I’ve just watched Europe win the Ryder Cup in comfortable fashion and yet I am feeling sick. The experience of witnessing Jamie Donaldson and Thomas Bjorn being enveloped in an embrace by Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has left me horribly nauseous. I know that the great demagogue, who seems to view himself as a demi-god, is boss of the kilted nation and I expected to see him at the victory ceremony. I was, however, disagreeably surprised to view him rubbing shoulders with the players as if he himself had just sunk the winning putt. Why do people who are in the public eye feel that they are entitled to put in appearances with the stars of every major ceremony whatever the type of prize being handed out?