Shane Lowry’s Open Championship victory was constructed on a quiet coffee with his Scottish coach Neil Manchip at a nearby hotel, and then executed in steadfast style in front of thousands of his euphoric countrymen at Royal Portrush.
No-one on the US team has more experience of Le Golf National or European golf than Brooks Koepka, and he’s got some scores to settle this week.
Justin Rose kept a cap on his emotions at his greatest Ryder Cup moment – but he still felt every one of them inside his cool exterior.
Regular readers (both of you) will know I rarely miss the chance to point out when I’ve been proved right about something.
Rory McIlroy and Ian Poulter are both trying to stay undercover ahead of Royal Portrush next week – but neither has ever been very good at doing that.
Before we address the dark issues emanating from Shinnecock Hills at the weekend, let’s spend a little time in the light.
The list of golf’s world-class links courses is about to expand.
The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open is likely to be back at The Renaissance Club for a second successive year in 2020, with any faults at the venue “easily solvable”, according to ASI chairman Martin Gilbert.
Richie Ramsay kept coming back to the tournament director’s office at the Betfred British Masters, just to put his mind at rest.
Band of brothers: Meet the traumatised former soldiers aiming to bag new careers as caddies in St Andrews
Michael Alexander meets ex-servicemen who are overcoming the trauma of war on a unique caddie school course at the Home of Golf St Andrews