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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

The Dubai Classic

Once again we were treated to some compelling golf and drama on Sunday morning on the final day of the Dubai Classic on the Earth course. Henrik Stenson started the day as leader by one stroke. Cabrera Bello had played a brilliant round on the third day and was in contention whilst Mcilroy and Rose [...]

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Life goes on

On the day when FIFA is due to publish a summary of its ethics committee’s report by US lawyer Michael Garcia into the controversial bidding processes for the 2018 and 2022 Word Cups, it is perhaps unfair to bring attention to some of the embarrassments facing another leading global sport – [...]

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

HSBC Champions

I think I can predict Steve Palmer’s column next Sunday. He recommended Martin Kaymer for this event. The back nine of the fourth day was as exciting as that of the European tour event in Shanghai last week. Tim Clark was the leader in the clubhouse at -11 but there was a chasing pack within [...]

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

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