Had someone approached me on the eve of the 2009 Open at Turnberry and convinced me that on Sunday an American with the initials of TW would have a short putt to win, I’d have mortgaged my house, gone to the bookies and backed Tiger Woods.
I’d have also gone to the poorhouse.
Had Tom Watson dared to suggest in 1975 when he won his first Open that he would have a short putt to win 34 years hence, he’d have gone to the madhouse.
My point is there is no such thing as a banker.
If only there was no such ‘thing’ as that banker Freddie Goodwin, the world would be a better place and our money would be better placed.