Minis and Jamiroquai, with Barry Lane

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The senior tour star on Ryder Cup nerves, meatballs, and George Benson

Best friend on tour

Now? My wife!

Funniest on tour

Sam [Torrance] has to be one of the best

Biggest tinkerer

We don’t have any wagons any more so it’s hard, though Darce [Eamonn Darcy] has been known to chop and change a bit

Any superstitions?

No, not one

Best ball striker

Woosie [Ian Woosnam]

One course for rest of life

Castle Stuart

Dream fourball

Ben Hogan, Seve Ballesteros and Tom Watson
laying as a team was the most nerve-wracking. The whole week, you can’t put your finger on why it is. It’s so intense, even in the evenings it doesn’t let up.

Most nervous

Ryder Cup. Playing as a team was the most nerve-wracking. The whole week, you can’t put your finger on why it is. It’s so intense, even in the evenings it doesn’t let up

Desert island DVD, CD and book

CD would be George Benson’s Give Me The Night, the DVD would be Chariots of Fire, and the book 22/11/63 by Stephen King

First job

I had a paper round but I went straight into a golf shop out of school.
Favourite musician I like all sorts. I love Jamiroquai, though

Favourite food & drink

Swedish meatballs, and red wine. I don’t drink much though. I had a glass of wine last night and it’s the first I’ve had in seven weeks. It doesn’t agree with me

First car

A £500 Mini 850 in red, with windows that slid

Favourite sport away from golf

I love athletics. All the track and field events

Who’d play you in a film?

My wife would love it to be Edward in the King’s Speech. What’s his name… Colin Firth!

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