Meanwhile In China, Files: Official Sacked For Playing Golf

In the aftermath of a 16-year-old from China winning the Asia Pacific Amateur, it's good to remember that for all of the inevitable fawning over how exciting it is to have China in the golfing mix ($$$$$$), the crackdown on golf is as bad as ever there.

Ben Blanchard (thanks reader Brian) reports on the sacking of Lin Chunsong, who tried to hide his love of playing, but failed.

The official Xinhua news agency said , vice mayor of Wuyishan in Fujian province, belonged to a golf club but was paying much less than other members to play, Xinhua news agency said.

When a campaign against membership of private clubs for provincial officials kicked off in 2013, he changed the name of his membership to somebody else and carried on playing, the report said.

Between June 18, 2013, and August 16, 2015, Lin played 163 rounds of golf at his club, 12 of which were during work hours, Xinhua said, citing a report from the local anti-graft watchdog.

He has now been sacked for breaching anti-corruption and clean government rules, it added.