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 →

Vousden on DeChampeau

Thought for the Day To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong It was great to see Scotsman Martin Laird win again in America after a seven-year drought, by taking the Shiners Hospitals for Children Open in a playoff. But the story of the week, as it seems to be… read more →

Golf’s Greatest Myths, says Vousden

Thought for the Day Before you criticise someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticise them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes. Golf’s Greatest Myths Golf is full of truisms, clichés and hoary old quotes that are recycled endlessly. Many of them are as useless as… read more →

Forgotten Heroes

Thought for the Day Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time Forgotten heroes There are many great golfers – Hogan, Jones, Nicklaus, Woods et al who will always be mentioned when the rollcall of great champions is discussed. But there are others whose names… read more →