Major champions add to Scottish Open field

Major champions Retief Goosen and Angel Cabrera have added their names to an already glittering list of stars taking part in the 2011 Barclays Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links next month.

As entries closed for the tournament, from 7-10 July a mouth-watering line-up is set to contest the 3 million event, including the World No 1 and 2, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.

Italy's Edoardo Molinari has already confirmed he will defend the title he won at Loch Lomond Golf Club a year ago, but he will have to overcome one of the strongest fields in the history of the tournament to claim the 500,000 winner's cheque again.

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Graeme McDowell, the current world No 8 and the 2008 Barclays Scottish Open champion, is set to join Americans Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar, presently sixth and seventh respectively on the Official World Golf Ranking, in the line-up, while three-time major champion Padraig Harrington will be vying for his first Scottish Open title.

Also in the field will be Ryder Cup Captains past and present, with Colin Montgomerie, who led Europe to glory last October, looking for his second Scottish Open win, and Jos Maria Olazbal, who will take charge for the 2012 contest in America, eyeing his first European Tour victory since 2005.