The tweet The Reverend Stephen Willett sent minutes after landing back in Heathrow this week. An inveterate tweeter, it seems, and his frequent messages throughout last week's Ryder Cup give an interesting slant to the furore Danny's brother created before the event. ...
Golf and the selection of the European Ryder Cup team is the theme of this blog not “Brexit”. Although one could just as easily have used the same headline in writing about our nation's decision to leave the EEC.
Other times it's a real bummer. That's exactly how it was on Sunday afternoon at Augusta. Sweet for, “Son of a preacher man”, Danny Willett from England, bitter, oh how bitter, for Jordan Spieth, suffering one of the most spectacular collapses seen at Augusta.
Now let the action commence. After calm, sunny and perfect conditions for some days, today dawns windy with rain threatened. The action began at 08.20 local time with Jim Herman of the USA and Steven Bowditch of Australia leading the way.
I see it was just over a year ago that I wrote of the horrors of the killings – no, murders, at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and now we have the brutal murders in Brussels. It has not been a good year for innocent people being slaughtered in the name of a false Islam.
Now it's 2016 but that man Spieth – not Woods – just carries on where he left off, so not much has changed.
Jordan Spieth in winning Hyundai Tournament of Champions 2016 coasted to an eight shot victory, and so reinforced his position at the top of the world rankings. Rory McIlroy was not playing, so the first real contest between the world's best comes this week in Abu Dhabi.