Matt Taylor’s exit was quicker than many expected, but not unexpected in itself and probably not overdue, either.
The Official World Golf Rankings have many, many faults, but as a method of working out the labyrinthic machinations of the game at the elite level, they're probably the best we can hope for.
Edinburgh will need to wait until next week for a full wave of their Scotland stars to return to duty with national captain Stuart McInally not due back until the end of this month.
Bronte Law's part in the Solheim Cup Glory at Gleneagles might go missing because of what happened moments later with Suzann Pettersen on the 18th, but it shouldn't.
Juan Pablo Socino thought his days as Puma were gone, but if he keeps playing a major role for Edinburgh he can plot a way back into his national side.
Scotland in 2023, at the next World Cup, will have vast experience in some positions. Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell will be 31. Hoggy should be the most capped Scottish player ever by then, and probably the record try-scorer as well.
Short of taking on the Brexit negotiations – and he’s not free for that – there seems to be nothing that Paul McGinley isn’t doing at the moment.
Dan McFarland’s decision to leave Scotland’s international management team is a blow to Gregor Townsend, but perhaps not a surprise.
Football might not be coming home but the English are invading golf’s home and leaving their St George cross flags all over the furniture.
Jim Furyk’s concession to the Europeans was strangely familiar to many that were at the last, infamous press conference for a losing USA Ryder Cup team four years ago at Gleneagles…but Phil Mickelson was strictly on-message this time.