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Ronnie Clark wins Scottish Seniors Open in play-off

Erskine’s Ronnie Clark secured his first national title after claiming the Scottish Senior Men’s Open Championship in a play-off at Irvine.

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David Law leads the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge after backing up an opening 66 with a 69 at Macdonald Spey Valley. Picture: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

David Law eager to scale Aviemore heights in 100th Tour event

David Law is on course to celebrate his 100th Challenge Tour appearance with a Highland Fling after staying out in front at the halfway stage in the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge in Aviemore.

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Phil Mickelson is looking forard to being back in East Lothian, where he won The Open at Muirfield in 2013. Picture: PA

Now Phil Mickelson joins Scottish Open line up at Gullane

For the third day running, the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open has been handed a major boost after 2013 winner Phil Mickelson confirmed he’s heading to Gullane next month.

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David Law tees off at the 10th at Macdonald Spey Valley in Aviemore on his way to a five-under 66. Picture: Getty Images

David lays down Law to lead Scottish Challenge in Aviemore

It was one of the best efforts in the history of the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge. Just as impressive, in fact, as the 62 carded by Brooks Koepka when winning at Macdonald Spey Valley in 2013 and Andrew “Beef” Johnston’s 65 as he was crowned champion the following year.

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Scotland's Scott Jamieson is one off the lead at the BMW International Open in Germany. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS

Scott Jamieson copes with wind to challenge at BMW International

Frenchman Sebastien Gros coped best with testing windy conditions to take the lead after the first day of the BMW International Open in Germany.

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US Ryder Cup talisman Patrick Reed has signed up for the Scottish Open at Gullane. Picture: Brian Spurlock

Masters champion Patrick Reed to play in Scottish Open

Masters champion Patrick Reed is the latest big name to be added to the line up for next month’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane.

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Australia's Peter Thomson is all smiles as he holds his winning trophy after capturing the Open Championship in 1965 at Royal Birkdale. Pic: Bettman Archive

Jordan Spieth’s warm tribute to five-time Open champion Peter Thomson

Tributes to Peter Thomson, the five-time Open champion who passed away at home in Melbourne at the age of 88, included warm praise for the Australian legend from the reigning Champion Golfer of the Year.

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Tommy Fleetwood after his final round at the  US Open at Shinnecock Hills. Picture: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Tommy Fleetwood commits to Scottish Open at Gullane

Five of the world’s current top 20 have now been confirmed for next month’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open after Tommy Fleetwood added his name to a star-studded cast for Gullane.

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Craigielaw's Grant Forrest spearheads a 20-strong challenge in this week's SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge in Aviemore. Picture: Kenny Smith

‘Poster boy’ Grant Forrest eyes Scottish Challenge glory

Grant Forrest is aiming to overcome the shock of arriving in Aviemore this week to see himself plastered on giant billboard as he tries to win the event that Brooks Koepka used as a springboard to becoming a back-to-back US Open champion.

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Five-time Open champion Peter Thomson has passed away at the age of 88. Picture: AFP

Five-time Open champion Peter Thomson passes away at 88

Peter Thomson, the five-time Open champion, has died aged 88.

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Seven Scots qualify in Amateur Championship

Seven Scots, including Australia-based Robbie Morrison, progressed in the 123rd Amateur Championship as South African Wilco Nienaber and Norwegian Viktor Vovland shone in the stroke-play qualifying in Aberdeen.

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Ariya Jutanugarn will tee off at the Ladies Scottish Open next month. Picture: Getty Images.

Pernilla Lindberg and Ariya Jutanugarn to play in Ladies Scottish Open

Next month’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open is shaping up to be one of the biggest giveaways in Scottish sporting history, with this year’s two major winners having been added to a star-studded field for an event offering free admission at Gullane.

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Euan McIntosh''carded a level-par 71 at Royal Aberdeen. Picture: Kenny Smith

Euan McIntosh makes bright start in Amateur Championship

Euan McIntosh, the 2016 Scottish Order of Merit winner, fared best among the home players on the opening day of the 123rd Amateur Championship in Aberdeen.

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Brooks Koepka kisses the trophy after winning the US Open. Picture: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

‘Pebble treble’ is on but Brooks Koepka targets other majors

It has already been labelled the “Pebble Treble”, but Brooks Koepka has his sights on more than just a remarkable third straight victory in the 
US Open.

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Calum Hill plays from the second tee during the second round of the US Open. Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Calum Hill sets sights on Scottish Open spot

Calum Hill is hoping to secure a spot in next month’s Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open at Gullane after feeling at home despite facing one of the toughest tests in major history in the US Open.

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Phil Mickelson throws his ball into the crowd after sinking his putt on the 13th hole during the final round of the US Open. Picture: Frank Franklin II/AP

Martin Dempster: Phil Mickelson’s US Open behaviour was despicable

June 16, 2018. Mark it down as one of golf’s darkest days. The day the United
States Golf Association (USGA) mucked up again. The day Phil Mickelson also lost all respect. Really, why does golf have this dreadful habit of shooting itself in the foot every now and again?

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Martin Dempster: Where does winning 29 club titles stand in Scottish golf?

Over the years I’ve found gazing at honours boards in golf clubhouses almost as interesting as playing the golf course I’ve been visiting, either for a hit myself or to cover a tournament.

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Brooks Koepka holds aloft the trophy after his one-shot win at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island. Picture: AP

Brooks Koepka wins back-to-back US Opens

Former SSE Scottish Challenge winner Brooks Koepka is a double US Open champion after holding off a record-equalling last-day charge from Tommy Fleetwood at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island.

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Phil Mickelson enjoys a mock celebration after sinking a putt on the 13th hole, where he caused such a stir on Saturday. Picture: AP

USGA backing for Phil Mickelson in deliberate penalty furore

A day after telling his critics to “toughen up”, Phil Mickelson was far less forthcoming about the controversy surrounding his two-shot penalty in the third round of the US Open.

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Craigielaw's Grant Forrest. Picture: Mark Runnacles Getty Images

Grant Forrest loses second Challenge Tour play-off this season

Grant Forrest is heading into this week’s SSE Scottish Challenge in Aviemore on a high after moving into the top ten in the Road to Ras Al Khaimah rankings following a strong finish in the Hauts de France Open.

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