Defending champion Francesco Molinari hopes to harness some of the energy of a Northern Irish crowd celebrating the return of the Open after 68 years in much the same way he did at the Ryder Cup.
Former champion Tiger Woods had an anxious eye on the weather as the 147th Open Championship got under way at Carnoustie on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy knows only too well that success in major championships is never guaranteed, but would love to regain the Claret Jug at Carnoustie and complete his Open Championship circle.
OOR Wullie is leaving his bucket to tee off at The Open.
I FIND myself in Carnoustie for the first time.
Location Off the high street and down by the seafront in the town famed for its championship golf course.
Artisana, Kirriemuir And now for something completely different. Back in 2013, Ailsa Hayward found a rusty old van, abandoned and alone. It was love at first sight. Fast forward a few years and that van – Fleur – is now a regular at shows, weddings, fayres and other events. And the good news is she’s been completely restored and renewed – and is filled with divine cakes, bakes and other goodies made by Ailsa. How do fudgy brownies, sweet and salty rocky road and crispy leek and mature cheddar savoury mini muffins grab you? Ailsa will be out and about a lot with Fleur over the next few months – you can catch them at Bonfest in Kirriemuir in April, Mofest in Montrose in May and Dogs Day Out at Glamis Castle in July.