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Volume Two Hundred Forty One

Jul. 12, 2010     By     Comments (1)

The wind is back at St. Andrews, Tiger is teeing it up with Justin Rose, and #1 eludes Lefty once again

Hittin' the LinksGood day to you golf fans, and welcome to yet again another volume of Hittin' the Links. It's British Open Week, the week where all Americans have to wake up at the crack of dawn in order to watch the action live. I know I have my alarm set for 6:30am.

In this edition of HTL we begin with a peek at Tiger's first round pairing, find out what showed up at St. Andrews, and investigate Matt Every's brush with the law. Also on tap we look at Watson's bid for a repeat performance, see what distance is doing to the British Open rotation, and do a recap of the week's events. Read on!Hole 1: Tiger and Justin
Tiger Woods and Justin Rose are paired together in the first two rounds of the Open Championship. [Link]

Hole 2: 50 Mile per Hour Fun
The wind has reared its ugly head during practice rounds at St. Andrews. [Link]

Hole 3: Performance Enhancing?
PGA Tour rookie Matt Every is denying he was in possession of marijuana during his arrest prior to the John Deere Classic. [Link]

Hole 4: Watson's Back
Tom Watson is back in Scotland looking for a repeat of last year's magical Open Championship. [Link]

Hole 5: Excessive Distance
The extreme distances modern tour pros hit the golf ball is proving problematic to the older courses on the Open Championship rotation. [Link]

Hole 6: No #1 for Lefty
Phil's early exit from Scottish Open left him again short of his bid to be number one in the world. [Link]

Hole 7: Nationwide Tour
Peter Tomasulo shoots 61 in the final round to win the Wayne Gretzky Classic. [Link]

Hole 8: John Deere Classic
Steve Stricker wins in Illinois at the John Deere Classic. [Link]

Hole 9: Women's U.S. Open
Paula Creamer laps the field on her way to winning her first major championship at Oakmont CC in PA. [Link]

Discussion

  1. B-Con says:

    Just as a heads-up, the Hittin-the-links posts as of late have had the first point/hole without its own paragraph, it just starts at the end of where the previous paragraph is supposed to stop.

    A quick view of the HTML shows that the opening (in case that gets auto-parsed, the opening paragraph tag) is not present before the first hole, but the closing tag for it is present. The remaining points have proper opening and closing paragraph tags, the first one is just missing the opening tag for some reason.

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