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”.
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.
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.
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.
Scotland finished the Vern Cotter era and the 2017 RBS 6 Nations with an emphatic bonus point victory over Italy as sunshine opened up at last at BT Murrayfield.
Edinburgh once again fell just short with a furious comeback but plunged to an eighth successive defeat, losing to Guinness PRO12 champions Connacht at Myreside last night.
Edinburgh are in a "do or die" situation for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season but head coach Alan Solomons believes this year the building blocks have been set for the club's future.
Danny Willett believes his experience of some US fans at Hazeltine proved that his brother Pete’s infamous article was “in fact correct”.
Golfers don’t seem to share the afflictions of new fathers everywhere – the bleary eyes and tired limbs from lack of sleep, and the blissful perspective on what has suddenly become merely work life. Tommy Fleetwood is a case in point, marking his first tournament since the birth of son Franklin with the first ever 63 at Carnoustie.
Former Scotland captain Bryan Redpath will take charge of Scotland's Under-20s campaign for the forthcoming World Junior Championships in France.