The Masters. 2019. Tiger. Martin Vousden

Thought for the Day If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission Of all the dramatic and uplifting stories in sports, none can eclipse that of the ageing, past-his-prime champion getting up from the metaphorical canvas and landing a knockout blow. To see the over-the-hill serial winner rouse himself for one last shot… read more →

Time to get serious about your golf says Vousden…

Thought for the Day Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them Are you a bit too pretentious or serious when it comes to golf? Here are just some of the way you might identify yourself – or spot one of your playing partners… read more →

The Laws of Golf, according to Martin Vousden

Thought for the Day People who believe in a sixth sense do so because they have taken leave of the other five Between them the R&A and USGA have absolute authority in producing and revising the Rules of Golf, by which we abide or not according to conscience. Then there are the Laws of Golf,… read more →

Rory’s Trouble As Vousden Sees It

Thought for the Day If you really want to do something you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse Rory discovers the realities of the good life Everyone has a boss; someone to whom they are answerable. Even the megalomaniac tycoon has to consider shareholders, or the customers who buy his services… read more →

Martin Vousden on Ladies

Thought for the Day People are more what they hide than what they show The wimmin are doing good At least a decade or so ago writers like me would often advise: If you really want to learn from Tour pros how to improve your game, don’t go to a men’s event but watch the… read more →

Martin Vousden on the Rio Olympics

Thought for the Day Saying someone is ugly doesn’t make you any prettier Here comes the Cavalry Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson (along with the women golfers of the world) may have just saved golf as an Olympic sport. By fashioning another head-to-head clash of increasing drama – and after The Open Henrik now stands… read more →