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The key stat referred to in every broadcast is that the last 7 majors have been won by virgin winners. So on this basis my two picks are Jon Rahm amd Tommy Fleetwood. Paul Casey looks a reliable e/w bet and I followed the advice of Jeremy Chapman and many analysts with a tickle on Sergio Garcia. [...]

July 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

What’s a girl to do?

Today I make no apology for addressing ‘Women and Sport’ arena, one of the recurring themes on the Sports pages of the Rust, at a point during the summer season when there is a great deal of elite men and women’s sport going on. We have just witnessed a Wimbledon tournament at which the hand [...]

July 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

What is a great sportsman?

The above question might seem facile as the obvious answer is someone at the top of heir sport for a significant period of time. An obvious candidate would be 18 time major winner Jack Nicklaus but I would say he is as much qualified for his sportsmanship. We use the words ” sport” and [...]

July 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Golfing gold

Yesterday I visited Old Thorns Golf & Country Estate in Hampshire in order to play a round of golf with the three old reprobates that I played with regularly in one combination or another for about a decade and a half from my early forties. My early forties were a long time ago – looks, [...]

July 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The sporting weekend

One of the few ethical issues that trouble those that wager on sport is betting against your own team. On one hand there are those that say why not, winning can be a consolation for defeat on the pitch, whilst others view it as heresy. It is undoubtedly true that having a financial interest in the [...]

July 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

My sporting week

I totally agree wiht Tom Hollingsworth that in calling the first Test between the British Lions and the All Blacks the so called experts got it spectacularly wrong. Of the 10 experts consulted in the Telegraph special supplement , Sir Ian McGeechan, Brian Moore and rugby correspondent Mick Cleary [...]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

I get a lot of stick inside and outside The Rust as a closet gambler . I reply that just as a regular drinker is not an alcoholic so a flutterer is not a gambling addict. One of the reasons for this is that I hate ” if only”. Gamblers are unhappy people as even if they win they wished [...]

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

There are many fine European golfers in the up and coming generation and two did well over the weekend. Renato Paratore aged 20 won the Nordea Masters whilst Matt Fitzpatrick who won the tourney last year finished a respectable second. Alexandre Levy of France recently won a tournament too. It was [...]

June 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Descent of Pan

All my life I’ve been a fanatical all-round sports fan but the incident in which Tiger Woods was arrested for ‘DUI’ [driving under the influence] on Monday 29th May has caused plenty of reaction and had me wracking my brains. In the UK I must have since read at least a dozen [...]

June 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

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