Defending US Open champion Lucas Glover and Colombian Camilo Villegas have confirmed their entries to the 2010 Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond.



Glover and Villegas join a world-class field on July 8, with the likes of world number two Phil Mickelson battling for the £3million purse in a bid to gain confidence ahead of the Open Championship the following week.



Glover, the world number 21, said: “I’m really looking forward to playing in the Barclays Scottish Open for the first time – I’ve heard great things about the tournament and the golf course, so I’m excited about experiencing them first hand.”



Villegas, who has won twice on the PGA Tour this season, said: “I really enjoyed my first visit to the Barclays Scottish Open last year – it was a great week on a fantastic golf course.



”I’m delighted to be returning this year, and I would love to add my name to the impressive list of past champions.”



One of those impressive past champions is Tom Lehman, who won in 1997, and the 2010 US Ryder Cup assistant captain will make the trip to Scotland again this year.



”Loch Lomond is one of my favourite golf courses in the world, and the Scottish Open one of my favourite tournaments,” Lehman said.





Another exciting American player to tee it up at this year’s Scottish Open is rising star Nick Watney.



Watney commented: “I’m really looking forward to returning to Loch Lomond, having played the tournament for the first time last year. It was a great week on a fantastic golf course and I’m delighted to see so many of my fellow US Tour pros will be joining me.”



Discounted tickets can be bought at barclaysscottishopen.co.uk, and those wishing to gain more information can phone the European Tour on 01344 840400 or email to media@europeantour.com.

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