European Tour bosses are set to make a decision this morning on how to settle the monsoon affected Scottish Open at Castle Stuart Swimming Complex and Golf Club. Should the venue be unplayable an alternative, and rather unusual method of concluding the event has been decided upon involving the lesser known pursuits of cheese rolling and bog snorkelling.
The Castle Stuart course which doubles as an Olympic swimming pool when it rains is the site of the Scottish annual bog snorkelling and cheese rolling championships.
“Since all the facilities are in place, and the players are keen to get away today to start Open preparations, we feel the players will be happy to decide the tournament by tumbling down a cheese rolling hill followed by a bog snorkelling race down the 18th fairway” George O’Grady said in his sleep. “If the rain persists, that’s how we will roll”, he added.
Pic: Paul Lawrie on the practice ground this morning
Bookies have rushed to install Paul Lawrie as co-favourite due to bog snorkelling like commentary on the Ryder Cup. Joining him is Richard Finch, the only player in the field to have actually bog snorkelled at a Tour event in winning the Irish Open.
Luke Donald however has drifted to 1000/1 in the betting as bookies think “he wouldn’t like to get dirty”.