Andrew Oldcorn will have a Yorkshireman as his partner in the Scottish Senior Open at The Renaissance Club, where admission is free for spectators.
Robert Cooper, who plays out of Pannel Golf Club in Harrogate, secured his place alongside the Capital star after winning a qualifier at the East Lothian venue with 33 Stableford points.
“It’s a brilliant idea, especially for what I regard as one of our best tournaments,” said Oldcorn, who is hoping to get in the mix in the August 4-6 event.
“The golf course is a magnificent venue and Robert will be playing with me for two days during the tournament.”
The Renaissance Club is hosting the event for the first time on its 25th anniversary, having been won last year by Englishman Paul Eales next door at Archerfield Links.
“The Renaissance Club is one of the newer jewels in the crown of Scotland’s Golf Coast and has further enhanced our global reputation for having a mix of beautiful and challenging courses,” said East Lothian Council Provost John McMillan.
“With spectator admission being free of charge we are hopeful that an even bigger crowd will be drawn to the event.”
A nominal charge - £5 for solo occupancy and £10 for one or more passenger - will be made for car parking at the event.