Given that rounds at the Dunhill Links Championship regularly creak towards six hours, Barassie rookie Euan Walker may just have got to grips with the complexities of the Duckworth Lewis Method in that time.

“I don’t know much about cricket but teaming up with Michael Vaughan is very exciting,” said the 23-year-old, who will partner England’s former Ashes winning captain in the lucrative Pro-Am affair.

“It will be great to meet such an experienced sportsperson and somebody that has been successful at the highest level of their sport.”

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Walker, meanwhile, is just starting out on the professional journey. Having made the cut comfortably on his European Tour debut in the KLM Open recently, the former Walker Cup player is relishing another taste of competition at the top table.

“It will be great to test myself again against the best players in Europe and do my best to improve on my performance from the KLM Open,” said Walker, who finished 40th on that debut in Amsterdam.

The strides Robert MacIntyre has made on the European Tour this season have provided Walker with plenty of inspiration too.

“I’ve practised with Bob who is a good friend,” he added of the Oban left-hander who is the top Scot on the European rankings and has three second place finishes to his name as well as a sixth place finish in The Open.

“He’s had so much success already on tour. It’s been great to hear what he has been doing and how he has been enjoying life on tour.”