Listening to Peter Alliss commentate called to mind the suggestion that it resembled watching an episode of Catchphrase. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The BBC’s rapidly dwindling list of sporting events is hardly breaking news. The corporation has been chased away not only by Sky Sports and latter(...)

 Zach Johnson smiles as he poses  with the Claret Jug  after winning the   British Open at the Old Course  at St Andrews. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty

First up, hugs to all of you who missed work yesterday with the tummy bug that appeared to ravage the nation, although happily you had Paul Dunne and (...)

Jesters, bad shoes and a coming-of-age
  • Golf
  • September 29, 2014, 01:00

Well that was exciting wasn’t it. I’m supposed to write about the highlights and lowlights of my fantasy golf sojourn at the Ryder Cup. It would be ch(...)

Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke in action at  Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. “There’s Darren Clarke,” said Peter Alliss, “well, what’s left of Darren Clarke”.

Whatever challenges lay ahead of Rory McIlroy going in to the final round of the British Open yesterday, they were nothing compared to the trials and (...)