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Clan Royal has been kept busy over hurdles to counter his "wooden-headed" tendency to race freely, and McCoy said: "You can never be too confident, but I definitely wouldn't want to ride anything else in the race.
The last European player to win the US Open was our own Tony Jacklin playing with a wooden-headed driver and a Dunlop 65 ball.
In contrast, the opening allegro's elegiac under-currents were emphasized, all the more poignantly so because the wooden-headed flute charged its pastoral episodes with special innocence.
Bad news for another wooden-headed Archie - Mr Archie Norman, the former ASDA supermarket boss turned high-flying Tory spokesman.
But the longest club in the bag could be the key this week on the new 7,204-yard layout, and Woosnam is considering going back to a wooden-headed driver - a copy of the one he used at Augusta eight years ago - for the first time in two years.
The wooden-headed driver is almost a relic - first taken over by steel and now swamped by titanium.
Flu-hit Goosen downed a last green 50-footer to edge one clear of Ian Woosnam, who raced home in 32 after switching back to a wooden-headed driver.
What took place between the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and the 1995 Climate Change Conference in Berlin was so "wooden-headed" that a Martian observer would report back that intelligent life does not exist on Earth.
The Afrikaners despise them as opportunists and are in turn despised as wooden-headed bigots who have given genteel, discreet white rule a bad name through the clumsy indiscretions of apartheid.
"Wooden-headed bureaucratic silliness" -Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, on the banning of some Christians to wear religious symbols at work.
At Canterbury Cathedral, Dr Williams steered clear of the issue, instead using his Easter sermon to speak of the "wooden-headed silliness" of "petty" bureaucrats who have stopped employees from wearing religious symbols.
At Canterbury Cathedral, Dr Williams steered clear of the abuse issue, instead using his Easter sermon to speak of the "wooden-headed silliness" of "petty" bureaucrats who have stopped employees from wearing religious symbols.
McCoy's uncertainty over how the Jonjo O'Neill-trained 11-year-old will cope in the pounds 700,000 race was echoed earlier in the day when he described the gelding as "wooden-headed" in his column in the Daily Telegraph.
But never in the history of betting has there been anyone quite so wooden-headed as the punter who blew his life savings on last week's Madeira Open golf tournament.
"As I get more confident, I'm hitting it harder and do you know, I'd love to go back to wooden-headed clubs and V-grooves.