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Phil Mickelson to play Scottish Open

U.S. Masters champion Phil Mickelson will play at this year's Scottish Open, organisers announced on Monday.

Left-hander Mickelson, who ended a 14-year wait for a major title by clinching a one-shot victory at Augusta National eight days ago, will compete at Loch Lomond from July 8 to 11.

The American, who also played in last year's tournament, will use the European Tour event to prepare for the British Open, which takes place the following week at Royal Troon in Scotland.

"I will return to this tournament, and expect to do so for many years...I love this place," Mickelson said in a statement. "It is a magnificent stage for a very important championship."

World number three Ernie Els will be defending his title at Loch Lomond in July, having romped to victory there last year by five shots.

Els, then world-ranked two, survived a poor start to fire a closing two-under-par 69 to clinch the Scottish Open for the second time.

The big-hitting South African had to settle for second place behind Mickelson at this month's U.S. Masters, after the pair had treated fans to a breathtaking display of shot-making over the closing holes.

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