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.
Scotland's Walker Cup hopefuls will be aiming to shine in front of the selectors this weekend as the amateur game's first major of the season, the Lytham Trophy, takes place over the Royal Lytham & St Annes links.
Tim Finchem, the PGA Tour commissioner, admits the issue of deer antler spray is "kind of silly" after Vijay Singh was cleared of a doping offence despite admitting to using a substance that cannot be detected.
The PGA Tour has cleared three-time major winner Vijay Singh of doping offences after the World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed the deer antler spray the Fijian admitted to using was not "prohibited unless a positive test results".
THE Japanese veteran Masashi 'Jumbo' Ozaki achieved a rare feat yesterday when the 66-year-old beat his age by shooting a pace-setting nine-under-par 62 in the first round of the Tsuruya Open at the Yamanohara Golf Club near Osaka.
Marc Warren suffered another painful tumble from the golfing racehorse last Sunday but the Glasgow man is back in the saddle and eager to be first past the post in this week's Ballantine's Championship in Korea.
When the male-only membership of Augusta National took a collective deep gulp and handed over green jackets to two women last summer, the move seemed to have the same kind of earth-shuddering impact not seen since the dinosaurs were flattened by an asteroid.