Jesus, it's an unacknowledged aspect of the Murdoch tyranny that he has made uncritical sportsfreaks of many; any old competitives shit, and they'll watch it - ice hockey, BMX riding, fucking obesity darts, would you believe it and now golf. It was bad enough when it was just snooker and football, a bit of cricket but mainly on the radio, and a fortnight of Wimbledon but now the Sports News takes up[ fifteen minutes of every hour on the skymadeupnewsandfilth channels - ie all of them. Then there's ten or fifteen minutes of weather and take away the adverts and trailers and you realise you're watching bilge. Now there's a new Andy Moron, some grinning kid from Ulster., wants to be a heavily sponsored, multi-millionaire entertainer by playing golf on the TeeVee. If this television hadn't cost so much it'd be outside, getting jumped on.
This here is Loudon on golf, anyway; now a grisly parody of his quirky, ebullient younger self. Mind, if I'd spawned the insufferable Rufus Wainwright and the hideous Martha Wainwright, I'd feel pretty grisly, too. Serves him right.