McIlroy to compete in Scottish Open

first_img 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, whose previous Scottish Open experiences came at Loch Lomond, said: “I can think of no better preparation for the Open, especially on a respected course like Royal Aberdeen. There will also be so many similarities I can bring to the following week’s Open Championship. Rory McIlroy is aiming to follow in Phil Mickelson’s footsteps after confirming his return to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open following a five-year absence. “Phil winning the double last year made me realise that the Scottish Open is more than good preparation for the Open – he showed it was possible to win both weeks. “You can play as much golf on links courses as you want, but until that’s in a competitive environment you can never tell how ready your game will be. It really is so important, then, to get some competitive golf on a true, challenging links.” Mickelson has already confirmed his participation in the July 10-13 event. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Fernando Llorente and Lucas Moura score braces as Spurs rock Roma

first_img REVEALED Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener gameday ALTERED who plays? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware NEW ERA 2 2 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? smart causal Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate one of their four goals against Roma in the United States. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Fernando Llorente celebrates scoring against Roma. possible standings Patrik Schick had opened the scoring for Roma after just three minutes, firing into the far corner as Mauricio Pochettino’s men had a shaky start.But a header from Llorente cancelled out their lead six minutes later, before the Spaniard swept in a rebound to complete his double and make it 2-1. predicted Tottenham beat Roma 4-1 in the International Champions Cup with Fernando Llorente and Lucas Moura both netting doubles.Spurs had to do without a number of of World Cup superstars, including Harry Kane, and were up against an almost full strength opposition at the SDCCU Stadium in San Diego. possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Moura added a brace of his own before half-time, heading in a cross from Serge Aurier and then scoring from the edge of the box a minute before the break.The second half saw some fine chances for Roma, with Edin Dzeko’s header from a corner going a couple of yards over before sub keeper Paulo Gazzaniga was equal to a late effort from the former Manchester City striker.Spurs continued to pile on the pressure to hold on for the win in their first game in the United States. Latest Premier League News How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes last_img read more