L azarus being unavailable, the golfing Gods offered Tiger Woods another symbol of redemption as he set off up the seventh fairway.
There, standing just outside the ropes on the left side, was Andy Robinson, coach of the Scotland rugby team and a man who knows a thing or two about turning things around.
As you may well recall, Robinson's reputation was not in the best of shape a few months ago, His team had just lost seven matches on the trot, a run that encompassed a Six Nations whitewash. Then, on last month's tour to Australia and the South Pacific, he revived their fortunes with three successive victories, including a first away win over the Wallabies for 30 years.
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