It was bitterly disappointing to come home without a medal from the World Championships.
Commandeering the telly over the weekend can be particularly tricky.
For all those people doubting Andy Murray and his chances at the US Open next week, I’ve got two words Rory and McIlroy.
It's probably a sign of the reverence in which two grandees of European golf, Sam Torrance and Jose Maria Olazabal, are held that their appointment as captains for the next Seve Trophy has pretty much been accepted without challenge.
The 142nd Open Championship may have been the time when finally the stoic patience of golf fans ran out.
When people ask what I do for a living, they tend to either shrug their shoulders or on the rare occasion get misty eyed and think it must be the best job going.
The Lions Tour as only it can for rugby, it seems captured the imagination of the public.
Dodgy football club owners, administrations, sacked managers. All hardy perennials when it comes to guaranteeing reaction to a sports’ column.
The time for being polite about the 2013 Lions is over.
The usual seat allocated to The Courier at Hampden backs on to an area housing hospitality guests.