Tag Archives: Castle Stuart

Jul
16
2013
Phil has found a putting secret!

Phil practicing putting on the 17th green at Muirfield on Tuesday

Phil Mickelson, who finally broke his 0-for-Great-Britain streak on Sunday with his thrilling win at the Scottish Open, has gotten over his past struggles with links golf. Mickelson has never consistently performed well at the Open Championship, but he’s now conquered his former disdain for this style of play and even discovered a secret ingredient to cure his previous troubles on the greens.

In other words, it’s Phil being Phil — thinking he’s learned the magic formula to success at a major.

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Jul
14
2013

Thanks to the fine folks of Aberdeen Asset Management and Visit Scotland, WUP is in Scotland this week covering the Scottish Open and playing some of the great courses in the area. Keep up with my Instagram, YouTube and Twitter for (more real-time) behind-the-scenes coverage of the event and my adventures.

Phil Mickelson Scottish Open

Phil Mickelson, who is finally no longer winless in the United Kingdom, never fails to thrill. It’s almost maddening watching him because you really just don’t know what he might pull out of his bag of tricks.

This time, Phil survived a shaky finish on the 18th in regulation that forced a sudden-death playoff against Branden Grace to capture the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

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Jul
13
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Phil got in a groove for the last 11 holes

Phil got in a groove for the last 11 holes

Henrik Stenson will take a two-shot lead into the final round of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, with American Phil Mickelson heading the chasing pack in a stellar final grouping.

Stenson posted a superb round of 66 at Castle Stuart Golf Links to move to 16 under par, with Mickelson in hot pursuit after matching the Swede’s effort.

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Jul
13
2013
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AAM CEO Martin Gilbert, First Minister Alex Salmond and Peter Adams

On Saturday at Castle Stuart, it was announced that Aberdeen Asset Management had signed on to extend its title sponsorship of the Scottish Open through 2017.

While the championship is scheduled to head to Royal Aberdeen for 2014, the plan is to return to Castle Stuart, which has played host the past three years, in one of the following three years. The prize money will also increase from £3 million to £3.25 million in both 2015 and 2016, and then to £3.5 million in 2017. 

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Jul
11
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes

Thanks to the fine folks of Aberdeen Asset Management and Visit Scotland, WUP is in Scotland this week covering the Scottish Open and playing some of the great courses in the area. Keep up with my Instagram, YouTube and Twitter for (more real-time) behind-the-scenes coverage of the event and my adventures.

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The 18th at Castle Stuart

 

I sound like a broken record constantly apologizing for the delay in posting recaps and reviews, but the days are packed and so are the nights (and no, I’m not just going out on the town and getting smashed), so refer my social media channels. It’s a bit of a different week for me, which is a fantastic change of pace, not to mention scenery. I decided to sacrifice my beauty sleep and catch up, so here we go! 

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Jul
11
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
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Phil warming up for the upcoming Open Championship

Phil Mickelson took advantage of the ideal conditions at Castle Stuart on Thursday morning — 70-plus degrees, no wind, and not a cloud in sight — and fired an opening six-under 66 at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

Mickelson’s game appears to be shaping up quite nicely for next week’s Open Championship, and while others, including U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, are playing practice rounds at Muirfield to prepare, Phil prefers to play competitively the week before a major.

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Jul
10
2013
By Stephanie Wei under Behind the Scenes

Thanks to the fine folks of Aberdeen Asset Management and Visit Scotland, WUP is in Scotland this week covering the Scottish Open and playing some of the great courses in the area. Check out my Instagram, YouTube and Twitter for more behind-the-scenes coverage of the event and my adventures.

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Hello from Inverness! Apologies for the delay on posting this, but we had a late dinner (amongst several Ryder Cup greats, no less) and I was absolutely knackered when I got back to the hotel last night.

Besides, I’m sure most of you follow me on Twitter and Instagram, in which case you’ll have seen some of the following photos and videos. For the rest, you’re in for a treat! — at least I think so. I mean, I’ve been here for just over 24 hours and I’m in love with the Scottish Highlands without even having played golf yet. It might have something to do with the gorgeous weather. 

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Jul
6
2011
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour

World no. 1 Luke Donald is among those warming up for the Open at Castle Stuart this week

Thanks to Conor, who is apparently “on holiday,” for passing along the link to an interesting take on Castle Stuart’s setup for this week’s Scottish Open.

The switch this year from Loch Lomond to a links-style course was intended to make the event a more attractive prospect for big names looking for a pre-Open warm-up. Naturally, some are anxious for the reaction of world’s best golfers, but those who probably should be most concerned are the most at ease, including co-designer Mark Parsinen, according to Martin Dempster’s report in The Scotsman.

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Dec
28
2010
By Stephanie Wei under Golf Courses

Castle Stuart in Northern Scotland

We’re all familiar with America’s Greatest Courses — I mean, there will be a shake-up every now and then. You know, like Augusta dethroning Pine Valley for the No. 1 spot last year. Most of the courses that make Golf Digest’s Top 100 list are old (meaning many were built before you and I were born). But what about the best new tracks? Naturally, there are rankings for those, too. Jim Frank, a former editor of Golf Magazine, has compiled a guide to the top ten Best Courses of the Year.

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