Scottish Open: Rory McIlroy fails to make the cut again

  • Scottish Open: Rory McIlroy fails to make the cut again

Scottish Open: Rory McIlroy fails to make the cut again

Whatever it is, I would do it.

'He caught me on the left elbow with the middle of the club and I was pretty sure it was broken, ' he said.

Fox played his way into the field at Birkdale courtesy of his T4 result at last week's DDF Irish Open, his second consecutive top-10 in the rich Rolex Series of tournaments which have debuted this year.

Pádraig Harrington goes into the third round tied for the lead with Callum Shinkwin and Alexander Knappe after he added a second round 68 to his opening 67.

"Today was just boring", he said. It's just part of the sequence, of the game's up-and-downs. "It isn't just nice playing back over here - it is lovely", the Florida-based professional, said.

"In the past, coming over 10 days before and playing the Open venues worked really well for me". I used to watch them fighting it, and at times I asked why.

"I actually changed my irons on Tuesday". I'd hate to be that guy.

There is little chance of that becoming Harrington's reality.

The current world number 15 and former Masters champion is contesting the Scottish Open which begins Thursday for the first time since sharing fourth place behind Germany's Martin Kaymer at Loch Lomond in 2009.

However he found himself out of contention for the next three European Tour events, and instead played in Aviemore on a Challenge Tour event.

"It is a lot of fun to be back at the Scottish Open", Fowler told Sky Sports. You can't mess about with injuries and come back too early. I'm excited about my game.

"I will have tournaments like this when I shoot good scores". I can do nicely. If I win another major, going from three majors to four, it's not that big a deal, is it? I'm enjoying what I am doing and kind of letting it happen.

Moving right along, Harrington was moved to share his philosophy on why some European players tend to struggle playing on the PGA Tour.

"It's been working well so I hope it continues".

"You have to get your mind away from the golf between shots because it's stressful".

"That's the truth of it".

"I'll probably head down to Birkdale early and get some practice rounds in to get myself ready for the test that golf course is going to provide".

"I haven't had enough competitive rounds this year". "I was a little bummed that we weren't able to make it back past year with some schedule conflicts, but after getting the win here in 2015 at Gullane, I always love playing over here in Scotland".