Ryder Cup star Rafael Cabrera Bello stormed through the field in record fashion and then watched the inexperienced Calum Shinkwin unravel at the death to claim the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open title at Dundonald.
After a bogey-free 65, it wasn’t quite what you might have expected Jordan Spieth to say; “I’m prepared for the worst”.
The fledgling European Team Championship being hosted at Gleneagles is a decent stop-gap for what has to remain a regular venue for top class golf.
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.
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.
Mark O’Meara restored his pride after Thursday’s chastening start to his final Open, and didn’t have to be asked at the end.
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.
Traditional weather for central Highlands in July – driving rain, mountains obscured by fog, four layers worth of chill even for the hardly locals – were no deterrence to the fortitude of Welshman Richard James at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge.
Golf’s become like a blushing schoolgirl. No sooner has it developed a crush on one attractive and thoughtful young man, than another comes in and grabs our attention.
His brand new bag has “too many Rangers colours” and his name spelled wrongly, but nothing is spoiling Richie Ramsay’s mood going into the weekend at Wentworth.