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Volume Three Hundred Nineteen

Jun. 25, 2012     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksIt was a little steamy in Connecticut this week when play began at the Travelers Championship. High nineties with humidity over 50% wore out several players including Bubba Watson who admitted he was a tad tired during his second-round 71. Hot beats cold though as far as I am concerned; I hate playing golf in a parka.

In this edition of Hittin' the Links we begin by looking at why 87 players made the cut at the Travelers Championship, then find out what made Hunter Mahan's Sunday so special, and investigate what love's got to do with it. Also, check out the caddy banned from the European Tour, see why Webb Simpson will be absent from the British Open, and do a wrap-up of the events from around the world. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Eighteen

Jun. 18, 2012     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksWow, what a finish to the U.S. Open! Webb Simpson comes from behind to steal the trophy away from the crowd of golfers behind him that were gagging their way into the clubhouse. And what was up with Jim Furyk? That drive on 16 was left of Nancy Pelosi! One would believe that with one U.S. Open under your belt already the nerves would hold up, but that certainly wasn't the case. Anyway congrats to Webb Simpson, even if the leaders did collapse over the final round, the kid shot a pair of 68s in the U.S. Open and that's pretty good in anyone's book.

In this U.S. Open edition of Hittin' the Links we begin with a look at another golfer-guru relationship on the skids, then check out an idiot in a hat, and see what records were broken at the 2012 U.S. Open. Also, we look at a long Hole-In-one, find out who is turning pro, and do a wrap-up of the 2012 U.S. Open Championship. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Seventeen

Jun. 11, 2012     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksDustin Johnson fans rejoice! With all the rumors swirling abound about his hiatus I am sure he is happy to have something else to talk about. With that win and a little shuffling the U.S. Open field is set, let the fun begin.

Welcome the Hittin' the Links in this edition we begin with a marquee group, then find out who is retiring, and check out another young phenom. Also, we investigate who got into the U.S. Open last minute, take a peek at the U.S. Open website and do a wrap-up of the weeks events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Sixteen

Jun. 4, 2012     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksWhat better place to pick up your record tying 73rd win than Jack's tournament. Tiger has to be pretty pleased with himself after the way he played. If you think about it he made the King and the Bear sweep this year by winning Bay Hill and the Memorial. I hope he can now make a run at the U.S. Open, since he certainly failed to impress in Augusta after his win at Bay Hill. Welcome again to Hittin' the Links.

This week in HtL we begin with a Bubba incident, then congratulate the 2012 NCAA Golf Champions, and find out what's wrong with Lefty. Also, we investigate the PGA Tour cell phone problems, check out Phil's bid for baseball ownership, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Fifteen

May. 29, 2012     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksAlert the media golf fans, Jason Dufner had a bad round. I kid, but it did seem for the last month that Mr. Dufner could do no wrong. Heck, even Zach Johnson tried to give the tournament back to him on 18 by not returning his ball mark back to its original position. Good thing Peter Kostis caught it before Zach signed his scorecard. Either way, congratulations to Zach Johnson and welcome to another Hittin' the Links.

In this edition of HtL we begin with a birthday celebration, then investigate what has Ernie bent out of shape, and find out who took home the trophy at the Women's NCAA Championships. Also on tap, we check out a couple of penalty shots, take a look at an interesting drive, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Fourteen

May. 22, 2012     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksFrom "Best Player without a win" to two time winner in three weeks; throw in the fact that Jason Dufner also got married, and I'd say the last month has not been too shabby. Hello Golf fans and welcome to Hittin' the Links.

In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at the lowest round ever, investigate a little issue with the 2016 Olympic Golf Course, and see what is holding up play on the PGA Tour. Also, we check in the upcoming NCAA Golf Championships, find out who Lexi Thompson took to the prom, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Thirteen

May. 7, 2012     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksHello there golf fanatics, and welcome to the three hundred and thirteenth volume of Hittin' the Links. I can't help thinking that the Sponsors of the Wells Fargo Championship were a little disappointed with the play of some of the elite players in the field at Quail Hollow. With Tiger, Keegan Bradley, and Bill Haas missing the cut and Lefty and Lee Westwood making it on the number it was looking like possibly a rather dull weekend. Good thing for everyone that was certainly not the case as Quail Hollow ended up hosting what I think was some of the best weekend golf of the year. Congratulations to Rickie Fowler on his first PGA Tour win.

In this edition of HtL we begin by analyzing Tiger's media stunt, then check out a player doing it the hard way, and find out what has Ryan Moore so upset. Also on tap, we take a look at a very famous foursome, investigate a Bubba absence, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Twelve

May. 2, 2012     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksWelcome again golf fans to yet another edition of Hittin' the Links. It's been quite a month for Masters Champion Bubba Watson. First, he and his wife adopt a new baby boy, then he wins the Masters, goes on a media tour, tweets about 100,000 times, and he even finds some time to get home and change a few diapers. It's no wonder he showed up in New Orleans this week with bags under his eyes. He didn't play too bad either, aside from a wayward shot or two that found their way into his eagerly awaiting gallery of fans.

In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at PGA Tour Rookie John Huh, then turn our attention to a golf scientist of sorts, and then check out how Bubba "connects" with his fans. Also on tap, we see how some Tour players went old school, find out what the R&A has in store for this year's Open, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Eleven

Apr. 23, 2012     By     Comments (1)

Hittin' the LinksHello out there fellow duffers, and welcome to another Hittin' the Links. Is it me or does the TPC San Antonio look like a complete nightmare of a golf course? I mean a bunker in the middle of a green, really? Greg Norman must have been having a bad year when he designed this atrocity. I guess that's why nobody we care to watch showed up to play this week and Tour players consistently rank it in the bottom of Tour courses.

In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at Sean Foley, then check out a record breaking 13 year-old. and find out who has Bieber fever. Also on tap, we investigate Kevin Na and a chainsaw, take a different look at Augusta National, and do a wrap-up of the week's winners. Read on!

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