Rickie Fowler romps home in the Scottish Open, wining the title at Gullane Golf Club in Scotland.
Rickie carded a -2 under pa 68 to win the Scottish Open with a -12 under par total, and has improved the betting odds for his appearance next week at The Open. He birdied the final hole in a dramatic finish to seize the trophy and hopes to double up next week;
“Phil Mickelson mentioned to me win this and there’s a good chance you win next week so I had to take care of business.”
“I don’t know what’s so special about links golf but it’s my favourite. The golf course can play so different day after day and it presents a new challenge. It was a good test this week at Gullane.”
“It’s pretty special, I played great coming in and it’s been a great week. I will have a bit of time tonight to let it sink in and get right back at it next week.”
“This is a big win. I had a couple of missed cuts after winning the Players, which was disappointing, so it feels good to get back on form.”
“I had to dig deep. I was a little bummed to drop a shot on 14 but knew I had some birdie holes coming in. I had played the last four holes well this week and luckily 14 didn’t cost me.”
“There are a few things we can tighten up for next week but I am looking forward to getting back to St Andrews, the Home of Golf, and getting into contention.”
Another American Matt Kuchar was tied in second place, with Frenchman Raphaël Jacquelin, both finished one shot behind at -11 under par for the tournament. Matt also scored a final round -2 under par, while Raphaël could not improve his total, carding a final round of even par 70.
The best placed English player was Eddie Pepperell, -1 under 69, who tied third with Scotsman Marc Warren, who had the best round of the day, -6 under 64 and Joost Luiten, who hails from The Netherlands, he had to settled for a final round of even par 70. They were all at -10 under par for the competition.
Luke Donald showed some better form here than of late, coming in tied fourth at -9 under par, and must have improved his chances for next week at St. Andrews.
Tournament leader at the start of the day, Daniel Brooks, could not hold on to the top spot any longer, finishing poorly with a +3 over par 73 and T7 at -9 under par, with Luke, and Ross Fisher.
Daniel had some compensation for his good effort this week, he qualified for The Open at St. Andrews, along with Raphaël Jacquelin, and Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg.