If anything, the little wobble Brooks Koepka endured in his procession to the PGA Championship title is going to make him all the more formidable.
The British Masters, won in typically native weather by the admirable Eddie Pepperell at beautiful Walton Heath at the weekend, is a microcosm of the present state of the European Tour.
It’s May, and the European Tour is this week finally being played...in Europe.
The partners of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open make much play of their attachment to links as an attraction to top players looking for a seaside tune-up ahead of the Open, but the message seems to be getting mixed.
We’ll miss her when she’s gone. No, correct that, we’re probably going to miss her while she’s still there.
Never being one to avoid tempting fate, Colin Montgomerie is perfectly plain about what his goal for this current season is.
Paul Lawrie’s perspective on the life-changing hour and a half that made him an Open champion twenty years ago has mellowed with the years, but the memory of it remains fresh.
We’ve all been beguiled by it - for many it’s what first drew us to the game of golf.
George Burns still isn’t sure if he wants to follow Robert MacIntyre and others he grew up with, but as the new Scottish Amateur champion he’s certainly heading in the right direction.
The only Scot in European colours this week is going to be calm and cool to keep a check on his boss, who he calls “a bit crackers at times”.