On this Robbie Burns Day, celebrating all things Scottish, we consider the great Stephen Hendry, who was winless in the Championship League yesterday. That was especially a shame because he didn’t really do anything really wrong, but things just didn’t break his way as they would way back when to combine with his ridiculous talent. He’s been classy in his decline of the last several years, and his recent commentating work has been fantastic in his focus, weirdly calming tone and inability to say stupid things. So it looks like Hendry will keep making the sport better for fans no matter what happens on the baize.
It’s easy to pick out any number of great Hendry moments from the long past, but we’re posting his 147 from last year’s Welsh Open (against fellow Scot Stephen Maguire) to show there might be life in the “wonder bairn” yet.