Last year’s inaugural Rolex Series was an undoubted success for the European Tour.
It was a “perfect day to play Carnoustie” in the opinion of the man who won the first of his five Claret Jugs there 43 years ago – even Tom Watson’s old nemesis was tamed.
Justin Rose is gearing for a couple of months where he can make an assault on the World No 1 – and where better to get there in the fortnight of the Open Championship and the Aberdeen Standard Investment Scottish Open.
Sir Nick Faldo will return to the scene of where his illustrious career maybe reached its peak when the 2018 Senior Open presented by Rolex is played for the first time on the Old Course, St Andrews in July.
With his name now emblazoned on a bottle of the national drink, there’s not much left for Paul Lawrie to achieve in honour of his home country, except for one remaining prize unclaimed.
Two women’s teams battled into the knockout stages of the European Tour’s GolfSixes as Scotland tumbled out early in front of large crowds and glorious sunshine in St Albans.
Richie Ramsay is taking GolfSixes seriously alright, as he attempts to go one better than last year’s semi-final defeat.
There’s nothing like a good old battle of the sexes, and golf simply hasn’t had anything like one…until today.
Bradley Neil grew up with golf in the family and yesterday the European Tour pro backed a new programme in his home county that will give free golf to under-18s who bring their family along.
Padraig Harrington - who should know - was adamant. Carnoustie remains the biggest challenge in tournament golf.