Rory McIlroy was outwardly confident, but the inference was pretty clear when told his odds for the Open Championship this week.
Australian exile Josh Greer took out another two Scottish Boys squad players while the shocks at Scotscraig finally hit the Girls Championship at the semi-final stage.
On a glorious day at Wentworth with temperatures in the 80s, only a Scot would complain about the weather. But Scott Jamieson’s point was a wider one that the perfect conditions for the first day of the BMW PGA Championship.
In these days where the golfing “close season” amounts to just four days, it barely gives your poor columnist any time to stop and take stock.
Connor Syme and the Great Britain and Ireland team are in the hideaway of the Hollywood stars this week intent on retaining the Walker Cup on American soil for only the second time ever even if the odds are stacked against them.
Lexi Thompson has a secret weapon as she attempts to win the RICOH Women’s British Open – her “best friend” who knows Kingsbarns Links better than anyone in the field.
Jacket or jug?
It cost him the respect of his peers at the time and possibly even cost him any chance of becoming a Ryder Cup captain.
Arnold Palmer won his last major 52 years ago. If the eulogies for him on his death at 87 puzzle you, that bare statistic isn’t going to help.
Royal Birkdale has a history of transforming the lives of young amateur golfers.