Hello again Sand Trap faithfuls and welcome to yet another Hittin the Links! It's been two months since my last installment. Call it a needed hiatus, call it a mini leave of absence, either way I recharged my batteries, spent some quality time with the family, and now I am ready to go with all that is interesting in the golf world!
In this first 2012 edition of HtL we begin with a look at a certified golf nut, find out what Tiger's ex-wife is up to, and investigate what is sidelining Paul Casey and Lucas Glover. Also on tap, we check out what Tim Finchem thinks about the Tour, peruse the upcoming book by Hank Haney, and see who will be sharing some broadcast booth time. Read on!
Hole 1: Golf Nut
Justin Timberlake is a certified golf nut! [Link]
Hole 2: Tear it Down!
Elin Nordegren demolishes her $12 million Florida Mansion in order to build a better one. [Link]
Hole 3: Ouch!
Paul Casey is out for the first two months of 2012 after a skiing injury. [Link]
Hole 4: Haney on Tiger
Hank Haney is set to publish his book about the time he spent with Tiger Woods. [Link]
Hole 5: Paddleboarding?
Lucas Glover had to withdraw from the season opening Tournament of Champions due to a Paddleboarding injury. [Link]
Hole 6: Booth Time!
Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo will spend some time together in the broadcast booth. [Link]
Hole 7: Boo Hoo!?
The poor millionaires on the PGA Tour are having a hard time finding time off from golf! [Link]
Hole 8: Wife's Calling
Louis Oosthuizen defends his Africa Open title with one eye on his cell phone. [Link]
Hole 9: With or Without Him
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem says the Tour is in great shape even with a winless Tiger. [Link]