When the greatest team golf competition in the world tees off on Scottish soil six days from now, there will be only one Scot playing as Team Europe bids to retain the trophy they last won two years ago in Medinah, Illinois.
If you arrived late for Paul McGinley's press conference ahead of the Wales Open here at Celtic Manor, you would have certainly been left intrigued by the topic of conversation as you sneaked in at the back.
Overnight leader Greg McBain ran up a triple-bogey 7 at Deeside's 10th hole yesterday in the second round of the Paul Lawrie Invitational, but the 2012 winner still holds a one-stroke lead going into today's final 18 holes.
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It has been a season of indvidual success for Bradley Neil but the Blairgowrie teenager is gearing up for team mode as Scotland's amateurs open their assault in the Eisenhower Trophy in Japan this week.
Back in my country seat at the weekend - and by that I mean my mam's delightful terraced hoose, not some baronial pile plonked amid a sprawling acreage of roaming stags and shuffling serfs - it was clear that there was only one show in town.
As the man at the helm of a company that deals with more than £300bn worth of global assets, Martin Gilbert has already stated that his firm, Aberdeen Asset Management, will take a neutral stance in the fevered build-up to the referendum.