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Garrick Higgo – a new golfing star

The name Garrick Higgo might mean little to you but it soon will. The 21 year old South African has now won two European tour events in the Canarian swing of the Tour when he won the Tenerife open by 6 strokes from the equally exotically-named Aussie Maverck Antcliff. Previously he had won in Grand [...]

May 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

The greed of the Super Golf League

The Saudi-backed Super Golf League of 40-odd professionals contesting 18 events bears more than a superficial resemblance to football’s European Super League. Of course golf clubs are in the bag not sporting superpowers but nonetheless some of the proposed participators have had their success in [...]

May 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Masters

In the end it was neither Supermex (Justin Thomas or Jordan Spieth) nor Shepherds Pie (Justin Rose ) for the Masters winner dinner but Sushi and Wagyu beef as Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese golfer to wear the green jacket. He did so by one stroke from Will Zalatoris but, having set up [...]

April 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

Masters Preview

I have a feeling that Dustin Johnson will not be re-ordering Pigs in the Blanket (whatever they are) for the traditional Green Jacket winner meal but the cuisine will either be Texmex (Justin Thomas or Jordan Spieth) of Paella con Gambas (Jon Rahm) The Masters seemed to come round very quickly till [...]

April 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Last week my football wins bailed out my golf losses and this weekend it was the other way round. I backed each way for a top ten finish Sergio Garcia, Correy Connors and Daniel Berger for the Players Championship at Sawgrass a tournament won by Justin Thomas. Thomas put in a fantastic run of [...]

March 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Bryson DeChambeau won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, fighting off the challenge of Lee Westwood. Lee Westwood’s resurgence of form makes European Ryder Cup captain Pod Harrington’s job easier as he has only 3 discretionary picks. DeChambeau’s driving did not destroy the course [...]

March 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

A sporting life

The news of Tiger Wood’s serious car accident in California yesterday has been dominating the world’s news media outlets since it happened and will have saddened many – and not just golfing and sports fans. At this stage – before the investigations are completed and the facts established [...]

February 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

The ATT at Pebble Beach

Alan Tanner rightly takes centre stage of the Rust today after Fulham ‘s victory over Everton but give some credit to Pargie who had wagers on Maverick McNealy, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Cantlay at the ATT at Pebble Beach. The former finished runner up to winner Daniel Berger and the latter two [...]

February 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sporting weekend

I delayed my post to report on the Super Bowl Tampa Bay victory in the early hours of Monday. To both my surprise and loss though no expert on American football, Tom Brady won his seventh Superbowl ring aged 43 for the Tampa Bay Buccs. However it was his team that bottled up Patrick Mahames, Tyreek [...]

February 9, 2021 // 0 Comments

My sporting weekend

Although it was not the most successful weekend for me betting-wise a number of selection issues were helpfully clarified for European Ryder Cup captain Podraig Harrington. Unlike his American counterpart Steve Stricker who has six, Harrington has only 3 captain’s picks. Two of these potentially [...]

February 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

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