Lawrie: Cuddles from new manager ‘Chubby’ can bring success

Even at the age of 48 and despite having a major, two Ryder Cup appearances and 13 professional victories under his belt, Paul Lawrie still needs a cuddle every now and again.

Two Ryder Cup players, Stephen Gallacher, right, and 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie at the Scottish Golf Awards. Picture: Kenny Smith

Comment: Great chance to talk about future of Scottish golf

While it was extremely enjoyable to be part of such a glitzy occasion, it was difficult not to wish that the 550 people at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on Friday night were there to talk about Scottish golf and trying to mould its future rather than celebrate the country’s main achievements in 2016.

Rickie Fowler celebrates his Honda Classic victory in Florida. Picture: Getty Images

8am Round-Up: Rickie Fowler back in world’s top 10 after win

Former Scottish Open champion Rickie Fowler is back into the world top 10 after landing his first victory in more than a year.

World No 2 Jason Day has pulled out of the WGC-Mexico Championship. Picture: Michael Gillen.

Illness forces Jason Day to miss WGC-Mexico

World No 2 Jason Day has withdrawn from the WGC-Mexico Championship, which starts on Thursday, due to 

Paul Waring of England plays his second shot into the ninth green during the second round of the Joburg Open. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images)

Paul Waring shares lead at a wet Johannesburg

England’s Paul Waring holds a share of the lead going into the final round of the Joburg Open after continued poor weather in South Africa saw the tournament reduced to 54 holes.

Joint Lifetime Achievement award winners Belle Robertson and 
Jock MacVicar, right, with Inspirational award recipient Paul Lawrie. Picture: Kenny Smith

Award joy for Dunaverty’s Belle Robertson and Jock MacVicar

Dunaverty duo Belle Robertson and Jock MacVicar became the first non-Tour professionals to enter Scottish golf’s Hall of Fame on a night when Russell Knox and Paul Lawrie were also honoured at the Scottish Golf Awards in Edinburgh.

Colin Montgomerie still rules the shot that cost him the 2006 US open at Winged Foot. Picture: Jane Barlow

8am Round Up: Colin Montgomerie reveals the one shot he’d like to hit again

Colin Montgomerie has admitted that the one shot in his career he’d like to hit again is the sloppy one that cost him the US Open in 2006.

Marc Warren at the 18th hole during day one of the Joburg Open. Picture: Warren Little/Getty Images

Catriona Matthew toils in Thailand as Marc Warren flourishes

Marc Warren made a promising start in the rain-hit Joburg Open on a day when another Scot, Catriona Matthew, crashed to one of the worst rounds of her career in the Honda LPGA Thailand event in Chonburi.

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Sir Michael Bonallack believes modern golf balls travel too far. Picture: David Cannon/Getty Images

R&A chief Martin Slumbers defends Open course changes

Widespread lengthening of the courses on the Open Championship rota has been defended by the R&A’s chief executive, Martin Slumbers, despite one of his predecessors claiming it wouldn’t have been necessary if steps had been taken to control the distance a golf ball can travel.

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Scottish No 1 Russell Knox will be making his second Masters appearance in April. Picture: Getty Images

8am Round-Up: Russell Knox makes pre-Masters visit to Augusta

Russell Knox has started the build up to his second Masters appearance by playing a practice round at Augusta National.

Liam Johnston in action in the South African Amateur Championship.

Liam Johnston’s joy diluted as Craig Ross falls ill

Liam Johnston is on course to continue Scotland’s remarkable run of success in the Sanlam South Amateur Championship after reaching the last eight at Humewood.

Scotland's David Law will take part in the Joburg Open in a rare outing on the European Tour. Picture: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

dAVID Law has ‘nothing to lose’ in Joburg Open

David Law reckons he has “nothing to lose” after securing a rare European Tour outing in the Joburg Open, which starts today at rain-sodden venues in Royal Johannesburg and Kensington.

Francesco Molinari of Italy waves to the crowd at the Open d'Italia. The R&A wants to make the Open and Women's Open more fan-friendly.  Picture: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

R&A wants to broaden golf’s appeal to all sports fans

Creating a more productive “club connection” is one of Martin Slumbers’ main goals as the R&A chief executive bids to keep the Open Championship at the forefront of golf, as well as helping the Women’s British Open raise its profile.

Kirkhill's Craig Ross was three down to fellow Scot Liam Johnston at Humewood Golf Club

8am Round-Up: Craig Ross concedes SA Amateur tie

Craig Ross’s reign as the Sanlam South African Amateur champion ended in disappointment this morning.

Jason Day ponders a putt during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill in Pebble Beach, California.  Picture: Jeff Gross/Getty Images

‘Ready golf’ to be used by R&A in the Amateur Championship

“Ready golf” is to be implemented at this year’s Amateur Championship as the R&A steps up its attempt to improve pace of play in golf, with chief executive Martin Slumbers insisting that players like 
Jason Day have a responsibility in that respect as “role 

R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers says he is considering offering the Open Championship prize money in dollars rather than pounds. Picture: R&A

R&A chief: Open prize fund may be in dollars due to Brexit

The 146th Open Championship could be the first in the event’s history to offer prize money in US dollars due to a weak pound in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Rory McIlroy praised President Donald Trump's game after a round at Doral. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Rory McIlroy praises President Donald Trump’s game

Rory McIlroy played a round with US President Donald Trump on Sunday as he 
continues his recovery from a rib injury.

Jose Maria Olazabal has accepted an invitation to become an honorary member of the R&A. Picture: Getty Images

8am Round-Up: Jose Maria Olazabal accepts R&A membership

Two-time Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal and English amateur legend Bridget Jackson have accepted invitations to become the latest Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.

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Martin Slumbers - very pleased that Muirfield is voting again. Picture: R&A.

Open green light if Muirfield votes ‘Yes’

Muirfield will go straight back on to the Open Championship rota if members of the East Lothian club vote in favour of admitting women in a second ballot, despite R&A chief executive Martin Slumbers acknowledging that last year’s no vote created “negative press for golf right around the world”.

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Donald Trump at Turnberry, one of the courses on the Open Championship rota. Picture: John Devlin

Donald Trump has put R&A in ‘uncharted territory’

Donald Trump has put the R&A in “uncharted territory” since becoming US President but that will not stop Turnberry being considered for the Open Championship, the organisation’s chief executive has said.

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