abrdn Scottish Open R4

Min Woo Lee wins maiden Rolex Series title in play-off

Scottish Open 2021 R4
July 08-11
The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland
$8,000,000
Round 1, Round 2, Round 3

Scottish Open 2021 R4 - Min Woo Lee wins maiden Rolex Series title in play-off
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Min Woo Lee has won his maiden Rolex Series title in a play-off, beating Thomas Detry and Matt Fitzpatrick at the abrdn Scottish Open.


Scottish Open 2021 R4

He started the day three shots behind leaders Detry and Fitzpatrick but picked up six shots with consecutive birdies from the 3rd.

Detry regained the lead at the 13th just in time for play to be called mid-swing for a par putt at the 14th on account of thunder and lighting.


Scottish Open 2021 R4

Lee edged ahead with a birdie at the 16th and closed with a 64 to reach 18-under but his opponents kept up and closed with 67s to force a play-off. Lee birdied the first extra hole at the par-4 18th while Detry and Fitzpatrick parred.

Lee’s victory earned him one of the three places available at next week’s Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club where he will be joined by Detry and first-round leader Jack Senior.


Scottish Open 2021 R4

“It’s an awesome day, I was pretty proud of how I played. Six birdies in a row, that was sweet. It kind of happened really quick,” said Lee.

“I could have holed a few more putts, in regulation I missed it by a roll, that was painful but we regrouped and the tournament starts in the play-off, pretty much.

“It’s just crazy, I’ve kind of dreamt of it last night and people back home staying up late to watch me, sending messages. This one is for you too.

“I’ve been playing really good in recent weeks and just trending, a few mistakes over the whole tournament and wasn’t able to capitalise so it’s awesome to do it here. I’ll enjoy this one.”

Senior, who held the lead after the lead in the first round and shared it after the second, closed with a 66 to finish in a tie for 10th alongside Xander Schauffele.


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Scottish Open 2021 R4

Ian Poulter matched the low round of the week with a 63 to set the clubhouse target at 17-under and finished tied for fourth at 17-under alongside Lucas Herbert (66) and Ryan Palmer (64).

World number 1 Jon Rahm closed with a 68 to finish seventh at 16-under.

Scottish Open 2021 R4

Pos.
Player
To Par
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
T1
Min Woo Lee
-18
68
69
65
64
266
T1
Thomas Detry
-18
66
65
68
67
266
T1
Matt Fitzpatrick
-18
66
66
67
67
266
T4
Lucas Herbert
-17
69
68
64
66
267
T4
Ryan Palmer
-17
66
70
67
64
267
T4
Ian Poulter
-17
66
68
70
63
267
7
Jon Rahm
-16
66
65
69
68
268
T8
Justin Thomas
-15
65
69
70
65
269
T8
Johannes Veerman
-15
70
67
67
65
269
T10
Xander Schauffele
-14
67
70
66
67
270
T10
Jack Senior
-14
64
67
73
66
270
T12
Wade Ormsby
-13
67
69
66
69
271
T12
Matthieu Pavon
-13
69
69
66
67
271
T12
Scottie Scheffler
-13
72
63
67
69
271
T15
Richard Bland
-12
69
66
72
65
272
T15
Ross Fisher
-12
70
68
68
66
272
T15
Richie Ramsay
-12
67
71
65
69
272
T18
Sam Burns
-11
72
68
67
66
273
T18
Padraig Harrington
-11
67
68
68
70
273
T18
Tyrrell Hatton
-11
69
67
72
65
273
T18
Matthew Jordan
-11
68
71
67
67
273
T18
Robert MacIntyre
-11
68
69
67
69
273
T18
Edoardo Molinari
-11
71
68
68
66
273
T18
Alvaro Quiros
-11
66
68
70
69
273
T18
Justin Walters
-11
69
67
68
69
273
T26
Alexander Björk
-10
72
68
63
71
274
T26
George Coetzee
-10
66
66
73
69
274
T26
Tommy Fleetwood
-10
66
70
68
70
274
T26
Alexander Levy
-10
70
66
68
70
274
T26
Adrian Otaegui
-10
68
70
65
71
274
T26
Matthew Southgate
-10
69
68
68
69
274
T26
Matt Wallace
-10
70
70
68
66
274
T26
Bernd Wiesberger
-10
71
68
69
66
274
T26
Will Zalatoris
-10
69
70
66
69
274
T35
Dean Burmester
-9
73
67
66
69
275
T35
Joakim Lagergren
-9
68
71
67
69
275
T35
David Law
-9
67
67
69
72
275
T35
Guido Migliozzi
-9
71
66
70
68
275
T35
Thomas Pieters
-9
68
72
67
68
275
T35
Tapio Pulkkanen
-9
69
71
69
66
275
T35
Aaron Rai
-9
71
68
68
68
275
T35
Connor Syme
-9
67
71
69
68
275
T35
Lee Westwood
-9
65
67
71
72
275
T44
Nino Bertasio
-8
70
68
69
69
276
T44
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
-8
71
69
70
66
276
T44
Ryan Fox
-8
70
70
68
68
276
T44
Sebastian Heisele
-8
69
71
70
66
276
T44
Scott Hend
-8
67
70
70
69
276
T44
Romain Langasque
-8
68
70
68
70
276
T44
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
-8
70
68
69
69
276
T44
Cormac Sharvin
-8
70
66
68
72
276
T44
Joel Stalter
-8
69
71
69
67
276
T44
Jeff Winther
-8
67
72
69
68
276
T54
Marcus Armitage
-7
68
69
69
71
277
T54
Branden Grace
-7
69
71
69
68
277
T54
Billy Horschel
-7
70
70
70
67
277
T54
Thorbjørn Olesen
-7
74
66
69
68
277
T54
Darius van Driel
-7
70
69
69
69
277
T59
Laurie Canter
-6
72
68
68
70
278
T59
Oliver Farr
-6
67
68
74
69
278
T59
Masahiro Kawamura
-6
70
70
69
69
278
T59
Marcus Kinhult
-6
67
68
72
71
278
T59
Adrian Meronk
-6
75
65
70
68
278
T59
Victor Perez
-6
69
68
66
75
278
T65
Jamie Donaldson
-5
68
70
72
69
279
T65
Renato Paratore
-5
69
69
71
70
279
T65
Antoine Rozner
-5
69
71
68
71
279
T65
Fabrizio Zanotti
-5
71
67
71
70
279
T69
Steven Brown
-4
70
70
70
70
280
T69
Joost Luiten
-4
69
71
70
70
280
T71
Francesco Laporta
-3
67
73
70
71
281
T71
Collin Morikawa
-3
70
67
71
73
281
T73
Grant Forrest
-2
67
70
72
73
282
T73
Graeme Storm
-2
68
70
71
73
282
T75
Adri Arnaus
E
68
69
72
75
284
T75
Brandon Stone
E
69
71
69
75
284
77
Chris Wood
+1
68
69
73
75
285
CUT
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
-2
67
70
74
211
CUT
Oliver Fisher
-2
69
69
73
211
CUT
Nicolas Colsaerts
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Corey Conners
-1
76
65
141
CUT
Darren Fichardt
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Lorenzo Gagli
-1
72
69
141
CUT
Julien Guerrier
-1
68
70
74
212
CUT
Benjamin Hebert
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Garrick Higgo
-1
68
73
141
CUT
David Horsey
-1
66
75
141
CUT
Rasmus Højgaard
-1
68
73
141
CUT
Mikko Korhonen
-1
69
72
141
CUT
Rory McIlroy
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Eddie Pepperell
-1
70
71
141
CUT
Jordan Smith
-1
71
70
141
CUT
Sebastian Soderberg
-1
67
74
141
CUT
Andy Sullivan
-1
71
70
141
CUT
John Catlin
E
70
72
142
CUT
Ashley Chesters
E
71
71
142
CUT
Ignacio Elvira Mijares
E
71
71
142
CUT
Scott Jamieson
E
70
72
142
CUT
Andrew Johnston
E
69
73
142
CUT
Rikard Karlberg
E
71
71
142
CUT
Martin Kaymer
E
73
69
142
CUT
Kurt Kitayama
E
71
69
73
213
CUT
Haotong Li
E
70
72
142
CUT
Francesco Molinari
E
73
67
73
213
CUT
James Morrison
E
69
73
142
CUT
Ricardo Santos
E
69
73
142
CUT
Jason Scrivener
E
68
71
74
213
CUT
Callum Shinkwin
E
69
73
142
CUT
Julian Suri
E
71
71
142
CUT
Oliver Wilson
E
69
73
142
CUT
Stephen Gallacher
+1
70
73
143
CUT
Søren Kjeldsen
+1
68
69
77
214
CUT
Zander Lombard
+1
69
74
143
CUT
Robert Rock
+1
69
71
74
214
CUT
Henrik Stenson
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Sami Valimaki
+1
70
70
74
214
CUT
Marc Warren
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Dale Whitnell
+1
72
71
143
CUT
Daniel van Tonder
+1
71
72
143
CUT
Sean Crocker
+2
72
72
144
CUT
Joachim B. Hansen
+2
72
72
144
CUT
Sam Horsfield
+2
73
71
144
CUT
Raphael Jacquelin
+2
69
75
144
CUT
Jazz Janewattananond
+2
75
69
144
CUT
Robin Roussel
+2
72
72
144
CUT
Kalle Samooja
+2
74
70
144
CUT
Jimmy Walker
+2
71
73
144
CUT
Thomas Aiken
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez
+3
71
74
145
CUT
Calum Hill
+3
70
70
76
216
CUT
David Howell
+3
75
70
145
CUT
Graeme McDowell
+3
73
72
145
CUT
Richard McEvoy
+3
69
76
145
CUT
Ross McGowan
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Paul O’Hara
+3
76
69
145
CUT
Haydn Porteous
+3
74
71
145
CUT
Matthias Schwab
+3
72
73
145
CUT
Shubhankar Sharma
+3
70
75
145
CUT
Maximilian Kieffer
+4
73
73
146
CUT
Wilco Nienaber
+4
77
69
146
CUT
Gavin Kyle Green
+5
72
75
147
CUT
Justin Harding
+5
72
75
147
CUT
Danny Willett
+5
72
75
147
CUT
Lucas Bjerregaard
+6
77
71
148
CUT
Thomas Bjørn
+6
70
78
148
CUT
Jorge Campillo
+6
76
72
148
CUT
Paul Waring
+7
75
74
149
CUT
Gaganjeet Bhullar
+8
74
76
150
CUT
Jonathan Caldwell
+8
74
76
150
CUT
David Drysdale
+8
72
78
150
CUT
Pablo Larrazabal
+8
77
73
150
CUT
Maverick Antcliff
+9
76
75
151
CUT
Peter Hanson
+10
73
79
152
CUT
Chris Paisley
+10
77
75
152
CUT
Andrea Pavan
+11
77
76
153
W/D
Victor Dubuisson
+3
72
38
110