Welcome back to another week of Hittin’ the Links! This week we’ll check in on AT&T Byron Nelson winner Billy Horschel, LPGA champ Lexi Thompson, and Champions Tour major winner Bernhard Langer. We’ll also look into this week’s winners on the European and Web.com Tours.
All that plus a look into the putters used out on Tour and a beautifully-shot preview of the upcoming U.S. Open venue, Erin Hills.
Let’s hit the links!
Hole #1: Billy Horschel Beats Jason Day in Byron Nelson Playoff
Billy Horschel outlasted Jason Day on the first playoff hole of the AT&T Byron Nelson to win his fourth PGA Tour event. No word yet on who stole the “Championship” from the end of the event’s title. [Link]
Hole #2: Lexi Thompson Wins on LPGA Tour
Lexi Thompson won by five shots over In Gee Chun with a final-round 65 at the Kingmill Championship. [Link]
Hole #3: Putters on the PGA Tour
The headline of this article doesn’t do it much justice, but this is an interesting read on the history of putters on the PGA Tour. [Link]
Hole #4: Bernhard Langer Wins Regions Tradition
Bernhard Langer won his seventh senior major championship this week, tied with Jack Nicklaus for the most all time. The five-stroke victory was Langer’s 31st senior win overall. [Link]
Hole #5: Erin Hills Preview
The team at Golf Digest has a gorgeous preview of Erin Hills, the first-time host of this year’s U.S. Open. [Link]
Hole #6: Billy Horschel’s Wife Open About Year-Long Sobriety
A pretty incredible story from the family of this week’s Tour winner. [Link]
Hole #7: Old Friend Alvaro Quiros Wins on European Tour
Former 21st-ranked golfer in the world Alvaro Quiros won this weekend on the European Tour, his seventh Euro Tour win but first since 2011. It took the long hitter two extra holes to beat Zander Lombard. [Link]
Hole #8: Stephan Jaeger Wins on Web.com Tour
Stephen Jaeger won the BMW Charity Pro-Am by a shot this weekend over Tyler Duncan, Xinjun Zhang, and Andrew Run to pick up his second Web.com Tour win. [Link]
Hole #9: Weekly Woods Wrap-up
These really were simpler times, were they not? [Link]