Considering he was the last man to gain entry into the PGA at Wentworth off the reserve list, subsequent back-to-back top 10 finishes have made it a fantastic fortnight for Richie Ramsay.
The Aberdonian finished top Scot at the Dunhill Links thanks to his final round of four-under on the Old Course at St Andrews, his 18-under par total beating Russell Knox by one.
“It’s been a great couple of weeks,” he said. “If it was like that all the time life would be brilliant! I took the opportunity with both hands on courses that suit my game.
“That sets up the year really nicely for me and now I’ve got to chase the Race to Dubai.”
Knox has thoroughly enjoyed the week and his first Dunhill certainly won’t be his last.
He said: “All of it was great actually. It was amazing to play this tournament. I have no idea why I’ve never played it in the past. It was a phenomenal tournament and I enjoyed being back in Scotland. It was cold today, true Scotland weather, but I’ll definitely be back.”
Robert MacIntyre’s impressive first season on tour continued. He finished 15-under.
“I feel like I’m playing great still,” he said. “I just finished in the middle of the pack this week, but I feel like I should have been knocking on the door again.”
Kinross’s Calum Hill posted the same total. Scott Jamieson was 12-under and Grant Forrest seven-under.