The player in this instance was South Africa's Brandon Stone and his two putt from eight feet to record a 60 was enough to claim the Scottish Open title by four shots.
The 44-year-old Queensland had two birdies and two bogeys in his final round of even par 70.
Brandon Stone was left disappointed by his failure to set a European Tour record as he won the Scottish Open, although he did not know it was on the cards until the final hole.
England's Robert Rock, who led overnight on 13-under, made four bogeys and a triple-bogey in a frightful seven-hole stretch around the turn to drop out of contention and finish the day on seven-under after a 76.
Eddie Pepperell was unable to emulate Stone's final round heroics, but the Englishman still shot a glittering final round of 64 yesterday to finish four shots behind Stone in second spot.
"A day shooting 60 and winning.is something I'm going to hold dear to my heart for a very long time", he added.
Given he had been a 1,000/1 outsider ahead of the tournament and that this win saw him qualify for next week's British Open at Carnoustie, there was little reason for Stone to feel disappointed.
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Sweden's Jens Dantorp shot a third-round 68 in bright and breezy conditions at the Scottish Open on Saturday to move one shot clear of a group of players on a congested leaderboard.
Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler will be encouraged by their form going into the Open after finishing tied sixth at 14 under.
He made par on the 17th but then missed a birdie putt from eight feet on the last.
"I rolled it over his mark but he did criticise my pace, so he is probably right " Stone said.
Stone, who claimed his third European Tour title, nearly shot the elusive round of 59 on the European Tour. "But we'll take it".