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Volume One Hundred Twelve

Aug. 27, 2007     By     Comments (1)

Hitting the LinksThe FedExCup started out in dramatic fashion as Steve Stricker, K.J. Choi, and a host of others battled it out at the Barclays Classic with Stricker gaining his first victory in six years. Also, I'm beginning to sound like a broken record as Lorena Ochoa wins yet again on the LPGA Tour at the Safeway Classic.

This week, we have several links from a long overdue winner, an earlier version of the hottest swing theory, and a pretty distinguished golf clinic.

Volume One Hundred Eleven

Aug. 20, 2007     By     Comments (7)

Hitting the LinksWell, the FedExCup excitement is off to a raring start after the best player in the world has decided to skip Week One of the playoffs (yawn). Speaking of the world's best, Lorena Ochoa has left no doubt about who is the best player on the LPGA Tour is as she notches her fifth win of the year at the Canadian Open.

This week, we have several links from a first time winner, honors for the "Great White Shark," and a girl who just wanted to play golf.

Volume One Hundred Ten

Aug. 13, 2007     By     Comments (0)

Hitting the LinksVirtually everyone thought Tiger winning was a foregone conclusion. Woody Austin and Ernie Els made us rethink that conclusion several times, but couldn't quite prove us incorrect.

This week, we have several links from Glory's Last Shot, not one of which includes the Presidents Cup, now only about a month away.

Volume One Hundred Nine

Aug. 6, 2007     By     Comments (10)

Hitting the LinksTiger Woods toyed with the field and Firestone Country Club looked like a U.S. Open venue with added length and ankle-deep rough. What is the aversion of tournament officials to birdie and eagle opportunities?

And it was a historic occasion as Lorena Ochoa won her first major at the Ricoh Women's British Open at the Old Course at St. Andrews for the first time ever. Congratulations are also in order for Steve Flesch, who won the Reno-Tahoe Open by five shots.

This week we have a recap of the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational, Lorena Ochoa closes the deal with her first major, and Herbert Green relives the pressure of trying to win under a death threat.

Volume One Hundred Eight

Jul. 30, 2007     By     Comments (2)

Hitting the LinksJim Furyk started Sunday three strokes behind Vijay Singh but quickly erased the deficit. He birdied two of the first three holes, then aced the par-three fourth on his way to shooting a final-round 64 for a repeat victory at the Canadian Open.

This week we have a recap of the Canadian Open, manipulating the rules of golf to your benefit, and a golfer's odyssey through New Zealand.

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.

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