England’s Oliver Wilson was the eventual winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after beating world number one Rory McIlroy by a single shot.
Wilson, ranked 792nd in the world at the start of the week, showed enormous courage to keep his game together and score a two-under-par 70, holding off challenges from McIlroy, Scotland’s Richie Ramsay and England’s Tommy Fleetwood, who all shared second place.
He said: “So many people had written me off and that hurt, but I kept believing. It’s been a long time coming and I have a lot of champagne on hold. It’s going to be a good party.”
Oliver lost his European Tour card in 2011 and was playing in the Championship as an invitee, but now has a two-year exemption on the European Tour.
The championship, played over the Championship Course at Carnoustie, the Old Course at St Andrews and Kingsbarns Golf Links, incorporates two separate competitions - an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers and a team event in which the professionals are paired with celebrated amateur golfers, including the likes of Bill Murray, Ian Botham, Tim Henman, Huey Lewis and JP McManus.