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Sandy Lyle Watch 2010

by Douglas Lindsay - 21:53 on 10 February 2010

 

Yes, it's back. Sandy Lyle Watch 2010. Having made a complete mess of Sandy Lyle Watch 2009 - I started after his excellent showing at the Masters, continued through a general mince period when he was really rubbish on the Old Man's Tour of America, and then finished prior to his wonderful Handbags at Dawn stramash with that big girl's blouse Montgomery - this year we're going to be in at the start, and stick with him through every missed cut, double bogey and T56 place finish in the three round geriatric tournaments on plastic golf courses in California.

Bizarrely, to kick off his 2010 season, Sandy is actually playing in a proper tournament with proper golfers in it. It's the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, and it looks like Sandy's there as one of the pros. Outside of the Masters and the British Open, it's the first US tour event he's started in a few years.

So fingers crossed for a better season than last, a season which fell away disastrously after the Masters. The AT&T kicks off on Thursday 11th February, and is like the St. Andrews/Kingsbarn/Carnoustie event in October, so three guaranteed rounds. Regular updates, here on Sandy Lyle Watch 2010.

Comment from Marcus McCallum at 12:32 on 11 January 2012.
Hi,

Any chance of Sandy Lyle watch 2012. I missed it in 2011 when he actually won!!!

Regards,

Marcus
Comment from Douglas at 16:45 on 12 January 2012.
Marcus,
The reason that I missed 2011 was that the 2011 season started in something like November 2010 and I didn't notice. Sandy had a couple of good tournaments then, so when I finally caught up with it, I thought in the way that one does, that the secret of his success might be that I wasn't paying any attention. So I didn't do a 2011 watch; it worked for a while, but ultimately he did have a rubbish summer.
Bit busier this year with This Blasted Life and books and stuff, so don't think I'll have the time.
douglas

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