THE GREATEST GAME
As the latest Masters displayed, golf has to be the most exciting sport in the world. In my opinion, the unpredictability of the outcome makes it so intriguing. Surely no one would have forecast at the outset of the tournament that Patrick Reed would be the winner of the battle for the Green Jacket or that Jordan Spieth’s late charge for the leadership would dwindle out in such a remarkable climax to an intense finish.
In the past 12 years alone, we’ve seen 11 different winners at Augusta. Compare this with so many other sports, where individuals or teams monopolise the honours. There are always fresh faces coming through in golf, which suggests that the diversity of champions we’ve become used to will continue far into the future. It’s just a pity that the game doesn’t get the recognition it deserves on the back pages.
Stephen McCarthy, Glasgow