Hello out there and welcome to another volume of Hittin’ the Links. I would like to send a shout out to all the dads out there; I hope you all had a fantastic Father’s Day. Hopefully everyone got in a little golf before settling down to watch the final round of the U.S. Open. And what a final round it was.
In this edition, we check in on the playoff for the U.S. Open, ask why somebody would go to the Open just to act stupid, take a look at some past U.S. Open battles, and see who had some anger issues in the middle of their second round. Also, we look into why golf carts are dangerous, investigate what happened to the AT&T Classic, take a peek at Rory’s PR campaign, and see how Michelle Wie made it into the U.S. Women’s Open.
Hole 1: How About a Little Extra U.S. Open
Tiger Woods’ clutch birdie putt on the 72nd hole has sent the U.S. Open into an 18-hole Monday playoff. [Link]
Hole 2: “Hey Son, Let’s Go to the U.S. Open, Get Drunk, and Act Like Idiots”
A father and son duo had a few too many and ended up in a scuffle with long time tour caddie Tony Navarro. [Link]
Hole 3: The Ten Best U.S. Open Duels
A good look at some of the epic duels for the U.S. Open Championship. [Link]
Hole 4: A Rather Large Baby in Pink Plaid Pants
Englishman Ian Poulter had some “issues” that caused him to quit and walk off the course in the middle of his second round of the U.S. Open. [Link]
Hole 5: In case You Didn’t Already Realize It, Walking the Golf Course is Better for Your Health
Yep, it’s official golf carts are dangerous and therefore walking is better for your health. Ummm duh! [Link]
Hole 6: Bye Bye AT&T Classic
The AT&T Classic at Sugarloaf has been scratched from next year’s PGA Tour Schedule. [Link]
Hole 7: Doing a Little PR Work Are We?
Rory Sabbatini’s new clothing brand is donating shirts to the military in Rory’s name. [Link]
Hole 8: Wie Makes Women’s U.S. Open Field
Michelle Wie qualifies for the women’s U.S. Open with two strong rounds. [Link]
Hole 9: Destination of the Week: Scotland
Some different types of courses from the birthplace of golf. [Link]