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Wiesberger wins Scottish Open in playoff, his second victory in six starts

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Bernd Wiesberger’s career resurgence continues.

The 33-year-old Austrian, who had dropped to No. 389 in the Official World Golf Ranking before a victory at the Made in Denmark in May, won for the second time in six starts Sunday at the Scottish Open.

Wiesberger survived a bogey on his penultimate hole to shoot 2-under 69 and force a playoff with France’s Benjamin Hebert at 22 under. After two trips through the Renaissance Club’s par-4 18th hole in the playoff, Wiesberger won the third extra hole after a three-putt bogey by Hebert.

Full-field scores from the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open

Wiesberger, who tied for second last week in Ireland, is projected to climb to 40th in the world after his victory, per Twitter’s resident OWGR guru @Nosferatu.

Hebert, who closed in 62, notched his second runner-up finish of the year. He was also solo second at the Volvo China Open.

Finishing solo third at 20 under was France’s Romain Langasque, who shot a final-round 67. Andrew Johnston closed in 62 and shared fourth with Henrik Stenson and three others at 19 under.

Justin Thomas and Rafa Cabrera Bello were part of a five-way tie for ninth. Rory McIlroy finished T-34 at 13 under after a final-round 69 that included four bogeys.