Hello golf fans and welcome to yet another edition of Hittin' the Links. So what do you think about this Rory situation? It's really too bad that the kid can't have a bad day without every sports writer in the world thinking they know the reason. Golf is hard, sometimes things just don't go your way. I have no doubt Rory will be back at full strength in the near future, even if he does have to use Nike golf clubs.
In this edition of HtL we begin with a peek at Rory's early departure, then look in on an ailing Natalie Gulbis, and check out a goofy new golf course in China. Also, there is more on the anchoring ban, we find out what got Serena Williams in hot water, and do a wrap-up of the week's events. Read on!
Hole 1: Rory McIlroy
After walking off the course at the Honda Classic people are starting to wonder about Rory. [Link]
Hole 2: Malaria?
Natalie Gulbis and Se Ri Pak have reportedly been hospitalized with malaria. [Link]
Hole 3: Not So Mini-Golf
A full size golf course with a mini-golf theme is being designed in China. [Link]
Hole 4: More on the Anchoring Ban
With the European Tour ready to support the ban it leaves the PGA Tour in a peculiar place. [Link]
Hole 5: Big Trouble
Tennis Star Serena Williams got in trouble at the Hinda Classic for taking pictures of Tiger. [Link]
Hole 6: Fine by the Masters
Jack Nicklaus thinks Rory will be just fine by The Masters. [Link]
Hole 7: HSBC Champions
Stacy Lewis fights through some iffy putting to capture the HSBC Champions on the Ladies' Tour. [Link]
Hole 8: Young Gun
Patrick Cantlay becomes the second youngest winner ever on the Web.com Tour. [Link]
Hole 9: Honda Classic
Michael Thompson gets a win at The Honda Classic in less than perfect conditions. [Link]