Hello and welcome back to another edition of Hittin’ the Links. I took last week off – we gave you the 2009 U.S. Open Final Round Live Blog instead – and got a little R and R with the family. Now I have returned to provide all of you with the best golf news on the web. So here we go.
In this newest volume of HTL we look at the newest inductee to the Golf Hall of Fame, see who the Aussies got to improve attendance at their National Championship, and find out who just made it into the British Open. Also on tap, we do a John Daly legal update, take a long look at the Club Pro Championship, and do a wrap-up of this week’s tour winners. Read on!
Hole 1: President Golf
Dwight D. Eisenhower is being inducted into the Golf Hall of fame, the first president to receive the honor. [Link]
Hole 2: Crowd Pleaser
Greg Norman has agreed to play in the next three Australian Opens in an attempt to improve attendance. [Link]
Hole 3: Ishikawa
17 year-old Ryo Ishikawa qualifies for the British Open with a win on the Japan Golf Tour. [Link]
Hole 4: John Daly
John Daly has been ordered to pay almost $300,000 in attorney’s fees to a Florida Newspaper after his unsuccessful libel lawsuit. [Link]
Hole 5: Ken Green
Champions Tour golfer Ken Green is in stable condition after having his lower leg amputated due to a severe RV accident. [Link]
Hole 6: Sorry Vijay
Vijay Singh recently offered to pay the bail for financier Allen Stanford, one of his sponsors. As a non-U.S. citizen, however, he’s not allowed. [Link]
Hole 7: The Working Man’s Championship
The PGA Club Pro National Championship is underway in New Mexico, check out how theses guys play. [Link]
Hole 8: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
Lonnie Nielsen goes low in the final round to win the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open on the old guy tour. [Link]
Hole 9: He’s Not Old, He’s Experienced!
Kenny Perry wins the Travelers Championship in record fashion just edging out a couple other forty-somethings. [Link]