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Bryson DeChambeau coasted the Dubai Classic at -25. The world number 5 has earned the reputation as “the mad scientist” with his irons all the same length and dipping his golf balls in Epsom salts to achieve perfect roundness but there is no doubting his golfing acumen. My only criticism was that he regularly contravened the 40 second putting rule by taking over a minute.

He carded 66, 66, 67,64 which is impressive even on a course that played hard only when the wind blew up. No one really got near him.

Over at the Farmers Insurance on the California Swing of the USPGA, Justin Rose won without difficulty.

This is his ninth win, overtaking Nick Faldo.

I cannot imagine why this likeable golfer has never been Sports Personality of the Year.

I was on Joe Rahm for the second week running. He has power, he has touch, but he lacks control both mental and playing.

He reminds me of Seve with his power game but he needs to tighten up if he’s going to win a Major.

I had backed Dechambeau at 9-1 but Jeremy Chapman gave 11 recommendations so it was a break even weekend.

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