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The Open: Big names head to Lytham with high spirits
8:16am Monday 16th July 2012 in Golf
Luke Donald and Phil Mickelson both headed south to the Open Championship in good spirits despite scoring over par on the final day of the Scottish Open.
The pair were ninth and fifth respectively with a round to go, but dropped back to joint 16th with rounds of 73 and 74.
What pleased the two stars was that they had had a chance to test their games in wind and rain, conditions expected to be repeated at Royal Lytham this coming week.
World number one and defending Scottish Open champion Donald said: “I’m leaving here with good feelings about where my game is. I did get much out of the round – a few lip-outs and a few bad bounces – but it was nice to play in a bit of wind and test out what I've been working on.
“I had three weeks rest before this and I'm ready to go. I'll even consider 18 holes each day if the weather is not horrendous.”
Indian Jeev Milkha Singh won the Scottish Open after beating Italian Francesco Molinari in a play-off after home hope Marc Warren blew a three-shot lead over the closing stretch