Happy New Year to one and all, and you’ll be delighted to know that 2018 marks the start of a new T2G, where everything is daisies and rainbows and all words are bright and optimistic and not dreary and doom-laden.
Henrik Stenson is back in Ayrshire, just a few miles north of his great triumph of a year ago, but there’s definitely something different about him.
Rory McIlroy was outwardly confident, but the inference was pretty clear when told his odds for the Open Championship this week.
Former World No 1 Rory McIlroy will return to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in October before taking a break to allow nagging injuries to heal.
So the handover took place, notably to a couple of 13-year-old young girl golfers from a group brought out to Iowa by VisitScotland rather than a fat man in a suit, and Scotland and Gleneagles is now the Solheim Cup host.
Scottish Golf want to run the tee-time booking system for every golf club in the country to plough resources back into the game.
Given his situation earlier this year, no wonder Ian Poulter looks so pleased with himself right now.
Catriona Matthew will get her wish to captain the European team in a Solheim Cup on home soil after she was revealed as skipper for the matches at Gleneagles on September 13-15 2019 yesterday.
Danny Willett believes his experience of some US fans at Hazeltine proved that his brother Pete’s infamous article was “in fact correct”.
Justin Rose admits that he’s now “into the do-it-now phase of my career” as he returns to the scene of his breakout performance in 1998.