Oct 5th, 2020
Rai storms to Scottish Open victory
Englishman beats Fleetwood in playoff at The Renaissance Club
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"It's incredible. I played a lot in Scotland growing up, dreamed of playing in a European Tour event in Scotland. To be able to play in it was incredible a couple of years ago and to be able to go still further is an incredible feeling," said Rai after his playoff win.
"I didn't really see many leaderboards all the way around. I knew we had to play well and knew we had to cope pushing forwards but luckily I had a good couple of breaks and also played very well, so I'm very pleased.
"It's a dream come true. If I'm honest, to win any event on the European Tour is amazing. You have to play some world-class golf, but for it to be a Rolex Series with the class of the field that was this week is deeply satisfying, and yeah, incredibly pleased."
England's Robert Rock missed out on a place in the play-off by one shot after a bogey on the last in a round of 70, with Australian Lucas Herbert and home favourite Marc Warren at nine-under after rounds of 65 and 66.