You can pick your friends, but not your family. Team Europe are desperately distancing themselves from an incendiary article penned by Danny Willett’s brother which described American golf fans as “cretins”.
Darren Clarke’s forlorn hopes of a complete riposte to the USA's morning whitewash were dashed as Martin Kaymer and Danny Willett had no answer to two of the players Davis Love III had benched in the morning, Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka.
The European Tour have fanfared the future of golf. The World Super 6 Perth fair slips off the tongue and will revolutionise the game, or so the Tour’s outstanding media crew are telling us.
My most fervent wish for golf in 2018 - you’re probably tired of hearing already, just three weeks in - is that the sport breaks out of the numbing complacency that’s a accelerated a decline in particpation. Sadly, evidence is we’re still not getting the message.
Records. Dontcha just love ‘em? What do you mean it’s just us journalists?
Leicester’s Luke Hamilton, once sent off playing against Scotland, and Chris Harris of Newcastle were Gregor Townsend’s two wildcards among ten uncapped players in his squad for the Autumn Tests.
Arnold Palmer won his last major 52 years ago. If the eulogies for him on his death at 87 puzzle you, that bare statistic isn’t going to help.
An enhanced Scottish PGA Championship will celebrate its centenary edition this October with a new sponsor in M&H Logistics marking the start of a stronger Tartan Tour, says PGA Scotland secretary Shona Malcolm.
Tim Visser has seen Scotland break three of their most nagging losing streaks in a year and sees no reason why the biggest of all shouldn’t go the same way in a fortnight.
The Scottish Open is as important to Richie Ramsay as the Open next week, but although he was planning time with his new family and pleasantly dull domestic duties, he’ll take a place at Royal Troon instead.