New Scottish Open champion Brandon Stone has always been a star in the making, according to the Fifer who beat him six years ago.
The Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open won’t compromise on their policy to keep the men’s and women’s versions of their event together although it has radically shortened their venue options.
It was like winning the World Cup but being disappointed for not scoring a hat-trick. Brandon Stone swept relentlessly and in record fashion to the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open title, but maybe his final missed putt is the one that’ll be most remembered.
A new course record - at least for a few hours - in a Rolex Series event, on home turf and a place in the top 10 going into the weekend…could yesterday be the day when Connor Syme properly arrived on the European Tour?
Football might not be coming home but the English are invading golf’s home and leaving their St George cross flags all over the furniture.
Phil Mickelson was contrite, properly publicly apologetic at last for his “dumb mistake” at the US Open, and enthusing about Carnoustie and the Ryder Cup.
The temptation to play through the pain is almost as bad as the pain itself for Peter Whiteford, but many more days like the first at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open might lead him to reconsider his apparent retirement from tournament golf.
Justin Rose invoked a little bit of Mary Berry when trying to explain where he sees an already illustrious – and largely fulfilled – career going from here on in.
Scottish Golf is in crisis, we’re told, and does our latest professional winner Russell Knox have the solution we’re all waiting for to end levels of underachievement across the board in the game we gave to the world?
Martin Laird isn’t as envious of his friend Russell Knox as much as he wants to emulate his fellow Scot’s surge into form.