Sir Nick Faldo’s plan for St Andrews this week is simple – try to enjoy the Senior Open, and get the precise measurements for the short eleventh.
Rory McIlroy doesn’t feel like a human shield for the rest of the field this week at Royal Portrush – instead he feels the focus is spread across the field.
It’s simply not fair. Brooks Koepka has four major wins in three years, has gone 1-2-1-2 in the last four, and for this final major of the season, he’s got the biggest expert in Royal Portrush on his bag.
Europe’s Solheim Cup advantage is the home soil of Gleneagles, and perhaps the cool of a late summer Scottish morning as today’s foursomes get underway on the PGA Centenary Course.
Juli Inkster, the three-time US Solheim Cup captain and seven-time major championship winner, is a treasure of golf, not just of the native country of which she is so proud.
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.
The rather unloved, sometimes even largely unnoticed PGA Championship has moved to May, and regular T2G readers will know we think this is an all-round good thing.
Russell Knox thinks that the new influx of Scottish talent on the major golf tours will lift the country – and put smiles on everyone’s faces.
Paul Lawrie has a pretty simple target for his first Senior Open Championship this week – win the thing.
The two holes that “helped” Connor Syme most at Royal Portrush are gone, but there’s plenty of memories of the course to tap into as he looks forward to his second Open experience.