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Is golf becoming boring?

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez and explained why he finds it so difficult to watch modern-day golf: “It’s boring watching golf these days. It’s just not very interesting any more. The game has become all about smashing the ball as far as you can and about putting contests. You see the distances the modern-day player is hitting the ball and the fact they can use wedges to get the ball out of the rough and get it on the green. If they were hitting it 50 yards shorter and having to hit five-irons for the second shot, they wouldn’t be getting the ball on the... Read more...

Shining Shibuno

Shining Shibuno

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to reflect on the terrific impact Japan’s Hinako Shibuno made on the sport at the Women’s British Open on Sunday: “Shibuno’s victory at Woburn was one of the best things I’ve seen in golf for a long, long time. What a marvellous win it was and her attitude was so refreshing. I mentioned on here the names of Matt Wallace and Matt Fitzpatrick a few weeks ago and talked about how attitude is important on the course. The 20–year-old Shibuno’s attitude was amazing. You couldn’t help but get drawn in by the whole thing. It was... Read more...

rory

Find that cocoon Rory!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to review Rory McIlroy’s disappointing performance at The Open: “That was a bit of a fiasco from Rory early on at Royal Portrush. He went in there tender-minded but he should have known better. “He should have been mentally prepared for that first tee shot. To hit it out of bounds and make a quadruple-bogey eight, it was pretty much all over for him before it even started. It was like a knockout punch in the first 20 seconds of a fight. A nightmare. “I think it was a lack of preparation. You’re not giving it your full... Read more...

Shane Lowry’s

Time to be selfish Shane!

Tony spoke to former Reuters golf correspondent Tony Jimenez to look back at Shane Lowry’s victory at The Open: “It was a magnificent performance by Shane to win by six shots at Royal Portrush on Sunday and the next big thing to happen to him came when his management team immediately pulled him out of this week’s St Jude Invitational in Memphis. That was such an intelligent and sensible thing to do. The people in Memphis won’t be happy about it but it’s not Shane’s problem to worry about that. It’s no different to years ago when the great Jack Nicklaus was disliked by the organisers... Read more...