Australian star Geoff Ogilvy has pulled out of this week’s Barclays Scottish Open – the event he calls “my second national Open” – to concentrate on St Andrews.
The 2006 US Open champion, a distant relative of Robert the Bruce, wants to focus on links golf in readiness for The Open at St Andrews starting on Thursday week.
“I have 10 different theories on how to prepare, but the best preparation for St Andrews is St Andrews,” said Ogilvy after finishing the French Open down the field on level par.
He is planning to head for Muirfield and courses around it before travelling on the Home of Golf later in the week.
South African James Kamte replaces him at Loch Lomond.