Bliss: starting the day with hard copies of The Scotsman, Guardian, etc... so today's quick roundup of Sunday's wacky day in golf includes a few gems from the newspapers. Or the iPad editions. Or whatever we'll call them.
Martin Dempster's Scotsman game story on Phil Mickelson's big win in the Scottish Open.
Golf Channel's Golf Central highlights. Naturally Phil couldn't make it easy.
Mickelson moved up in the wagering, with his odds shortening to 20-1 or less. Henrik Stenson, who I picked up at 66-1 yesterday, also dropped to anywhere from 33-1 to 45-1. Tiger Woods is drifting up a bit to 8-1 to 9-1, with Paddy Power going all double-digit to 10-1.
PGATour.com's staff Daily Wrap on 19-year-old Jordan Spieth punching his ticket to The Open, The Masters, etc... and superstardom perhaps after winning the John Deere Classic.
The PGA Tour Entertainment highlights.
Spieth's 18th hole bunker shot.
David Shefter on Kenny Perry winning his second Senior major.
Hee Young Park beat Angela Stanford in a playoff and Inbee Park's win streak ended.
The Guardian's Tom Lamont and John Niven have a wonderful argument over knighthood for Andy Murray, the really important topic of the weekend. A sampling:
JN: Well, not to get too Braveheart about this, but, back in the day, English knights did some pretty dark stuff to Scotland. And the kind of Scottish knights that were created back then tended to be what we would later call "collaborators". So it doesn't sit too well with me, the whole thing. Just the very idea of a knighthood for an outsider like Murray. Quite apart from the horrendous embracing-of-the-empire aspects (I'm sure the real reason why that other Scottish outsider Danny Boyle recently turned one down), at the very least it's just so... uncool. Especially in one so young. Sir Andy. It'd be a whole lot cooler just to turn it down. You've already got Elton, McCartney, Jagger and the like all fruiting about being called Sir. Do you really want to be in that club?
Prince William played polo as as the heavily bet Sunday, July 14 birthdate passed. And FYI, "The birth, when it does come, will be announced by a bulletin posted on an easel outside Buckingham Palace. The news also will go out on Twitter from the palace."