MENTION of the murder reminds me of a previous visit to South Africa, when I was gobsmacked to see an ill-dressed chap playing cack-handed off the tee during the South African Open.
According to the draw sheet his name was Solly Sepeng. He was paired with Eamonn Darcy, the Irishman not blessed with the purist of swings himself, but Ernie Els compared to this chap with left hand below right.
Fellow commentator John Botha nearly fell off his stool when I mentioned what I’d seen.
“He’s an axe murderer! He chopped his wife up into little bits and didn’t leave much of the mother-in-law!” he blurted.
Apparently Solly went down for manslaughter, but on the grounds of good behaviour which consisted of giving golf lessons to the other in-mates, he’d been allowed out on parole and this was his first event back on tour.
I didn’t get close enough to ask if he’d made the cut!