Rory McIlroy Confirms He Will Follow Mickelson's Example, Return To Scottish Open
Rory McIlroy is "aiming to follow in Phil Mickelson's footsteps after confirming his return to the Scottish Open following a five-year absence," according to the PA. Mickelson "won the event at Castle Stuart last year before going on to triumph in the Open at Muirfield seven days later" and McIlroy believes the "2014 event at Royal Aberdeen is perfect preparation for the following week's Major at Hoylake." McIlroy: "It'll be my first time playing at Royal Aberdeen. I believe it's a great links with lots of golfing history. I'm really looking forward to the challenge it will present." Mickelson has "already confirmed his participation in the Scottish Open" (PA, 2/10).