Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Duncan Stewart has been invited to play in this week's Johnnie Walker Championship held at the prestigious Gleneagles, which will play host to the Ryder Cup next year.
The 29-year-old who resides in Grantown-on-Spey near Inverness will not only be
competing in his first Johnnie Walker Championship, but also the first time he will
have featured in a European Tour event.
Stewart normally plays on the Challenge Tour, where he is currently 45th on the
Order of Merit and thought that he would be spending this week on the driving
range practisng for his next tournament in Northern Ireland at the end of this
month, until he got the call this morning from his manager, Duncan Maxim, who is
Head of Golf at MB Partners, regarding the invite.
“It was a great start to the week hearing that news this morning,” said Stewart.
“To be able to play in the Johnnie Walker Championship this weekend and also to
be a part of the European Tour has been one of my main goals for a long time, but
I didn’t think it was going to happen this year. I am also looking forward to be
playing in front of a home crowd, which always makes me feel more comfortable,
so hopefully I can come away with a good finish and enjoy the experience.”
Stewart will be looking to be the third Scot to win this respected event in front of
his home crowd. It has previously been won by defending champion Paul Lawrie
and Marc Warren in 2007.
The tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 at 10:30am and 3:30pm
August 22-25.



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