Scottish Open organizers received an unexpected phone call last weekend, and a boost to their event. Scotsman.com reports that Phil Mickelson asked for, and was granted, late entry into this week's field.
Mickelson missed the cut last week at the Greenbrier Classic, and he is looking to tune up his game for the British Open at Royal Lytham and St. Annes, which begins July 19.
“We got a phone call last night from Phil’s management company saying he’d very much like to play at Castle Stuart,” Scottish Open tournament director Peter Adams told Scotland on Sunday last night. “They asked if we had any invitations left and we did. All the parties on the invitation committee were obviously unanimously in favour of Phil getting an invitation and he is a terrific addition to the field.”Complete Coverage: The 2012 British Open Photo: Hunter Martin/Getty Images
Mickelson has been a regular Scottish Open supporter over the past decade and came close to claiming the title at Loch Lomond in 2007, when he lost to Frenchman Gregory Havret in a play-off.
Last year he shot rounds of 73, 67 and 69 to finish in a tie for 58th.