Volume Two Hundred Eighty Five

Steve Stricker must really like tractors!

Hittin' the LinksHello again golf fans and welcome to yet another edition of Hittin’ the Links. So how about Steve Stricker, what an up and down day he had on Sunday. I did not realize it until I looked but Stricker has won seven tournaments in the last three years, not bad for a 44 year-old.

In this edition of HtL we begin by investigating Tiger’s Super-fan, then check out why Tiger is not in England, and find out who else is missing from this year’s Open. Also, we look into some past Open winners, try to figure out what Tiger’s big announcement is, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!

Rory Madness All About Potential, Not His Resume

Critics have it wrong: The comparisons between young McIlroy and young Woods are based on excitement and promise. Not accomplishments.

Thrash TalkIt didn’t take long for Rory McIlroy to start drawing comparisons to Tiger Woods, in fact the suggestions began before he even hoisted the U.S. Open trophy this weekend at Congressional.

McIlroy’s age, his boyish charm and his dominant performance on the grand stage, all offered a trip down the memory lane Tiger Woods paved in the 1990s.

Scotland’s Caddies DVD Review

Scotland’s Caddies provides an amusing look at how caddies have shaped golf in Scotland.

When you think of golf in Scotland, you might think of the great courses, the unpredictable weather, or the rich history of the game, and yet there is an integral part you may overlook and that is the importance of the role of caddies. Scotland’s Caddies by Ron Colby aims to bring the caddy to the forefront and show just how integral their role has not only been throughout the history of golf but continues to play a vital role in today’s golf as well.

Is Scotland’s Caddies a “must see?” Should you add it to your DVD collection? Read on to find out.

Lessons From Congressional

We reflect on a tournament for the ages.

Trap Five LogoWe’re halfway through the 2011 major championship golf season, and already it’s proving to be a good one. Even though Tiger Woods was at home on the couch, Rory McIlroy gave us one of the most thrilling weeks of golf in history. Bouncing back from what had been a painful pedigree in past majors, Rory steamrolled the field on Thursday and Friday, and kept up a steady pace over the weekend en route to a eight-stroke victory. This time around there were no meltdowns, no final-round charges, and no broomsticks (though Robert Garrigus did finish T3 with a putter half the size of Adam Scott’s), but what we did get was four great days of golf on a rain-soaked course that became vulnerable to low scores. In many respects, this year’s U.S. Open was about as different from the Masters as possible, but equally as impressive.

Volume Two Hundred Eighty Four

What’s Buggin’ Bubba?

Hittin' the LinksHello out there golf fans and thank you for joining me for another edition of Hittin’ the Links. Nick Watney finally gave Americans something to cheer about on the PGA Tour. It’s good to see that we do have some up and coming talent out there. Now if we can get Bubba to quit complaining in Europe we will be alright.

In this newest edition of HtL we begin with a look at a new number one, investigate what is happening with The Bob Hope Classic, an find out what’s buggin’ Bubba. Also on tap, we check out some USGA payback, look into some tough times at Callaway and do a wrap-up of several of the week’s events. Read on!