Last week the Daily Mail's Graham Otway and Jack White's quoted agent Chubby Chandler as suggesting Darren Clarke was nearly broke before he won the Open Championship and I didn't pay much attention to it because, well, it's the Daily Mail and the alcohol was flowing after the championship.
Yet, when asked yesterday if he'd been cash-strapped before winning at St Georges, Clarke said bluntly: "Not particularly. No."
Clarke had not been quoted in the article and politely declined to make any further, comment, saying: "I prefer to keep my mouth shut on those sort of things."
I smell trouble!