Jacket or jug?
It cost him the respect of his peers at the time and possibly even cost him any chance of becoming a Ryder Cup captain.
Royal Birkdale has a history of transforming the lives of young amateur golfers.
He came from Dundonald feeling as if he had been “punched over and over.”
He may not have bloomed at Royal Birkdale quite as vibrantly as Justin Rose, or sprouted as high up the leaderboard as Chris Wood.
Will the Scots at Royal Birkdale be a Magnificent Seven? Courier Sports Editor Eric Nicolson assesses their chances at the 146th Open Championship.
Richie Ramsay needs to “walk with a strut” if he is to build on an encouraging Open championship.
With an Aberdonian in touching distance of the halfway lead at The Open, it’s probably just as well that this is Royal Birkdale 2017 rather than Carnoustie 2018.
Paul Casey will turn 40 sitting just one shot off the lead in The Open championship.
Not many are as high profile or as dramatic as Graeme Storm’s redemptive play-off victory over Rory McIlroy last weekend, but every professional golfer will have a ‘sliding doors’ moment.