Martin Kaymer held a one-shot lead in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship after carding a five-under-par 67 on Friday, with Rory McIlroy two shots off the pace after a 66 which included a first career hole in one.
SUCCESS for Kelsey MacDonald, Laura Murray and Heather MacRae at the Qualifying School Final in Morocco over the weekend means that there will be eight Scots on the Ladies European Tour next year, the highest number for many a year.
A NEW era in Scottish amateur golf has been proclaimed with the news that the proposal to amalgamate the Scottish Golf Union and the Scottish Ladies' Golfing Association into a single unified governing body for amateur golf in Scotland has been finalised.
It's the time of the year when the golfy folk are winding down and indulging in the kind of opulent excess that used to be the reserve of insane Roman emperors but Stephen Gallacher had one final point to make before settling himself into the festive frivolities.
BRADLEY NEIL'S first taste of European Tour life will last through the weekend after the Blairgowrie teenager survived the cut in the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek in South Africa, writes Bruce Langholm.