Hello again everybody and welcome to Hittin’ the Links. I realize it can be hard to turn your attention from basketball this week but there is still some good golf going on around the world. And just remember the Masters is just around the corner. Amen!
In this week’s edition of HTL we look at the record-breaking effort on the Asian Tour, see why Rick Reilly has Tiger Doubt, and investigate the big money Tiger is getting down under. Also, we check out the Shark’s new equipment company, congratulate Annika on her pregnancy, and do a wrap-up of this week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: That’s Some Good Golf
Chapchai Nirat wins the Asian Tour SAIL Open with a record score of 32 under par. [Link]
Hole 2: An-Knee Doubt?
Rick Reilly casts some doubt on whether or not Tiger will achieve more than Jack. [Link]
Hole 3: $3 Million Just to Tee It Up
Tiger Woods is getting a $3 million appearance fee to play at the Australian Masters. [Link]
Hole 4: Does He Play Enough to really Need New Clubs?
54 year-old Greg Norman is signing with TaylorMade and will use their clubs when he returns to Augusta in April. [Link]
Hole 5: Wow, That Didn’t Take Very Long
Recently retired Annika Sorenstam is pregnant with her first child. [Link]
Hole 6: Wie Changes Management
Michelle Wie drops William Morris and moves to IMG Sports Management. [Link]
Hole 7: That Will Help the World Ranking
Estanislao Goya, ranked 1009 in the world, wins the Madeira Islands Open on the European Tour. [Link]
Hole 8: Hurst Good in Mexico
Patty Hurst takes home first place money at the Mastercard Classic. [Link]
Hole 9: Goosen Comeback!
Retief Goosen takes his first (or third, depending on how you look at it) step towards a comeback with a win at the Transitions Championship. [Link]