Volume Two Hundred Fifty Nine

Jim Furyk, 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year

Hittin' the LinksHello golf nuts and welcome to another volume of Hittin’ the Links. The PGA Tour Qualifying School is down to the nitty-gritty with but one round left to play. Make sure to tune in tomorrow to see the lucky few that get their 2011 PGA Tour Card.

In this newest edition of HTL we begin with a look at the Player of the Years honors, then turn our attention to who may of been snubbed, and take a peek at the 2011 PGA Tour Schedule. Also on tap, we see whats going on in college golf, investigate a 15 year-old who wants more starts on the LPGA Tour, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!

2010’s Unexpected Winners

PGA Tour parity leads to unexpected winners.

Trap Five LogoAfter talking about the top surprising stories of the year a few weeks ago, this week I have decided to go through the year’s most unexpected individual victories. From a major champion whose name no one can pronounce, to a multiple winner that nobody has heard of, 2010 had surprises down every turn. Because no one won more than three times, there were many opportunities for the journeymen to make a name for themselves. This year we saw Rocco get back in the winner’s circle, Arjun Atwal win after Monday qualifying, and Geoff Ogilvy kick off 2010 the same way as 2009.

Ten Questions for 2011 #2: Will Lee Westwood Win His First Major?

Will the new number one break through and win his first major in 2011?

Thrash TalkThe 2010 season was a crazy one for many different reasons, but the craziest thing of all is the fact Tiger Woods lost the top spot in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time in over five years. It’s no surprise Woods had his worst year as a professional, but who would have predicted he would fall out of the top spot? I sure didn’t.

Lee Westwood took over the top spot in the rankings after playing really well the past couple years. He has won several events worldwide and has been in the hunt in more majors than anyone. With all his recent success, however, he is still looking for his first major victory. Will he finally break through and win a big one in 2011? Keep reading to find out.