In terms of storylines, Scottie Scheffler's Friday 59 and some dominance from DJ are both tough to top. But that's a pretty good indication of just how startling Sophia Popov's AIG Women's Open victory was.
Popov now has traveled the path from obscurity to the limelight with astounding speed. And as Steve Eubanks notes, the hard-to-fathom contours of the story are not lost on the young woman who authored it.
At age 27, the German-American dual citizen tamed a legendary links in Troon, topping Jasmine Suwannapura by two strokes for her title.
Meanwhile, even as Danielle Kang cooled off slightly from what had been a torrid stretch of play, Lewine Mair observes the steps the former two-time U.S. Women's Amateur champ has taken in maturing both on the course and off.
When European Tour media-relations coordinator Kate Wright died last week at age 36 after a two-year fight against cancer, it left John Hopkins to reflect on the passion she brought to her job as well as the joy she got from it.
In Wales, meanwhile, Romain Langasque of France claimed his maiden victory on the European Tour. Along with the others comprising the top 10 on the Order of Merit for the circuit's UK Swing, there now is a place in the field at next month's U.S. Open.
Without taking away anything from Scheffler as he joined the exclusive 59 club on the PGA Tour, Ron Green Jr. suggests that some of the magic might be melting from the feat as the once-rare accomplishment becomes more commonplace.
There were all sorts of ways to measure the heights Dustin Johnson has begun to reach with his latest victory at the Northern Trust. And also in the news in Boston was a player who did not make the cut. But when has putting his own spin on things ever been a stretch for Phil Mickelson?
Finally, in The Divot, John Hopkins shares the single item he covets most in golf. He promises he is not seeking something above his station in the game.