Scotland’s Martin Laird was left to rue a bogey at the last hole as he finished second to Matt Kuchar in the Players Championship.
The 29-year-old Glaswegian remained in contention throughout the final day but faltered on the 18th to hand the American the £1,063,000 cheque.
Laird gave himself hope with a fine two-putt for birdie on the 16th but dropping a shot meant he shared the runners-up position with American trio Rickie Fowler, Ben Curtis and Zach Johnson.
Nevertheless he took plenty of positives from his performance. He said: “I wasn’t nervous and felt great out there. It was a little disappointing to bogey the last but it’s been a good week.”
Rory McIlroy remains world number one despite a valiant final round from England’s Luke Donald.
Delighted winner Kuchar said: "It's such an amazing feeling. It really is magical - I have so many people to thank.
"But I wish I had made the putt on 17 to make 18 easier to face."
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