Many of the younger players on the regular tour today are just plain shy. They started at an earlier age than I did and from day one really had the game hammered into them. They grew up more insulated from the outside world. So they're a little less comfortable around people. It shows in their interviews, their interaction with the fans and even with each other. They just aren't people-oriented; caddies and teachers tend to get fired more often because of personality conflicts. I don't think they have as much fun as we did back in the 1970s and '80s. I have to say, I enjoyed the best years of the PGA Tour.
Carnoustie possesses the most majestic and humiliating golf course in the world, though which wind the evil, serpentine coils of the Barry Burn. The stream is the grave of a million hopes. What queues of ghosts must parade there nightly, to wring fleshless hands over that fatal short approach, or to grope in the turf for the fragments of turn scorecards. R.J.B. SELLAR