A son of the Muckle Toon of Langholm, with a penchant for classic rock and honest howffs, a decade of reporting on the Royal & Ancient game has kept me on the straight and narrow despite my own wild attempts at this often infuriating pursuit.
Last April, Sergio Garcia trudged out of Augusta National having made the revelation of resignation that he was “not good enough to win a major.”
On his return here to this corner of Georgia, the Spaniard was slightly more upbeat. The 33-year-old romped into a share of the lead on day one of the 77th Masters with a rousing six-under 66.
Three weeks after jumping out of a tree and injuring himself during the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Garcia found himself at the top of one.