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The golfing image

Golf’s image has been tarnished this year. Sergio Garcia was paid $500,000 for appearing at the Saudi International and vandalised 5 greens; many including me were disturbed that so many golfers – multi millionaires all – were happy to take appearance money from a country with an [...]

February 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

It was a mixed weekend for me with losses in the Six Nations, Premier and Superbowl redeemed by top seven finishes by Ian Poulter living up to his nickname The Postman (he always delivers) and Matt Kuchar. Above all, it was a superb weekend of sport . It started on Friday with France v Wales. I [...]

February 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Golfing matters

Bryson DeChambeau coasted the Dubai Classic at -25. The world number 5 has earned the reputation as “the mad scientist” with his irons all the same length and dipping his golf balls in Epsom salts to achieve perfect roundness but there is no doubting his golfing acumen. My only [...]

January 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Golf matters

The golfing year is now in full swing with one of the richest trophies on the European Tour – the Abu Dhabi Classic – and the USPGA Desert Classic. Shane Lowry and Phil Mickelson with opening rounds of 62 and 60 lead respectively. Of interest is the implantation of a new rule book. [...]

January 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Justin Rose …and fell

There has been so much fuss over the omission of Georgia Hall in the final list for Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) but little if any on the absence of  Justin Rose who could have gone to world number one over the weekend. As the BBC has so few sporting rights SPOTY has lost its lustre [...]

December 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing weekend

My good run continued with a third successive win when Louis Oosthuizen took the South African Open at Johannesburg. Oosthuizen has never won his national trophy before though he has a Major in his golf bag and I classified him in that group with Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel who are unlikely to [...]

December 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Even by my standards this weekend was charged and full of sport. On Sunday morning I followed the Fury v Wilder fight on the radio. It reminded of my youth listening to the Cassius Clay fights against Sonny Liston with an old fashioned Bush Bakerlite radio by the bed, all snug as the brash pug From [...]

December 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golf betting

Here is a link to an excellent article on the Mickelson w Woods match. I could not have put it better myself and no I did not have a tickle on it: Mickelson v [...]

November 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

No doubting the Thomases

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry won the World Cup at the Royal Melbourne Club for Belgium. The amount of top golfers who swerved the event is indicative that golf is not a team game, Ryder Cup excepted. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson preferred to hoover up the moolah in a winner takes all showdown [...]

November 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

My golfing weekend

Although I was on eventual runner-up Li Haotong, third round leader by 3 shots, I was delighted Justin Rose defended his Turkish Airline  trophy successfully yesterday evening. If there is any sense or justice Justin Rose will surely make the final six for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. [...]

November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

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