DEPENDING what side of Glasgow’s football divide you’re parked in – and no, we don’t mean Petershill and Pollok here – you may stop reading this after the next sentence.

“You can’t beat a late winner in extra-time,” gushed Rangers fan Ewen Ferguson of certain affairs in the Scottish Cup semi-final at the weekend as he reflected on the boisterous Hampden festivities.

“In golf, it’s all about being calm, composed and quiet and being a gentleman. At football, anything goes. You go crazy and can be as loud as you can. That’s why I am struggling with a bit of a sore throat. I think I went over the top a little bit.”

Ferguson made a big noise himself three weeks ago when he announced himself on the DP World Tour with a maiden victory at the Qatar Masters. Refreshed and raring to go again, the 25-year-old is back in action this week at the ISPS Handa Championship in Spain and the Bearsden youngster is revelling in his new status as a champion on the circuit.

“I definitely feel very comfortable in my own skin,” said the former British Boys’ champion. “It’s nice mentally to know you’ve won here and you’ve got across the line for the first time. I know I can do it so hopefully if I’m in that situation another time it stands me in good stead.”

Ferguson enjoyed his victory but he knows he can’t afford to rest on his laurels in this dog-eat-dog environment.

“It (the win) has definitely sunk in now and I feel like I’m ready to move on from it and get my game in order and get ready to compete again,” he added. “I’ve been doing a lot of work the past few days to keep my game sharp and hopefully that will pay off this week.

“A win opens different doors. You think, ‘I want to do this now or I want to do that now’. You think about wanting to play well to get in The Open and the US Open and stuff like that.

“Now that I know my card is secure out here for two years, I can concentrate on different things. At the start of the year I was thinking that keeping my card in my first full year would be nice but now I have some new cool goals.”