Scottish joy for 50-1 Cabrera Bello after playoff success
250-1 shot Shinkwin is Dundonald runner-up
Spain’s Rafael Cabrera Bello claimed the Scottish Open title in a playoff with 250-1 shot Callum Shinkwin on Sunday as all eyes now turn to the Open Championship.
Rory McIlroy missed the cut in Scotland but took the opportunity of a weekend off to practise for this week’s third Major of the year at Royal Birkdale. “If it gives me a couple of extra days to learn this golf course then I don’t really mind,” he said.
Reigning Open champion Henrik Stenson finished tied for 26th and admitted he faces a tough test to retain his crown.
“The long game hasn’t been in good shape for a long time and you can’t really work when you’re trying to perform,” said the Swede, who has missed the cut at both Majors this year.
The Open (starts Thursday, Royal Birkdale) – best prices: 14 D Johnson, 16 R Fowler, J Spieth, 18 R McIlroy, 20 S Garcia, J Rose, 22 H Matsuyama, 25 T Fleetwood, 28 H Stenson, 33 bar.