• Phil Mickelson confirms his place at Gullane in July
• "I have many great memories of playing the Scottish"
• The 44-year-old won at Castle Stuart back in 2013
PHIL MICKELSON | SCOTTISH OPEN
Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson will be returning to East Lothian in July, scene of his 2013 Open Championship win, by making his sixth successive appearance at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
The 44-year-old, who won the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Golf Links in 2013 before then going on to grab his first Open Championship at Muirfield a week later, returned to form with a runner-up finish at the Masters two weeks ago and said he has great memories of playing in the tournament over the years.
“I’m happy to be coming back for the Scottish Open again this year and look forward to playing Gullane,” Phil Mickelson said. “I’ve heard a lot about the course, I saw it when I was practicing at Muirfield before the Open a couple of years ago and I’m really looking forward to playing it.
"I have many great memories of playing the Scottish over the last ten years or so" - Phil Mickelson
“Winning the Scottish Open was a breakthrough that really helped me the next week at the Open Championship, but I have many great memories of playing the Scottish over the last ten years or so and I’m sure I’ll add to those in these two weeks in July.”
Two years ago, Phil Mickelson beat South African Branden Grace in a play-off to set up his successful assault on a first claret jug and vindicated his decision to take up residence in Scotland the week before the Open.
Mickelson’s appearance at Gullane will mark his 12th at the Scottish Open since 2000 and before his victory in 2013, he came close in 2007 when he was defeated by Frenchman Gregory Havret in a play-off.
The American finished T11 at Royal Aberdeen last year, a tournament which was won by Justin Rose, who, like Mickelson, also enjoyed a strong showing at this year’s Masters.
The Englishman has already announced that he will be at Gullane from July 9-12, while Matt Kuchar and Luke Donald confirmed their places last month.
A season ticket for the 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open can be purchased for £70 in advance of the tournament, a saving of £10 on admission at the gate. Adult day tickets are currently priced at £30, rising to £35 on the gate.
Concessions (60 and over) start at £50 for a season ticket and £20 for any one day tickets, if purchased in advance. Under-16s accompanied by an adult are admitted free of charge, and all car parking is also free. Entry to the pro-am on Wednesday is £12 in advance and £15 on the day.
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