Saturday 24 March 2018

Why no magic spell can last forever

We are more baffled by the disappearance of genius than by its actual existence, writes Declan Lynch

THERE'S a golf analyst on Sky Sports called Mark Roe, a former touring professional who sometimes receives the caption: "appeared in 14 Major championships".

The next thing you might see on screen is Tiger Woods, who has won 14 Major championships.

Which is not to denigrate Roe-y in any way, but to demonstrate the astonishing difference between those who possess the magic that we call genius, and those who are just good at what they do.

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