The Irish Mail on Sunday



has battled a creaking body for years but now has a more difficult foe. Brian Cody could do what ruptured cruciates and fractures could not and finish a remarkable career. Shefflin (pictured) has always been a favourite but Cody showed in the League final that winning trumps any man.

THERE was little said about the decision to finish the Madeira Islands Open. This was despite the fact that a caddie, Iain McGregor (right), died on the course. This is an age of easy public grief, but here was an occasion when cancellati­on would have been an act of respect, not selfcongra­tulation.

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