Prior to the Ryder Cup last year I was trying - not altogether successfully - to fashion a column suggesting ways that the USA might actually beat Europe.
Happy New Year everyone. Hopefully the trek back to work was not too galling, but from what I gather large numbers of you are still, scandalously, yet to go back to work or college or school.
It sounded like a decent day out at the lavish Queenwood Golf Club in Surrey on Monday; three good European Tour men on the course, lunch, chewing the fat and then a nice dinner.
The 142nd Open Championship may have been the time when finally the stoic patience of golf fans ran out.