Bradley Neil, the reigning Amateur champion from Blairgowrie who is making his debut in this week's Masters, is set to join the professional ranks in the summer and could be poised to sign on with the same management company that looks after the affairs of Tiger Woods.
When the passing of the years began to catch up on the great Gene Sarazen , he became wary of his role as a ceremonial starter at the Masters and expressed his concerns about becoming "an exhibit in a museum" to Augusta National chairman, Hord Hardin.
Whether it was muttered from the mouths of Elmer from Louisiana, Hank from South Dakota or Colt from Montana, the sentiments were the same from this neck-craning American audience peering on at Rory McIlroy shoogling himself into position on the first tee at Augusta and preparing to get a practice round underway here at the 79th Masters.
FORGET hill starts, three-point turns and parallel parking, the simple, straightforward 300-metre drive into Augusta National up Mag- nolia Lane probably gave Bradley Neil more jitters than the driving test he passed a few months ago.
World number one Lydia Ko has yet to win a major title but the 17-year-old prodigy has already achieved so much in golf that she enters today's ANA Inspiration, the first Major of the year, envied by many of her rivals.
In the grand scheme of the millions that were generated by the Ryder Cup on Scottish soil last year, you'd probably think that £30,000 could be cobbled together from a quick rummage down the back of a Chaise Lounge in the lobby of the Gleneagles Hotel.
Despite an upset stomach all week in Morocco, Pamela Pretswell signed off with a 69 for a six-under-par aggregate of 278 and a joint eighth finish behind two-stroke winner Gwladys Nocera of France in the Ladies European Tour's Lalla Meryem Cup tournament event which ended today at Golf de L'Ocean, Agadir on Morocco's western Atlantic coastline.
SCOTTISH pair Richie Ramsay were involved in a three-way tie for the lead with France's Romain Wattel in the Hassan Trophy at Golf du Palais Royal in Morocco while South Africa's George Coetzee staged a superb fightback to keep his hopes of qualifying for the Masters alive.