Bjorn to be riled
- 6 Sep 06, 03:50 PM
CRANS-SUR-SIERRE - So Thomas Bjorn apologises to Ian Woosnam and the Tour fines him £10,000.
I’m finding that locker-room opinion on 'Bjorngate' is split. Two senior players I’ve spoken to believed the Dane had every right to speak out and didn’t deserve his punishment.
Moments later, I spoke to a couple of the more rank-and-file members of the Tour who were outraged at Bjorn’s reaction.
They pointed out that his outburst was unwarranted because he finished 13th on the qualifying table, so there were two players (Paul Broadhurst and Johan Edfors) who had more pressing claims on a pick.
You know, all this angst may be down to the stresses of life on the road. It’s not easy. Here’s why this week - my hotel has only a hand-held shower in the bath.
When I ran the taps on full power they were switched to the shower unit which then shot around the bathroom at full pelt like a rearing cobra drenching your bleary-eyed reporter in the process!
A player staying in the same establishment confessed to suffering similarly.
And here’s one from another senior Tour member with no Ryder Cup axe to grind, Kiwi Stephen Scahill. A joke against himself and his peers.
"How many professional golfers does it take to fit a lightbulb? One – he holds it in the socket and waits for the world to revolve around him!"
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