Justin Thomas feels that the top players won’t boycott the US Open but that they “don’t have to hold back anymore” if the championship gets out of hand again at Pebble Beach next month.
Rory McIlroy, who went from perennial and chronic underachiever to unquestionably the world’s No 1 golfer again in the space of one Sunday afternoon, is a definite victim of the game’s crazy shamans.
Thank goodness, the silly season (for as much as it ever stops in golf) is over. There’s some proper, competitive stuff to get our teeth into.
Band of brothers: Meet the traumatised former soldiers aiming to bag new careers as caddies in St Andrews
Michael Alexander meets ex-servicemen who are overcoming the trauma of war on a unique caddie school course at the Home of Golf St Andrews
Richie Ramsay doesn’t look much like Fred Flintstone, but “caveman golf” is the key to him being just one off the lead in the Betfred British Masters.
Matt Wallace isn’t exactly impatient, but the new English threat is putting everything in place to take the next step.
Somewhat amazingly, we’re up to the 12th year of the Tee to Green Bungs, which apart from my marriage is maybe the longest I’ve stuck at anything.
The rather unloved, sometimes even largely unnoticed PGA Championship has moved to May, and regular T2G readers will know we think this is an all-round good thing.
Scottish Golf has received six times the number of enquiries from golf clubs they expected about using the new technology systems they proposed at last December’s conference on the future of the game in Scotland.
Maybe it’s because it was Superbowl week, or the 6 Nations starting up, But golf seemed as if it desperately wanted to get noticed last week.