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.
This week marks the 33rd successive year the Scottish Open, currently sponsored by Aberdeen Standard Investments, has been staged in the prime slot of the European Tour schedule.
Richie Ramsay doesn’t look much like Fred Flintstone, but “caveman golf” is the key to him being just one off the lead in the Betfred British Masters.
He quite properly got a heroes’ welcome for a heroic effort when he came up the 18th as the clock ticked past 8pm. But there was to be no happy ending to the saga for Rory McIlroy at Royal Portrush.
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.
Carnoustie has a reputation for providing one of the toughest golfing challenges in the world.
John Daly will not play in the Open at Royal Portrush after all, announcing his withdrawl yesterday three days after the R&A rejected his request to use a golf cart during the championship.
This time last year Tiger Woods was considering the possibility that he’d never return to the Open Championship, far less being actively considered for a fourth Claret Jug.
Legendary St Andrews caddie’s links with Arnold Palmer and Tony Lema celebrated by golf shop during Senior Open
Legendary St Andrews born and bred golf caddie James “Tip” Anderson, who helped American stars Arnold Palmer and Tony Lema to win three Open Championships between them, is being remembered by one of the town’s golf shops during the staging of the Senior Open this week.
Awards season is on us, at full-bore, and don’t you just love, love, love it?