A fun golfing weekend in Paris – just nobody mention the B-word | Andy Bull

by Theguardian


Thomas Bjørn touched on it in his opening speech but for the rest of the Ryder Cup Brexit was a no-go area of conversation

The 1st hole of the Albatros course at Le Golf National runs 420 yards, down around a dogleg curve that turns away from the large pond you have to cross with your second shot to reach the small, sloping green. It looks tricky to play any time, but during the Ryder Cup it was ridiculously tough, what with the packed grandstand behind the tee, the busy galleries either side, and the enormous elephant in the middle of the fairway. Curtis Strange once said that golf doesn’t shout, it whispers. Sometimes it doesn’t speak at all. And in Paris last week there was one topic no one wanted to take on, the same one a lot of us can’t stop talking about.

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