Those flat Swedish vowel sounds and that expressionless face of his would persuade you that Henrik Stenson is more of a tortoise than a hare, but anyone who doubts his ability to scamper round the links of Castle Stuart today would do well to remember the breakneck and brilliant final round of 66 he posted to win the Players Championship in Florida four years ago.
Hand on hip, leaning on his putter and gazing seaward from beneath the peak of his flat cap, Chris Doak could hardly have looked more at one with the world as he awaited his turn to putt on the seventh green.
Scotland's men advanced to face France in the semi-finals of the European Team Championships in Silkeborg, Denmark, but there was disappointment for the boys' team at Murcar Links and the girls' team at Linkopings in Sweden.
After the controversy raised in the build up to the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Castle Stuart, yesterday both the tournament and its course emerged from a potentially uncomfortable day with reputations intact.
Chris Doak's love affair with the area where he met his fiancée Laura deepened yesterday as he produced the best round of the afternoon starters to lead the home challenge at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
The dilemma facing Jeev Milkha Singh this week appeared daunting, yet the defending Scottish Open champion yesterday seemed wholly content in the knowledge that he was doing the right thing while the greater good was being served.
If Phil Mickelson waded into Loch Ness, guddled about in its depths to find the eponymous monster and hoisted it aloft in triumph on the Kessock Bridge, where do you think the admittedly preposterous conquest would rank on the Californian's list of achievements?
AFTER Graeme McDowell claimed that the Scottish Open had lost its prestige and was being played on a one-dimensional course, who better to put him in his place than a fellow Irishman and three-time major winner?
Stephen Gallacher is eager to feed off the sporting feelgood factor whipped up by Andy Murray's success as he prepares to launch his assault on the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open title at Castle Stuart.