Shane Lowry’s caddie Bo Martin is from Belfast. This week he was stopped by three American journalists and asked if sport inspires Northern Ireland/Irish unity. Martin replied that too much is made of the division. “You have it bigger in America than we do”.
Well done to Ricky Fowler for reaching a compromise. When a journalist pointed out to him that wearing his traditional Sunday finish orange clothing (which he wears in honour of his university Oklahoma State) might be making a political statement in Ulster, he came out today wearing black but with an orange puma cap. The cap is hiding a mullet hairstyle that he has promised his fiancee Allison will be gone before their wedding in October. By then he mY look even more like Leonardo Di Caprio.
Broadcasters have been taking instruction this week on understanding the local accent.