Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer, BBC Sport

Analysis and opinion from our chief sports writer

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With cricket, rugby, athletics and tennis among the sports he covers, he provides insight and commentary into the characters, stories and big events that make the sporting world go round.

He has covered Olympic Games, World Championships, rugby World Cups and Ashes tours home and away, as well as the Ryder Cup and multiple Wimbledons.

Winner of Sports Blogger of the Year, he is an amateur sportsman of minimal note but was recently included in the UK Press Gazette's list of the top 50 UK sports journalists.

No drama about The Gimme In The Glen

28 September 2014
Paul McGinley and Jamie Donaldson

After the miracles and the 17th green shootouts, and all the gut-wobbling drama that is usually the staple of a Ryder Cup crescendo, it all ended uncharacteristically easily.

This was the Gimme In The Glen: Keegan Bradley conceding Jamie Donaldson's putt halfway down the 15th fairway to confirm the point that Europe needed, with almost half the matches still out on the course and almost half the course trying to get to that match.

Read full article, Ryder Cup 2014: Little drama but plenty of romance at Gleneagles

Can the US give Watson his Medinah moment?

27 September 2014

Watching cigar-smoking European vice-captain Miguel Angel Jimenez hug the victorious pairing of Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia on Saturday night like a mob family don welcoming home his favourite hitmen, you might assume that the town is already theirs.

With Europe leading 10-6 going into Sunday's singles, the temptation is to write history early: the Glory of Gleneagles, the Pummelling in Perthshire.

Read full article, Ryder Cup: Tom Watson faces up to his biggest challenge yet

Meet Judd and Williams - the next generation

28 July 2014

While Usain Bolt's arrival in Glasgow proved the incomparable draw of established superstars, Commonwealth Games have always been as much about the next generation as the present.

It is where young talent that will one day dominate first serves notice of what is to come: Daley Thompson winning decathlon gold in Edmonton in 1978 at 20; Denise Lewis, at 21, taking her first major international title in Victoria in 1994; Colin Jackson, also 21, winning sprint hurdle silver in Edinburgh, two years before doing the same at the 1988 Olympics.

Read full article, Glasgow 2014: Meet Judd and Williams, the next generation

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