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2006-07-15 11:58:20

LOCH LOMOND (Reuters) - Former champion Justin Leonard has pulled out of next week's British Open at Hoylake. The 34-year-old decided to withdraw because of the imminent birth of his third child, the R&A organizers said in a statement issued on Saturday. His place in the field will be taken by Britain's Simon Khan, the next non-exempt player in the world rankings. Leonard won the British Open at Royal Troon nine years ago. The third major of the season starts on Thursday.

2006-07-11 10:19:47

By Tony Jimenez LOCH LOMOND (Reuters) - Eight of the world's top 20 players will take the high road to Loch Lomond on Thursday for the first round of the Scottish Open, a tasty appetizer ahead of next week's British Open at Hoylake. Leading the race for this week's first prize of 400,000 pounds ($735,400) are South African pair Retief Goosen and Ernie Els. World number eight Els is the only multiple winner at Loch Lomond, having picked up the trophy in 2000 and 2003. Goosen, the...

2006-02-08 21:16:15

By Mark Lamport-Stokes PEBBLE BEACH, California (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson has decided on a different strategy to prepare for this year's British Open and will skip the previous week's Scottish Open at Loch Lomond. "I haven't played well in the British Open after playing in Loch Lomond, so I'm going to try something a little different this year," Mickelson told reporters on Wednesday as he prepared for his Pebble Beach National Pro-Am title defense. "I will not play Loch Lomond,...

2005-09-13 15:20:06

LONDON (Reuters) - Local qualifying for next year's British Open has been brought forward five days to avoid a clash with the European Tour's Scottish Open, organizers said on Tuesday. Local final qualifying (LFQ) will take place on June 10 and 11 at four venues in Britain to allow players the added option of competing in the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond later that week. In recent years, the Scottish Open has been held the week before the British Open, the third of the year's four...

2005-07-10 13:27:32

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOCH LOMOND, Scotland (Reuters) - World number three Ernie Els was in confident mood for next week's British Open after tying for 11th in the Scottish Open on Sunday. The smooth-swinging South African felt his game was close to peaking for St Andrews after he signed off at Loch Lomond with a three-under-par 68. "I didn't play as well today as I did yesterday but I still feel I'm striking the ball well," the 35-year-old told reporters after finishing at under-13...

2005-07-10 11:51:15

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOCH LOMOND, Scotland (Reuters) - South African Tim Clark holed a 20-foot birdie putt at the last to clinch his third European Tour title by two shots at the Scottish Open on Sunday. The 29-year-old from Durban fired a four-under-par 67 to hold off the challenge of Dutchman Maarten Lafeber and Britain's Darren Clarke, finishing on 19-under 265 at a sun-drenched Loch Lomond. Lafeber, chasing his second European Tour title after the 2003 Dutch Open, returned a 69 for...

2005-07-10 10:45:30

LOCH LOMOND, Scotland (Reuters) - South African Tim Clark held off the challenge of Dutchman Maarten Lafeber and Britain's Darren Clarke to win the Scottish Open by two shots on Sunday. Clark, co-leader overnight with playing partner Lafeber, fired a four-under-par 67 to finish on 19-under 265 at a sun-drenched Loch Lomond. Lafeber, chasing his second European Tour title after the 2003 Dutch Open, returned a 69 to share second place with Ryder Cup player Clarke, after a 66. Lafeber had...

2005-07-10 08:35:42

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOCH LOMOND, Scotland (Reuters) - World number four Phil Mickelson was in upbeat mood for the British Open after closing with a two-under-par 69 at the Scottish Open Sunday. The 35-year-old American, winner of last year's U.S. Masters, was delighted with his driving at Loch Lomond and believes this will be a telling factor at St Andrews from Thursday. "It was a fun and enjoyable week, although I didn't play as well as I wanted to," the left-hander told reporters...

2005-07-09 12:31:28

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOCH LOMOND, Scotland (Reuters) - Overnight leader Maarten Lafeber held off the challenge of some of the European Tour's biggest names before being caught by South Africa's Tim Clark in the Scottish Open third round on Saturday. Dutchman Lafeber, who would book a place at next week's British Open by finishing as the highest non-exempt player at Loch Lomond, carded a three-under-par 68 on a third successive day of near-perfect scoring conditions. The 30-year-old from...

2005-07-09 11:24:29

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOCH LOMOND, Scotland (Reuters) - Overnight leader Maarten Lafeber held off the challenge of some of the European Tour's biggest names before being caught by South Africa's Tim Clark in the Scottish Open third round Saturday. The 30-year-old from Eindhoven, who would book a place at next week's British Open by finishing as the highest non-exempt player at Loch Lomond, carded a three-under-par 68 on a third successive day of near-perfect scoring conditions. Lafeber...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'