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The Open: final day and verdict

It is instructive for us flutterers to revisit the Racing Post betting guide to the Open. On the back page the experts from various betting companies make their predictions. Alex Noren Not one chose Collin Morikawa nor Louis Oosthuizen. Alex Noren was a popular choice. He did not feature. Without [...]

July 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Open: competitors and coverage.

Saturday is known as ‘moving day’ but in truth it was more or less the same leaderboard at the end of the day of Louis Oosthuizen, Collin Morikawa and Jordan Spieth. Oosthuizen and Spieth especially found it difficult. The problem with Spieth’s game these last three Major-less years is his [...]

July 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

Open issues

Today I will be considering some of the issues of the Open. My first might be termed a non-issue, namely the publicity Bryson DeChambeau is generating. At first it was his very public spat with Brooks Koepka. Now it is his criticism of his equipment manufacturer. There is power battle between the [...]

July 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Open/First Round

Going to an event on the first day always generates an exciting anticipation on me. As I made my way on foot my mind went back to 1993 when  my father and I witnessed Greg Norman – so often the gallant loser – win the claret jug in a field where the top twelve were or became Major [...]

July 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Open

I was last at St George’s in 1993 when Greg Norman roasted the field. I followed him early and stayed with him to the 18th. Since then Ben Curtis and Darren Clarke have won the claret jug here. Like all links courses, it’s weather dependent: wind in your face – a wood, wind with you [...]

July 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Pargie strikes again

For the second week running I napped the winner when Harris English won the play-off of the Travellers at the Highlands River Course in Connecticut over Kramer Hickok. Like all flutterers it’s never good enough, nor am I totally happy, as I was on Bubba Watson each way who bogeyed his last 5 [...]

June 28, 2021 // 0 Comments

Female sport issues

When it comes to picking the greatest all-round sportswoman in history – a definition that for present purposes requires excellence in at least two different sporting disciplines – there are a select few who come immediately to mind. Perhaps the lady most frequently cited is the legendary [...]

June 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

The US Open

I was delighted that Jon Rahm won his first Major and become the first Spaniard to do so for many reasons, not least as I backed him. He should have won the Memorial last week as he was six strokes clear before being tested positive for Covid prior to the final round but the bookies showed they [...]

June 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

My golfing weekend

At last a winner for me at the Memorial, the Jack Nicklaus invitational to his own-designed course. It was not achieved in the most auspicious of circumstances as on Saturday Jon Rahm led by 6 strokes only to be tested Covid positive and therefore unable to play the final day. I was on Patrick [...]

June 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

My 11-1 tickle on Jordan Spieth for the Charles Schwab US PGA event at Fort Worth looked winnable as he was leading by one shot from Jason Kokrak going into the final round. He bogeyed 3 of the first 4 holes and finished two shots behind Kokrak. Spieth was a prolific winner of tourneys as a junior [...]

May 31, 2021 // 0 Comments

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