Tommy Fleetwood is the course record holder at Carnoustie by virtue of his 63 during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship last October, and that has “literally no relevance” to this week’s Open Championship.
Carnoustie, of course, has not been immune to American domination during its seven previous Open Championships.
Being 158 years old and this being the 147th version, it’s naturally assumed by some that everything done at the Open Championship is dripping in tradition. But not everything.
New Scottish Open champion Brandon Stone has always been a star in the making, according to the Fifer who beat him six years ago.
Sandy Lyle has been given the honour of starting his final Open Championship while Tiger Woods has an unusual late time to begin his challenge and will partner home hope Russell Knox in the first two rounds at Carnoustie.
The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open won’t compromise on their policy to keep the men’s and women’s versions of their event together although it has radically shortened their venue options.
It was like winning the World Cup but being disappointed for not scoring a hat-trick. Brandon Stone swept relentlessly and in record fashion to the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open title, but maybe his final missed putt is the one that’ll be most remembered.
Stephen Gallacher pulled into the closing straight of the final round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open suddenly in a race for something, but a packed field ahead of him.
Golfing superstar Tiger Woods has arrived in Tayside ahead of one of the world's biggest sporting events.
A new course record - at least for a few hours - in a Rolex Series event, on home turf and a place in the top 10 going into the weekend…could yesterday be the day when Connor Syme properly arrived on the European Tour?