Sam Locke is becoming his own man, plotting his way around Royal Portrush without the advice and oversight of his mentor Paul Lawrie, before both play in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
Of all the home players at Royal Portrush this week, only one of them was actually born and brought up in the town, and if he hadn’t qualified for the event, he’d have had to go somewhere – anywhere - else.
Rory McIlroy doesn’t feel like a human shield for the rest of the field this week at Royal Portrush – instead he feels the focus is spread across the field.
The Open at Portrush will attract the second-biggest crowd in the championship’s history with 237,750 attending, and the R&A are “respectful guests” of them and the Northern Irish town, said chief executive Martin Slumbers.
Robert MacIntyre continues to live his dreams, but is determined not to let it go to his head, hence a decision to stand up European heroes at Royal Portrush.
It rained yesterday, it's forecast to rain today, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday if we're extended into an extra day like 2015. Pay attention to guys who look good in a rain suit.
Honestly, you inspire an entire generation and what do you get in return? Silence…
The two holes that “helped” Connor Syme most at Royal Portrush are gone, but there’s plenty of memories of the course to tap into as he looks forward to his second Open experience.
Justin Rose thinks winning both the big Opens would “be a lovely pair, no doubt” and he feels that the next major – of he can do it – will change him.
Tiger Woods has to figure out a way to play less and win more – because if he plays more “I won’t be out here that long”.