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Rory and Revenge

This week I have been listening, fascinated, to the audiobook of Tom Bower’s Revenge. This chronicles the relationship of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. What does this have to do with golf? You may ask. Well Chapter 5 had my … Continue reading

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Did John Daly really call him “Daddy Trump”?

Yes, twice! This interview with JD shows Piers Morgan’s real talent as an interviewer, how he can inkle things out of people. Daly tells him how he begged Greg Norman for a spot on the LIV tour, but he was … Continue reading

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Ben Hogan – Miracle Man

Ben Hogan, winner of 9 major championships including, in 1953, The Masters, US Open and The Open in one calendar year, was a miracle man in the same way that Tiger is now. His return, like Tiger’s, to competitive play … Continue reading

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Mickelson emerges on social media from darkest Africa

After missing the cut at The Open Mickelson did not go home but instead went on a trip to Rwanda to visit a gorilla sanctuary (gorillas’s foot shown behind him). He appeared on social media for the first time since … Continue reading

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The importance of this picture

A week since the official photo of the Champions gathering at St Andrews I have looked at it a few times. The jokey waving spectres hanging over the clubhouse, the disinvited Norman, the pursuaded not to attend Mickelson. It seems … Continue reading

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Henrik Stenson stripped of Ryder Cup Captaincy

Henrik Stenson is due to join LIV golf imminently. Disappointing and bewildering decision that he agreed to take on the Ryder Cup Captaincy, knowing that he had been approached by the Saudi Investment Funded LIV Tour and was seriously considering … Continue reading

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150th Open Championship Final Round

Those of us who were there at St Andrews on Sunday 17 July 2022 witnessed probably the best back nine in championship history. Cameron Smith’s five consecutive birdies from holes 10 to 14 dealt a devastating blow which leader Rory … Continue reading

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Nicola Sturgeon visits St Andrews and talks to the R&A

First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, visited The Open at St Andrews this week. She hit some balls in the Swing Zone and also had talks with officials with the Royal & Ancient. “I’ve been talking to Martin Slumbers and … Continue reading

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Rory on a mission

What a day. This is The Open that keeps on giving. There’s something in the air here, and now Rory McIlroy, who has been the defender of traditional golf, is tied for the lead going in to the final day. … Continue reading

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Sahith Theega six shots off the lead

I mentioned to the man from the Hindustani Times yesterday that I find Sahith Theegala one of the most interesting players I’ve ever seen. And one of the fastest i proving golfers on the planet too. “I love it here … Continue reading

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