Adrian Otaegui felt a "win was coming" after a storming birdie flourish in the final round saw him take home the Scottish Championship.

The Spaniard, who started the week with a 10-under 62 on Thursday, was four shots back of overnight leader Matt Wallace ahead of Sunday's play.

But a final-round 63, which included 10 birdies and a solitary bogey, saw him finish at 23 under, four strokes clear of the Englishman.

It marks the third European Tour title of Otaegui's career but his first at a strokeplay event.

"I didn't know [if this would be the week to win], after one round you still have three rounds and lots of golf to play," he said. 

"Anything can happen, you can have a bad hole and lose the momentum. I've been doing good work the last few weeks after the lockdown as well.

"I didn't know if it'd be this week but knew I'd give it everything and I felt like the win was coming."

Wallace never really got the momentum going at Fairmont St Andrews on Sunday, as four birdies were negated by three bogeys in his round of one under.

Rai Aaron finished six shots back in third, while English compatriots Chris Paisley and Garrick Porteous were both 16 under.

Tyrrell Hatton produced a nerveless final-round 67 to fulfil a childhood dream as he sealed victory by four shots at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.

The Englishman, who finished on 19 under, took a three-stroke lead into the last day at Wentworth, a course he visited as a fan when he was just five years old.

Victor Perez and Joachim Hansen had been his closest rivals overnight, but neither could keep pace with Hatton, who made a birdie at the 18th for the fourth day running.

Perez had a 68 to take second and Hansen shot a level-par 72 to end up eight shots off the pace.

"It's unbelievable," Hatton said. "This was a goal of mine, to win this tournament in my career.

"Part of me is sad that I didn't get to experience the crowds and stuff with the grandstands, but it's just amazing to win this trophy."

Reigning Open champion Shane Lowry ended well back on nine under after fading badly over the weekend, following his 74 on Saturday with a closing 73.

American Patrick Reed, the highest ranked player in the field, finished in a tie for third after the world number nine signed for a third consecutive 68 to sit five shots back.

He had England's Andy Sullivan for company, with another home hope rounding out the top five after Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter got to 13 under.

Tyrrell Hatton takes a three-shot lead into the final round of the BMW PGA Championship after a score of 69 on Saturday.

Despite bogeys at the par-four third and 15th holes, Hatton made three birdies and an eagle at the 12th to move to 14 under for the tournament and capitalise on poor outings for Shane Lowry and Matt Fitzpatrick.

Lowry, the 2019 Open Championship winner, sits in a tie for fourth after a double bogey at the ninth put him on course for 74 for the day, while Fitzpatrick shot a four-over 76 to fall to joint-10th with Pablo Larrazabal and Masahiro Kawamura.

Victor Perez and Joachim Hansen are each three strokes behind Hatton, having carded 70 in their third rounds, while Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, David Horsey and Patrick Reed – who managed the only bogey-free round of the day – are a shot further back.

"It felt like a fairly slow day at times and the eagle on 12 kind of kick-started it," Hatton said to Sky Sports.

"The bogey on 15 was a bit of a low blow, to be honest; I didn't feel like the tee-shot deserved to be in there, but all week the tee-shots haven't bounced at all. But nice to finish with a birdie on the last.

"It would be very special [to win]. It's been a goal of mine to hopefully win this tournament. I just have to try not to get too far ahead of myself."

Fellow Englishman Jordan Smith enjoyed a special moment on the second, sinking a perfect nine-iron hole-in-one, a day after David Howell aced the 14th.

He will go into Sunday's play at six under par after finishing his third round with a 71.

Open champion Shane Lowry sits alongside Matt Fitzpatrick at the top of the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard after both shot 65s on Friday, while overnight co-leader Justin Harding endured a nightmare round.

Lowry and Fitzpatrick once again carded identical scores to move to 12 under at Wentworth, one shot ahead of Tyrrell Hatton, who was part of Thursday's leading trio alongside Harding and Adri Arnaus.

But while Arnaus managed to keep his hopes alive by staying within four strokes of the top, Harding remarkably missed the cut after a torrid 81 – 15 strokes worse than his opening 18 holes.

David Howell provided a far more heartwarming subplot as his ace on the par-three 14th secured a £71,675 donation for the Alzheimer's Society from title sponsors BMW.

World number nine Patrick Reed's 68 put him on the periphery at four under, with Tommy Fleetwood one shot further back.

Reigning champion Danny Willett signed for a one-under-par 71 for the second day in a row.

Tyrrell Hatton, Justin Harding and Adri Arnaus all made rounds of 66 to take a three-way lead at the BMW PGA Championship at the end of day one.

Englishman Hatton started 2020 in style with a first PGA Tour title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and looked in good form at Wentworth on Thursday.

He carded an eagle, five birdies and a solitary bogey to finish six under par and set the clubhouse lead, with his only blemish coming after a wayward drive at the seventh.

"I'm pleased with how this year has been so far on the golf course," Hatton told Sky Sports after setting the early pace.

"I feel like I've put in quite a lot of work off it as well, starting to go to the gym and stuff like that, which is stuff I haven't really done previously.

"I feel if you're in a good place, like for me, if I'm obviously happier, I'm going to be calmer on the golf course and that's obviously going to help me, as well.

"I felt pretty relaxed out there today. I think that's just having my home comforts again."

Harding and Arnaus matched Hatton's score with six birdies apiece, the pair not dropping a single shot to leave things tight at the summit heading into day two.

Open champion Shane Lowry, Eddie Pepperell, Matt Fitzpatrick and Gavin Green are a shot further back and former world number one Justin Rose is one of eight on four under.

Patrick Reed had to settle for an opening-round 70, meanwhile, after a double-bogey on the eighth hole.

Elsewhere, Aaron Rai followed up his Scottish Open triumph last weekend with a four-under par 68 in Surrey, while Tommy Fleetwood – the man he beat in Sunday's play-off – carded a disappointing 71.

Aaron Rai edged past Tommy Fleetwood in a play-off to win the Scottish Open on Sunday. 

The Englishman set the target at 11 under after a wonderful final-round 64, with compatriot Fleetwood sinking a 20-foot putt for birdie on the last hole to take it to a play-off at The Renaissance Club in North Berwick. 

Fleetwood - the tournament's highest-ranked player - three-putted the first play-off hole to hand 25-year-old Rai his second European Tour title. 

Rai's victory comes after he finished second at last week's Irish Open and moves him into the top five on the Race to Dubai rankings.

"It's incredible," he said. "I played a lot in Scotland growing up and 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.

"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.

"The Race to Dubai wasn't something I was thinking of, or certainly winning it wasn't something I was thinking of before this week."

Fleetwood is a spot ahead of Rai in the season-long standings and, while disappointed to lose out in a play-off, says Rai was a "worthy winner".

"I played really, really well today, especially on the back nine," he said. "At the end of the day, I holed that one on the last to get in the play-off but putting cost me overall throughout the week. It summed it up with I just pulled a straight putt on the last.

"It's disappointing. Of course, you always look at the positives but I messed up on the first play-off hole and that's that.

"It's Aaron's time, Aaron's week. He played great last week. A worthy winner."

John Catlin shot a superb 64 to storm to the Irish Open title on Sunday and claim his second European Tour victory this month.

The American, who also won the Andalucia Masters, came from four shots behind in a stunning final round that included three birdies in his last four holes.

Catlin's nerveless display saw him get to 10 under, putting him two strokes clear of Aaron Rai after the Englishman dropped a shot at the last.

Jazz Janewattananond and Maverick Antcliff each finished three off the pace.

"There are so many years of hard work that have gone into this moment," said Catlin. "It was my goal to win again at the start of this week so to accomplish that is to do something truly, truly special.

"You never know if you're going to win or not and to get that monkey off my back at Valderrama really freed me up today to know that I can look myself in the mirror and tell myself honestly that I've been here before and I can do it again.

"I've always wanted to play in the majors, that's the only level of golf that I haven't played at and hopefully one day I can win one of those as well."

The tournament's two biggest names failed to make the weekend, with 2019 Open champion Shane Lowry missing the cut, along with three-time major winner Padraig Harrington. 

This weekend should have seen the 43rd Ryder Cup taking place at Whistling Straits.

Of course, the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the sporting calendar eventually led to the postponement of golf's most prestigious team event.

Team Europe, captained by Padraig Harrington, will instead defend the trophy in a year's time against Team USA, who will be skippered by Steve Stricker.

Here, we take a look at who would have qualified for their respective teams so far if the Ryder Cup were starting on Friday.

TEAM USA:

Qualification process explained:

The PGA of America and team captain Stricker announced a tweak to the qualification process following the pause of the season caused by the pandemic. All points collected since 2019 will continue to stand and the selection criteria will continue to run through the second 2021 FedEx Cup playoff event (the BMW Championship). The top six on the points list will qualify automatically, with Stricker having six captain's picks.

1) Dustin Johnson

A veteran of four Ryder Cups but only one that resulted in an American victory – that coming in 2016 at Hazeltine. Since the PGA Tour resumed, Johnson has been in tremendous form and became champion of the lucrative FedEx Cup.

2) Bryson DeChambeau

A man of unquestionable talent, whose methodical game has not always sat well with pundits and fellow professionals. But after breaking his major duck at the U.S. Open last weekend, even his greatest detractors have to give kudos to DeChambeau, who made his Ryder Cup debut in 2018.

3) Collin Morikawa 

It has been a truly breakout year for 23-year-old Morikawa, who became a major champion by winning the US PGA Championship.  That saw him reach a career-high ranking of fifth (he now sits sixth in the world) and if he can maintain his form, Morikawa will be an exciting Ryder Cup rookie.

4) Brooks Koepka

Injuries have sadly taken a toll on Koepka either side of the coronavirus break but on his day the four-time major winner is unbeatable. A fully fit Koepka, who has appeared at two Ryder Cups, will be a formidable foe for anyone on Team Europe and fans the world over will want to see him firing on all cylinders. 

5) Justin Thomas

Already a major champion by the time he appeared at the 2018 Ryder Cup as a rookie, Thomas was a starring light for a struggling American team as he earned four points on debut. Now established among the game's elite, Thomas will be a main man for Stricker as Team USA aim to regain the trophy.

6) Webb Simpson

A player who has enjoyed a career resurgence and made a third Ryder Cup appearance in 2018 having missed out two years prior. Ranked seventh in the world and with a couple of wins to his name in 2020, Simpson looks a pretty sure bet to play regardless of if he qualifies automatically.

Likely captain's picks?

Stricker has an abundance of talent to choose from and, if qualification ended today, Xander Schauffele would be an almost guaranteed pick. Patrick Reed is next in the standings and, while his talent is undoubted, his seeming struggle to play nicely with others in the team would possibly be a cause of concern for the captain. Tiger Woods is way down in 15th and struggling for form but could a player of his calibre earn a lifeline? The likes of Tony Finau, Daniel Berger and Matthew Wolff would hope to receive a call but Jordan Spieth – down in 25th – needs to find some consistency.

TEAM EUROPE:

Qualification process explained:

For Team Europe, the criteria are different. The process was frozen in July until January, with points earned up until that point remaining valid. The top four in the European points standings qualify, as do the next five highest ranking players on the world points list. Captain Padraig Harrington picks the final three players for the team. Points multipliers may be added to European Tour events closer to the Ryder Cup.

1) Tommy Fleetwood

One half of the 'Moliwood' pairing alongside Francesco Molinari that won hearts, and crucially plenty of points, for a dominant Team Europe in 2018. Fleetwood was in fine form towards the back end of 2019 and the start of 2020 but has struggled since golf returned. Still, with plenty of points accrued and time to find form, Fleetwood looks sure to play.

2) Jon Rahm

Rahm picked up a single point from three matches as a rookie two years ago and will be desperate to make a mark in an event where his Spanish compatriots Seve Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia have become so synonymous. With two wins in 2020 and a brief stop as world number one for the first time, Rahm is now a major European player. 

3) Rory McIlroy

A veteran now of five Ryder Cups, four of which ended in victory, McIlroy will be the leading man in Europe's quest to retain the trophy. He was in flying form prior to lockdown and a top 10 at the U.S. Open suggests McIlroy is again on an upward trajectory.

4) Victor Perez

An outstanding rookie season in 2019, including a win at the Alfred Dunhill Links, has left Perez in a strong position. But struggles in 2020 will have to be solved if he is to be a part of Harrington's team a year from now.

5) Tyrrell Hatton

Having earned a taste of the Ryder Cup two years ago, where he won one point from three matches, Hatton will be desperate to make the team once again. With five top-10s in 2020, including winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, he has every chance of doing so.

6) Danny Willett

Having missed seven cuts from his previous 10 events, Willett is a player who will have to raise his game in 2021 to play at a second Ryder Cup.

7) Matthew Fitzpatrick

A rookie during the losing effort in 2016, Fitzpatrick failed to make the team two years ago. At the minute, the Sheffield-born star has his destiny in his own hands. With three top-10s and as many missed cuts in the past six starts, consistency will be key.

8) Lee Westwood

A real veteran of Team Europe, Lee Westwood played in 10 straight Ryder Cups between 1997 and 2016, ending up on the winning side on seven occasions. Even if he fails to make the automatic spots, if he can stay in decent form then his experience could convince Harrington to hand out a captain's pick.

9) Bernd Wiesberger

A three-time European Tour winner in 2019, Wiesberger – who has never played at a Ryder Cup – will be desperate to rediscover that groove to make the team.

Likely captain's picks?

Ryder Cup legends Sergio Garcia and Ian Poulter are well off the pace for automatic picks but if either man can hit form at the right time then their experience would likely be too invaluable for Harrington to ignore. Graeme McDowell and Henrik Stenson are both knocking on the door and would fancy their chances of making the team without the need of a hand from Harrington.

Bryson DeChambeau said it was special to join elite company in Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus with his U.S. Open victory.

DeChambeau pulled away for his first major success, winning by six strokes at Winged Foot in New York.

The American, 27, carded a three-under 67 in the final round on Sunday and was the only player to finish under par.

DeChambeau joined Woods and Nicklaus as the only players to win the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open and an individual title at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, and it was company the winner was delighted to join.

"It's just an honour. I don't know what else to say. It's been a lot of hard work," he said.

"Mr Nicklaus has been always awesome to me. He gave me a sponsor's invite. Tiger has always been great to me. I can't say thank you enough to them for them helping me push me along to be a better person and a better golfer, as well.

"But to be in the likes of the names of that company is special. I'll forever appreciate that."

As overnight leader Matthew Wolff fell away in the final round, DeChambeau mixed an eagle with two birdies and a bogey.

The pair traded eagles at the ninth and DeChambeau said his 39-foot putt led to him thinking about lifting the trophy.

"It's kind of interesting, on nine is when I first thought, 'Okay, this could be reality'," he said.

"I made that eagle, long eagle putt and I shocked myself by making it, too, and I thought to myself, I could do it. And then immediately after, I said, 'Nope, you've got to focus on each and every hole', and I just kept throughout the course of the back nine telling myself, 'Nope, we've got three more holes, we've got four more holes, we've got five more holes', whatever it was.

"I just had to keep focused, making sure I was executing every shot to the best I possibly could."

Rory McIlroy admitted he was surprised by the manner of Bryson DeChambeau's six-stroke victory at the U.S Open as the former world number one hinted at another big Masters win for the powerful American.

DeChambeau claimed his maiden major crown following a dominant display at Winged Foot, where he carded a final-round 67 to top the leaderboard ahead of overnight leader Matthew Wolff on Sunday.

A topic of discussion on the PGA Tour after his weight gain and smash approach, DeChambeau only hit six fairways on the final day and 23 for the week in New York as he was the only player in the red following 72 holes.

"I don't really know what to say because that's just the complete opposite of what you think a U.S. Open champion does," four-time major champion McIlroy, who finished tied for eighth at six over, told reporters. "Look, he's found a way to do it.

"Whether that's good or bad for the game, I don't know, but it's not the way I saw this golf course being played or this tournament being played. It's kind of hard to really wrap my head around it."

"I played with him at Colonial [the Charles Schwab Challenge] the first week back out, but I sort of said, okay, wait until he gets to a proper golf course, he'll have to rein it back in," continued McIlroy, who closed the tournament with a five-over-par 75.

"This is as proper as they come, and look what's happened. Yeah, he's got full belief in what he's doing, and it's pretty impressive."

Asked if he was concerned ahead of the rescheduled Masters at Augusta in November, McIlroy said: "I don't shudder, but if he can do it around here, and I'm thinking of Augusta and thinking of the way you sort of play there.

"I stood up here a few weeks ago and said the game's moved on a lot in the last 14 years since the U.S. Open's been played here, and you're seeing what the game has become, what he's doing out there."

"I think it's brilliant," McIlroy said. "But I think he's taken advantage of where the game is at the minute. Look, again, whether that's good or bad, but it's just the way it is. With the way he approaches it, with the arm-lock putting, with everything, it's just where the game's at right now.

"I'm not saying that's right or wrong. He's just taking advantage of what we have right now."

Bryson DeChambeau clinched his maiden major title after a strong final round at the U.S. Open on Sunday.

The American was the only player in the red on his final round as a three-under 67 propelled him to a dominant six-stroke victory at Winged Foot.

Making his 16th major start, DeChambeau, 27, closed out a win as the rest of the field, particularly overnight leader Matthew Wolff, struggled at the tough course in New York.

Wolff battled to a five-over 75 in the final round, but it was enough to finish outright second at even par.

DeChambeau, whose win marked his seventh on the PGA Tour, had struggled at majors since his debut in 2015, securing his first top-10 finish earlier this year at the US PGA Championship.

Much of the talk around DeChambeau earlier this year centred on his weight gain, but he has been in fine form since the season restarted in June amid the coronavirus pandemic.

His U.S. Open victory is his second win since the campaign resumed, while he has four other top-10 finishes.

Wolff's two-stroke overnight lead disappeared quickly before he traded eagle putts with DeChambeau on the ninth.

DeChambeau holed a 39-footer and Wolff responded with a much shorter effort to be a stroke behind heading onto the back nine.

But that would be as close as Wolff would get from that point, DeChambeau pulling further ahead with a birdie at 11 after the 21-year-old bogeyed the 10th.

Whatever slim hope Wolff, bidding to become the first tournament debutant to win the U.S. Open since 1913, had disappeared with another bogey at 14 and a double at 16 as DeChambeau parred out.

A one-time winner on the PGA Tour, Wolff gave up a three-stroke lead heading into the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July, when DeChambeau was also victorious.

Louis Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open Championship winner, finished third at two over after his 73.

Harris English (73) was a shot further back and ahead of Xander Schauffele (74), while world number one Dustin Johnson carded a 70 to finish in a tie for sixth.

After his opening-round 65 put him in a strong position, Justin Thomas (72) ended up tied for eighth at six over alongside the likes of Rory McIlroy.

McIlroy double-bogeyed the first hole and was not able to recover as he fired a 75.

Bryson DeChambeau produced a fine final round to win his first major title at the U.S. Open.

Garrick Higgo shot a bogey-free final round to claim his maiden European Tour title at the Open de Portugal.

Higgo struck a seven-under-par 65 on Sunday to finish on 19 under for the tournament, one stroke ahead of Pep Angles.

The left-handed Higgo was not the only South African to impress at Royal Obidos, with compatriot George Coetzee – the Portugal Masters champion – coming in tied for third with Andrew Wilson on 15 under.

Higgo, 21, dropped only three shots across the tournament, hitting his last bogey on the 10th hole during his second round.

He entered the final round one shot off leader Vitor Lopes, who failed to continue his form from the opening three rounds and had to settle for a share of seventh.

"It feels awesome," Higgo said. "I thought it was going to be a little bit easier over the last three holes but [Pep Angles] made it a bit tough. 

"I just really enjoyed it and I just made sure I had fun out there.

"It feels pretty surreal to be honest. I'm sure it's going to kick in tonight but my family and everyone is excited, I'm excited, it's an awesome feeling."

Matthew Wolff expects to be "a little antsy" to begin the final round after moving into the lead at the U.S. Open.

Wolff, 21, carded a record-equalling five-under 65 at Winged Foot on Saturday to open up a two-stroke lead in New York.

The American, whose round matched the 65 Justin Thomas shot on Thursday for the lowest in a U.S. Open at Winged Foot, is on track to become the first tournament debutant to win the major since 1913.

A one-time winner on the PGA Tour, Wolff also gave up a three-stroke lead after the third round at the Rocket Mortgage Classic in July with Bryson DeChambeau – who is second at the U.S. Open – winning the tournament.

Wolff expects nerves in the final round again in what is just his second appearance at a major.

"I bet you I'm probably going to be a little antsy. It's the U.S. Open, and I have a lead," he told reporters.

"I'm going to try to keep my nerves as calm as they can be, and like I said, relax tonight, not really try to think about it. I put myself in a really good spot. I did everything that I could do up until this point, and tomorrow I'm going to go out there, I promise you I'm going to try my best, and if I come out on top or not, it is what it is.

"But right now I'm just looking to go have a good time, and it's just golf. Even though it is the U.S. Open, there's a lot of things in life that are a little different right now, and in the world you can see how many things are affecting us.

"And even though it would be unbelievable to add my name to a U.S. Open trophy, I think that the most important thing is realising everything that's going on and the people that I'm close with are … there's some things happening with that. Not anything that has to do with me, but my agent, John, is struggling right now with his health, and I've been thinking about him a lot out there. He doesn't want anyone to feel bad for him, but like I said, it just puts things in perspective. And I'm going to go out there, try to make him proud and go have a good time."

Wolff blitzed the front nine at Winged Foot with five birdies, and he managed his round despite hitting just two of 14 fairways.

Asked what was working well, Wolff said: "Everything. I think my putting was by far the best it's felt in the last two or three months. I feel like I'm really hitting the ball well.

"My irons were really good, and even though I only hit two fairways, my driver was – it was just barely off, but that's the U.S. Open.

"I feel like even though I missed the fairway, there was a lot of times I was in that graduated rough that's a little shorter, and I feel like yesterday the difference was I was in the really long stuff.

"Like I said, I felt really good with all parts of my game, and I'm just excited to be where I'm at and look forward to tomorrow."

Matthew Wolff equalled a U.S. Open record and is on track to make further history after taking a two-stroke lead in the third round.

Wolff carded a five-under 65 on Saturday, equalling the lowest round produced at Winged Foot at a U.S. Open.

The 21-year-old American blitzed the front nine in New York, making five birdies before a consistent back nine included a bogey and birdie.

Wolff's round came after hitting just two of 14 fairways, but he reached five under and a two-shot lead.

His 65 matched the round Justin Thomas managed on Thursday to set the record at Winged Foot.

If he wins, Wolff would become the first player to claim the U.S. Open on tournament debut since Francis Ouimet in 1913.

Bryson DeChambeau (70) sits second at three under and Louis Oosthuizen (68) is the only other player under par at one under.

DeChambeau opened his round with back-to-back bogeys before picking up a shot at the seventh.

The American then made birdies at 16 and 17, but could only manage a bogey at the par-four 18th.

Oosthuizen, the 2010 Open Championship winner, is also in contention after mixing four birdies with two bogeys.

Hideki Matsuyama (70), Xander Schauffele (70) and Harris English (72) are at even par, a shot ahead of Rory McIlroy (68).

But it was a forgettable third round, and in particular back nine, for overnight leader Patrick Reed.

The 2018 Masters champion was one under through nine holes before falling apart to shoot a 77 and sit at three over, tied for 11th.

Reed bogeyed six of his final nine holes and had a double bogey at the 11th, where he struggled to recover from the rough.

Thomas is at four over, while world number one Dustin Johnson was again unable to get much going, shooting a 72 to be at five over.

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