SCOTT Jamieson’s dad has revealed tears were flowing as he watched his son realise his dreams last week.
Peter Jamieson was at the 18th at Castle Stuart with his daughter and her fiancee as Scott sunk the crucial putt to book his place in this weekend’s Open Championship.
And the 57-year-old spoke of the overwhelming emotion that took hold as he watched his boy take his place among the golfing elite.
Welling up as he recalled Sunday’s events, Peter told the News: “I had this wee feeling inside me that he was going to make the putt and the ball just kept rolling and rolling and I thought it was never going to disappear.
“My daughter Sam thought he had missed and she went down with her head in her hands, but then the ball dropped and I just screamed.
“Everyone around me was cheering and clapping but I was still screaming and then Sam started screaming as well.
“It was just an unbelievable feeling and a very emotional moment for us all. There were tears in our eyes.
“After Scott had come off the course I managed to get through a ruck of people getting Scott's autograph and I reached over the crowd of people, stuck my hand out and shook his hand.
“I couldn't even say anything to him, I was just welling up inside it was so emotional.
“God knows what's going to happen if he wins the Open!”
Scott tees off at Royal St George’s on Thursday just before noon and Peter will be there to cheer on his son once again.
And with Scott having played the course before, Peter believes it will help settle him into his first Major.
He added: “I'm heading down today (Wednesday) and I've got my fingers crossed I'll be there right until the end.
“He's played the course before and I would say it makes him feel more comfortable.
“His first Major is a course he's played before. He's played there around 10 times. He played in the British Amateur Championships there in 2006 so he knows it well and that will stand him in good stead.”
Turn to page 79 for more on Peter’s reaction to his son’s success