Pelle Edberg will be double-checking his flight for this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
The Swede flew into Aberdeen Airport for last year’s Scottish Open in the belief the event was taking place in the Granite City – only to discover the rest of the field were 156 miles away at Gullane Links.
Edberg was left with no option but to hire a car to complete the journey and missed his scheduled tee off for his Tuesday morning practice round at the East Lothian venue.
Predictably after his disrupted preparations, the Swede went on to miss the cut and is hoping for a smoother journey to Inverness this time around.
He said: “That is the type of mistake I don’t want to make twice.
“I think it was just because of the sponsor’s name that the mistake occurred.
“I certainly got a bit of stick from the rest of players.
“Hopefully I will fly to the right airport this year as it was certainly a bit of a hassle getting back last time.”
But Edberg is looking forward to sampling Castle Stuart for the first time, having been playing on the Challenge Tour when the Scottish Open was last at the Inverness course.
He added: “I finished fourth at Loch Lomond in 2007 and that was one of my first really good finishes on tour.
“I would be very keen for the Scottish Open to return to Loch Lomond one day as it is one of the best courses I have ever played. It is a really great track.
“We have been going to links courses in recent years to help players gear up for the Open.
“I think a few of the players from the United States would rather go to a links course the week before the Open rather than play a more traditional inland course.
“However, Loch Lomond would be a different challenge to what has been the norm and it might make a nice change once every few years.
“I haven’t played at Castle Stuart before so I don’t know what to expect.
“But I have made my best ever start to a season this year so I feel like I am on the right track.”