Twice champion Greig Hutcheon took over at the head of the field at the halfway stage as defending champion Chris Kelly went from six shots ahead to six behind on the second day of the M&H Logistics Scottish PGA Championships at Gleneagles.
Sir Nick Faldo’s plan for St Andrews this week is simple – try to enjoy the Senior Open, and get the precise measurements for the short eleventh.
It’s been fun. Great fun. Actually, among the best fun you can have in sport. But it might well be over.
They still just don’t get it. Not even after the repeated humiliations of 25 years.
An independent study of the economic impact of the last Open Championship in Scotland, at Troon in 2016, revealed that there had been a direct spend of £23 million in the Ayrshire area and £110 million in the country as a whole as a result of hosting the championship.
No-one on the US team has more experience of Le Golf National or European golf than Brooks Koepka, and he’s got some scores to settle this week.
Justin Rose kept a cap on his emotions at his greatest Ryder Cup moment – but he still felt every one of them inside his cool exterior.
Before we address the dark issues emanating from Shinnecock Hills at the weekend, let’s spend a little time in the light.
Dunhill Links: No US infighting, says Brooks Koepka, but US Open champion’s “messed up” after Paris incident
Brooks Koepka mused at what it would be like if “one of my best friends” Dustin Johnson and he did actually come to blows - “15, rounds, rough and rowdy” - but denied that any such thing had happened either prior or in the aftermath of the Ryder Cup.
The British Masters, won in typically native weather by the admirable Eddie Pepperell at beautiful Walton Heath at the weekend, is a microcosm of the present state of the European Tour.