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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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I Dreamed a Dream*

'It feels as if we have forsaken this beautiful game. We haven’t. We’ve just been biding our time under a swell of anger. Who among us has not practised a swing with nothing in our empty hands but hope?'

High time golf made a comeback

'My hope is that we’ll be playing golf again next week, and that those funnelling into green spaces with nowhere else to go will be given a few more options'

An Ode to Dustin Johnson

'Certain factions of the media take great pleasure in the portrayal of Dustin – and brother and caddie Austin on occasion – as being a little dim witted at best, and downright dumb at worst. This is a particular pet hate'

So Rory, where did it all go wrong?

Net worth of over $100million, four Majors, fourth best golfer in the world and on his Christmas holidays in mid-November, all at 31 years young. Still, no green jacket

DJ’s Green Jacket saunter

"Maintaining a composed, laid-back and steely equilibrium with as few thoughts (technical or otherwise) going through his mind is the way DJ plays golf. For now, he is an untouchable World No. 1"

I love the Masters, in spite of everything

'Let’s just say, much like how the famous sub air systems can suck the moisture out of the soil around Augusta, listening to the cheerleaders on TV wax lyrical at the behest of the green jacket brigade sucks the life out of me'

Maybe the Green Jacket isn’t tailor made for Rory?  

This week marks take six in Rory McIlroy’s bid to join the most elite club in golf but with each passing year, the task becomes more difficult

Gary Player, 85 not out; Jordan Spieth, 27 and on the floor

While Gary Player tunes up to outdrive Jack Nicklaus on Thursday at the Masters at 85 years young, Jordan Spieth returns to a favourite venue looking to spark an altogether different resurrection

Teenage Tiger alone in being underwhelmed by drive up Magnolia Lane 

“Honed from an early age to be a winning machine, he was no starry-eyed youngster blinded by the magic spell which Augusta National weaves on players, patrons and millions of television viewers worldwide” 

Cold Turkey

Golf is facing a difficult few weeks but if we can all do our part, we'll be back playing before we know it

Latest news

Golfers aiming for place in SA Open history

Clandeboye's Jonathan Caldwell and Ardglass professional Cormac Sharvin are in the field for their third and final event of the South African swing

McIlroy backs European and PGA Tour alliance

"If this alliance can be done in the right way, I think it provides a better pathway for Europeans to get on the PGA Tour. I can’t see any negatives with it"

Porsche extends title sponsorship of Porsche European Open to 2023

Sportscar manufacturer Porsche has reaffirmed its commitment to world-class golf with a three-year extension of the title sponsorship of the Porsche European Open, with Paul Casey set to defend his title next year

Kearney solid as Sullivan sets stiff pace at Golf in Dubai Championship

Niall Kearney eased himself into the inaugural Golf in Dubai Championship with a one-under 71 but finds himself trailing Andy Sullivan by 10 shots after the Englishman signed for a sparkling opening 61

McIlroy grades season a C; slams Weiskopf’s ‘Tiger attitude’ remarks

"I don’t think that’s a fair assessment. I’ve shown throughout my career that I care, that I want to win, that I want to be the best. And I’ve been the best"