Jul 13th, 2021
Min Woo Lee wins abrdn Scottish Open
First Rolex Series title and second European victory for Australian
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The Australian, who first entered the winners’ circle at the 2020 ISPS Handa Vic Open, set the clubhouse target of eighteen-under-par after a bogey-free final round of 64, which included six birdies in a row from the third hole.
He was joined on that number by Detry of Belgium and Englishman Fitzpatrick, who each carded four under par rounds of 67 to force a three-way play-off at the Renaissance Club on Scotland’s Golf Coast.
Lee hit his approach on the first extra hole inside ten feet and, after watching Detry and Fitzpatrick miss their birdie chances, made the putt to secure his first Rolex Series title.
"Amazing to hole that last putt. I had good feelings. I played that hole really good all week and have been flushing it all day, as well, said Lee.
"A bit of a break first but it was quite nice and I got to hit a few balls. Just a nice shot in and nice putt."
Lee will now make his Major Championship debut after sealing his place at The 149th Open at Royal St George's next week alongside Detry and Jack Senior.
Lucas Herbert, Ryan Palmer and Ian Poulter shared fourth on Seventeen-under-par, while World Number One Jon Rahm followed his win at the U.S. Open three weeks ago with a seventh-place finish in Scotland.
Richie Ramsay was awarded the inaugural Jock MacVicar AGW Memorial Award for the leading Scottish player after finishing in a tie for 15th on twelve-under-par. The trophy was commissioned by the European Tour on behalf of the Association of Golf Writers in memory of AGW president MacVicar, known fondly as 'The Doyen' who passed away in April this year at the age of 83.