Edinburgh’s focus hasn’t wavered through a difficult two weeks and head coach Richard Cockerill doesn’t expect any change in Treviso as the club go for a fourth win in a row.
Europe’s unbeaten pairing from Gleneagles fell to the USA’s unbeaten duo to give the hosts their first win in a first-out Ryder Cup match since 1995, and the difference was almost entirely on the greens.
Padraig Harrington may have used up his entire quota of lucky Irishness in one round, but the last Open champion at Royal Birkdale seems to be warming up well ahead of his return there next week.
Cornell du Preez took huge pride in getting his first Scotland cap but intends the result for his second to be much more in keeping.
The Big Four, they’re already being called, even though we’re not quite sure really how many are Big, or if they’re really Big enough, given they have just eight majors between them so far.
Dame Laura Davies thought she should have been in this week’s RICOH Women British Open as of right, but the legend of the game made it anyway after a long day’s wait and a dramatic 14-way play-off in the Final Qualifying tournament at the Castle Course, St Andrews yesterday.
John Barclay expects Scotland’s three-nation sojourn on the other side of the world to be a bonding and communication exercise – whether the players like it or not.
The Open Championship’s rules procedures should prevent any repeat of the issues experienced by Dustin Johnson at Oakmont in the US Open, R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers believes.
Scotland predictably got a backlash from the Rugby World Cup schedulers for 2019 facing the Pool top seeds in their first game and precious little recovery time for the final pool match against Japan.
Stephen Gallacher remains on track for an eleventh hour Open place at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open and is ready to engage a higher gear at the weekend.