On a day of tie-breaks and super overs golf had a scintillating play-off of its own, and it was Bernd Wiesberger who triumphed for his sixth tour win

While the world was watching epic tussles between England and New Zealand at Lord’s and Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, the Scottish Open was finishing in equally dramatic fashion. Our Scottish Open report will get you up to speed…

Scottish Open report: What happened at the Renaissance Club?

Bernd Wiesberger got the better of Frenchman Benjamin Hebert in a play-off to win his second European Tour title in his last five starts.

The Austrian has been one of the hottest players on tour this season with his recent form now reading 1, 76, T16, T2, 1.

Having held the overnight lead, Wiesberger began the day under pressure as earlier starters including Andrew Johnston and eventual runner-up Hebert were putting together low rounds – both recorded 9-under rounds of 62.

Wiesberger looked to have done enough when he birdied the 16th to take a one-shot lead, but he immediately dropped back when he missed the green at the par-3 17th. A par at the last was enough to set up the play-off.

Wiesberger and Hebert headed back to the 18th tee and both gave themselves a chance of birdie, but neither were holed and it was back to the tee.

Second time around, Hebert leaked his drive right and with Wiesberger in the fairway it was his to win. But Hebert recovered well while his opponent missed the green front right, from where he failed to get up and down. It meant Hebert had a short par putt to win…

So back to the tee again and this time it was finally settled as Hebert just couldn’t get the flatstick working in his favour, meaning par was enough for Wiesberger.

My colleague Harvey Jamison caught up with the Austrian ahead of his win to ask him all the important questions…

Scottish Open report: Talking points

Three players sealed their spots in the Open field including fan favourite, Andrew Johnston.

The man they call Beef has been showing some signs of a return to form with good performances at the Made in Denmark and the BMW International Open.

On Sunday, he had a sniff of a 59, recording nine birdies on his way to a closing 9-under which was good enough to fire him into a tie for 4th.

And after his open battle with his mental health, it was quite emotional for the Londoner.

Joining the Englishman in Northern Ireland will be runner-up Hebert and Italy’s Nino Bertasio, who finished inside the top 5 despite starting the week as a 400/1 outsider.

The final spot in the Open field was taken by Dylan Frittelli, who won the John Deere Classic later on Sunday.


With the Scottish Open providing the last opportunity for those heading to Portrush to get a feel for links golf, many of the sport’s biggest stars teed it up at the Renaissance Club…

Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter were just some of the big names in Scotland and all enjoyed solid weeks as they reacquainted themselves with the the demands of seaside golf.

Thomas finished inside the top 10 on 18-under-par with Poulter just one shot worse while Rory signed for a final round 69 to cap off a 13-under performance.


Brendan Lawlor was the man who came out on top in the first staging of the EDGA Scottish Open.

The game’s best disabled players competed side-by-side with the pros over that same course setup.

Ten of the highest-ranked players battled it out over 36 holes and Lawlor carded a final round of level par to overturn a three-shot deficit and win with a score of +6.

The EDGA Scottish Open was the first of two events taking place alongside Rolex Series tournaments with the finale will take place in Dubai at the DP World Tour Championship.