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Volume One Hundred Forty One

Apr. 21, 2008     By     Comments (2)

Now that Tigers not playing maybe someone else can win.

Hittin' the LinksGood Day and welcome to Hittin' the Links. We are again chock full of the best golf stories from around the web. So have a seat, get your clicking finger ready, and and join us for a tour whats out there for the discerning golf enthusiast.

In this edition of HTL we explore what's wrong with Tiger's knee, see why or why not golf should be in the Olympics, check in on the new Masters champion's hectic schedule, and learn what's the matter with Justin Rose. Also, we take a peek at what Portugal has to offer the traveling golfer, find out more about Autism Month, check on the week's tour winners, and see what about Keith Nolan makes him a crowd favorite.

Hole 1: Tiger Out for Month
Tiger Woods has knee surgery and will likely miss the next month. [Link]

Hole 2: Golf and The Olympics?
One reporter believes golf doesn't belong in the Olympics. [Link]

Hole 3: Life Changing to Say the Least
Masters Champion Trevor Immelman has had a slight change in his daily activities since last Sunday. [Link]

Hole 4: April is Autism Month
Ernie Els is doing what he can to raise awareness for Autism. [Link]

Hole 5: Rose Out with a Bad Back
Englishman Justin Rose withdrew after the first round of the Verizon Heritage citing an ailing back. [Link]

Hole 6: This Week's Golf Destination: Portugal
Beautiful courses are putting Portugal on the map for golfers looking for that different golf vacation spot. [Link]

Hole 7: Golf Needs More of This…
Irishman Keith Nolan brings an easy and likeable manner to the Nationwide Tour. [Link]

Hole 8: Ochoa Makes it Four in a Row
Lorena Ochoa wins her fourth LPGA tournament in a row. The rest of the tour is happy she has decided to take next week off. [Link]

Hole 9: Boo Times Two at the Verizon Heritage
Boo Weeklley conquers the tiny greens at Harbour Town Golf Links to take home the Tartan Jacket for the second straight year. [Link]

Discussion

  1. Paul says:

    The question I would like the industry to answer is why do dominant players arise. Both Tiger and Ochoa are dominant in their respective tours. Both are very talented and perhaps much more talented that their peers, but they also work hard.

    But does the PGA or the LPGA attempt to build up better fields. For example golf is becoming more and more expensive to play. The PGA says it gave away a billion dollars to charity, but did they give anything to golf courses to reduce the cost of playing golf.

    Tiger was able to play golf, I think because his father was in the Navy and could play on naval courses possibly at a subsidized rate, I could be wrong about this.

    What is the PGA, the LPGA and the USGA doing to reduce the cost of playing golf, to broaden the scope of golf for kids. I know of the first tee program, but does it help to reduce the total cost of playing golf for anyone in the USA.

    Would you consider an article around that and can we both as players of this wonderful game and just as citizens, not put pressure on the PGA commissioner (who gets paid some 4 or 5 million dollars) to answer this question.

  2. Paul says:

    Or are we reduced to a stream of articles in the future as well that starts out by reading...'Now that Tiger is not playing...'

    I should be ashamed to read an article that starts out like that were I a PGA Tour player.

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