TOM WATSON has indicated he will not pick Tiger Woods for the United States team that will play in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this year unless he displays a stark improvement in form and qualifies for the FedEx Cup.
MARC Warren and Stephen Gallacher, tied for 12th and 19th place respectively ahead of the final round of The Open this afternoon, each have an excellent chance of earning substantial pay cheques with decent finishes.
THE 1986 apartheid boycott apart, the biggest Scottish headline on the run-in to the Ednburgh Commonwealth Games was that Allan Wells would not defend the 100 and 200 metres titles he had won in Brisbane.
SERGIO GARCIA, one of six players tied for third place at Hoylake last night after he followed up a four under-par opening round of 68 with a 70, says he wants to win the Open Championship more than any other tournament.
THE huge influence Bob Torrance, who has passed away at the age of 82 after losing his battle with cancer, had on Scottish golf was glaringly obvious with a glance at the leaderboard at the Open yesterday.
Seven years have gone by since Rory McIlroy, as an 18-year-old amateur, turned up at Carnoustie and announced himself to the sporting world by shooting the only bogey-free round of the first day of the 2007 Open Championship.