Scottish Golf News – The Herald

  • Dustin Johnson just world number one of many big names heading home early from Carnoustie
    on July 20, 2018 at 9:12 pm

    Much importance has been attached to golf’s world rankings over the thirty plus years since their introduction, but as a form guide to The Open Championship they once again proved valueless yesterday as the top two both missed the cut, while third-placed Justin Rose, the top placed European on that list, had to hole a 10 foot birdie putt on the final green to sneak in with nothing to spare. […]

  • Teenage amateur Locke can relax and take stock after pouching much prized silver
    on July 20, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Stonehaven teenager Sam Locke can look forward to the greatest weekend of his life as he spends two days strolling around the Carnoustie links with men he dreams of joining as a professional golfer, knowing he has already done enough to secure one of his sport’s most coveted prizes. […]

  • Sandy Lyle struggles in sand to spoil his special day as ceremonial Open starter
    on July 20, 2018 at 7:59 am

    It was on the beach at Sandwich that he ended Scotland’s long wait for an Open champion in 1985 and from a bunker on the final hole at the US Masters three years later that he played his most famous shot but, for by no means the first time, sandy lies were by no means kind to Sandy Lyle at Carnoustie yesterday. […]

  • The Open: Knox aims to bury and praise Tiger
    on July 20, 2018 at 7:57 am

    As the 14-time Major winner made his return to the Open Championship after missing the last two, those seeking signs of “the Tiger effect” on the rest of the field had to look no further than the performance of the most fancied of the home challengers, Russell Knox, late yesterday afternoon. […]

  • The Open: Sam Locke leads the race for amateur silver medal
    on July 20, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Current Scottish Amateur champion Sam Locke served both the golf communities he was representing impressively as he emerged from the first day of the Open as both leading Scot and joint leader in the race for the amateur silver medal. […]

  • The Open: Viva Lost Vegas as travel chaos causes Open rush
    on July 20, 2018 at 7:44 am

    There are many ways to prepare for an Open Championship. Days can be spent on reconnaissance missions over the links as you mull over club selection from the tees and plot each hump, hollow and possible pin position with the intense attention to detail that would get you a job at the Ordnance Survey. […]

  • The Open: Tiger effect has knock on for Russell Knox
    on July 20, 2018 at 7:40 am

    As the 14-time Major winner made his return to the Open Championship after missing the last two, those seeking signs of “the Tiger effect” on the rest of the field had to look no further than the performance of the most fancied of the home challengers, Russell Knox, late yesterday afternoon. […]

  • The Open: Slow burning day as Kevin Kisner takes route 66
    on July 20, 2018 at 7:34 am

    The first day of the 147th Open Championship may have provided a taste of life in the fast lane on the toasty links but it was still something of a slow burner. […]

  • The Open: The Ice Man cometh as Haraldur Magnus makes Open debut
    on July 19, 2018 at 9:31 am

    If Ben Hogan was affectionately known as the Wee Ice Mon in 1953, then Carnoustie in 2018 has a genuine Ice Man, writes Nick Rodger. […]

  • The Open: Why Jock Calder's golfing bairns should be grateful
    on July 19, 2018 at 9:27 am

    As the R&A was forced to devote a hefty chunk of its annual pre-Open press conference to persuading the captain of what most would imagine to be the host golf club of the benefits of being invited to stage the sport’s greatest championship, the initial impression given to the world was of Carnoustie being subjected to a permanently disfiguring, self-inflicted injury. […]