A generous portion of tasty
Scottish Open morsels direct from Royal Aberdeen
Marc Warren and Justin Rose looked ready for a Ryder Cup match rather than a Scottish Open duel. Thankfully, Rose took his jumper off midway through the round. Commentators breathing a sigh of relief.
Rickie Fowler may be disappointed this year when he turns up for September’s Ryder Cup match. Asked how much he was looking forward to coming back over to Scotland for the contest, Fowler replied: “Well, I love playing links golf." That's great, Rickie. But the PGA Centenary Course is a heathland course.
As Rory McIlroy walked off the 18th he was greeted by the chief executives of one of the Scottish Open’s sponsors. “Rickie”, he said, addressing Rory. “Thank you very much for being here.” Oh dear...
The Scottish Open formula
It seems the Scottish Open is so good that you get an extra major added to your CV every time you win. At least according to a press release we were handed. An extra major, eh? That’s one way to keep attracting the world’s best.
Stephen Gallacher and Scott Jamieson shot a combined score of 15-under. They really got it going mid-way through the round, between the fifth and the 15th hole. they were 13-under altogether.
Suits you, sir
This man clearly made a big effort for the final round. As the rain hammered down in the early morning, he still made the journey to the 16th fairway in his Sunday best. Dedication at its finest.
Disaster was avoided on the second tee when a member of the crowd let out sneeze as Pablo Larrazabal prepared to hit. Ever the professional, the Spaniard glanced round and calmly set up again, splitting the fairway. Disaster avoided.
Two of a kind
Rickie Fowler had a huge following on Sunday - including this guy. Hope he got his hero’s autograph after going to that effort.
Three’s a crowd
The Royal Aberdeen course record was broken three times last week. First it was Thomas Broberg with a 65, then McIlroy got in on the act with a 64, only for Felipe Aguilar to beat him with a 63. Three course records in four days - is that record in itself?
Ricardo Gonzalez finished up on six-under-par for the Scottish Open. He played the last three holes six-over-par for the week, though. If he had parred his way in, a spot in the Open would've been his.
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