English golfers Ian Poulter and Chris Wood were working on their putting strokes on the practice green at Muirfield as news emerged Wednesday of yet another triumph in this summer of success for British sport.
More than 1,000 miles away from the east coast of Scotland, compatriot Chris Froome had just won the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a time trial, tightening his grip on the yellow jersey.
''Every day there seems to be something,'' Wood said. ''It's all over the news now - sport, sport, sport.''
Looking for a legacy from last year's London Olympics? How about the sporting fever that has gripped Britain over the past 12 months?
Take this summer.
Justin Rose won the U.S Open in golf. The British and Irish Lions won their rugby test series against Australia. Andy Murray won Wimbledon, ending a 77-year wait for a British men's singles champion. Froome has all but sealed a second straight Tour victory by an Englishman, after Brad...