Scheffler And Spieth Play Lahinch in 150th Open Tune-Up

As some huge tournaments get underway over the next fortnight, golf's biggest stars are already over in the UK and Ireland preparing

Scheffler hits a tee shot, Spieth hits a shot with a goat behind him
(Image credit: Twitter: @BallybunionGN @flushingitgolf)

Over the next few weeks, golf fans in the UK and Ireland will get to see the World's top players play on their shores as the JP McManus Pro-Am, Scottish Open and Open Championship get underway.

With such a bumper-filled procession of golf lined-up, a number of the game's stars have already hot-footed it over the pond to prepare for the challenges that lie ahead, with Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Sam Burns, Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott just some of the names pictured and video'd playing golf in Ireland.

Playing at Lahinch, three-time Major winner, Spieth, was recorded playing a shot whilst a goat casually chomps at the grass behind him, whilst one Twitter user, Andrew Horgan, actually saw Spieth, World No.1 Scheffler and World No. 9 Burns playing a round at the links course.

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As well as the American trio, Adam Scott was also spotted at Lahinch, with the former Masters winner getting some practice in ahead of the busy two week stretch.

After the buzz on Saturday, there were yet more sightings of the World's elite on Sunday, with close friends, Spieth, Thomas and Fowler playing Tralee on a rather chilly-looking Sunday morning. What's more, all three were spotted sampling some local beverages, with the golfers enjoying a pint of Guinness following their round.

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On Monday, all will be featuring at the JP McManus Pro-Am, which has announced a stacked line-up that also includes Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. From there, they head to the Genesis Scottish Open, with 14 of the World's top 15 featuring at The Renaissance Club, making it the strongest field in DP World Tour history.

The final event of the two-week stretch is then none other than the 150th Open Championship at the Home of Golf, St Andrews, where the World's best will be vying for the iconic Claret Jug.

Matt Cradock
Matt Cradock

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.