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Volume One Hundred Seven

Jul. 23, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksPadraig Harrington came from six shots back going into the final round to have not just one but two shots at winning The Open Championship and finally put away the collapsing Sergio Garcia in the four-hole playoff.

As for Sergio "Bad Breaks" Garcia it makes no difference if his putter is standard length or belly, blade or mallet, right-hand low, left-hand low, whether he dresses like a banana or Ronald McDonald, at the end of the day the biggest determent to the young man's game resides squarely in the space between his ears.

Finally, congratulations to Joe Ogilvie who beat some other guys and ran away with a four-shot victory in Milwaukee at the U.S. Bank Championship.

This week we have a recap of The Open Championship, the future of golf, and Commissioner Bivens going shopping.

Volume One Hundred Six

Jul. 16, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksJonathan Byrd fired a final-round 66 while Tim Clark threw away a three-shot lead on Sunday. Byrd's win makes him the winningest American under 30 and earned him a trip to Carnoustie for The Open Championship.

Earlier in the day, Phil Mickelson was up to his old tricks again by blocking his driver left on the 72nd hole as well as the first playoff hole at the Scottish Open in what cannot be a good tune-up leading up to this week's festivities.

This week we have a recap of the John Deere Classic, Woody Austin staying home, and Carnoustie might end up being a pushover (I'm not buying it).

Volume One Hundred Five

Jul. 9, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksK.J. Choi wins for the second time in just over a month as he captures the inaugural AT&T National by playing some steady golf on Sunday afternoon, which was the complete opposite of the gag job third-round leader Stuart Appleby (and a host of others) threw up.

This week we have a recap of the AT&T National, the return of Tiger's intimidation (maybe), and the love/hate relationship Tour players have with their putters.

Volume One Hundred Four

Jul. 2, 2007     By     Comments (1)

Hitting the LinksBrian Bateman better clear off his schedule for the next two years as he suddenly has places to be after securing his two-year exemption and a trip to Augusta after gaining his first Tour victory at the Buick Open.

And if that didn't provide enough drama for you, Cristie Kerr won her first major at the U.S. Women's Open by playing some fantastic golf over the weekend as she outlasted Lorena Ochoa and Morgan Pressel.

This week we have a recap of the Buick Open, the U.S. Women's Open, and the end of the line for the marriage of real estate and golf.

Volume One Hundred Three

Jun. 25, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksHunter Mahan and Jay Williamson provided some great entertainment as well as some bonus coverage on Sunday as they battled down the stretch at the Travelers Championship.

This week we have a recap of the Travelers Championship, the Wegmans LPGA, and a reversal by Mr. Finchem of the sudden need for drug testing on the PGA Tour.

Volume One Hundred Two

Jun. 18, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksThe USGA protected their precious score of par and the Oakmont County Club members must have had evil grins on their faces as their course took the best golfers in the world and smacked them silly.

Only one golfer broke was able to break par twice over four days (Angel Cabrera), Saturday's leader Aaron Baddeley throws up a final round 80, and Tiger Woods still has not won a major when trailing.

This week we have a recap of the U.S. Open plus a Father's Day story that golfers can really appreciate.

Volume One Hundred One

Jun. 11, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksWoody Austin (funky shirt and all) throws up a 62 in the final round while Adam Scott implodes yet again while holding the Saturday lead. And I wonder if there isn't a little part of Suzann Pettersen thinking about what might have been if only she had held onto her lead at the Kraft Nabisco.

This week we have a recap of the Stanford St. Jude Classic, a couple of great children's charities, and memories of Arnold Palmer's last U.S. Open round.

Volume One Hundred

May. 28, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksRain delays stink for television viewing and poor Rory didn't have Tiger around to spout off about. Oh well, he gets a nice plaid jacket to add to his wardrobe for his troubles.

This week we have a recap of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, a top-ten list you do not want to be on, and a par three on which you need to hit driver.

Volume Ninety-Nine

May. 21, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksSure, the one weekend in which I didn't watch any golf we have the Cinderella story that is Zach Johnson winning again, Lorena Ochoa continuing to dominate the LPGA Tour, Padraig winning on his home turf, and Seve making his debut on the Champions Tour. I need TiVo!

This week we have a recap of The AT&T Classic, an Irishman winning the Irish Open, and and some numbers to make your head spin.

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