strong showing at the Scottish Open.
Ewen Ferguson, a native Scot, is another sleeper pick worth considering. Although he is yet to win this season, Ferguson has shown promise with a T3 finish and two T4 finishes, including one at The Belfry. His strong ball-striking abilities make him well-suited to handle challenging conditions. Currently ranked 24th in fairways hit and 12th in greens in regulation on the DP World Tour, Ferguson has the skills to contend at The Renaissance Club.
Adrian Otaegui from Spain is a steady force to be reckoned with. After a break following his second runner-up finish of the season at the KLM Open, Otaegui is well-rested and well-positioned at 22nd in the Race to Dubai rankings. He recently had a T60 finish in Denmark and is determined to improve upon his T42 performance in last year's Scottish Open. Otaegui's accuracy off the tee, currently second in fairways hit, combined with his solid iron play and scoring ability, make him a strong contender.
Marcel Siem's story is one of perseverance. The German golfer had a long gap between his first and second victories on the DP World Tour, but he has been on a roll lately. Sitting at 14th in the Race to Dubai, Siem has recorded a T2 finish at the Porsche European Open and a T10 finish in Denmark. As he celebrates his 44th birthday on Saturday, Siem will be motivated to continue his success at the Scottish Open.
Gavin Kyle Green, Malaysia's top talent, is a player to keep an eye on. With four top-10 finishes in his last 13 starts, Green has been consistent and has the ability to perform well in his debut at The Renaissance Club. Known for his putting prowess, Green's skills are well-suited for a course where hitting greens in regulation might prove challenging for many players.
These sleeper picks bring a mix of experience, form, and potential to the Genesis Scottish Open. While they may not be the most talked-about players, they have the ability to make a splash and contend for the title. Keep an eye on these underdogs as they aim to surprise the golfing world and leave their mark at one of the premier events on the European Tour.