Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Inverness, Scotland
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Winner alright: Last week we tipped Francesco Molinari at 24/1. A tenner each way paid paid 70 quid.
Raphael Jacquelin 100/1
A welcome return to form in his home Open last week, ending a run of eight events without finishing under par. Before its move to the links at Castle Stuart Rapha had a good record at the Scottish Open having finished third in 2010 and tied second in 2009. He also had a good top 10 at the British Open in St Georges last year so I fancy him for a good links showing again this week.
Paul Lawrie 32/1
Since his win early doors in Qatar, Paul Lawrie has been super consistent all year missing only one cut at the Open de Espana. Got to the semi final of the Volvo World Matchplay and almost bagged the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth the following week. Shot a closing 66 in Portrush in his last outing and is not averse to going low at Castle Stuart having shot a 64 on Friday last year.
George Coetzee 50/1
The young South African has notched up four top-10s already this season with a best of fourth in China back in April. Showed decent form in Paris last week even if he did struggle a little on Sunday. Tied for third in this weather affected event last year and seemed to have the measure of the Castle Stuart greens.
Padraig Harrington 18/1
Top 13 in his last four events either side of the Atlantic including a tied fourth at the US Open and a tied seventh at the Irish Open last time out. Podge is swinging the club absolutely superbly of late and knowing him will have been working on his short game during his week off last week. I expect Harrington to play himself into contention both this week and next at Lytham and have my fingers crossed for a win.
Luke Donald 9/1
The US Open over the past two years just haven’t been Luke’s shtick and both years he has taken a three week break after. After coming close in New Orleans and Sawgrass, Donald got his second win of the season at Wentworth and returns to Castle Stuart as the undisputed champion having shot a course record 63 in the final round to win by a whopping four shots.