Thought for the DayWhy isn’t 11 pronounced onety one? You’re giving money for what?While looking at wealthy people, I often find myself asking: ‘How much is enough?’ When we see, for example, a great actor like Robert DeNiro demeaning himself in a series of woeful ‘comedies’ and advertisements, or Gary Player prostituting himself and his… read more →

Normal Service is (Almost) Resumed

Thought for the DayMen who seek happiness are like drunkards who can never find their house but are sure they have one Normal Service is (Almost) ResumedSo, things are getting back to normal, albeit slowly, and for proof we only have to look at the pro game. The final of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play… read more →

Vousden on Tiger’s Troubles

Thought of the DayNo masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist Surely the end?Things are beginning to get back to normal. Here in Scotland we can play golf again (and apologies to those of you south of the border who still can’t); the big names on the pro tours, like Brooks Koepka, Patrick Reed… read more →

Vousden on Patrick Reed

Thought of the DayYour problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem Oh dear, PatrickLast month, in my predictions for the year, I wrote, tongue stuck firmly in cheek: ‘Patrick Reed will continue to be voted the most popular player among his fellow tour pros and fans; taking over the mantle held for many… read more →

Thank Heaven that’s nearly over

We will all remember 2020 but not for the happiest of reasons. Martin Vousden looks back on a year like no other and dishes out his annual awards About Bloody Time Award: European and PGA ToursBoth announced beefed up policies to deal with the ever-present menace of slow play. An immediate raft of fines and… read more →

It’s The Masterrrrrs!!!

Thought for the Day Never hold a vacuum cleaner and a cat at the same time This is going to be a Masters like none we have seen before. The azaleas, pink dogwood and magnolia are not going to be in flower in quite the same way as they are in April, the ground is… read more →