27 June 2013: Graeme McDowell says: “…Castle Stuart probably hasn’t been a strong enough course the past couple of years.”
11 July 2013: McDowell issues withering climbdown.
14 July 2013: Phil Mickelson wins Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, winning a sudden death play-off against Branden Grace of South Africa.
21 July 2013: Phil Mickelson wins Open at Muirfield, winning by three shots. Let’s gloss over the fact that Grace (my £2.50 e/w punt) finished a mere 16 shots back.
Castle Stuart looks like pretty good prep for the Open to me – good job the Scottish Open is going back there in 2016.