As sure as night follows day and a huge gallery follows Tiger Woods, the main question for a young winner of the Silver Medal at The Open is ‘when will you turn professional?’
Many a golfer will have dreamed about holing a 40-foot putt on the 18th on an Open Sunday.
Sam Locke will be the first Scottish winner of the Silver Medal for leading amateur at The Open since 2005 after making the cut by one shot.
The Open has lost the number one and two in the world at the half-way stage.
Russell Knox has got the Tiger love out of his system.
The Open hasn’t given much back to Sandy Lyle since he won the thing in 1985.
Whatever happens over the rest of his career, young amateur Sam Locke will always have the tale to tell of the afternoon he roled home a birdie putt on the famous 18th hole at Carnoustie in The Open.
You’re never too old for first tee nerves.
The kid waiting for Christmas analogy doesn’t do justice to Matthew Southgate counting down the days to Open week at Carnoustie.
The likes of Bobby Locke, Fred Daly and Peter Alliss were competing when a young Sandy Lyle started out on his Open journey.