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Volume Two Hundred Twenty

Jan. 25, 2010     By     Comments (1)

A Monday finish at the Hope, Jim Thorpe's going to jail, and is Elin in Mississippi?

Hittin' the LinksHello again golf fans and welcome to Hittin' the Links. It's a Monday finish for the boys on the PGA Tour. We will see how Mr. Bubba Watson holds up under the pressure.

In this volume of HTL we start off by examining the lack of star power at the Bob Hope Classic, check out yet another reason why golf is great, and find out why Jim Thorpe is headed to the big house. Also, we see how the Tiger-less Tour is struggling, investigate the latest Tiger-Elin gossip, and do a wrap-up of events from around the world. Check it out!

Hole 1: Who's Playing?
The Bob Hope Classic didn't exactly draw the star power they were hoping. [Link]

Hole 2: The Greatest Game
This story is just another reminder why golf is the world's greatest game. [Link]

Hole 3: Uncle Sam's Cut
Champions Tour veteran Jim Thorpe has been sentenced to one year in jail for failing to pay income tax. [Link]

Hole 4: Tiger Update
People Magazine reports that Elin has been spotted in Mississippi where Tiger Woods is in rehab for sex addiction. [Link]

Hole 5: Quitter?
Tough times have had Kiwi Michael Campbell considering quitting golf. [Link]

Hole 6: The Tiger-less Tour
The PGA Tour is learning the tough lesson that life without Tiger is difficult. [Link]

Hole 7: Super Senior
Tom Watson wins the Champions Tour Mitsubishi Electric Championship. [Link]

Hole 8: Abu Dhabi Championship
Martin Kaymer wins the Abu Dhubi Championship on the European Tour. [Link]

Hole 9: Monday Finish
Bubba Watson and Alex Prugh are tied at the top of the leader board ready for a Monday finish at the Bob Hope Classic. [Link]

Discussion

  1. Acropo says:

    Is it worth having a 5-day ProAm event on the Tour at this time of the year? Would not the money and infrastructure be better committed to maintaining a shorter tour that players would be interested in and would be a bigger draw?

    The Hope is verging on being an embarassment. With the exception of Mike Weir, no big names on either the pro or celebrity side. It's a shame, it has a long and illustrious history - it used to signal the sunrise on a new golfing year - but that's in the past. It seems no-one, players, fans or celebs, is interested any more. Maybe it's time to put it to quietly and mercifully to sleep.

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