Darren Clarke’s forlorn hopes of a complete riposte to the USA's morning whitewash were dashed as Martin Kaymer and Danny Willett had no answer to two of the players Davis Love III had benched in the morning, Brandt Snedeker and Brooks Koepka.
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.
The look of relief from Lewis Irvine was obvious as he held on to beat Edzell’s Aidan Smith and halt the retreat of the seeds in the Scottish Boys Championship at Scotscraig.
He came from Dundonald feeling as if he had been “punched over and over.”
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.
Jordan Spieth has some disappointing news who for those longing for someone like him, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy or even the fast rising Jon Rahm to become golf’s new big, bad cat.
He may not have bloomed at Royal Birkdale quite as vibrantly as Justin Rose, or sprouted as high up the leaderboard as Chris Wood.
The sun finally broke through after a day of deluges at the Old Course to leave England’s Matthew Jordan again following in the footsteps of Justin Rose as the winner of the St Andrews Links Trophy.
Watching the European Tour’s inaugural Golf Sixes at the weekend, there was a strange but all too audible sound of creaking and groaning.
The European Tour have fanfared the future of golf. The World Super 6 Perth fair slips off the tongue and will revolutionise the game, or so the Tour’s outstanding media crew are telling us.