Volume Three Hundred Twenty Eight

It’s really good being Rory McIlroy!

Hittin' the LinksLife is really good right now for Rory McIlroy. Talk about being on top of the world, the kid is doing a very good impression of another player who was dominant in his mid-twenties…what was his name? Anyway, congratulations to Rory and I certainly hope he cools down a bit by September 25th.

In this edition of HtL we start with a giant overreaction, then check out the $100 Million Dollar Man, and find out how his niece did at Q-School. Also, we look at the U.S. Ryder Cup Picks, investigate a cool comeback, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!

Volume Three Hundred Twenty Seven

Rory look like the man to beat.

Hittin' the LinksWe are down to seventy in the FedEx Cup playoffs and Rory McIlroy is looking more and more like the guy to beat with the resurgence of his game as of late. Throw in the fact Davis Love III has some decisions to make this morning, and the best event in all of golf is just around the corner and we have a lot of golf to look forward to in the coming month.

In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at Roger Clemens’ golf game, then check out the newest standings in the FedEx Cup race, and find out how tweeting angry can cause problems. Also, we look at some Ryder Cup pick predictions, take a peek at Cheyenne Woods first professional win, and do a wrap-up of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Read on!

Nine Holes with the Front Nine at TPC Boston

What the pros will face on the front nine at TPC Boston.

ProfilesThe Boston area is not particularly known for its golf. We have one tournament in the area per year, The Deutsche Bank Championship, and Brookline’s The Country Club has hosted the occasional major (as well as the 1999 Ryder Cup and next year’s U.S. Amateur). Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, MA, used to host a PGA Tour event until the tournament folded in the late-1990s. That’s about it.

Thankfully, the emergence of The Deutsche Bank as an important FedExCup Playoff event (and it’s tendency to produce big-name winners) coupled with New England-native Keegan Bradley has increased the stature of professional golf in the area.

Winners tend to be well into the double-digits below par, and to pull out the Deutsche Bank you generally need to get off to a fast start on the relatively easy front nine. Here’s a description of what the world’s best are facing.