|Bemused by the riddle that is Rory - July 2013
If I had been given a pound for every time I was asked what is wrong with Rory, then I’d be a lot richer than I am now. Not just Rory, either. When the Tiger Woods mania was at its peak...
|Golf’s challenge in a cold climate - May 2013
Four or five of us, having stayed at our club overnight, were sitting around the next morning putting the world to rights, the remains of our breakfast strewn over the table.
|Born for the role of captain - March 2013
If you divide the Ryder Cup process into three parts, namely the selection of the captain, his choosing the extra players to fill out his team and then the playing of the match...
|They take golf seriously here - September 2012
Three days spent in northern Ireland during the week of the Irish Open at Royal Portrush confirmed a few of life’s rules that ought to have been learned already.
|You deserved better, Sir Terry - July 2012
You are Sir Terry Matthews. You are standing under an umbrella at Celtic Manor and it’s raining.
|Situations soon to be vacant - June 2012
While retirement may not yet be on Peter Dawson’s mind, his position as Chief Executive of the R&A is one of several significant changes on golf’s horizon...
|English golf holds the aces - May 2012
There has never been a time like the present for success by English golfers on the PGA Tour in the US. Never, ever. Well, not since Ted Ray from South Herts, and Jim Barnes, a Cornishman, won successive US Opens in 1920 and 1921.
|Getting a kick out of coaching - March 2012
He did the business with Jonny
Wilkinson, helping the England fly-half
become the most reliable kicker in
world rugby. He did the business with
|On my wish list for an epic New Year - January 2012
Much is being made of Tiger's prospects for 2012 following that overblown victory in his own tournament in early December. But the former world No. 1 doesn't warrant a mention in the author's hopes for 2012
|Monty tees it up with conviction - September 2010
After Edoardo Molinari's superb victory at Gleneagles, no-one was surprised to see the gutsy Italian join brother Francesco on the bus to Celtic Manor. Elsewhere, the captain had some tough calls to make...
|An Open Championship like no other - July 2010
The Open is the oldest championship in golf and for many people it is the apogee of the competitive game. If that is your view, too, then the likelihood is you believe an Open at St Andrews stands above all the rest.
|Calling the shots at the Home of Golf - June 2010
He may not occupy a swanky office on the upper floor of the R&A clubhouse, but as the chairman of the St Andrews Links Trust, Alan McGregor has enjoyed being the chief power broker in the historic town
|Forgiven, maybe. Forgotten? Never - May 2010
However Tiger and his hapless team of advisers try to spin it, there is no getting away from the fact that his legacy is now fatally flawed - while the latest TV ad from sponsors Nike is just an act of crass commercialism
|The legacy that Jack built - March 2010
18 majors is only the half of it for a golfer who - perhaps for the majority of golf fans the world over - embodies everything that is good about the game
|That's what they call 'experience' - January 2010
In only his second year as a tournament pro, Ireland's Rory McIlroy had the impertinence to challenge Europe's established superstars for supremacy - and was promptly swatted by a resurgent Lee Westwood
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