This Ryder Cup seems endless.
I share Mark Twain’s opinion of Golf. I have never played it and I doubt I ever will.
It just seemed to be a sport which even in the black and white 1960s seemed very dull. Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Sam Sneed I just never had any time for it all. Occasional moments of supporting Christy O’Connor before he needed to be called Christy O’Connor “senior” to distinguish him from Christy O’Connor “junior”………and I think even “Junior” is long retired.
It seemed more casual in the 1960s. It was always raining and perennial British hope Neil Coles was always smoking a cigarette. Are they allowed to do that now?
Nor do I buy into all this Rory and GMac stuff.
I think its just that golf club types look like……….golf club types. Captains Day. Ladies Day. And casual racism and anti-semitism are not my scene.
Nor all that pro-celebrity crap…………Terry Wogan, Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Corbett, Jimmy Tarbuck.
And the Ryder Cup. I remember a time when it was USA versus Britain and Ireland………and USA routinely won.
Now of course it is USA PGA Tour versus European PGA Tour. But of course that inhibits Chauvism…………so it has to be USA, a place which exists………against Europe which of course kinda exists. I dont know if there are any Norwegian, Icelandic or Serb golfers at this level………but how can the “European Flag and Anthem” represent them.
So it is a difficult choice.
I dont like Golf. I detest Europe.