GULLANE, Scotland —
DIVOTS: Ben Curtis is back with a familiar face on the bag. He has reunited with Andy Sutton, the English caddie he hired in 2003 to work for him at Royal St. George’s when Curtis shocked the golfing world by winning the British Open. ... Charles Howell III would have been the second alternate, but he withdrew from the Open on Sunday when Jordan Spieth qualified by winning the John Deere Classic. If Zach Johnson had won the Deere, then Joost Luiten would have gotten in, and Howell would have moved up to the first alternate position. ... Harris English was among those who flew over on the charter from the John Deere Classic. He looked tired, but still managed to get in nine holes of practice to stay awake. He at least received some great instruction. English was joined for nine holes by Ernie Els, the defending champion and 2002 winner at Muirfield.