Golf: World number 792 OIiver Wilson beats World Number 1 Rory McIlroy in Scotland

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (AFP) - Oliver Wilson held his nerve down the stretch to win his first career EPGA event as the world number 792 upset the field at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sunday.

World number one Rory McIlroy and Scotland's Richie Ramsey finished one shot back along with Wilson's playing partner Tommy Fleetwood on 16-under.

Wilson, a 34-year-old Englishman who was a losing player on the 2008 European Ryder Cup team, finally tasted victory with a 72-hole total of 17-under par at St Andrews, after finishing runner-up nine times during his topsy-turvy career.

Fleetwood had a chance to send the tournament to a play-off but missed a 10ft putt for birdie on 18 to hand the emotional Wilson victory.