Well, that has to be the quickest-ever return on record for T2G’s annual Useless Stab in the Dark column.
Tee to Green
Maybe it’s because it was Superbowl week, or the 6 Nations starting up, But golf seemed as if it desperately wanted to get noticed last week.
The first thought of Europe’s golfing press when Padraig Harrington was being confirmed as European Ryder Cup captain last week was probably “Is Renee on speed dial?”
Thank goodness, the silly season (for as much as it ever stops in golf) is over. There’s some proper, competitive stuff to get our teeth into.
Happy New Year to all, even you slackers who don’t have to go back to work or studies until Monday.
Somewhat amazingly, we’re up to the 12th year of the Tee to Green Bungs, which apart from my marriage is maybe the longest I’ve stuck at anything.
A fog of indecision has descended meaning that this week’s festive offering - traditionally, T2G’s Player of the Year column - is a feeble compromise.
Those of you who don’t like a little constructive criticism - and I know there’s some out there - look away now. It’s time for my annual report of Scottish professional golf.
The Official World Golf Rankings have many, many faults, but as a method of working out the labyrinthic machinations of the game at the elite level, they're probably the best we can hope for.
Reports from the USA had it that Turner Broadcasting Systems, who bankrolled the hyped “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson needed 500,000 pay-per-view subscribers to break even.