A season that started with 10 successive wins fizzled out in abject fashion for the Glasgow Warriors as they were comfortably outclassed and beaten the Guinness PRO14 semi-final by champions Scarlets.
It was a “perfect day to play Carnoustie” in the opinion of the man who won the first of his five Claret Jugs there 43 years ago – even Tom Watson’s old nemesis was tamed.
Dave Rennie wants Finn Russell to “relax and do the obvious” in what is his final game at Scotstoun but Glasgow hopes will just be the penultimate in a Warriors jersey.
Justin Rose is gearing for a couple of months where he can make an assault on the World No 1 – and where better to get there in the fortnight of the Open Championship and the Aberdeen Standard Investment Scottish Open.
John Barclay’s close friend Ryan Wilson is “the heartbeat” of the Glasgow Warriors, but the Scotland captain plans to leave him brokenhearted at the end of tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final at Scotstoun.
Sir Nick Faldo will return to the scene of where his illustrious career maybe reached its peak when the 2018 Senior Open presented by Rolex is played for the first time on the Old Course, St Andrews in July.
Glasgow will need their “best game of the season” to beat Scarlets in Friday’s Guinness PRO14 semi-final, because they can be sure the champions will play theirs, believes Tommy Seymour.
With his name now emblazoned on a bottle of the national drink, there’s not much left for Paul Lawrie to achieve in honour of his home country, except for one remaining prize unclaimed.
Scotland hooker Scott Lawson will retire from playing after a distinguished career both sides of the border at the end of the season and will be the new Director of Rugby at the University of St Andrews.
He birdied it yesterday, and what would he have given even in his finest hour for that?