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Tim Poyser swaps finance career for life as an Open caddie

Edinburgh man Tim Poyser is getting close to the action in this week’s Open Championship – as Scottish amateur Connor Syme’s caddie.

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David Drysdale with his wife and caddie Vicky Drysdale during a practice round at Royal Birkdale. Pic: Getty Images

The Open: David Drysdale a ‘better player’ than last time

David Drysdale opened with a par-breaking 69 and was delighted to make the cut on his Open debut at Turnberry in 2009.

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Raymond Russell missed out in final qualifying for this year's Open

The Open: Birkdale rekindles great memories for Raymond Russell

Memories will come flooding back for Raymond Russell when he watches this week’s Open Championship – and no wonder.

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Defending champion: Henrik Stenson claimed the Claret Jug at Troon last year

The Open: Experience and hunger the key to Birkdale glory

There’s two things to take into account when trying to come up with a basic profile for a potential winner in this week’s 146th Open Championship at Birkdale.

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Rickie Fowler won the Scottish Open at Gullane in 2015. Pic: Getty Images

Rickie Fowler eyes return to Gullane with Scottish Open

American ace Rickie Fowler will almost certainly be back at Gullane next summer to try and land a second Scottish Open win at the East Lothian venue.

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Stuart McLaren

Lothian Championships: Stuart McLaren lands Stuart Cup

Stuart McLaren made home advantage count at Bruntsfield Links to lift the Stuart Cup as leading qualifier for this week’s Lothians Championship at the Capital course.

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Richie Ramsay

Richie Ramsay not content to be top Scot at Dundonald Links

Finishing as the leading home player for the second year running in the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open was scant consolation for Richie Ramsay after a frustrating final day at Dundonald Links.

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Stephen Gallacher kept himself in contention at Dundonald Links

Stephen Gallacher ready for weekend ‘test against the best’

Lothians star Stephen Gallacher is relishing the chance of a “test against the best” in the final two rounds of the £5.5 million Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald Links.

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Phil Mickelson played at Gullane in 2015

Scottish Open bosses confident Phil Mickelson will return to Gullane

Scottish Open officials are hopeful 2013 winner Phil Mickelson will be back in the field for the event’s return to Gullane next summer.

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Stephen Gallacher was happy with his opening four-under-par 68

Stephen Gallacher off to strong start at Scottish Open

Lothians star Stephen Gallacher gave himself “something to build on” after getting off to an encouraging start in the £5.5 million Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open at Dundonald Links.

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James Morgan, right, with Renaissance Club owner Jerry Sarvadi

Senior service for Lothians juniors at The Renaissance

Three rising Lothians stars are set to play with the professionals in the Scottish Senior Open at Renaissance Club next month.

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Stuart McLaren

Stuart McLaren out to make home advantage count in Lothians Championship

Stuart McLaren spearheads the home challenge in this weekend’s qualifying stage for the Lothians Championship at Bruntsfield Links.

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Eilidh Henderson won 5&4 in the final at Bathgate

Lothians golf round-up: Eilidh Henderson new EoS Girls champion

Eilidh Henderson (Loretto) is the new East of Scotland Girls champion after beating Porscha Wilson (Burntisland) 5&4 in the final at Bathgate.

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Duncan Stewart

Duncan Stewart: I’d prefer The Open to moving boxes

Duncan Stewart is hoping he’s making his major debut next week instead of emptying boxes in the new family home in Kirkliston.

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Stephen Gallacher

Scottish Open: Stephen Gallacher to draw on Dundonald experience

Stephen Gallacher reckons he could have an edge in this week’s Scottish Open, having played regularly at Dundonald Links long before it was lined up to host the Aberdeen Asset Management-sponsored event for the first time.

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Richie Ramsay

In-form Richie Ramsay now harbours high hopes in majors

Richie Ramsay is feeling quietly confident he can get in the mix for the first time in a major, insisting his strong Irish Open display “shows I can get the job done in the big ones”.

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Sean Marc played a key role for Broomieknowe. Pic: TSPL

Summer League: Broomieknowe stay in contention with key away win

Broomieknowe are still in the mix to make the knock-out phase in this season’s Edinburgh Summer League after a topsy-turvy spell.

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Stephen Gallacher hit six birdies

Stephen Gallacher opens with best score of year in Irish Open

Lothians star Stephen Gallacher carded his best score of the year as the ‘Tartan Army’ enjoyed a successful day in the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart.

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Musselburgh champion Calum Burgess

Lothians round-up: Nicholson does it for dad | Waugh to the four

Here’s a round-up of the latest golf news across the Lothians ...

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The victorious Midlothian team

Midlothian win East Women’s Inter-County in style

Midlothian claimed the East Women’s Inter-County title in style by winning all three of their matches at Stirling.

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