Colin Montgomerie knows that “this is it now” for him, and as a result his resolve this week is redoubled.
The first Senior Open at St Andrews needed a quality winner, and the universally-admired Miguel Angel Jimenez obliged as he held off Bernhard Langer for the title on the Old Course.
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.
Even on a rare day of sunshine and reasonably clear skies, the Sword of Damocles that is the summer weather of 2019 was held precariously over the opening day of the Aberdeen Standards Ladies Scottish Open.
Captain Juli Inkster saw an already raw US Solheim Cup team get even more inexperienced overnight, but typically sees it as positive challenge rather than a disadvantage.
St Andrews headstone will finally mark the last resting place of three times Open Champion Jamie Anderson
He was the 19th century professional golfer from St Andrews who won the Open Championship three times yet died destitute in the Thornton Poorhouse before being buried in an unmarked St Andrews grave.
Bradley Neil announced himself to BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth with something of a fanfare, but it “quietened down a bit for me” after that, he admitted.
Paul Lawrie has a pretty simple target for his first Senior Open Championship this week – win the thing.
MARSHAL LAW: Keeping order at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns during the Alfred Dunhill Links golf
Michael Alexander speaks to 2019 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship chief marshal Paul McGlynn about what it takes to keep order on the course.
Somehow we’ve made it T2G’s 13th annual Bungs, our (largely unchanged down the years) celebration of the year’s golf.