Paul Lawrie gave Europe's Ryder Cup team yet another boost by winning on home soil for the third time in his career - and making it look easy.
Lawrie eased to a four-shot victory in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles - another pleasing result for European captain Jose Maria Olazabal.
The United States were looking strong favourites for the match until Rory McIlroy had his runaway eight-shot win at the USPGA Championship a fortnight ago.
Sergio Garcia then won in the States for the first time in four years last Monday and now Lawrie has marched impressively to a four-stroke success.
One ahead overnight, the 43-year-old from Aberdeen shot a closing 68 to beat Australian Brett Rumford by four with a 16-under-par total of 272.
It could take him to his highest ever position on the world rankings when they are updated on Monday - and it certainly sends his confidence sky-high as he heads towards his first appearance in the Ryder Cup since 1999.
That was the year he won The Open at Carnoustie and two years later he was the Dunhill Links champion at St Andrews.
"I feel calmer in Scotland for some reason - it's weird - and I play some of my best golf too," Lawrie said.
He admitted the pressure of trying to secure his return to the European team had affected him in recent months, but he came into the tournament knowing his place was safe.
"I felt better - cooler - and things didn't bother me."
His lead went from one to two when playing partner Romain Wattel bogeyed the first and he never allowed anyone to get closer than that all day.
Rumford's 68 pushed Frenchman Wattel, Swede Fredrik Andersson Hed and Dutchman Maarten Lafeber into joint third.
Among those in sixth place was 49-year-old Colin Montgomerie. He has not had a higher finish for over four years.