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The Masters reviewed

I kept my Racing Post Masters Supplement as there are few more satisfying things, other than winning, for the punter than to boast of his success. Steve Palmer selected McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Ryna Palmer, Gary Woodland and Paul Casey. Only Rory finished in the top five and that at a unattractive [...]

April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Masters coverage

For some absurd reason the Masters bigwigs have always limited the tv coverage. It was not until 8.00pm ( 2.00pm Georgia time) that you could watch the coverage live. Thus we the viewer missed two impressive rounds by Englishmen Justin Rose and Paul Casey and tomorrow there may be no coverage live [...]

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Houston Open and Masters

Does the Houston Open won in a play off by JG Holmes provide an indicator for the Masters commencing this Thursday? I think so as Jordan Spieth has now won the Hero and finished second in the Valero this year so he goes to Augusta in top form. He will not be fearing Tiger Woods whose short game has [...]

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

A betting poo

In the USPGA previous to this – the Bay Hill Arnold Palmer Invitational – I followed Steve Palmer on Henrik Stenson. Leading comfortably I checked my account for the each way odds and I could find no record of the bet. This  is because with my normal incompetence I had the Swede as [...]

March 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

The golfing weekend

The three tourneys – the World Championship Cadilac at the Donald Trump Doral course, The Africa Open and the Puerto Rico Open – were won by Trevor Fisher Junior, Dustin Johnson and Alex Cejka respectively. Steve Palmer did  not pick any of these but he did recommend the young [...]

March 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

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

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