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.
Paul Lawrie has been mysteriously getting it in the neck from Twitter trolls but he’s not about to abandon social media yet.
Paul Dunne didn’t only manage to ignore the thundering approach of an on-fire Rory McIlroy on the final day of the British Masters yesterday but pulled away in outstanding fashion with a brilliant nine-under 61 to claim his first tour title.
Richie Ramsay admitted he should have been pretty happy with 12-under and an eighth place finish in the British Masters at Close House, but was still thinking about what might have been.
Richie Ramsay is right there amongst an impressive leaderboard as the British Masters entertained a huge crowd with birdies between the rain showers at Close House.
Ian Poulter wouldn’t swap places with Lee Westwood this week at Close House, but it seems both are experiencing some kind of relief in the British Masters as they make a challenge for the title.
Tiger Woods can walk away from golf with his head held high, having played “the greatest golf anyone in my lifetime has ever seen,” believes Rory McIlroy.
One fears for state of the treadmill at a city centre hotel in Newcastle this morning because Richie Ramsay was not entirely a happy man despite his three-under 67 at the British Masters at Close House.
Rory McIlroy believes the next three months will hold the key to his next ten years in golf – potentially turning “a great career into one of the greatest” in the history of the game.
A week after he had to come off in the first round in Portugal with chronic sinusitis, Stephen Gallacher admitted to being “about 80 per cent” after yesterday’s British Masters pro-am around the hilly Close House.