Did aliens steal Spieth’s Masters mojo?

Much to English cricketer Ben Stokes’ relief, Jordan Spieth has been the talk of the sporting world this week. In particular, how he squandered a five-stroke lead and an almost certain US Masters victory in one hole. It was a novel way of marking the 20th anniversary of Greg Norman’s epic Masters choke, when he…

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Why Aussies watch golf through their fingertips

Asked once what he had to shoot to win a particular tournament, US golfer Roger Maltbie answered: “The rest of the field.” It’s been a bit like that following Australian golf for about the last 20 years. Even when Greg Norman held the world number one position, you could never comfortably watch him play a…

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Are you a Sliding Doors fan, Tiger?

While I’m no fan of Gwyneth Paltrow, let’s for a moment apply the concept of one of her less nauseating movies to the life of Tiger Woods. Let’s assume in this Sliding Doors scenario that Tiger kept his 3-iron in his pants at the peak of his career. What would his career statistics look like…

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