For the first time in 11 years, The Open has returned to Carnoustie as the world's best fight it out be named Champion Golfer for 2018.
There are still three days to go until veteran Sandy Lyle plays the first official shot of this year's tournament.
But plenty is happening around one of the world's most feared courses, with the big guns in town practising for the third major of the year.
Here are some of the things you may have missed via our daily diary.
"IS THAT TIGER WOODS, DAD?"
"Yes son, yes it is."
At this point we should add that was not one of our own contingent of reporters talking to their child, merely an overheard conversation during Monday's practice at Carnoustie…
It may be 10 years since Tiger Woods won the last of his 14 major titles, and 12 since his third Open, but the mere sight of the American great still brings wide-eyed excitement to golf fans like the young man witnessing one of the game's greats.
Incidentally, Woods nailed two irons straight down the middle at the 17th and was smiling and joking alongside Justin Thomas…an ominous sign perhaps?
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
You could be forgiven for thinking it but, no, that's not David Blaine or Harry Potter performing magic for the crowds.
It is, though, a really cool piece of skill from Jazz Janewattananond – who somehow manages to stab at the ball as if playing a pitch shot before coolly lofting the ball on the face of his club.
I mean, alright, during actual play that's probably a penalty stroke but it's good to see the 22-year-old Thai nice and relaxed before his Open debut.
JUG CEREMONY SADDENS SPIETH
The Claret Jug is the most iconic trophy in golf and has been in the ownership of Jordan Spieth now for the past 12 months.
So, when it came to handing back his prized possession at a ceremony on Monday there was plenty of sorrow…
"Yeah it wasn't an enjoyable experience you guys had me do there!" he said. "But it's done and hopefully only out of my possession for a week.
"It did really hit me, I thought someone would meet me in the parking lot I'd give it back and move on."
HARRINGTON HAS PREVIOUS WITH BARRY BURN
It has been 11 years (how?!) since Padraig Harrington defeated Sergio Garcia in a dramatic play-off to win The Open at Carnoustie.
On that occasion, the Irishman had seemingly blown his chances after finding Carnoustie's infamous Barry Burn twice on the last hole of regulation time.
Just played 18 at Carnoustie. Breeze down off the left. Hit it in the burn again. This time it was the one at the green,457 yards away. The fairways are a tad fast. #TheOpen #carnoustie #EuropeanTour pic.twitter.com/Why6rzYPph— Padraig Harrington (@padraig_h) 14 July 2018
But seemingly his history with the hazard goes back even further as he explained: "I lost the British Amateur here in the last 16 back in 1992, I think. '91 or '92. I doubled the last two holes to lose by one hole. So, I've got history with this golf course, and certainly the Barry Burn, it's all about 17 and 18.
"Clearly, it's strange having played it in 2007. The tee shot on 18 was so difficult. And yet yesterday I played, I hit 4 iron wedge into 18, and it would have been nice, it would have been easy if it was like that."
THE GHOST OF RYDER CUP FUTURE?
If it's true that the early bird does indeed catch the worm, then Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm would have been spoilt for choice.
The duo were out practicing together from 7am local time and drew a typically decent following from the patrons on course.
Who knows, perhaps this a glimpse into the future with the Ryder Cup just over two months away…
10 de diciembre 2018
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|Kenyan Drake on Miami Miracle: I couldn´t let Gronk tackle me!|
|Ronaldo: I deserved Ballon d´Or, the numbers don´t lie|
|Rugby Australia to make Cheika decision this month|
|England defender Gomez signs new Liverpool deal|
|Ronaldo wants to see Messi follow him to Italy|
|Neymar happy to play in any position for PSG - Draxler|
|Paine insists he is ´fine´ after taking blow to finger|
|Ponzio: River players will be ´idolised´ for Libertadores success|
|Champions League permutations: How Inter, PSG and Liverpool can progress|
|Kohli: India were better and deserved to win|
|Bears shut down Goff, Rams|
|India survive dramatic finish against Australia|
|Klopp calls for electric Anfield atmosphere against Napoli|
|Saints clinch back-to-back NFC South titles, Bears trump Rams|
|Bucks improve to 2-0 against Raptors with win in Toronto|
|Black Caps include Patel for Sri Lanka Tests|
|Maidana: River want Real Madrid clash|
|Cowboys top Eagles in OT behind stellar Cooper display|
|AC Milan evaluating Fabregas signing – Leonardo|
|WATCH: Steelers´ chance at game-tying field goal slips away|
|Hayne will plead not guilty to charges, says lawyer|
|Boca boss Schelotto: The only thing I feel is sadness|
|Cardinals´ Fitzgerald makes NFL history with most receptions for one team|
|River Plate´s Copa Libertadores star Gonzalo Martinez confirms January departure|
|Klopp: I was never worried about Salah´s form|
|Packers QB Rodgers sets NFL record for most passes without an interception|
|World Cup bulking hampered Man United form – Lukaku|
|Leonardo rules out Ibrahimovic Milan return|
|Warriors´ Green to return against Timberwolves|
|I feel for him… we´ll make it work – Butler responds to Embiid´s frustration|
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|River Plate 3 Boca Juniors 1 (aet, 5-3 agg): Quintero and Martinez clinch Libertadores title in extr|
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|Dolphins defeat Patriots on miraculous final play|
|Kizzire eagle snatches QBE Shootout victory|
|AC Milan 0 Torino 0: Donnarumma shines, Cutrone misses late chance|
|Back to the drawing board for West Indies - Chase|
|Copa Libertadores: Messi and Griezmann among stars in Madrid for River-Boca Superclasico|
|Brady sets NFL record for most career TD passes|
|Copa Libertadores: Tevez named on Boca bench for Superclasico final|
|Premier League needs VAR, right now! - Benitez fumes over Dean´s decisions|
|McCall expects Itoje to fit for the Six Nations|
|Solari salutes Real Madrid character after ´ugly´ Huesca win|
|Berbatov defends under-fire Lukaku|
|Sarries crush Blues to maintain unbeaten start|
|Newcastle United 1 Wolves 2: Doherty punishes Yedlin red with late winner|
|Deeney jokes he´ll ´smash´ former Watford star Richarlison|
|Huesca 0 Real Madrid 1: Bale ends drought as Solari´s men edge to victory|
|Ponting: Umpires not looking at no-balls|
|Bale ends longest LaLiga goal drought|
|Porter backs Brees for MVP, Saints for Super Bowl|
|Verstappen eyeing 2019 title fight|
|Wall ´shouldn´t have played´ against Cavaliers after scoring just one point|
|Hazard: Man City the best team in the Premier League despite Chelsea win|
|LeBron explains why he gave a Grizzlies employee his game-worn shoes|
|Bangladesh cruise to ODI victory as seamers punish Windies|
|Football will win over violence, claims CONMEBOL president|
|Alcorcon support Reus Deportiu over unpaid players|
|Saponara explains cheeky celebration after last-gasp leveller|
|Godin and Filipe Luis return to Atletico training|
|Kick It Out condemns alleged racist abuse of Sterling|
|Emotional Oosthuizen clinches South African Open title|