Jeev Milkha Singh has qualified for the British Open after edging out Italian Francesco Molinari in a playoff to win the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open in Inverness earlier this week (July 15, local time).
The win is Singh's fourth European Tour victory and his first in more than four years, his last coming at the Austrian Open in June 2008.
It took an impressive final day performance from Singh to put himself into title contention, a five under 67 pushing the 40-year-old to 17 under for the event.
Molinari, who entered the final round as tournament leader, couldn't find the accuracy that had given him the edge over the first three days. Two bogeys cancelled out his two birdies on the back nine leaving him at even for the day and tied with Singh.
It took only one extra hole to separate the two men however, Singh stroking a 4.5 meter birdie putt to take the victory.
Alexander Noren and Marc Warren finished in a tie for third, one stroke behind the two leaders.
Warren had been in contention to take the tournament outright, but a string of double bogey-bogey-bogey across the 15th, 16th and 17th holes saw the opportunity disappear.
Australian Richard Green finished in 11th place at 11 under, but could have placed higher had it not been for a disappointing final day that saw him hit three bogeys on the first six holes for an eventual round of one over.