Scottish Open: Marc Warren seems to be learning from past mistakes

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Marc Warren & # 39; s double bogey on the 15th hole at Castle Stuart took him out in 2012

Scotland & # 39; s Marc Warren hopes to eradicate bad memories from previous Scottish Open events in this year's competition.

Warren, 39, had a one-shot lead with four holes to go at Castle Stuart in 2012, but dropped four shots and fell just outside a playoff spot.

This year's event starts on Thursday at The Renaissance Club, and Warren says he learned from past mistakes. ]

"It was a painful one at Castle Stuart," he recalls.

"To this day I still think about it and wish I had done one or two things differently, but I also feel like I learned from it. One of the mistakes I felt was sitting down and losing a bit of adrenaline.

"In Wentworth [the following year] I made the conscious effort to stay on my feet when we Long delay on the 17th tee. I felt like I was much more engaged on the last few holes than I was at the Scottish Open. "

Though Warren feels confident in his game after winning the Austrian Open in July, his first European Tour title triumph in six years, he's hopeful rather than expecting another victory at North Berwick.

"I have no right to win the Scottish Open," he says. "I'd love to win it, don't get me wrong.

" I get close a few times, I'm just looking at it purely on my record since moving from Loch Lomond to different locations – links courses – my record has been pretty strong.

"Looking at my finishing positions, it's a record to be proud of."

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