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Sporting Sunday

In the great debate amongst the columnists of the Rust on attendance v television-viewing, let me add my ha’porth as I spent most of my Sunday watching in order cricket, championship football, golf, rugby, Italian football and yet more golf. In between I managed to give my cousin from New [...]

March 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Indian Open and Northern Trust

I can hardly wait for Steve Palmer’s column next Sunday as he predicted the winner of the Indian Open (Arabant Lahiri) and his pick on the USPGA. Dustin Johnson lost in the play off to James Hahn. Johnson just needed to sink a 10 foot putt to win, no doubt costing Steve many bags (thousands). [...]

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The weekend’s golf

One of the features of the European Golf so far this year has been the inability of players to defend their lead in the final day. Much to the chagrin of Steve Palmer (and therefore me at 10% of his stake) it happened yesterday as his pick the Thai Thongchai Jaidee looked certain to take the title [...]

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

The golfing weekend

The Indian golfer Lahiri won the European Tour Malaysia Open though it would be more accurate to say Bernd Wiesberger lost it. When he birdied the first two holes in the final round he was surely home and hosed but his game collapsed when he then bogeyed five holes. Charl Schwarzel and Martin [...]

February 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Does it always have to come to this?

It ill bodes anyone to write off one of the all-time sporting greats, not least for fear of one’s words coming back to bite one on the bum. However, today I read about Tiger Woods’ ignominious retirement with a back injury from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines after just ten holes [...]

February 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

The sporting and betting weekend

As when Rory won his first Major, the U.S. PGA, which was over shadowed by the London Olympics, his fine performance to dominate the Dubai tourney was eclipsed by Andy Murray contesting the Australia Open. I flitted between the two but when the Murray challenge faltered and failed, I concentrated [...]

February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Palmer , HSBC and Sony

I could hardly wait to read Steve Palmer’s column in the Racing Post yesterday. He has trousered £17,000 after backing Andy Sullivan for the South African Open and Patrick Reed in Hawaii. He even had a double on them both. With a child on the way, just married, loss of nerve and out of [...]

January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Two winners backed

I can scarcely wait for Steve Palmer’s column this Sunday as he picked both the winner of the South African Open – Andy Sullivan- and that of the Hyundai Classic- Patrick Reed. This is some punting though there was reduced field in the latter classic. John Pargitennerr did not even have [...]

January 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Choosing the right club

The 2015 European Tour has now started in 2014 in South Africa with their flagship Nedbank event at Sun City. Luke Donald came right back to form but it was the Sheffield Slugger Danny Willett that just shaved the trophy. The Steve Palmer pick Jamie Donaldson retired with a migraine after one [...]

December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

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