The Barclays Scottish Open Golf Championship
As we get ready for the British Open golf championships in a couple of weeks time, many of the world’s best golfers have met in Scotland for a great warm up tournament. Set on the banks of beautiful Loch Lomond, there are few sporting events around the world which can compete with the scenery, the views and the passion of the Scottish people.
As you would expect, Scot’s favourites Colin Montgomerie makes the journey back to his homeland in pursuit of his 10th top 10 finish in an event which has proved very fruitful for him. While the tournament may be missing the likes of Tiger Woods, the likes of Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Ian Woosnam are expected to take part, along with reigning champion Johan Edfors of Sweden.
While Montgomerie himself has enjoyed some great success in Scotland, he has still to win that elusive first “major” golf title. There are rumours that the crowd favourite is pumped up for this years event, with a real chance of bringing home that elusive title. Few golfers in the world have performed at the highest level for so long without “bagging” that first “major”, but there are real hopes that this could be his year.
However, “Monty” will need to overcome the world’s best golfers in the British Open, including the ever impressive Tiger Woods who seems to be able to turn on the style at will. On his day there are few in the world of golf who can even stay on his coat tails, although if a little pressure is exerted early on who knows what could happen?
Barclays are this year’s proud sponsor of the Scottish Open, an event which is growing in popularity on a yearly basis. They have taken advantage of a beautiful area of the Scottish countryside, to host what promises to be a useful warm up to the “big one”.