The Ryder Cup which for the past 20 odd years has lit up the golfing world starts this morning at Celtic Manor, a relatively new course, close to Newport in Wales.
For fifty odd years hardly anyone noticed the Ryder Cup in the UK because the teams were drawn from the four home countries but since that was ditched and the team was widened to include all European golfers American has not fared as well. Indeed Europe hasn't poem defeated at home for nearly 20 years.
Of course, poor old Tiger Woods will be the main focus for the media. His record in the Ryder Cup is not good so it would be extraordinary for him to raise his game give the year he has experienced. But, he is an extraordinary golfer and at some stage he will return and wallop the world again: let's hope it isn't over the next three days!
The shame is that the three day event can only be seen on Sky. It ought to be a listed event.