The Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship OOM event is the last professional tournament to be played at Gleneagles before the biggest tournament in golf, The Ryder Cup heads there in September this year.
Played over the magnificent Kings course, one of the three championship courses at the Gleneagles resort, from Monday 5th May to its conclusion on Wednesday 7th May the event sees some of the best Scottish and home nations players compete for the illustrious title. A host of recognisable names including Paul Lawrie, Chris Doak, Alistair Forsyth and Sam Torrance have successfully lifted this title and Champions of Golf's own Gareth Wright and Neil Fenwick will be keen to follow in their footsteps.
The top 34 and ties after 36 holes qualify for the last two rounds on the final day, with the winner earning approximately £9,000 from the overall £50,000 prize fund.
Gareth narrowly missed out on victory when the event was last played in July, on the back of rounds of 65, 67 and 65, Gareth shot a closing round 71 to finish on 16 under par which was unfortunately one short of forcing a playoff with eventual winner Greig Hutcheon who closed with two round of 64 and a final 66 for a 17 under par total. The course and the event obviously hold strong memories for Gareth who will be hoping to go one better in 2014 and claim the championship crown.
Neil gets his first round underway alongside Ross Drummond and Graham Fox at 10.30am on Monday and plays alongside the same two players on Tuesday, teeing off at 08.40am. Gareth begins his first round at 08.50 and plays again on day two at 10.30 alongside Stewart Savage and Paul Wardell for both rounds.
You can follow all the live scoring from the event through the PGA's website: http://pgagbi.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/pgagbi14/event/pgagbi14505/contest/1/leaderboard.htm
A special one off Sky Sports programme will also also be shown on Sky Sports 4 on the 13th May at 7pm and again at 11pm to showcase the highlights from the week.
Good luck to Gareth and Neil from all at Champions of Golf.