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Big Names Descend on Loch Lomond

2006 Barclays Scottish OpenGLASGOW, Scotland -- With the British Open looming next week, several Americans have gone across the pond a week early to play in the Barclays Scottish Open.
Among those who made the trip to Loch Lomond were Tom Lehman, Phil Mickelson and Shaun Micheel. They are just three of 10 former major champions teeing it up this week, a list that includes newly crowned U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera.
Eight of the last 11 winners -- Johan Edfors, Ernie Els, Colin Montgomerie, Thomas Bjorn, Retief Goosen, Thomas Levet, Lehman and Lee Westwood -- are also scheduled to complete their final British Open preparations at Loch Lomond.
Montgomerie, an eight-time Order of Merit winner, is coming off his first win since December 2005. He won the title here in '99 the week before the British Open was played at Carnoustie, which will also host the Open Championship next week.
Pablo Martin, who made history as the first amateur to win on the European Tour earlier this year, will tee it up as a professional this week. Martin won the Estoril Open de Portugal as an amateur. He later turned pro, but has made cuts in just one of four events, all on the PGA TOUR, to this point.
GOLF CHANNEL will broadcast action of all four rounds.
Tiger Woods defends his British Open title next week at Carnoustie, where Paul Lawrie was a playoff winner in 1999, the last time the Open was at Carnoustie.
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