Scottish Open

Scottish Open

Martin Laird and Paul Lawrie to play at Castle Stuart

MARTIN Laird and Paul Lawrie have both confirmed they'll be playing in this year's Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, where the duo are guaranteed a warm welcome after their respective triumphs last weekend.

A sporting chance of financial success

LIKE any large-scale spectacle, hosting a prestigious sporting event has an economic benefit well beyond the arena in which it takes place.

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Open Championship's £100m boost to Scottish economy

THE Open Championship brought a £100 million benefit to the Scottish economy when it was held at St Andrews last year, new research has revealed.

Castle Stuart begins Scottish Open preparation in earnest

PLANNING for the first Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart will begin in earnest next Monday after a site visit by the European Tour but, according to the man who runs the Inverness venue, it has ready-made infrastructure to host the £3 million event.

Scottish Open hoping to lure Tiger Woods to Inverness

PHIL Mickelson and Graeme McDowell, the Masters and US Open champion respectively, will be joined by three-time major winner Padraig Harrington when the Barclays Scottish Open is staged for the first time at Castle Stuart this summer.

Molinari sets his heart on a Ryder Cup dream team

EDOARDO Molinari, the new Barclays Scottish Open champion, reckons he would form a Ryder Cup 'dream team' with his younger brother, Francesco, if they both make Colin Montgomerie's side at Celtic Manor later in the year.

Edoardo Molinari holds off Darren Clarke to land Scottish Open

THE majority of the players in the field saw their hopes washed away by a morning deluge. Darren Clarke's title bid in the £3 million Barclays Scottish Open disappeared in a different watery grave at Loch Lomond.

Gallacher happy to pick up brownie points with family

IN producing the best performance in the Barclays Scottish Open by a home-based player since Colin Montgomerie finished third in 2000, Stephen Gallacher not only took his earnings for the last six weeks to more than £450,000 but also earned some brownie points at home.

Lee intends to build on solid performance at Loch Lomond

CRAIG Lee has literally been putting bricks in place through his performances this season. Currently house-hunting, he started off looking at a one-bedroom flat, turned his attention to a two-bedroom one after picking up £18,000 in a couple of events and now, on the back of a good effort at Loch Lomond, will probably be looking at something even bigger.

Darren Clarke takes command at Loch Lomond, but refuses to entertain Ryder Cup talk

DARREN Clarke carved out a three-shot lead at the halfway stage in the £3 million Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond yesterday, but he is refusing to get carried away about his prospects of firstly getting into next week's Open Championship and then forcing his way into Colin Montgomerie's Ryder Cup plans.

Gallacher in touch as he leads home contingent

OF THE 14 Scots who started out at Loch Lomond, only five made it to the weekend, with Stephen Gallacher retaining his place at the head of the home contingent despite a second-round 73 that dropped him back to two-under for the tournament.

Downcast Montgomerie admits his game is in 'terrible' state after making an early exit

COLIN Montgomerie spoke earlier this week about his intention to rescue his ambitions as a player in a year dominated by his captaincy of the European Ryder Cup team.

Phil Mickelson's hopes sink as he misses cut and No 1 spot

IT WAS difficult in what were initially abysmal conditions, but many high-profile names were looking on the bright side yesterday at Loch Lomond as their prospects of playing into the weekend dimmed.

Scottish Open: Clarke eyes foiling an italian job

At LAST, the Barclays Scottish Open caught a break - or a bit of a break. We're talking small mercies here, folks.

Scottish Open: Missed opportunities for the five remaining Scots at Loch Lomond

ON a day when the remaining five Scots in the Barclays Scottish Open all broke a par of 71, the two sitting in the loftiest positions both felt it had been a case of missed opportunities as they each left a handful of shots out on the Loch Lomond course.

Scottish Open: Oldcorn shows Dutch of class in bid for first senior triumph

ANDREW Oldcorn will take a two stroke lead into the final round of the Van Lanschot Senior Open after the Scot played himself into contention to become the seventh maiden winner of the 2010 European Senior Tour season.

Golf: Weather takes its toll at Scottish Open

STEPHEN GALLACHER and David Drysdale both secured places in the final two rounds of the £3 million Barclays Scottish Open but had differing views on whether they'd got lucky with the draw at Loch Lomond.

Scottish Open: John Daly overcomes early setback to remain in touch

JOHN DALY overcame the loss of a ball with his very first shot of the day to maintain his challenge for the Barclays Scottish Open at a wet Loch Lomond today.

Rail and bus service drives off for Open

GOLF fans heading for next week's 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews are being encouraged to go by train and leave their cars at home.

Richie Ramsay inspired by major winners

RICHIE Ramsay received perfect proof that his game is progressing nicely after outscoring two playing partners with five majors between them in the opening round at Loch Lomond.

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