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PGA European - The Barclays Scottish Open Preview
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DATES: Thursday, July 8th through Sunday, July 11th
SITE: Loch Lomond Golf Club, Glasgow, Scotland
COURSE ARCHITECT: Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish (1994)
PAR: 71
YARDAGE: 7,149
Hole-By-Hole:1 - Par 4 425 Yds10 - Par 4 455 Yds
2 - Par 4 455 Yds11 - Par 3 235 Yds
3 - Par 5 518 Yds12 - Par 4 415 Yds
4 - Par 4 385 Yds13 - Par 5 560 Yds
5 - Par 3 190 Yds14 - Par 4 371 Yds
6 - Par 5 625 Yds15 - Par 4 415 Yds
7 - Par 4 440 Yds16 - Par 4 490 Yds
8 - Par 3 160 Yds17 - Par 3 215 Yds
9 - Par 4 340 Yds18 - Par 4 455 Yds
36 3,538 Yds35 3,611 Yds
Annual:  28th
Television:  Golf Channel - Thursday/Friday -- 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (et),
  Saturday -- 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. (et),
  Sunday -- 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (et),
Defending Champion:  Martin Kaymer
Runner-Up:  Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Raphael Jacquelin
Tournament Record:  262 (Peter O'Malley, 1992)
54-Hole Record:  196 (Ian Woosnam, 1987; Bernhard Langer, 1992;
  Peter Mitchell, 1994)
36-Hole Record:  128 (Mark Brooks, Paul Curry, 1992)
18-Hole Record:  60 (Paul Curry, 1992 - Gleneagles)
9-Hole Record:  28 (Peter O'Malley, Colin Montgomerie, 1992)
Course Record:  62 (Retief Goosen, 1997, 2001; Sergio Garcia, 1999)
Total Purse:  $4,541,796 (3,000,000 pounds)
Shares:  1st Place - $731,633; 2nd Place - $487,747; 3rd Place - $274,805
2009 Finish
Martin Kaymer269Nick Watney273
Gonzalo Fdez-Castano271Retief Goosen273
Raphael Jacquelin271Ross Fisher274
Adam Scott272Lee Westwood274
Soren Kjeldsen272Martin Laird275
Past Barclays Scottish Open Winners
YearWinner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2009Martin Kaymer (269) -- Gonzalo-Fernandez-Castano, Raphael Jacquelin
2008Graeme McDowell (271) -- James Kingston
2007*Gregory Havret (270) -- Phil Mickelson
2006Johan Edfors (271) -- Luke Donald, Andres Romero, Charl Schwartzel
2005Tim Clark (265) -- Darren Clarke, Maarten Lafeber
2004Thomas Levet (269) -- Michael Campbell
2003Ernie Els (267) -- Phillip Price, Darren Clarke
2002*Eduardo Romero (273) -- Fredrik Jacobson
2001Retief Goosen (268) -- Thomas Bjorn
2000Ernie Els (273) -- Tom Lehman
1999Colin Montgomerie (268) -- Michael Jonzon, Sergio Garcia, Mats Lanner
1998Lee Westwood (276) -- Ian Woosnam, Eduardo Romero, Robert Allenby,
David Howell, Dennis Edlund
1997Tom Lehman (265) -- Ernie Els
1996Thomas Bjorn (277) -- Jean Van de Velde
1996Ian Woosnam (289) -- Andrew Coltart
1995Wayne Riley (276) -- Nick Faldo
1994Carl Mason (265) -- Peter Mitchell
1993Jesper Parnevik (271) -- Payne Stewart
1992Peter O'Malley (262) -- Colin Montgomerie
1991Craig Parry (268) -- Mark McNulty
1990Ian Woosnam (269) -- Mark McNulty
1989Michael Allen (272) -- Ian Woosnam, Jose Maria Olazabal
1988Barry Lane (271) -- Sandy Lyle, Jose Rivero
1987Ian Woosnam (264) -- Peter Senior
1986*David Feherty (270) -- Ian Baker-Finch, Christy O'Connor Jr
1985Not Held
1984Not Held
1983Not Held
1982Not Held
1981Not Held
1980Not Held
1979Not Held
1978Not Held
1977Not Held
1976Not Held
1975Not Held
1974Not Held
1973Graham Marsh (286) -- Peter Oosterhuis
1972*Neil Coles (283) -- Brian Huggett

* - Won in Playoff

Note:Formerly called Sunbeam Electric Scottish Open (1972-73), Bell's
Scottish Open (1986-94), Scottish Open (1995-96), Gulfstream Loch Lomond World Invitational (1997), Standard Life Loch Lomond (1998-2000), The Scottish Open at Loch Lomond (2001).

Top Contenders in the Field
Martin Kaymer---------------------mc---Won
Raphael JacquelinmcT-41T-41T-20mcT-68T-9T-32mcT-2
G. Fdez-Castano---------------T-58T-47mcmcT-2
Soren KjeldsenmcmcT-41mcT-47---T-39T-11T-38T-4
Retief GoosenT-4WonT-14wd---T-44T-14mc---T-6
Ross Fisher------------------mcT-19T-25T-8
Miguel A. JimenezmcT-41T-63T-60T-10T-8---mcT-3T-13
Ernie ElsWon---T-50WonT-311thT-93rdT-9T-13
Camilo Villegas---------------------------T-20
Anthony WallT-65T-28mcwdT-27T-18mcmcT-19T-25
Soren HansenmcT-14T-25T-29mc---T-14T-19mcT-25
Thomas LevetT-41T-50T-63mcWonT-50---T-39mcT-32
Richard GreenT-22mcmcT-66mc------mcT-3T-35
Francesco Molinari---------------T-14mcmcT-6T-35
Graeme McDowell---------T-69T-27---mcT-11WonT-41
Gregory Havret---mcmcT-50T-10mcT-54WonT-25T-41
Paul McGinley---T-3T-14T-20mc---T-47T-49T-51T-41
Darren Clarke---7thT-25T-2mcT-2T-5T-19mcT-41
Colin Montgomerie3rdT-28T-14T-50T-34T-18T-24mcmcT-46
James Kingston------------T-39mcmc---2ndT-58
Alej. Canizares---------------------T-19T-44T-58
Louis Oosthuizen------------mcT-68mcT-4mcT-58
Alvaro Quiros------------------------T-9mc
Johan Edfors------------mc---WonmcT-44mc
Charl Schwartzel---------T-10mcmcT-2mcmcmc
Robert Allenby---------------T-44---------mc
John Daly---T-3---wd---------------mc
Phil MickelsonT-7------T-35mcT-44---2ndT-38---
Y.E. Yang---------------------T-55------
Tom Lehman2ndT-14T-6---T-14T-30T-24mc------
Lucas Glover------------------------------
Sports Network Selections

Pick to Win - Phil Mickelson
Darkhorse - Kenneth Ferrie
Last Week's Pick to Win (Lee Westwood) - Finished tied for 18th
Last Week's Darkhorse (Bradley Dredge) - Finished tied for 51st
It comes as no surprise that the field for this week is quite outstanding, as this event will serve as the final tune-up for next week's British Open at St. Andrews. Ten of the top-30 players in the latest world rankings are scheduled to compete this week. Phil Mickelson is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 2 in the world. Mickelson is playing for the first time since finishing tied for fourth at the U.S. Open. 2008 champion Graeme McDowell is playing for the first time since capturing his first major championship at the Pebble Beach. No player has ever won this event and then captured the British Open in the same season.

Last year, Martin Kaymer was the only player in the field to fire four rounds in the 60s, as he won this event by two strokes over Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano and Raphael Jacquelin. Kaymer finished the tournament at 15-under-par 269 for his second straight win, as he won the week before at the Open de France.

Kaymer became the youngest winner of this event last year at 24 years and 196 days old. He became the eighth player to record four rounds in the 60s and win, joining David Feherty (1986), Ian Woosnam (1987), Craig Parry (1991), Carl Mason (1994), Tom Lehman (1997), Ernie Els (2000) and Tim Clark (2005).

In 2007, Frenchman Gregory Havret parred the first playoff hole to stun Mickelson and win. Mickelson bogeyed the 72nd hole in regulation before losing in the playoff. The 2007 playoff was the fourth in event history and the first since 2002. In 1972, Neil Coles defeated Brian Huggett to capture the inaugural event. When David Feherty won in 1986, he defeated Ian Baker-Finch and Christy O'Connor, Jr. for the title, and when Eduardo Romero titled in 2002 he edged Fredrik Jacobson.

In 2006, Sweden's Johan Edfors claimed his third European Tour title of the season, as he fired the lowest round of the tournament in the final round. The Swede posted a nine-under 63 to come from behind and win this event. He finished at 13-under-par 271 and won the title by two shots over Luke Donald, Andres Romero and Charl Schwartzel at Loch Lomond.

In 2003, Els joined three-time champion Ian Woosnam as the only multiple winners of this event, as he also titled here in 2000. Els also finished third in 2004 and 2007 and ninth in 2006 and 2008. He is 109-under-par in his last 40 rounds at Loch Lomond with a scoring average of 68.37. Thirty-six of his last 40 rounds have been under par, with 30 in the 60s. Not only is Woosnam a three-time champ (1987, 90, 96), but he also finished second twice (1989, 98).

Loch Lomond Golf Club has hosted this event the past 15 years. Carnoustie played host for two years (1995-96), Gleneagles' Kings Course was the venue from 1987-94 while Haggs Castle, St. Andrews and Downfield Golf Club hosted for one year each.

Since 1989, there have been 18 holes-in-one, including two in 2008. Pelle Edberg aced the 17th hole in the first round and Mickelson holed out on the fifth hole in the second round. The 2000 event marked the last time on the European Tour International Schedule that two players had successive holes-in-one at the same hole. Jarmo Sandelin, playing in the final group in round three achieved an ace at the 17th, followed by fellow Swede Mathias Gronberg playing in the first group out in the final round.

The European Tour's best are joined next week by the lads from America for the 139th Open Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland, as American Stewart Cink will defend his first major championship.

07/06 16:56:59 ET

As of July 6, 2010, at 04:57 PM ET