Thursday, July 12, 2007
Colin Montgomerie is a troubling figure. There he is, this middle-aged bloke with an expanding waistline, and he's a sports star. This can't be right. Sports stars are lean, fit and generally young. But there's old Monty, looking like the chap next door washing his car in a pair of ill-advised shorts prior to going down the pub for a pint of lager, chicken in a basket and a Hamlet cigar in a diamond-patterned cardigan and cavalry twill slacks. I suppose it's golf that is the issue, a sport for people who can't be bothered to change their clothes. On the other hand, there used to be fat cricketers like Colin Cowdrey. So is fatness really a serious sporting handicap? Or has it just been eliminated by health Nazis? The consoling thought is that none of these super-thin girls would stand a chance against either Fat Monty or Chubby Col.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:49 am