Golf Correspondent

A son of the Muckle Toon of Langholm, with a penchant for classic rock and honest howffs, years of reporting on the Royal & Ancient game has kept me on the straight and narrow despite my own wild attempts at this infuriating pursuit.

Latest articles from Nick Rodger

Scot Robert MacIntyre on possibility of playing with Tiger Woods

Scot Robert MacIntyre on possibility of playing with Tiger Woods

THERE's nothing in golf quite like the Tiger effect. Just ask Robert MacIntyre. “I was standing on the putting green during the Masters and it was like a herd coming,” reflected the young Scot as he recalled the moment Woods appeared on the scene and sparked the kind of frenzied stampede you’d get when a wildebeest gets spooked by a lurking lion in the undergrowth. “You could hear the rumble. It was wild. The attention on the event was unbelievable.”

Robert MacIntyre determined to lead the charge at 'fifth major' Scottish Open

Robert MacIntyre determined to lead the charge at 'fifth major' Scottish Open

ATHLETIC elegance, mindful innovation, refined performance? But forget the attributes of Robert MacIntyre for a moment. These were also the buzzwords and marketing phrases used to describe the finely-tuned engineering of Genesis, the swanky motor car company which is now the title sponsor of the Scottish Open. The same words could be used to paint a picture of this correspondent’s Austin Allegro too.

Greg Norman continues to grab headlines

Nick Rodger - Hold the back page for Greg Norman's latest publicity stunt

Greg Norman seems to be everywhere at the moment. In fact, when I gazed wearily into the bathroom mirror yesterday morning to deliver the usual doom-laden, expletive ridden lament of self-loathing prior to resuming hostilities with the laptop, I was convinced old Greg was actually hosting my own reflection.

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