Scottish Open 2014: Luke Donald confirms his place

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Former champion Luke Donald has joined compatriots Justin Rose and Ian Poulter in confirming his appearance at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.

The trio will take their places alongside fellow Englishmen Ross Fisher, David Howell, David Lynn and Lee Westwood in the £3million event at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club from July 10-13.

Rose, the reigning US Open Champion, will be making his first appearance in the tournament since 2011, which was won by Donald at Castle Stuart.

The Englishman is the latest major champion to add his name to elite field, following confirmation that defending champion Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy will also be teeing up in Aberdeen.

Rose denied Mickelson the only major championship he has yet to win when he captured the US Open Championship last June, but the American took some considerable consolation a month later when he won the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, before promptly lifting the Claret Jug at The Open Championship the following week.

It is that double achievement that world no.10 Rose now hopes to emulate after confirming his return to the event for the first time in three years, with The Open Championship taking place at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, in Hoylake, the following week.