At this time of the year, when the increasingly flustered golf writers are working cheek by wobbly jowl on a daily basis and thrashing away on the laptop for the next fraught fortnight, it almost feels like we are involved in a long- term relationship.
And, as most folk will testify, that can have its rewards as well as its drawbacks.
On the one hand, there's the security, companionship and unquestioning loyalty and respect. On the other, the jaw-shuddering monotony of seeing the same saggy old vision shuffling around 24/7.
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