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.
Callum Macaulay’s “positive but realistic” decision to give up professional golf has allowed him to recover his enjoyment of the game as he reached the last 16 of the Scottish Amateur Championship at Crail.
It’s been fun. Great fun. Actually, among the best fun you can have in sport. But it might well be over.
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.
They still just don’t get it. Not even after the repeated humiliations of 25 years.
Carnoustie has a reputation for providing one of the toughest golfing challenges in the world.
Royal Portrush could get the Open again within five years after the huge financial success of the first championship in Northern Ireland for nearly 70 years.
Of all the home players at Royal Portrush this week, only one of them was actually born and brought up in the town, and if he hadn’t qualified for the event, he’d have had to go somewhere – anywhere - else.
Scotland are set to be without first-choice tight-head WP Nel for Saturday’s 6 Nations meeting with champions Ireland in yet another injury blow but should see several experienced men returning to duty.
An independent study of the economic impact of the last Open Championship in Scotland, at Troon in 2016, revealed that there had been a direct spend of £23 million in the Ayrshire area and £110 million in the country as a whole as a result of hosting the championship.