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My abiding memory of Justin Rose, the No 1 golfer in the world right now, will always be at Gleneagles in 1999.
Scotland’s Liam Johnston claimed his second Challenge Tour victory in his debut season to all but clinch his European Tour card for 2019 while Callum Hill continued his rapid rise through the ranks at in Kazakhstan Open yesterday.
The R&A’s desire to ditch its crusty, traditional image and promote a new persona for the 21st century was underlined with the announcement yesterday of a simplified Rules of the Golf and a complete rebranding of the organisation.
The rebel “Requisitionists” who voted down Scottish Golf’s proposed financial restructuring in March will have their own proposals tested at a special general meeting of the governing body early next month.
Thomas Bjorn will lean massively on experience after picking four men with 20 appearances and 48 points between them for his wildcards for the contest against the USA in Paris this month.
Thomas Bjorn is going on the “tried and tested” evidence of the past in giving Sergio Garcia a wildcard for the Ryder Cup in Paris later this month.
The goodwill and desire from all quarters to improve the fortunes of all aspects of golf in Scotland is so strong that any difficulties the sport faces are surmountable, believes Scottish Golf chief executive Andrew McKinlay.
Unlike most recent years, there seems to have been little intrigue and debate about Thomas Bjorn’s wildcard selections for the Ryder Cup, which he announces tomorrow.
Rebel associations that voted down proposals for a financial restructuring of Scottish Golf in March are attempting to force another meeting of the organisation to vote on a new plan.
Victor Veyret will be walking tall down the fairways of Le Golf National in the Ryder Cup in less than a month’s time, but his dream is to have it with club in hand in the future and he’s on the right track.