McIlroy wins the Scottish Open

McIlroy wins the Scottish Open

Rory McIlroy has emerged victorious in the Scottish Open, triumphing over home favorite Robert MacIntyre by a narrow margin at the Renaissance Club on Sunday.

McIlroy birdied the last two holes, denying MacIntyre a chance at victory in his home country.

With a solid third round of 67, McIlroy maintained his position as the frontrunner at The Renaissance Club, finishing the day at 13 under par. Just one shot behind was South Korea's Tom Kim, while Tommy Fleetwood and Brian Harman trailed by another stroke.

Scotland's MacIntyre made a strong push in the closing stages, taking the lead with a remarkable round of 64. However, McIlroy's impressive finish, marked by consecutive birdies, secured him the coveted title.

"I'm really proud," said McIlroy, after his win.

"That was such a tough day, especially the back nine. To play that in four under par to win the tournament I'm really proud of how I stuck in there, hit some amazing shots down the stretch and was able to finish it off.

"It feels incredible. It's been a sort of long six months I feel since I won in Dubai. I've given myself tonnes of chances and hopefully this win sort of breaks the seal for me, especially going in to next week as well."

The win will give McIlroy great confidence heading into the final major of the year next weekend at the British Open in Liverpool.