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Final round
scores for the
Scottish Open

Alex Noren -14
Tyrrell Hatton -13
Nicolas Colsaerts -12
Danny Lee -12
Matteo Manassero -12
Richie Ramsay -11
Andy Sullivan -11
Jorge Campillo -10
Callum Shinkwin -10
Russell Knox -9
Graeme McDowell -9
Patrick Reed -9

Final round
betting odds
for the
Scottish Open

Alexander Noren 6/4
Tyrrell Hatton 5/1
Matteo Manassero 6/1
Danny Lee 7/1
Andy Sullivan 10/1
Graeme McDowell 12/1
Justin Walters 25/1
Martin Kaymer 33/1
Henrik Stenson 40/1
Nicolas Colsaerts 40/1
Romain Wattel 40/1
Branden Grace 80/1
Richard Bland 80/1
Padraig Harrington 100/1
Richie Ramsay 100/1
Ricardo Gouveia 125/1
Jorge Campillo 125/1


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Review & Betting Guide for the
Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open


Branden Grace
Branden Grace
Kevin Murray

Francesco Molinari
Francesco Molinari
James Kennedy

Shane Lowry
Shane Lowry
James Kennedy

Nicolas Colsaerts
Nicolas Colsaerts
Omar Rawlings

Alex Noren
Alex Noren
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Marc Warren
Marc Warren
Kevin Murray


The European tour heads to the Scottish Highlands for the Scottish Open. It will be the second time that Castle Stuart has held this event which last year had to be reduced to 54 holes and was won by Luke Donald 7/1 who will be defending his title.

Designed by Mark Parsinen and Gil Hanse the Castle Stuart Golf Links overlooks the Moray Firth and believe me there are some beautiful views out to Kessock Bridge that connects Inverness and the Muir of Ord and Dingwall.

I played this course a couple of years ago and loved it. I enjoyed the way some of the greens sit right by the water, especially the second and third greens on the front nine and the first three holes on the back nine which all run along the shore of the Firth, so weather conditions will have a big say in how hard or easy those holes play.

One of my favourite holes was the par-3 11th which plays from an elevated tee straight out to the Moray Firth with the Chanonry Lighthouse as a backdrop. If the wind is up expect any type of score from birdies to triple bogeys or more.

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My tips to win:

The last time the event was held at Castle Stuart Branden Grace 14/1 – with Ladbrokes – was runner-up after losing a play-off to Phil Mickelson 20/1 – with Bet395. Branden has come along way since then and is currently in tenth place on world rankings. Branden comes into this week having only been outside the Top 10 once in his last five starts on the PGA Tour, which includes a win, a Top 5 finish at the US Open Championship and a Top 10 at last weeks WGC event and he will certainly becoming back here in confident mood this week.

I am going to stick with Shane Lowry 20/1 – with Bet365 – this week and as expected Shane’s opening round at the WGC Bridgestone wasn’t that great after what turned out to be a disastrous final round in the US Open, but I am sure he was pleased to get it out of the way and he finished the tournament well. Lowry has a couple of good finishes over the Castle Stuart track with two Top 15 places and I expect him to get back on track this week.

One player who should come into this week in confident mood is BMW PGA Champion Chris Wood 33/1 – with PaddyPower. Chris followed up that win a week later with a Top 6 while defending his Lyoness Open title, had a Top 25 finish at the US Open Championship and just missed out on a Top 10 at last weeks Open de France at the weekend. Wood has never really challenged at the Scottish Open but I think that may change this week.

My each-way tips:

I did tip Nicolas Colsaerts 50/1 – with Coral – a couple of weeks ago at the Nordea Master where he finished in third place and I think the big hitting Belgium is now starting to find his game again. Nicolas had another Top 15 finish at the weekend at the Open de France and he should tee it up here in a positive state of mind on a course where he has had a couple of Top 10 finishes.

Alex Noren 66/1 – with BetVictor – Top 10 finish at the weekends Open de France see the Swede get an exemption into next weeks Open Championship, it was his third Top 10 of the year from eleven starts. Noren just missed out on a play-off here in 2012 by one shot and with no pressure on him to qualify for the Open this week, I expect him to be challenging come Sunday.

My outside tip:

Is local boy Marc Warren 150/1 – with SportingBet – well not that local as Glasgow is some 145 miles away from Aberdeen. It has not been the greatest of years for the Scotsman with only two Top 25 from his sixteen starts – Marc was another player who just missed out on the play-off here in 2012. Warren has been in the Top 5 of this event over the last two years and although he comes into this tournament in terrible form, he obviously enjoys playing in front of his home support, which could be a telling factor for him this week and I feel he is well worth a 50p each-way punt at these odds.

As always good luck

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