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My golfing weekend

I know there are those on the Rust sport desk who argue the best sport on tv is the Rugby Premiership.

So I would state my case that the golf is most enjoyable too. Duggie Heath shouted the odds for Middlesex’s 370 fourth innings to achieve an unlikely victory over Sussex, but can we include streamed events?

Over the weekend Thorbjorn Olesen won the DP World Event with a eagle-birdie finish the way he completed his third round.

Over in the States Keegan Bradley – my pick – went mano v mano with Max Homa in the Wells Fargo event in Washington.

It was nip and tuck in the final back nine but Keegan Bradley lost his touch with the flat stick on the dancing green to Max Homa, yet another emerging American talent.

The Racing and Football Outlook’s pundit choice nearest to a money winner in the DP was Ryan Fox – son of All Black Grant Fox- who finished eighth, one place outside the each-way positions.

They did better in the Wells Fargo – though I did not put the Pargie tenner on all of them with their picks Keegan Bradley, Matt Fitzpatrick and Indian master Lahiri all finishing in the paying top eight.

Finally a word about the Saudi backed new circuit.

It continues to attract those who are past their sell-by date but not old enough for the seniors.

They probably would not make the Ryder Cup either later in the year in Rome. For a mere €10,000 you can walk round with a player of your choice.

Don’t expect too much chat as golfers at this level are totally focussed on their game.

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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