For the traditional Swilcan Bridge trophy pictures the organisers missed a trick by not getting Victor Perez to sit on a bucket.
With Calum Hill’s primary goal for the season boxed off during a glorious summer, the Kinross golfer has a free hit at this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
You’re never too old for first tee nerves.
He didn’t even have to think about it.
He has been a professional for over a decade, won big tournaments on both sides of the Atlantic and carried the tag of ‘Scottish number one’ for a few of those seasons on tour.
Top Scot hasn’t counted for that much on the European tour in recent seasons.
The Open hasn’t given much back to Sandy Lyle since he won the thing in 1985.
Carnoustie has a reputation for providing one of the toughest golfing challenges in the world.
As sure as night follows day and a huge gallery follows Tiger Woods, the main question for a young winner of the Silver Medal at The Open is ‘when will you turn professional?’
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.