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Golfing weekend

My good run continued with a third successive win when Louis Oosthuizen took the South African Open at Johannesburg. Oosthuizen has never won his national trophy before though he has a Major in his golf bag and I classified him in that group with Adam Scott and Charl Schwartzel who are unlikely to [...]

December 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Even by my standards this weekend was charged and full of sport. On Sunday morning I followed the Fury v Wilder fight on the radio. It reminded of my youth listening to the Cassius Clay fights against Sonny Liston with an old fashioned Bush Bakerlite radio by the bed, all snug as the brash pug From [...]

December 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golf betting

Here is a link to an excellent article on the Mickelson w Woods match. I could not have put it better myself and no I did not have a tickle on it: Mickelson v [...]

November 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

No doubting the Thomases

Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry won the World Cup at the Royal Melbourne Club for Belgium. The amount of top golfers who swerved the event is indicative that golf is not a team game, Ryder Cup excepted. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson preferred to hoover up the moolah in a winner takes all showdown [...]

November 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

My golfing weekend

Although I was on eventual runner-up Li Haotong, third round leader by 3 shots, I was delighted Justin Rose defended his Turkish Airline  trophy successfully yesterday evening. If there is any sense or justice Justin Rose will surely make the final six for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. [...]

November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

A new number one and an old one refinds form

I doubt if many outside golf and a few inside it would recognise Brooks Koepka if he passed them in the street but they should do as the thrice Major champion is now golf number one. He achieved this by winning the  CJ Cup in a handsome fashion. After he won the US Open no one wanted to interview [...]

October 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Reflections of a couch potato

Yesterday I spent most of the day watching golf and soccer on the tv. I started in the early hours with the CT Cup in Nine Bridges, Jeju Island, South Korea – a USPGA Tour event but part of the South East Asia swing. I have never been to South Korea but over the last year or so have had a few [...]

October 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Ryder Cup review

It was a great result for Europe and for me but why did the USA do so badly? Preparation, selection and performance were all faulty. It is significant that the American with most wins (4) Justin Thomas was the only one to play the course at the French Open. I recall at the time wondering why Tiger [...]

October 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Weekend sporting impressions

With personal commitments over the weekend preventing me from prolonged periods in front of the television, I was unable to wallow in sport quite as much as originally intended and so was reduced to keeping touch with such events as I did via snatches of TV/radio broadcasts together with the [...]

October 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

The first day

I spent the whole of the day watching the four-balls and foursomes in what proved a satisfactory start for Europe. The rationale behind the pairings appeared to be to match experience with a debutant. My view is that it is  better to rely on traditionally tried and tested successful pairings like [...]

September 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

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