Rafa Cabrera Bello won his first European Tour event in over five years as he claimed the fourth Rolex Series event of the 2017 season at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
The Spaniard had finished second six times since his win at the 2012 Dubai Desert Classic, but overcame Callum Shinkwin in a play-off at Dundonald Links to win his third title.Cabrera Bello posted a stunning course-record 64 to get to 13 under and a bogey from Shinkwin on the last meant the contest went to extra holes, where the 33 year old hit a stunning second into the 18th to set up a tournament-clinching birdie.
"I'm extremely happy," said Cabrera Bello. "I've won before and I have been up there so many, many times with things not really working out for myself. I was starting to feel a little bit of pressure every time I was up there contending.
"I really felt I played some of the best golf of my life today. In the play-off, I really gave it a go and I'm extremely pleased it worked out for me. Winning again, it's an unbelievable feeling. I think I was overdue.
"I enjoy those pressure situations. I think they really define you."
Shinkwin had missed nine cuts in a row before making the weekend at the HNA Open de France two weeks previously, but ensured his place on Tour this season after taking home a cheque for 777,770 dollars.
"It's been a very good week," said Shinkwin. "At then end of the day, I'll be more than happy to finish second, but the win was on my mind and didn't happen."