This week is the DP World (pause) Championship, the culmination of the European Tour season, and as chief executive Keith Pelley insisted last year, now the Tour’s flagship event.
Cristie Kerr has always been a tough nut who loves a scrap and showed it again by edging ahead in the Aberdeen Asset Management Ladies Scottish Open at the halfway stage at windy Dundonald.
One more week to go in the European Tour “regular season”, one week INTO the new PGA Tour season; golf never stops.
Ronan Rafferty led a scoring frenzy by the European Senior’s Tour elite group in the first round of the Prostate Cancer UK Scottish Senior Open at Archerfield Links.
Darren Clarke has completed his backroom team for the 2016 Ryder Cup by naming 2002 skipper Sam Torrance as his fifth vice-captain for the match against the USA at Hazeltine National in September.
For all the talk that leadership in the Scotland team is by committee, there is little doubt that this has been Greig Laidlaw's team for some time.
John Barclay will captain Scotland from the start for the first time in his 58th cap as Vern Cotter made three enforced and two tactical changes for the third RBS 6 Nations match against Wales at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.
Henrik Stenson felt that it was his time to win Sweden’s first major championship and the Open title he’d wanted since he started playing the game at 11.
It started on June 15 last year when the Scots gathered for a pre-World Cup training camp involving manoeuvres with the French marines in the Pyrenees.
Glasgow are going back to where the dream of retaining their Guinness PRO12 title died with the memory of the changing room after last year’s semi-final loss the motivating factor.