Andrew Thomson’s thoughts as he hit a ball from perfect position on the fourth fairway at Rosemount during the quarter-final of the Scottish Amateur Championship were simple enough.
Thank goodness, the silly season (for as much as it ever stops in golf) is over. There’s some proper, competitive stuff to get our teeth into.
We've known in golf that times like this were coming, but that doesn't make it any easier to take.
Dunhill Links: No US infighting, says Brooks Koepka, but US Open champion’s “messed up” after Paris incident
Brooks Koepka mused at what it would be like if “one of my best friends” Dustin Johnson and he did actually come to blows - “15, rounds, rough and rowdy” - but denied that any such thing had happened either prior or in the aftermath of the Ryder Cup.
Sam Locke is becoming his own man, plotting his way around Royal Portrush without the advice and oversight of his mentor Paul Lawrie, before both play in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush.
Catriona Matthew’s ever-calm exterior – vital itself in a high-pressure situation like a Solheim Cup – disguises as tough a competitor as there is in world golf, believes Dame Laura Davies.
It’s got so bad it’s expected now. The only question is, how exactly will the USGA muck up the US Open this year?
Edoardo Molinari will be in either of two picturesque if very different seaside ports next week – Portrush or Portofino.
Longniddry’s David Rudd likes to think of himself as a bit of a Crail specialist and the 19-year-old certainly confirmed that on the opening day of the Scottish Amateur Championship at the Fife links yesterday.