Ryder ruined

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The Ryder Cup was an embarrassment. Every tee shot was accompanied by background helicopter noise, while the audience – some clearly inebriated – chanted and shouted as putts were ­skilfully sunk. The dignity once associated with this most ­gentlemanly of games has clearly departed in the face of crass commercialisation and the cult of celebrity.

Malcolm Parkin

Gamekeepers Road