Hello golf fans and welcome to another edition of Hittin’ the Links. I am coming to you a day late this week but still full of all the best stories one might hope to find perusing the golf Internet.
In this newest volume of HTL, we first take a look at Pat Perez’s long-awaited first victory, check in on a guy who has shot his age 100 times, and investigate a very pregnant winner of the LPGA event in Brazil. Also we see what’s brewing at the Hall of Fame, take note of the World Golf Rankings, and listen up to what Bob Vokey has to say. Read on!
Hole 1: Finally Perez
Pat Perez finally breaks through for his first win on the PGA Tour. [Link]
Hole 2: The 100th Time’s a Charm
This gentleman has not only shot his age, but at 79 he’s done it 100 times! [Link]
Hole 3: Does the Baby Get a Cut?
Catriona Matthew wins the HSBC LPGA Brazil Cup by five shots, oh and she’s five months pregnant, too. [Link]
Hole 4: Senior Start
Bernhard Langer wins the Champions Tour season opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship. [Link]
Hole 5: Hall of Fame
15 PGA Tour players including Fred Couples, Davis Love, Mark O’Meara, Lanny Wadkins and Fuzzy Zoeller are on the ballot awaiting possible nomination into the World Golf Hall of Fame. [Link]
Hole 6: Garcia Looming
Spaniard Sergio Garcia has cut Tiger Woods’ once substancial #1 World Ranking lead to a mere three points. [Link]
Hole 7: Qatar Masters
Spaniard Alvaro Quiros wins the Qatar Masters by three shots. [Link]
Hole 8: Erik Compton
Erik Compton, whose widely publicized attempt to secure a Tour card after a second heart transplant, has secured a sponsor’s exemption into the Honda Classic. [Link]
Hole 9: Bob Vokey
Bob Vokey chimes in on golf and the challenges set before him by the recent USGA rule changes. [Link]