Russell Knox thinks that the new influx of Scottish talent on the major golf tours will lift the country – and put smiles on everyone’s faces.
Robert MacIntyre has had to turn down a PGA Tour debut because of logisitics but the young Scot is happier at home in Oban as he celebrated cracking the €1 million barrier for his brief European Tour career.
Royal Portrush could get the Open again within five years after the huge financial success of the first championship in Northern Ireland for nearly 70 years.
Robert MacIntyre played well enough and carried himself even better in his Open Championship debut - enough to get asked back next year, no questions asked.
Francesco Molinari’s last day as reigning Open champion - for now - got better as everyone else’s got worse.
Russell Knox isn’t exactly unaccustomed to the kind of weather that swept into Portrush as the final round of the Open reached its climax. But it’s been a while…
Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory was constructed on a quiet coffee with his Scottish coach Neil Manchip at a nearby hotel, and then executed in steadfast style in front of thousands of his euphoric countrymen at Royal Portrush.
The Courier’s Steve Scott is at Royal Portrush to provide live updates of the fourth and final day of the 148th Open Championship.
Shane Lowry and JB Holmes look a bit alike – well-built, not gym rats for sure, both bearded and not the sort to be seen in the ubiquitous Ultramarine blues or designer splatter shirts being worn by their contemporaries at the 148th Open at Royal Portrush.
He quite properly got a heroes’ welcome for a heroic effort when he came up the 18th as the clock ticked past 8pm. But there was to be no happy ending to the saga for Rory McIlroy at Royal Portrush.