Monday 30 July 2007
Friday 27 July 2007
I enjoyed reading this article (http://www.irishexaminer.com/irishexaminer/pages/story.aspx-qqqg=sport-qqqm=sport-qqqa=sport-qqqid=38398-qqqx=1.asp) and seeing the independence of the US judiciary is still intact. Until Bush sacks the rest of the honest ones.
Tuesday 24 July 2007
#2: Selma Blair to David Duchovny
Monday 23 July 2007
Faldo's remarks that European players are "too nice" to win majors may have had a tinge of truth in it. The Americans, along with guys like Els, Goosen and Singh, have definitely had the upper hand in the majors. Their focus and drive down the stretch has been slightly superior. I'm not sure how much this relates to them being nice guys, or not, as it may be. I certainly don't think winning a major will make Padraig less of a nice guy - he is after all one of the nicest guys on the tour.
Eight years without a European major winner was too long, but during that time a lot of young golfers have been building up their game. Europe has had an iron grip on the Ryder Cup, and Europeans have been having some good success on the US PGA tour through the likes of Harrington, Garcia, Donald et al.
As for Sergio, his time will come. It's easy to commiserate with him when you consider some of his near misses, but he needs to look at his two-over-par final round of 73 and know that's where he lost it, not in the play-off. I don't' have the stats to hand but I remember reading that he has a poor record in the final round of majors. Once he sorts that out I'm sure he'll win his fair share.
But kudos to Harrington. Many would have folded following two trips to Barry Burn. He didn't. He held his nerve and deserved his win. I can't wait to see how he kicks on from this and I'd love to see him win at Augusta next year.
Friday 20 July 2007
Thursday 19 July 2007
Wednesday 18 July 2007
Tuesday 17 July 2007
Monday 16 July 2007
I hope Thames Water etc. have been busy in the past few weeks. Given the levels of rain-fall and flooding I'd be very disappointed (but not surprised) if two weeks of sun in August led to another hosepipe ban.
Sort it out, guys!
Sunday 15 July 2007
#1: Aidan Quinn to Jason Biggs.