Cruel but very funny…

Nov 15 2017

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It’s a risky business

Nov 14 2017

Thought for the Day
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Enough Already
Henrik Stenson is going to miss the last two events of the European Tour season. They are the big money bonanzas, the Nedbank Golf Challenge that has just concluded in South Africa and the year ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Both are among the eight tournaments that comprise the Rolex Series and therefore carry significantly bigger purses than run-of-the-mill events.

Henrik has pulled out because of a rib injury – not unusual in itself – but the real cause for concern is that he did not sustain it through too much play or practice but apparently because of a daft publicity stunt for a tournament sponsor. I say ‘apparently’ because initially Henrik hinted, more than strongly, that dangling above a stage in a harness was responsible, although he has subsequently rowed back from that suggestion.

Henrik Stenson fulfils his obligations manfully

Henrik Stenson fulfils his obligations manfully

The WGC-HSBC Champions tournament in Shanghai has a long history of persuading the leading golfers in the field to take part in frankly ridiculous pre-event publicity shots; so much so that over the years I have been an avid collector of the marketing pictures showcasing them, just a few of which you can see here.

At the end of last month the theme was Golf Superheroes and this involved Stenson, Dustin Johnson and Chinese golfer Haotong Li, suspended above Hideki Matsuyama on stage, in the sort of harness usually worn by an ageing actress in (more…)

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