The moment, when it came, was unquestionably epochal. It couldn’t have been anything else.
It’s the second week in April, and the sights and sounds filling our senses are reassuringly familiar as ever.
Almost a year ago to the day he won the Hero Indian Open, the fourth European Tour title of his career, Stephen Gallacher was in a very different environment.
With better weather arriving and the clocks changing to British Summer Time then it's a great opportunity to focus on outdoor pursuits, especially if you love golf and the camaraderie of playing a round with friends or simply indulging your passion to improve your handicap on some of Scotland's finest golf courses.
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.
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
Golf’s contentious rules overhaul “hasn’t gone as smoothly as I would have liked” but in the end will be recognised as being good for the game, says R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers.
Brexit and uncertainty over the state of the Irish border after the UK leaves the European Union is the “number one concern” of the R&A with the Open returning to Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland this July.
Carnoustie could attract and handle a total crowd of 200,000 in future Open Championships, believes R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers, giving a clear indication that the Angus course remains firmly in their plans.
Trying to use peer pressure among fellow golf professionals to end slow play doesn’t work – and Paul Lawrie has lost friends as a result.