The cross of St George was much in evidence across the whole of the UK as Justin Rose qualified for the end of year Tour Championship in Atlanta. Bars stayed open through the night as millions of patriotic Englishmen and women watched the drama unfold at the BMW open in Chicago. Somewhere after 3.00am the party spilled out into the streets
What a great night for British sport screamed one fan, clad in argyle sweater and plus fours, swigging a can of special brew. "First, we qualify for the rugby world cup, now this!" He then kicked a tramp, got into his M6 BMW, slammed the door very loudly and roared off.
David Cameron passed on his governments congratulations this morning and maintained that it was the boost our flagging economy was looking for.