Tiger Woods’s image was always squeaky-clean, and even his recent troubles haven’t turned him into a character. No amount of silly pants will do it for the others, either. No, the only golfer to register with me since Lee Trevino is John Daly, the man who was once picked off the pavement, the worse for wear, outside a branch of Hooters.

Sid Waddell, the legendary darts commentator who died at the weekend, once wrote in The Times that top sport needs more larger-than-life, off-the-wall characters


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