It’s a sad state of affairs when John Daly’s cart controversy is coming up in press conferences, but with bleak weather, only part of the field even teeing up and the trend continuing for dull major early week festivities, I vented a touch for Golfweek. Not that I blame players for doing most of their work early and saving energy, but the lack of energy early in weeks is a bummer for fans and for building interest in the events.
Thence during its outward journey it skirts the sandhills on the landward side, and one or two of the holes are just a little inland in character and not particularly entertaining. The homeward journey is, on the whole, the more fascinating, and from the eleventh hole onwards there are a succession of hills and valleys of a truly heroic character. If, however, there are one or two dullish holes on the way out, the course begins splendidly with as good a two-shot hole as can well be; too good a hole almost to play so early before the match has had time to develop. BERNARD DARWIN on Portrush