Scottish Open: 650 fans allowed on each of the last two days in pilot event

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Bernd Wiesberger from Austria will defend the title of the Scottish Open for a limited audience

Next month's Scottish Open will be the first European Tour event to be played to spectators since March.

The tournament at the Renaissance Club in East Lothian has been chosen as a pilot for the return of fans, with 650 allowed on both Saturday and Sunday.

Only residents of Edinburgh and Lothians can purchase tickets, with all proceeds going to SAMH.

The Scottish Open has been moved from its usual July slot to October 1-5 due to Covid-19.

It follows a rugby test event in Murrayfield last month and two in the Scottish Premier League last Saturday.

Players, caddies and essential staff will be in the "inner bubble" and still subject to "rigorous testing". Spectators will be in the "outside bubble" and will have to distance themselves socially and undergo daily temperature checks.

Fiona Hyslop, the secretary to the Scottish Government, says the event is an "important milestone" for the return of fans to Scotland.

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