There are continual jests about the contrast between this Ulsterman's austerity and the conviviality of Colonel Clancy.
However this may be, it is certain that when the general mounted again he was still talking earnestly to Murray; and that as he walked his horse slowly down the road towards the river, the tall Ulsterman still walked by his bridle rein in earnest debate.
He previously caddied for Alexander Levy - helping him win the China Open and Portugal Masters - as well as Ulsterman
And the Morton ace insists he can't wait to start working for the ex-Kilmarnock gaffer after his countrymen gave the Ulsterman
The obvious candidate for the USbased Ulsterman
is American Bob Rotella who was at The Open with several clients.
The race was won by Scotland's David Coulthard, ahead of Ulsterman
Eddie Irvine and Ralf Schumacher.
The 43-year-old Ulsterman
, who remarried in the Bahamas two weeks ago - six years after losing his first wife to cancer - rose from 111th to world to 30th with his memorable victory at Sandwich last July.
The towering tee shot over water came to rest just a few inches from the cup and for most people removed any lingering fear the young Ulsterman
would collapse like he did at The Masters two months earlier.
I'M still kicking myself for not backing Darren Clarke at fancy prices - there is no bigger fan of the burly Ulsterman
on a windy links than me - and having a few quid in-play on the men I considered to be his chief rivals was another error.
With no halfway cut the 21-year-old Ulsterman
still has time to recover.
Playing on the course where he hopes to earn his second cap against the Americans in October - quite possibly as Rory McIlroy's partner - the 30-year-old Ulsterman
was forced to pull out all the stops to grab his fifth European Tour title, shooting a 63 for 15 under par and the pounds 300,000 first prize by three strokes.
has been linked with the Reds with suggestions Slaven Bilic could in turn replace him.