Nick Rodger

Golf Correspondent

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

Article Archive

  • 24 Sep 2014

    Sir Alex Ferguson has been unveiled as Team Europe's 13th man ahead of this week's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

  • 24 Sep 2014

    TEN years ago Scot Stephen Gallacher edged out Graeme McDowell in a play-off to win the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.

  • 23 Sep 2014

    GOLF coach Alan McCloskey reckons that Stephen Gallacher's Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles can help him flourish in his forties.

  • 22 Sep 2014

    Colin Montgomerie reckons Ian Poulter's "street fighting" mentality will help the Englishman deal with the pressure of being Europe's Ryder Cup talisman.

  • 04 Sep 2014

    FORMER Open champion Paul Lawrie was delivered a Ryder Cup snub last night after being overlooked for a vice-captaincy role in Paul McGinley's European team for this month's clash at Gleneagles.

  • 03 Sep 2014

    European skipper Paul McGinley reckons Glasgow golf ace Marc Warren can take inspiration from Stephen Gallacher and become a future Ryder Cup player.

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Lanark golfer Pamela Pretswell is taking inspiration from an old pals' act as she looks to make her mark on the Ladies European Tour.

  • 27 Aug 2014

    Rory McKenzie struck with 20 minutes left as Kilmarnock edged out local rivals Ayr 1-0 at a raucous Rugby Park last night.

  • 19 Aug 2014

    LANARKSHIRE swing king Alan McCloskey reckons a quick fix is set to reap long-term rewards for Marc Warren after the Glasgow ace claimed his first European Tour win in seven years at the weekend.

  • 01 Aug 2014

    Newly-crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy had to settle for an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio last night.

  • 31 Jul 2014

    Glasgow golfer Fraser Davren emerged as the top dog in round two of the Scottish Amateur Championship - after fearing he was barking up the wrong tree at Downfield.

  • 30 Jul 2014

    Glasgow golfer Barry Hume enjoyed a lucky 13 as he returned to his happy hunting ground of Downfield and stormed through the first round of the Fairstone Scottish Amateur Championship.

  • 17 Jul 2014

    Open Championship rookie Paul McKechnie is being tipped for the top by the Lanarkshire coach who has a host of European Tour players under his wing.

  • 08 Jul 2014

    PAUL LAWRIE knows he is heading for the doors of the last chance saloon as far as his Ryder Cup ambitions are concerned.

  • 02 Jul 2014

    Glasgow golfer Paul McKechnie last night fulfilled a childhood dream by qualifying for the Open Championship.

  • 30 Jun 2014

    Paul McKechnie has set his sights on an Open spot in tomorrow's 36-hole final qualifier at Gailes

  • 26 Jun 2014

    Paul McKechnie's non-stop schedule was continuing today in Aviemore as the Glasgow golfer began his title tilt in the European Challenge Tour's Scottish Hydro Challenge at Macdonald Spey Valley.

  • 24 Jun 2014

    Glasgow ace Conor O'Neil will be hoping his local knowledge can help him book a spot in next month's Open Championship.

  • 23 Jun 2014

    Rising Scots star Bradley Neil was today looking forward to his Major moments after winning the Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush.

  • 20 Jun 2014

    Cawder ace Jamie Savage claimed a notable scalp in the first knock-out round of the Amateur Championship at Royal Portrush yesterday.

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