Rory McIlroy may face a similar task one day but he is glad not to be in Paul McGinley's shoes just a week before the Europe team captain has to announce his three wild card picks for the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
The Ryder Cup race is nearing its end and Stephen Gallacher, the only Scottish hopeful, began his final push for the line with a two-under 70 in the first round of the D+D Real Czech Masters in Prague yesterday.
Park Inbee said the experience she gained by beating Scotland's Catriona Matthew to the Wegmans LPGA Championship in a play-off last year stood her in good stead when she defended the title to earn a fifth major in dramatic style.
Kevin Sutherland made history on the Champions Tour on Saturday by becoming the first player to card a sub-60 round, with a magical 59 seeing him storm to the top of the Dick's Sporting Goods Open leaderboard.
Thank goodness that's over. The 'will he, won't he?' palaver surrounding Tiger Woods and a wild card for the Ryder Cup has been a bit like being in the queuing system on the phone to an insurance company.
Rory McIlroy has set himself the "small" goal of becoming Europe's most successful player in the modern era and completing a career grand slam following his thrilling triumph in the US PGA Championship on Sunday.
Michael Bannon, coach to four-time major championship winner Rory McIlroy, believes that his charge's participation in the Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen was key to the Northern Irishman becoming the third youngest player to win four major titles.
Tom Watson, the United States Ryder Cup captain, insists he can rely on Tiger Woods to tell him the truth about his fitness, but admits a European team "full of star power" will be favourites to retain the famous trophy.