It’s been 18 years and Paul Lawrie has played the 18th at Carnoustie countless times since the finest moment of his career, but never quite the same way he did this week.
Scottish Amateur Golfer of the Year Connor Syme has turned professional and will make his debut at this week's Portugal Masters at Vilamoura.
Connor Syme and the Great Britain and Ireland team are in the hideaway of the Hollywood stars this week intent on retaining the Walker Cup on American soil for only the second time ever even if the odds are stacked against them.
You get used to it on the golf tour. From June to the end of August, it’s pretty much full on.
The idea was only that six golfing girls – all under 14 – would try to inspire each other to reach for and maybe gain a place on the Junior Solheim Cup team at Gleneagles in 2019.
Former World No 1 Rory McIlroy will return to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October before taking a break to allow nagging injuries to heal.
The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in 2019 will play a central role in maintaining the Perthshire resort’s heritage as a golf centre and it’s reputation as Scotland’s premier playground, believes general manager Bernard Murphy.
So the handover took place, notably to a couple of 13-year-old young girl golfers from a group brought out to Iowa by VisitScotland rather than a fat man in a suit, and Scotland and Gleneagles is now the Solheim Cup host.
The raft of Solheim Cup records are within tantalising reach, but Catriona Matthew knew as she came back to win her final singles point at Des Moines that this was her playing swansong.
Catriona Matthew completed her remarkable Solheim Cup on the losing side, but the 47-year-old veteran received the admiration of all once again and maybe even another career boost.