Xander Schauffele gained momentum by winning the JP McManus Pro-Am in Ireland last Tuesday, an event that did not count towards the ranking, but which showed that after this victory two weeks ago in the Travelers, he was still going strong.
He won the Scottish Open with a one-shot advantage over Kurt Kitayama, who came to lead the tournament during the final winner´s moments of weakness. In this way, Schauffele, who signed the par (70 strokes) reaches the last “mayor” of the season after achieving two consecutive victories three if Ireland´s is counted.
Practically the only error of Kitayama, who was the alternative, came in the 16th, if it can be considered and error to fall into one of the numerous bunkers that adorn the course.
The American was left the ball in a very delicate position and achieved what was perhaps the shot of the week to get it out, on his knees outside the bunker itself. A non-professional player would not even have considered that option.
Rafa Cabrera Bello, who came out in the main match with Schauffele, did not have a good day and made 77 hits (+7)- The Canary was erratic from the start after three very good opening rounds. Things did not work out for Rafa and he could not qualify to be in St. Andrews. Jon Rahm went up to 55th.