Min Woo Lee clinched his second European Tour title as he was the last man standing after a three-way play-off at the Scottish Open on Sunday.

The Australian's opening two rounds of 68 and 69 gave Lee a decent platform heading into the weekend, and from there he really found his groove.

A 65 on Saturday was bettered by only Lucas Herbert and Alexander Bjork, while Lee's final-round 64 was second to Ian Poulter's 63, the Englishman setting the clubhouse lead at 17 under par earlier on Sunday.

But Lee rattled off six birdies on the trot on the front nine and he added another after the turn to then set the benchmark at 18 under.

Thomas Detry, who had earlier edged ahead from a five-way tie for the lead, and Matt Fitzpatrick were the only two who could answer the challenge set by Lee.

The trio returned to the 18th for a sudden death play-off, and Lee, who had agonisingly missed a birdie attempt on that hole not long prior, had his eye in when it mattered most.

The 22-year-old sunk a birdie from nine feet to see off his rivals and pocket just shy of £1 million in prize money, as well as securing a spot at next week's Open.

Understandably emotional afterwards, Lee was somewhat stunned at his own performance and dedicated it to loved ones and fans at home.

"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," he said.

"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 hit a lot of good shots today, that was just one of them. In that situation, it's a huge moment but I hit so many great shots.

"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."

Thomas Detry is on course to secure a place at The Open after maintaining a share of the lead after the third round of the Scottish Open.

Detry followed a 66 and a 65 during the previous two days with a three-under-par 68, moving him to 14 under for the tournament with 18 holes go.

The Belgian has Matt Fitzpatrick for company at the top of the leaderboard but is within touching distance of sealing a place at Royal St George's next week.

Spots at The Open will be given to the top three players at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick who have not already earned exemptions.

Detry put himself in prime position to take one with a round that featured an eagle at the par-four fifth, which came after he sent his tee shot onto the green.

He also produced an outstanding up and down at the 17th to save par, a magnificent chip from well off the green helping him find the hole in three strokes despite a significantly wayward tee shot.

Jon Rahm is a shot adrift on the back of a third-round 69, while Lucas Herbert is firmly in contention having surged up the leaderboard with a 64.

The Australian carded six birdies and an eagle on the 16th to move to 12 under through 54 holes.

Wade Ormsby and Lee Min Woo are in the final two Open qualification spots having ended the third day in a three-way tie for fifth on 11 under.

Jon Rahm claimed a share of the lead at the Scottish Open and Rory McIlroy missed the cut as the two European Ryder Cup stars found themselves at the centre of a bizarre incident at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick.

Rahm and McIlroy were playing with Justin Thomas when, on the 10th hole, a spectator walked on to the tee and removed the cover from the Northern Irishman's driver before taking a couple of practice swings with an iron.

"I was surprised. Everyone saw what happened on TV," McIlroy said, as quoted by BBC Sport. "It was handled efficiently and everything was okay. I had no idea who it was."

Rahm claimed the man, who Police Scotland said was taken to hospital after being ejected from the course, smelt of alcohol and added: "I don't think any of us understood what was going on.

"It didn't put anyone off. If anything it put a smile on our faces. It will be a pretty good story to tell in the future."

Rahm's sparkling recent form, which secured the U.S. Open title last month and sees him riding high as world number one, is also shaping up into a pretty good story to tell.

The Spaniard carded eight birdies in a 65 to follow his Thursday 66 for 11 under overall. Belgium's Thomas Detry matched Rahm's scores and England's first-round leader Jack Senior made it a three-way tie at the top.

Lee Westwood stormed into the clubhouse, going eagle, birdie, birdie over the final three holes and is a shot behind the leaders alongside Matt Fitzpatrick and George Coetzee, while Thomas and Ian Poulter are in a group of four players on eight under.

Inebriated interlopers were not the end of McIlroy's concerns, however, as he could only card a level par 71 on Friday, leaving him one under for the tournament and a shot below the cut line.

World number one Jon Rahm is just two shots off the lead at the Scottish Open after a five-under 66 in the first round. 

Six players, including Tommy Fleetwood and Ian Poulter, matched the recently crowned U.S. Open champion's score during Thursday’s play at The Renaissance Club.

Lee Westwood and Rahm's playing partner Justin Thomas went one better, though, to leave them just behind surprise leader Jack Senior, who carded a seven-under 64.

Rory McIlroy was also in action in the same group as Rahm and Thomas, the Northern Irishman finishing on one under, and Rahm revealed he was in awe of the duo, who have both previously sat on top of the world rankings.

"Playing with Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy with their CVs puts you in your place," he said. "I'm still really far from what they have accomplished. It's certainly motivational, you know?

"I was able to accomplish a dream, something that some people have taken longer to do and to do it at 26, playing some good golf, it's good stuff.

"It's all a motivation to keep playing better and win the tournament.

"I'm not going to lie, I think I might have missed that first tee shot because I'm there sitting with Rory, great player, Justin, great player, and I get announced as world number one, Race to Dubai leader and U.S. Open champion.

"I was just a little surprised by it. I didn't expect it. My ego might have got a little too big, tried to hit a little too hard on one."

World number five Xander Schauffele and Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington were in a group of 14 players sat on four under par.

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