Those of you who don’t like a little constructive criticism - and I know there’s some out there - look away now. It’s time for my annual report of Scottish professional golf.
Race to Dubai
Italy’s Francesco Molinari was almost lost for words after capping an incredible season by winning the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
Danny Willett admits he despised golf as he suffered through his personal version of Groundhog Day but will enjoy battling it out for the DP World Tour Championship title, regardless of the result.
Francesco Molinari strengthened his grip on the Race to Dubai title despite a late stumble on the opening day of the DP World Tour Championship.
Tommy Fleetwood admits he faces a “massively tall order” to overhaul Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari and win the Race to Dubai for the second year in succession.
Tommy Fleetwood is proud to have the chance of retaining his status as European number one, even if his main rival is Ryder Cup partner Francesco Molinari.
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.
The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship has been the late-arriving cavalry for Scottish European Tour professionals so often in the past, but only Stephen Gallacher left St Andrews with safety secured on Sunday night.
Richie Ramsay has been here before, and hasn’t lost faith – exactly the opposite in fact.
Let’s be optimistic and get the encouraging bit about Scottish professional golf in 2018 out of the way first. You know I’ll go into the dark eventually, but bear with me.