It is more of a reshuffle than a sweeping change and Paul McGinley, the European captain, believes that his decision to go with three wildcard picks for next year's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles gives him "a bit of wiggle room" for the match with the USA.
The name of the American venue may have stirred up thoughts of home but there was no joy for Scottish hopefuls Martin Laird and Russell Knox in the Open Championship's US leg of International Final Qualifying at the Gleneagles club in Texas.
Scott Jamieson showed he has a head for heights as he breezed into the last 16 of the Volvo World Match-Play Championship with a 5&3 demolition of Thorbjorn Olesen on the dramatic Thracian Cliffs course.
Nicolas Colsaerts, the defending champion, and former winner Ian Poulter face a battle to remain in the Volvo World Match Play Championship after losing their opening group games in Bulgaria yesterday.
With lightning in the air, Jessica Meek, a 19-year-old from Carnoustie, sparked into form, birdied three of the final four holes to lead the 36-hole qualifying in the Scottish Ladies' Amateur Championship at Longniddry yesterday.
Catriona Matthew, the former Women's British Open champion and Scotland's highest-ranked golfer in the world, last night expressed her belief that the Royal & Ancient should "lead by example" and open its doors to women members.
Glenbervie's Graeme Robertson claimed the first-round lead in the Irish Men's Open Amateur Championship at Royal Dublin GC yesterday, helped along the way by the first hole in one of his career, writes Colin Farquharson.