Even swimming, of all sports, has trash talking.
Milorad Cavic took a few freestyle swipes at Michael Phelps and, predictably, got smashed in the 100m butterfly final at the FINA World Championships in Rome this weekend. It’s what happens when you poke the bear.
Point is, we wouldn’t mind a little lively banter to give golf a mid-summer spark. Nothing too heated, just a few subtle jabs to give those of us who carry notebooks for a living something to live for.
A few thoughts:
• Like Cavic’s swipe at Phelps’ decision not to wear swimming’s soon-to-be-outlawed sci-fi body suit, Phil Mickelson could say something about Tiger Woods’ inferior equipment . . .
• Stephen Ames might suggest that considering where Woods is hitting the ball, anything could happen in 18 holes of match play . . .
• Sandy Lyle could call Colin Montgomerie a cheat . . .
• Ian Poulter could opine that the hierarchy of golf reads as follows: Woods, Poulter, everyone else . . .
. . . on second thought, maybe golf has all the trash talking it needs.