Simon Plumb

Simon Plumb is a Herald on Sunday news journalist. In his spare time he likes to club a small white ball around around a field, chase it, and hit it again.

Sports
Dec 4, 2015

Golf: Still Burning Bright? Why this May Not be the Last of Tiger

Yesterday's press conference was either the supernova of golf’s brightest star, or just one massive media beat-up. Simon Plumb explains why this is likely not the end, after all.

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Sports
Nov 27, 2015

Sports: Why This Halberg Awards Showdown Could be Armageddon

Simon Plumb can see the future, and it involves a crazy fight over who should win the Halberg Award.

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Sports
Nov 20, 2015

Golf: Ko Chasing a Cool $10M

She’s already the youngest player in history to win 10 professional events. And over the next four days, Lydia Ko can close in on her 10 millionth dollar.

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Sports
Nov 13, 2015

Sports: Tiger Woods Calls Journeyman an Idiot; Journeyman Ecstatic

In the aftermath of Steve Williams’ controversial book which slammed former boss Tiger Woods for treating the Kiwi caddy like "a slave", a good news story has emerged about Tiger. …

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Sports
Nov 6, 2015

Sports: Rory McIlroy Gets The Runs

A club sandwich has become the latest thing to threaten Rory McIlroy’s run in the Race to Dubai, writes Simon Plumb. You may think the lifestyle of a top golf professional …

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Sports
Oct 30, 2015

Sports: Lydia Ko’s Millions And Millions

Lydia Ko is making it rain. The 18-year-old’s first two years as professional are have netted one hell of a return.

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Sports
Oct 16, 2015

Sports: All Is Not Lost in Presidents Cup Loss

From an opening day crisis to a thrilling finale, the Presidents Cup, says Simon Plumb, may have just rediscovered its global relevance. Yes, the International team lost (again). Yes, a weekend hacker …

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Sports
Oct 2, 2015

Sports: Jordan Spieth is 22 and Has (Almost) Everything He Could Possibly Want…

He’s the nicest, richest and most aggressively receding 22-year-old in world sport. But Jordan Spieth is missing something, says Simon Plumb.

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