'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
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x