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Phil Mickelson looks to bounce back at Scottish Open

Phil Mickelson hailed his opening 66 in the Scottish Open as the perfect preparation for the "punishment" which lies ahead in next week's Open Championship.

England's John Parry carded a flawless eight-under-par 64 to claim a one-shot lead over compatriot Simon Khan, with Mickelson a shot further back in a tie for third. "It was a good start," said Mickelson, who missed the cut in the Greenbrier Classic last week on his first appearance since a record sixth runners-up finish in the US Open.

"I think the best way to get ready for next week is to get into contention and to feel that nervousness and those butterflies and try to win," he said.