1. The Golf Channel's Brentley Romine explains why on the cusp of Muirfield's historic debut, this Women's Open feels bigger than ever.
2. After his first trip to Scotland, Andy Johnson of the The Fried Egg offer his reflections on lunch and an afternoon round at the home of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.
3. John Huggan of Golf Digest on why it took 275 years and two votes for the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers to let in female members - and set up one of the more anticipated weeks in women's golf.
4. Geoff Shackelford of The Quadrilateral on Muirfield's set of par-3s, which provide an excuse to point out that most great one-shotters play uphill.
5. Finally, From waiting tables to Open Champion: The remarkable career that might never have been. National Club Golfer's Matt Cooper sits down to hear Karen Stupples' incredible story.
All photography by Kevin Murray