The 26 swing thoughts of Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth’s careful and thoughtful consideration of every blow? It’s all a waste of time and we should play “caveman golf”.
Connor Syme and the Great Britain and Ireland team are in the hideaway of the Hollywood stars this week intent on retaining the Walker Cup on American soil for only the second time ever even if the odds are stacked against them.
Teenage amateur Sandy Scott got huge consolation for missing out on Scotland's European Team Championship side in Austria by securing a slot in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Tyrrell Hatton grabbed one bit of history while Ross Fisher lost the chase of his fellow Englishman but snatched an equally significant historical milestone in the final blows of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
No-one would ever mistake the World No 1, Dustin Johnson, as a man given to long passages of self-doubt.
Rory McIlroy’s emotional celebration at the peak of a toe-to-toe battle with Patrick Reed seemed to suck the inspiration out of Europe’s key man and set in motion the USA’s procession to win the 41st Ryder Cup.
It was only a 71; not even good enough for the top 50 on a low scoring day at Royal Birkdale.
Sometimes, you’ve just got to suck it up - as our American friends indelicately put it - and admit defeat.
Darren Clarke’s faith in Belgian Thomas Pieters showed glimmers of being fulfilled, but his great friend Lee Westwood suffered one of his worst mornings in his long Ryder Cup career as the European pair were thrashed 5 and 4 by Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar in the morning foursomes.
On the face of it, Tiger Woods’ latest medical bulletin will encourage many who hope to see him return to full health and former glories.