Hello all, and welcome to Hittin’ the Links!
This week, we’ll take a deep dive into the women’s Olympic golf tournament, where Inbee Park took home the gold. We’ll also check in with Wyndham winner Si Woo Kim and U.S. Am champ Curtis Luck.
We’ll also check in on a few more stores from the last regular reason event of the PGA Tour season, and this week’s Tiger Woods nostalgia moment.
Let’s hit the links!
Hole #1: Inbee Park Goes Home Golden
In what might mark the end of her professional career, Inbee Park won the gold in women’s golf at the Olympics for the first time in over 100 years. [Link]
Hole #2: Curtis Luck Wins U.S. Amateur
20-year-old Curtis Luck of Australia won 6 and 4 at Southern Hills, besting Brad Dalke. [Link]
Hole #3: Si Woo Kim Wins at Wyndham
Finishing with a 67, South Korea’s Si Woo Kim won his first event this week, picking up a W in the last PGA Tour event before the playoffs. [Link]
Hole #4: More on Inbee Park
A little more on women’s golf’s golden champion. [Link]
Hole #5: Gerina Piller Falls Apart in Final Round
Despite entering the final round in second place, American Gerina Piller fell apart, finishing in 11th place, four shots back of the winner. [Link]
Hole #6: Golf Steady on Olympics
Though golf is guaranteed to be in the 2020 event, the decision for 2024 must be made within the next several years. Therefore, 2016 was the only test case. I’d say it fared pretty well. [Link]
Hole #7: Brown Aces Same Hole One Year Apart
Scott Brown has aced the third hole on Sunday at the Wyndham Championship each of the last two years. His playing partners, Tiger Woods a year ago and Boo Weekley this year, both told him it was the first time they wrote a 1 on the card. [Link]
Hole #8: Snedeker and Reed Jump into Top Eight in Ryder Cup Points
Brandt Sneaker and Patrick Reed have leapt into the top eight on the Ryder Cup points list, both sitting in good position going into the final points-awarding event next week. [Link]
Hole #9: Weekly Woods Wrap-u
For your weekly dose of Tiger Woods nostalgia, here’s a short little documentary about the 1996 U.S. Amateur final, in which Tiger beat Steve Scott. [Link]