Scottish golf fans are among the most discerning fans in all of sports. Watching the British Open on TV can be disconcerting because what the crowd cheers and doesn`t cheer depends upon subtle slopes in course that you can`t see on 2-D television. The player on the right side of the fairway hits a shot that stops 40` from the flag and the crowd goes wild (because he managed to hold his shot on a green tilted sharply away from him). Then, the player on the left side of the fairway hits his shot to 20` and is greeted with tepid applause (because he should have gotten it closer).
is a newÂ roman a clef
novel about golf superstar Hubert X. "Tree"
Tremont by two Sports Illustrated writers
who clearly enjoy being liberated from the shackles of Access Journalism. In it, a fan at St. Andrew`s heckles the struggling, post-disgrace Tree:
"Ya canna pleh without the magic drugs, ken ya?"