Long before Jordan Spieth was burdened by constant attention, he had acquainted himself with lofty ambition.
Andy Murray admits that a single day will not be enough to ease the pain of losing on home soil for the sixth time to Roger Federer, this time within reach of appearing in a third Wimbledon final.
Justin Rose may feel St Andrews owes him one, even though he does not quite admit that Open Championships at the home of golf are his bogey events.
Rule one of Wimbledon show court etiquette: back Andy Murray (usually politely, more occasionally volubly). Rule two: ignore rule one when he is playing Roger Federer.
The Arsenal and Manchester United greats sat near each other at SW19.
Leeds' young trio met up with the boxer before Thursday night's home kit launch.
It's honours even so far in the First Test in Cardiff
Punching the air in triumph, a pumped-up Mo Farah definitively demonstrated the doping allegations levelled at his coach and his training partner off the track had not affected his performance on it.
For a public high on the exploits of Heather Watson, James Ward and the hope that British tennis is inching its way to respectability, the prospect of both Murray brothers in Wimbledon finals seems tantalising.
It took less than five minutes for the sense of ceremony that preceded the semi-final between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova to be supplanted by an inevitability that has become numbingly familiar.
It appears the New York Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick have finally settled a saga that was beginning to rival Deflategate in the NFL’s annals of tedium.
Sam Torrance has been named as Europe’s fifth and final vice-captain for the Ryder Cup at Hazeltine in September. Torrance, who captained the Europeans to victory in 2002, joins Ian Poulter, Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie and Thomas Bjorn as assistants to Darren Clarke.
Should he successfully defend the US PGA Championship, Jason Day will not so much have raised questions about the concept of ideal preparation as completely trashed it.