Prime Minister David Cameron has given his strongest hint yet that he will press for a referendum on Britain's golfing relationship with Europe.
'What we need is a new settlement between British and European golfers,' said Cameron today. 'It may not be in our best interests to leave the Europe Ryder Cup team, but having seen what the Spanish have done to their economy, it's just not right that one of them is captain.'
British players are said to be increasingly annoyed at having to continually bail out their European team mates' scorecards, and today were furious when, after his country's latest austerity budget, Sergio Garcia arrived at the course without any clubs in his bag and his caddy on strike.
'I'm not a golfing Eurosceptic,' insisted Cameron, 'but perhaps we should be looking to foster a special relationship with the US team. In fact Tiger Woods said exactly the same thing after meeting Samantha.'