In 2014, the Ryder Cup, golf's premier match-play competition comes to Scotland, where Europe and the United States will meet again on the PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles.
The eyes of the world will be focused on 'the home of golf' when the competition tees off for the 40th time on 26th September.
First Minister Alex Salmond received the ceremonial silver putter after Europe's dramatic victory at Medinah in September 2012, which signalled the official handover of the competition preparations to Scotland.
"After the Olympics and the World Cup, this is the biggest watched event on the planet and it's coming to Scotland. It's going to be massive," he said.
The Ryder Cup itself is expected to bring an estimated boost of £100m to the Scottish economy in the week of the event alone, as well as additional legacy benefits, including increased participation in golf.
"There is no doubt that 2014 will be a year unlike anything we've ever seen in Scotland with the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup. In sport, Scotland plays on the world stage. Our journey to inspire the world to come and see The Home of Golf has started." - Dr Mike Cantlay, Chairman, VisitScotland.
For more information on the 2014 Ryder Cup, see VisitScotland's dedicated web site.