It feels as though we are hurtling into the second men’s major of the year because Tiger Woods’ epic Masters win has given golf huge momentum.
The coming week is one of the most eagerly anticipated on the golf calendar. It is Masters time and all things Augusta dominate our minds.
Chatting with a retired golf writer he told me the story of his one and only visit to TPC Sawgrass, the home of the Players Championship which returns to its traditional March date this month.
So how is golf for you 2019 style? We’ve now had six weeks or so to get used to dropping from knee height and the raft of other changes to the rules of our glorious game.
As the sun beats down with precious little breeze, golfing conditions could not be better here in Abu Dhabi.
Having just finished a bracing winter round, the thought occurred that I will have only a few more games before the sport undergoes significant change.