Welcome, welcome, welcome to Hittin’ the Links! Jhonny Vegas is your weekly PGA Tour winner, as he grinded out a victory at the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey, shooting a 64 on the final day. He got some help, as we’ll see, from an ill-timed bladed bunker shot on the 72nd hole by Steve Wheatcroft.
We’ll also look forward to the PGA Championship, get to know Beef Johnston, and whatever you do, do not click the fourth link. Just don’t do it. All that, plus a new weekly segment for hole #9.
Let’s hit the links.
Hole #1: Jhonny Vegas Wins in Canada
For the 62nd year in a row, a Canadian failed to win the Canadian Open, ask Jhonny Vegas closed with a round of 64 at Glen Abbey Golf Club. Also, there’s no way he’s actually 31 years old. Zero chance. 26 at most. [Link]
Hole #2: Wheatcroft Blades Bunker Shot on 72nd Hole
Needing an up-and-down to force a playoff, Steve Wheatcroft … well, just watch. [Link]
Hole #3: Pairings for the PGA Announced
Hot off the presses! [Link]
Hole #4: Do Not Click This Link
Don’t do it. I’m begging you, please do not do it. You don’t want to know what one Charles Barkley scorecard looks like, let alone three of them. Please don’t do it. [Link]
Hole #5: Beef’s Crib
Take a stroll through Open Championship standout Andrew “Beef” Johnston’s house. [Link]
Hole #6: Recapping Nicklaus’ Win at the 1967 U.S. Open at Baltusrol
Jack Nicklaus won twice at Baltusrol, as a 27-year-old and a 40-year old. Take a look back, before you take a look forward to this coming week. [Link]
Hole #7: Nicholas Lindheim Wins on Web.com Tour
He’s likely to be full-time on the PGA Tour next year, so you better learn the name. [Link]
Hole #8: Alfonso Ribiero, Stephen Curry, and Justin Timberlake Dance at Charity Outing
For what should be your daily dose of Carlton… [Link]
Hole #9: Weekly Tiger Nostalgia Link
In what is going to be a new weekly segment, Hole #9 will be a link to a classic post from the Tiger Woods archives (a.k.a. my hard drive). For the first week, I’m going to break my own rules a bit and link to video highlights from the 2005 Masters final round. [Link]