On the tee … from Australia … Shane WARNE?
Yes, the cricketing great who seems to steal more headlines now than he did taking 708 Test wickets is at it again – this time declaring he’s taking aim at the Seniors Tour … seriously!
Carrying the bag of good friend and Aussie veteran Peter O’Malley at this week’s Senior British Open at Sunningdale, Warnie dared to dream following Pom’s steady 2-under opening round of 68.
“I can dream – but yeah, I’d love to get on the Senior Tour,” Warne said.
“If all the TV work dries up and I get a few good years to practise then who knows?”
As for his caddieing experience, Warnie wasn’t so sure about a potential career as a bagman.
“To be honest, I didn’t do too much out there, apart from carry the bag,” he said.
“And I realise they get really heavy at the end – it’s a tough walk around Sunningdale. But it was fun and I’m thankful for the opportunity”
O’Malley chipped in to say Warne did “quite a good job.”
Ever since he fired a 1-under 71 at the 2013 Dunhill Links, Warne has taken a real liking for the fairways away from his busy cricket commentary duties.
At 45, Warne has a good five years of practice ahead of him to prove he can cut it against top senior stars like Colin Montgomerie and Bernhard Langer.
Watch this space….