We’re halfway to one thousand! Welcome back to Hittin’ the Links, where we’re in full-on Dustin Johnson mode after his win at the WGC-Dell Match Play. DJ made it through he marathon that is the WGC Match Play, besting John Rahm over 18 holes on Sunday to pick up his 15th career PGA Tour win and complete the WGC career sweep.
We’ll also check in with Jason Day, pay a visit to Augusta National, and learn about the caddy life on the PGA Tour. All that plus a story on the greatest quarterback of all time.
Let’s hit the links.
Hole #1: Johnson Wins Match Play
Johnson held off a hard charging John Rahm, winning the final match 1-up. It was a dominant week for Dustin, who led in 94% of the holes he played at Austin Country Club. [Link]
Hole #2: DJ Pulls Out of Houston Open to Rest for Masters
Needing a little R&R, Dustin Johnson has pulled out of the Shell Houston Open to rest up for the Masters. He has won his last three tournaments, and is the odds-on favorite to win at Augusta. [Link]
Hole #3: Jason Day’s Masters Status In Doubt
After withdrawing from the Match Play to be with his ailing mother, Jason Day says his status for the Masters is still up in the air. Jason lost his father to cancer at the age of 12, and we here at TST wish all the best to the Day family. [Link]
Hole #4: Augusta National and Augusta CC Can’t Agree on Real Estate
Augusta Country Club has something Augusta National wants: the land behind the famed 13th hole’s tee box. And it only gets more complicated from there. [Link]
Hole #5: Tom Brady Plays Augusta with Jordan Spieth
Speaking of Augusta, its fairways were graced by true greatness recently, as Jason Spieth guided his holiness Tom Brady around the course. [Link]
Hole #6: The Caddy Life on the LPGA Tour
Last week we did a deep dive into the mini tour underbelly of professional golf; this week we’ll take a look at how a group of LPGA Tour caddies make a lving. [Link]
Hole #7: Mirim Lee Wins on LPGA Tour
Speaking of the LPGA Tour, Mirim Lee won this week’s Kia Classic, tying the tournament record in the process. [Link]
Hole #8: D.A. Points Wins in Puerto Rico
D.A. Points picked up his third career PGA Tour win this week, prevailing in the opposite-field Puerto Rico Open after starting his Sunday round with five consecutive birdies. [Link]
Hole #9: Weekly Woods Wrap-up
This week’s Woods wrap-up pays a little visit to the house of the cool cat. [Link]