Today sees the start of the Scottish Open and players have been gearing up for the tournament that could give some indication of form going into the Open next week. A star studded line up will be teeing off at the Royal Aberdeen and the players have been praising the links course:
Rickie Folwler said, “I didn't grow up learning how to exactly swing a golf club, it was more learning how to play the game, and I think that's why I appreciate links golf maybe more than a lot of guys in the younger generation from the US.
And this from Rory McIlroy, “I think the biggest thing for me was, you know, coming back to the Scottish Open and it being on a true links course, I think was... And also seeing what Phil Mickelson did last year, you know, winning the Scottish Open and then going on to win his first Open Championship in Muirfield, sort of hit home with me that it mightn't be a bad idea to come back and play here. You know, the course here at Royal Aberdeen looks like it's going to be a really tough test this week, which should bode well and prepare us well for next week (the Open Championship) at Hoylake."
Now, to Royal Birkdale and the Women’s Open where English sensation Charley Hull saw the news that the 2016 Open will be held at her home course Woburn Golf club. While the eighteen year old is looking forward to playing in familiar surroundings, she says she is also ready for the challenge of the blustery conditions this week:
"I like it. If the weather stays like this and the wind keeps up I think it'll be great. The spectators will come out and we'll have the toughness of the links golf course, which I think will be fantastic. The greens are awesome, I like the bunkers as well. The greens - if you get a good lie, the whole atmosphere is great."
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