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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

My Sporting Weekend

I cannot remember the  last time England produced two golf winners on the same day. Matt Wallace won the Indian Open after a play-off with Andrew “Beef “Johnston and Paul Casey only his second PGA victory at the PGA. However the big story, especially with the Masters 3 weeks away, was [...]

March 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

my sporting weekend

Until Justin Thomas gave me and him the first tour victory in the USPGA in the Honda classic at Palm Beach, it was case of close but not cigar. I backed Wales at + 8 in the Six Nations international against Ireland only literally for the Welsh to  throw away a chance in the last moment of the game [...]

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

The return of Tiger Woods has attracted much coverage – less so twice Green Jacket Bubba Watson who won Genesis at the Riviera aged 39.  At his best he is one of the most watchable golfers on the planet, a supreme shot-maker in the style  of Seve. In a world of formulaic highly-coached, [...]

February 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pebble Beach

I don’t like the word iconic but I can see why it is used to describe Pebble Beach. With its breathtaking views over the Monterrey Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean it is one of the most beautiful courses in the world. The 7th hole – no more than a wedge to the green from an elevated [...]

February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Arthur Davidson/betting tribute

I would like to add my own happorth – or should it be tenner to the passing of dear Arthur. What you won’t read in the obits is that he loved a flutter on the golf. His greatest punt was backing Webb Simpson at 66-1. In our regular calls he would say he backed the winner but it was usually [...]

January 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hail Fleetwood

I am sometimes asked, as a serial tv watcher of sport, what is my favourite? Answer: the final day of the European tour. On the USPGA I often feel that competitors are more concerned about making the cut than winning. You therefore have golfers of quality like Matt Kuchar and Charles Lowell III who [...]

January 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

When my fancy and joint tourney leader Branden Grace co-led with Chris Paisley after 3 rounds began the final round of the BMW at Erkulaheni South Africa with birdie and eagle, I had every confidence he would blow away journeyman Paisley. On the 6th he bogeyed after failing to clear a bunker giving [...]

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

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