The Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open takes place at Castle Stuart Golf Links from July 12 - 15 and as ever has attracted an impressive field of competitors. Some of the world's leading golfers will be in action on the Moray coast with the prize money totalling £2.5m.
World number one Luke Donald is back to defend his title and also playing before the Highland crowds is three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson and three-time major champion Padraig Harrington.
Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open champion, and fellow South African Ernie Els are also among the stellar cast, as is Ryder Cup regular Miguel Angel Jimenez. Former Open champion Paul Lawrie and Martin Laird lead the home challenge.
The Scottish Open is traditionally staged the week before The Open which this year is being contested at Royal Lytham and St Annes. In 2013 The Open will be back in Scotland at Muirfield in East Lothian.
Castle Stuart Golf Links opened to worldwide acclaim in 2009 and was instantly hailed as a modern links classic. It was recently voted 56th best golf course in the world by the American publication, Golf Magazine. Enjoy an aerial flyover of the Castle Stuart course.
For full details of tickets for the Scottish Open visit the European Tour website or call the Ticket Hotline on 0800 023 2557.
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