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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. Levy now in the  top 50 goes this week to China to defend his China Open title. His course know-how and cheerful personality will be great assets to the European team.

Andy Sullivan, whom I also backed for a top 5 finish, too looks a good bet for the team.

Over in Texas for their USPGA Open there was a lacklustre field with no Jordan Spieth, Rory, DJ or Mickelson.

The relatively unknown Andrew Landry won this one and my fancy Texan Jimmy Walker again made a top 5 finish doing his chances of Ryder selection no harm.

We have still 3 Majors to go before the Ryder Cup at the National in Paris. Andrew Landry was a surprise winner at 200-1 and the winner before him Sotoshi Kodeira 400-1 so the careful punter is more likely to find tasty each-ways. This week the Zurich is a pairs competition and just to show cricket is the only sport prepared to change format there is a sixes two day event at St Albans.

About John Pargiter

John Pargiter’s biggest claim to fame is his first-ever work experience job, as ‘legs’ (or runner) for Henry Longhurst. For many years he worked in insurance at Lloyds. After retiring he has returned to his favourite sport of golf and is a keen recreational sailor and grandparent. More Posts