'Unprofessional' - Thomas Bjorn Disqualified From Scottish Open

The Dane signed for an incorrect scorecard at the Renaissance Club

Thomas Bjorn hits a golf shot
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Europe's winning 2018 Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn is out of the Scottish Open after being disqualified for signing for an incorrect score.

It's not yet known which score, or scores, were incorrect on his second round scorecard but the Dane is heading home early from the Renaissance Club.

Bjorn described his DQ as "unprofessional" and said he "even checked the scores as I always do," before saying he needs glasses.

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Bjorn was heading home anyway after posting a score of 12-over-par for two rounds, which included rounds of 75 (+5) and 77 (+7).

His Friday scorecard, which resulted in his disqualification, featured five bogeys, two doubles and two birdies.

The Dane is the second high-profile player to fall foul this week after Jordan Spieth was disqualified from the JP McManus Pro-Am. The American scooped up his ball in the team format, momentarily forgetting that there was also an individual title to play for.

Bjorn now mixes his time between the DP World Tour and the over-50s Legends Tour and PGA Tour Champions. He won his first title in eight years last August on the Legends Tour, emerging victorious at the Irish Legends at Rosapenna Hotel & Golf Resort, beating Wales' Phillip Price in a playoff.

Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

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