1) It’s Tiger Woods v Phil Mickelson nonsense next week, which means an ideal time to look back at some maverick and even random golf matches. Here’s Tiger v Sergio in the Battle at Bighorn (2000), Seve v Jack in the Toyota Challenge of Champions (1986) and Ben Hogan v Sam Snead (1965). Then Skins … at Wentworth in 1988, Walton Heath in 1991, Lee Trevino at PGA West (1987) and Woods, again, at the Memorial Skins in 2009. And how about the $18,000 Putt-Putt Skins Game – 1989 edition and then 1992? And how could we possibly forget a famous 1964 duel at Stoke Park?
2) Ferrari didn’t keep Sebastian Vettel waiting in the pits for his second stop at last weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix – he was on his way again after an incredible 1.97 secs. Yet it’s still not the fastest ever. The pit lane ballet isn’t always so well choreographed, however. And beware: tyre jack.
4) If you need to compile a list of safe places for a jog while listening to music, we don’t suggest the course at Navan while there’s a race on. You can occasionally run at Silverstone when the cars are safely in the garage, but do check your calendar before taking to the track.
5) The Hero Challenge looks a tremendous jolly, as golfers face off for good-natured night-time swings at a floating target. Javelin-meets-archery looks fun too. Meanwhile, here’s Tessa Sanderson – on Bullseye. And similar skills can help tackle the inevitable takeover from our drone overlords.
6) Tony Bellew found himself bested by Oleksandr Usyk last weekend, in a fight which brought the curtain down on his career. But he leaves the ring with a very serviceable highlights reel. And there can be few better feelings than winning a world title in the stadium of the team you’ve supported since you were a kid.
1) There’s getting caught under the ball, and there’s having someone materialise from stage left with a beautifully timed leap to catch you unawares, clattering you while he’s about it. Shades of Gerrard v Fellaini.
2) Before last weekend’s Twickenham thriller, here’s England v New Zealand – 1936-style. Glorious Pathé newsreel featuring “The Flying Prince” Alexander Obolensky, who died during an RAF training flight four years later, aged just 24.
Spotters badges: GrahamClayton, Peter Evans.