Robert MacIntyre’s status as Scotland’s leading golfer on the European stage has been recognised with a marquee grouping in this week’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at The Renaissance.

The 22-year from Oban, who has enjoyed two runners-up finishes on the main circuit during a fine rookie campaign, has been paired with star attractions Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler for the opening two rounds in his debut appearance in the domestic showpiece.

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“You’ve got to be thrown in at the deep end at some point I suppose,” he said with a smile. “It’s another step in the learning experience for me. In my first year, I've had quite a few (big name groups) already and this is going to be another one.

"Again it's going to be another special week, I suppose, for me, and not just me, but my family back home, as well. They will be back home watching it. To be out with them (McIlroy and Fowler) in your first Scottish Open is pretty special."

Selected round one tee-times (GB&I unless stated)

13:00 P Lawrie, B Wiesberger (Aut), M Kaymer (Ger)

13:10 G McDowell, L Bjerregaard (Den), M Kuchar (US)

13:30 J Campillo (Spa), R Knox, M Fitzpatrick

13:40 R McIlroy, R Fowler (US), R MacIntyre

13:50 E Pepperell, D Law, J Walker (US)

14:00 R Ramsay, E Els (SA), T Bjorn (Den)