Open Championship host Carnoustie is looking plenty crispy less than two weeks from The Open's 2018 start.
Not to be outdone, Gullane is plenty firm and fast, too.
This scene at Ballyliffin, while not the normal links vibe with its pond, captures some of the beautiful scenes sent around the world. Eric Van Rooyen leads the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by four, with Danny Willett and Lee Westwood lurking within range of long overdue top finishes. Host Rory McIlroy sits 13 back.
And a vintage shot of the Postage Stamp put out by Royal Troon...