Genesis Scottish Open: Xander Schauffele holds on for a narrow victory at the Renaissance Club | Golf News

The event was co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour and DP World Tour for the first time, with Schauffele winning after a level 70 on the final day; Kurt Kitayama, Brandon Wu and Jamie Donaldson have reserved Open spots through the Open Qualifying Series

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Watch highlights from day four of the Genesis Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.

Watch highlights from day four of the Genesis Scottish Open at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.

Xander Schauffele survived a last-round scare to claim a second consecutive PGA Tour victory with a one-shot win at the Genesis Scottish Open.

Schauffele rode through a turbulent final day at the Renaissance Club to top a crowded leaderboard, leveling 70 enough to end the week on seven under and hold off compatriot Kurt Kitayama.

The Olympic gold medalist, who won the Travelers Championship last month and also won the JP McManus Pro-Am earlier this week, took a two-stroke lead on the final day and quickly doubled his advantage with birdies on his first two holes. .

Schauffele's victory is his second on the DP World Tour and first since the WGC-HSBC champions in 2018

Schauffele’s victory is his second on the DP World Tour and first since the WGC-HSBC champions in 2018

Schauffele went from sand to sand en route to the bogey of the sixth and failed to get up and down from a green side bunker to save par for the next, with another drop drop in the ninth seeing him reach the corner one shot behind Kitayama.

Kitayama bogeyed his penultimate hole but saved par at the last at six under, while Schauffele took the lead with a birdie on the 14th and a two-putt gain on the par-5 16th to allow himself the luxury of secure victory with a final bogey hole.

Xander Schauffele says winning the Scottish Open is very special, but it was an incredibly stressful day.

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Xander Schauffele says winning the Scottish Open is very special, but it was an incredibly stressful day.

Xander Schauffele says winning the Scottish Open is very special, but it was an incredibly stressful day.

“Yeah, it’s stressful,” Schauffele said. “I’m not going to make up the pig here, it was a very average day and probably my worst this week. You really can’t get ahead of yourself in golf, I was ahead, I was behind, I was ahead, was behind. I just kept my head down.

A runner-up finish for Kitayama earned him one of three berths to the 150th Open via the Open Qualifying Series, awarded to key top-10 players who weren’t already exempt, with Brandon Wu and Jamie Donaldson securing the other two at the last minute. prompt after finishing sixth.

Joohyung Kim finished in third place ahead of Patrick Cantlay and Tommy Fleetwood, while US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick and first-round leader Cameron Tringale finished the week four strokes behind Wu and Donaldson in tied sixth.

Jordan Spieth double-bogeyed and three-bogeyed his back nine on a closing 72, tucking it into the tenth share also containing Cameron Smith, while Max Homa retired with a 71 of 71.

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