Rory McIlroy birdied the final hole Sunday to win the Scottish Open by one shot over Robert MacIntyre at 15-under.
MacIntyre posted an impressive 64 in treacherous winds and held the clubhouse lead before McIlroy birdied three of the final five holes for a 68.
McIlroy set up the victory – his second of the season and 24th of his career – by stuffing an incredible 2-iron to approximately 10 feet despite a stiff breeze. He called it one of the best shots of his season in his post-round interview.
McIlroy is now the first player to ever win the Scottish Open, Irish Open, and Open Championship. This year’s Open Championship is scheduled for next week at Royal Liverpool, where McIlroy won in 2014.
McIlroy held the 36- and 54-hole leads over the weekend but put himself in a hole with a front-nine 37 on Sunday. He led the field over the duration of the tournament in strokes gained: tee to green and secured the victory despite ranking 34th in putting.
David Lingmerth, Byeong Hun An, and Scottie Scheffler rounded out the top five at 10-under. Tommy Fleetwood and Tom Kim played with McIlroy in the final group but fell out of contention with 2-over and 3-over rounds, respectively.
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