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US Open

Having backed Bryson DeChambeau I must have been one of the few Britons not rooting for Rory McIlroy in the US Open. It was the stuff of great golf. Two guys fighting it out “mano v mano” like the epic struggles between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson in Turnberry in 1976 (“The Duel [...]

June 17, 2024 // 0 Comments

The US Open

With the Euros and T20 World Cup centre stage, the US Open has slipped under the radar. Yet they say it is the tourney that the Pros like to win. It begins at Pinehurst today, a demanding par 70 course which Martin Kaymer destroyed 10 years ago. In researching and deciding my staking plan, I [...]

June 13, 2024 // 0 Comments

The PGA championship

The PGA is the poor relation of the four Majors but often produces an exciting tourney. Last weekend’s finish at Valhalla Kentucky was no exception with Xavier Schauffele just holding off Bryson DeChambeau. When I worked out my staking plan I dismissed Schauffele for his weak performances on the [...]

May 21, 2024 // 0 Comments

The Masters/final day

Hot favourite Scottie Scheffler duly romped home 4 shots clear of Swedish rookie Ludwig Aaberg. It’s Scheffler’s second green jacket in three years and follows victories in the Players Championship and at Houston. He is indisputably the best in the world at the moment and justified his skinny [...]

April 15, 2024 // 0 Comments

Masters’ Thoughts

We have now reached cut off day and Major winners Dustin Johnson, Brian Harman, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Wyndham Clark did not make the cut. It was a day of high winds which conditions did not lend themselves to accuracy the most necessary component to master the Masters. The smart money [...]

April 13, 2024 // 0 Comments

Masters Preview

Even with the schism of LIV v PGA the Masters is always to look forward to and savour. Indeed the tourneys that will suffer from avoidance by the Liv golfers are more likely to be the non Majors. The Masters is the first Major and the only one played always on the same course in Augusta. It’s [...]

April 11, 2024 // 0 Comments

Autumn sporting contests

We have now reached the end of autumnal sport contests: the Ryder Cup, the Rugby World Cup and the Cricket World Cup. Of the three I enjoyed the Rugby World Cup the most as England defied the critics – who at one stage doubted they could qualify – by holding South Africa until the 79th [...]

November 20, 2023 // 0 Comments

Team Europe 16 1/2 – USA 11 1/2

I am sure I was not alone on Sunday afternoon in fearing USA would overhaul Team Europe as simply whilst there was litttle to choose between the best on either side. The Americans had greater depth. If a European rookie like Ludwig Aberg was paired against a serial major winner like Brooks Koepka [...]

October 2, 2023 // 0 Comments

Ryder Cup / Day One

Team Europe established a commanding lead (6 and a 1/2 v. 1 and a 1/2) but you cannot yet call this winning as there is a scenario whereby the USA could come back today winning say 5-3 and are back in the game. I do not think this will happen as 1) Luke Donald is a better captain than Zack Johnson, [...]

September 30, 2023 // 0 Comments

Ryder Cup Review

The bookies have both sides almost identical which seems right. The Americans have the world number one – Scottie Scheffler – who is experiencing putting problems and has never played a Ryder Cup foursomes – and number five Patrick Cantlay, meanwhile the Europeans have numbers [...]

September 28, 2023 // 0 Comments

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