Every picture tells a story but, as far as the story of the Open is concerned, there is one significant visual representation that has remained elusive; an image of the very first championship at Prestwick in 1860.
Golf's long-awaited return to the Olympics has not been without its problems but Peter Dawson, the chief executive of the Royal & Ancient, is hopeful that one major issue will soon be resolved; the construction of the actual course itself.
It may not have been on a par with Tiger Woods' US Open win of 2008, which was eked out despite severe cruciate ligament damage in his knee and two stress fractures of his left tibia, but Stephen Gallacher's Dubai Desert Classic victory at the weekend gave further weight to the old phrase "beware the injured golfer".
A six-shot swing at the top of the leaderboard left Andrew McArthur four shots behind home player Shiv Kapur going into the final day of the Gujarat Kensville Challenge in India, but the Glaswegian retains hope of a second European Challenge Tour title.
CHRIS DOAK kept up his challenge for a maiden European Tour win at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic yesterday, while his fellow Scot Stephen Gallacher, seeking to end a nine-year drought, also remained right in contention.