Graeme McDowell wins the Scottish Open

Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell won the Scottish Open by two strokes yesterday after making three straight birdies on the back nine.

Englishman Simon Khan was ahead and looked likely to pip McDowell to the prize until he slipped up on the 12th, a double bogey that eventually lost him the title.

Despite not being fancied by the golf championship odds, Graeme McDowell played well all weekend and deserved the victory.  He finished the final round on a 3-under 68 and won the Barclays Scottish Open 2008 with a total of 13-under 271 at Loch Lomond.

James Kingston (66) came second. Richard Green and Miguel-Angel Jimenez tied for third.

Simon Khan had a 72 to finish fifth, but was happy to secure a in the the British Open that starts on Thursday at Royal Birkdale.