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Is it me, or is this a sub-standard sporting year?

Pardon for me for saying it, but in recent weeks – and maybe I should be blaming personal reasons or preoccupations for this – I have found myself significantly underwhelmed so far by some of the most iconic sporting events of 2018. I watched little of the FIFA World Cup – just passages [...]

July 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Francesco Molinari winning the Quicken Loans  on the USPGA  and Alex Noren the Open de France on the Ryder Cup  venue Le National near Paris is good news for the Britain and Europe chances. It was not so bad for me too  as for the second week runningJeremy Chapman bagged a winner in Noren.  In [...]

July 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing weekend

After a near disaster in the US Open, I was back on track this weekend, so much so that I said to the missus: ‘Never mind, IKEA, we are shopping at Harrods now.’ Jeremy Chapman only picked the 1, 2 and 3 in the BMW German Open (Matt Wallace, Kerkonnen and Olesen) and 1 & 2 in the Travelers [...]

June 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The US Open

The US Open may well be remembered for two things other than Brooks Koepka’s second successive triumph. The first is the Phil Mickelson incident and the second the severity of the course. For the benefit of our non-golfing aficionados, Mickleson on the 13th hole putted past the hole and then [...]

June 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

World Cup and US Open Preview

Generally I am given the review slot on a Monday but today I am wearing an unfamiliar hat as I preview the World Cup and US Open in golf which both start tomorrow. Always looking for value, in the World Cup I am attracted to Uruguay at 30-1. They are in Group A comprising Russia, Saudi Arabia and [...]

June 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

The sporting weekend

When Stefan Johansen of Fulham moved in to shoot after Fulham went one up I stood up jubilantly. This was not because I wanted Fulham to win – though I did – but Alan predicted Fulham 2-0 with Johansen to score which was my bet. His shot went over the bar. Never mind. For the second [...]

May 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Byron Nelson and brilliant drama

One of the reasons why I limit myself to a tenner is my incompetence in placing bets which I do on the Betfair site. For the first two days of the Byron Nelson I was rubbing my hands at the prospect of an Aaron Wise win as I backed him alongside Marc Leishman, Jimmy Walker, Adam Scott – all [...]

May 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing matters

With the Fulham play-off games being covered by Alan Tanner I did not get my normal Monday or Tuesday slot. On the Rust you get what you’re given. Last weekend we had the so-called fifth major the Players Championship at Sawgrass. Its prize money is the highest on the PGA which is why it always [...]

May 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Golfing weekend

I am indebted to Maudie Watson, ladies captain at Andover Golf Club, who drew my  attention to my omission of Tyrell Hatton in my list of European Ryder Cup contenders. Another key golfer wrote himself in for the automatic section consideration when Alex Levy won the Trophee Hassan in Morocco. [...]

April 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

The golfing weekend/ Ryder Cup

After a lucklustre Masters I was pleased to be back on track with a winner, Jon Rahm, in the Spanish Open and a couple of places in the Heritage, Bryson DeChambeau  and Patrick Cantlay. This was won after a play-off by the Japanese Sotoshi Kodario. I’m a big fan of Jon Rahm but so are others [...]

April 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

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