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Volume Four Hundred Sixty-One

Jan. 19, 2016     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksFor the second full week of January, it was sure a busy golf calendar.

The PGA Tour went full field for the first time in the shadow of the "Big W."The European Tour split up to play the EurAsian Cup (yawn) and the Joburg Open (yaw..., oh look a monkey!). There was the new Latin American Amateur Championship, thanks to the Masters, the USGA and the R&A, contested for the first time at the Teeth of the Dog in the Dominican Republic. And if that weren't enough, Mardy Fish handily beat a celebrity field in Florida to win the Diamond Resorts Invitational.

Not bad for January. Let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Sixty

Jan. 11, 2016     By     Comments (1)

Hittin' the LinksAnd we're off. It's a new year if not a new season on the PGA TOUR.

Questions abound... What does the year hold for the Big Three-plus. Will Rory get back to form? Probably. Will Jordan Speith pick up where he left off? Keep reading… Now that Jason Day has won a major, how long will we wait for number two? Not too long, I suspect. Can Fowler make it a Big Four? A major win would go a long way. Will Tiger tee it up in 2016? Would you really be that shocked if he showed up on the tee at Augusta? What young players will break through this year (DeChambeau?… assuming he goes pro after the Masters), and what old pros will show they're not quite ready for the senior circuit (Phil?)?

Let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Nine

Dec. 7, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksIs he or isn't he? Have we seen the last competitive golf from Tiger Woods who, love him or hate him, is right at the top of the greatest of all time list?

This week was also Tiger's Hero World Challenge, where Jordan Spieth had a hole in one on his second hole. The Euros' South African swing is on hiatus until January. There are 17 shopping days until Christmas. Let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Eight

Nov. 23, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksThat's basically a wrap on professional golf for 2015. The LPGA and European Tours held their championships this weekend and the PGA Tour's last FedEx Cup points until January were handed out in Georgia. Over the next month, we only have Tiger's event and a few silly season-type events to get our golf-viewing jones on, until it all starts again in Hawaii.

So enjoy some turkey and the holidays of your choice. Let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Seven

Nov. 17, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksDon't look now, but 2015 is drawing to a close, particularly in golf.

The PGA TOUR is already on its 2015-16 season, and there's only one more week of FedEx Cup points available until January. The Champions Tour is already on hiatus. Both the European and the LPGA Tours will conclude next week with their season ending championships. The Race to Dubai will crown a winner at the DP World Tour Championship in the United Arab Emirates. The women will gather a Tiburon in Florida for the CME Group Tour Championship, where a Lydia Ko and Inbee Park showdown is expected.

While we still can, let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Six

Nov. 9, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksDon't look now, but many big names teed it up this week in the WGC event in Shanghai.

We're already a month into the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season, the Champions Tour concluded this month, the European Tour and the LPGA are moving toward their finales. It's true, golf's Silly Season matters now.

Let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Five

Oct. 27, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksRookies are doing very well on the nascent 2015-2016 PGA TOUR season. Meanwhile the LPGA, European Tour, and Champions Tours are approaching their finales for 2015.

Let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Four

Oct. 19, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksReady or not, it's already next year on the PGA TOUR. Just a week after the U.S. won the Presidents Cup (again) in Korea, three of the competitors teed it up in Napa in the season opener.

So we're already talking about FedEx Cup points for next year's race and debating who will make their respective Olympic teams, not to mention the Ryder Cup.

It's going to be (another) long, fun season. Let's hit the links.

Volume Four Hundred Fifty-Three

Oct. 12, 2015     By     Comments (0)

Hittin' the LinksEven with the PGA TOUR over for a few weeks, there's still plenty of golf. The European Tour marches on toward Dubai. This week's Dunhill Links Championship featured Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, and the Old Course. That's a hard to beat triple play.

Starting Friday, the Presidents Cup will be contested in South Korea, without Tiger Woods for the first time since 1996. It should be a fun week.

Let's hit the links.

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