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The US Open

The US Open may well be remembered for two things other than Brooks Koepka’s second successive triumph. The first is the Phil Mickelson incident and the second the severity of the course. For the benefit of our non-golfing aficionados, Mickleson on the 13th hole putted past the hole and then [...]

June 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

World Cup and US Open Preview

Generally I am given the review slot on a Monday but today I am wearing an unfamiliar hat as I preview the World Cup and US Open in golf which both start tomorrow. Always looking for value, in the World Cup I am attracted to Uruguay at 30-1. They are in Group A comprising Russia, Saudi Arabia and [...]

June 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

The sporting weekend

When Stefan Johansen of Fulham moved in to shoot after Fulham went one up I stood up jubilantly. This was not because I wanted Fulham to win – though I did – but Alan predicted Fulham 2-0 with Johansen to score which was my bet. His shot went over the bar. Never mind. For the second [...]

May 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Byron Nelson and brilliant drama

One of the reasons why I limit myself to a tenner is my incompetence in placing bets which I do on the Betfair site. For the first two days of the Byron Nelson I was rubbing my hands at the prospect of an Aaron Wise win as I backed him alongside Marc Leishman, Jimmy Walker, Adam Scott – all [...]

May 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing matters

With the Fulham play-off games being covered by Alan Tanner I did not get my normal Monday or Tuesday slot. On the Rust you get what you’re given. Last weekend we had the so-called fifth major the Players Championship at Sawgrass. Its prize money is the highest on the PGA which is why it always [...]

May 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing weekend

I am indebted to Maudie Watson, ladies captain at Andover Golf Club, who drew my  attention to my omission of Tyrell Hatton in my list of European Ryder Cup contenders. Another key golfer wrote himself in for the automatic section consideration when Alex Levy won the Trophee Hassan in Morocco. [...]

April 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

The golfing weekend/ Ryder Cup

After a lucklustre Masters I was pleased to be back on track with a winner, Jon Rahm, in the Spanish Open and a couple of places in the Heritage, Bryson DeChambeau  and Patrick Cantlay. This was won after a play-off by the Japanese Sotoshi Kodario. I’m a big fan of Jon Rahm but so are others [...]

April 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Masters

The pre-Masters story and money may have been on Tiger for his 15th major but it was one time Patrick Reed that will be wearing the green jacket tonight. He played solid golf over 4 rounds and displayed that gritty competitive edge we know so well from Ryder Cup duels to hold off the challenge of [...]

April 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another sporting round-up

Another sporting week as we approach the British summer and inevitably some of the old Rust chestnuts come to the fore. Here’s a pot pourri of those that caught my eye recently:   PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS With the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast about to begin we [...]

April 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

I am not the biggest fan of Ian Poulter, He is a tad too flash for my tastes with his 11 Ferraris. I grew up in the era of scruffs like Neil Coles who wore baggy waterproofs billowing in the wind whilst the Yanks all looked as sleek as seals. Payne Stewart Poults is not the first sharp dresser nor [...]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

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