Volume One Hundred Sixty Nine

Alright, who stole Poulter’s driver?

Hittin' the LinksIs it Monday again already? Well then it must be time for yet another edition of Hittin’ the Links. So join us, oh golf junkies and squanderers of company time, as we peruse what’s up in the world of golf.

In this edition of HTL we investigate what happened to Ian Poulter’s driver, take a look a John Daly’s new line of wines, and take note of the 2009 PGA Tour schedule. Also, we see why Mickelson has decided to stay stateside, find out why it will soon be easier to go from the Nationwide Tour to the PGA Tour, and check out the toughest courses on the PGA Tour. Read on!

Hole 1: Cobra? Has Anyone Seen the Cobra Rep?
Unable to replace his stolen driver Ian Poulter had to withdraw from the Singapore Open. [Link]

Hole 2: I Just Bet They Come in a Box
John Daly has just announced his new line of whines, er I mean wines. Just what John needs: more access to free liquor! [Link]

Hole 3: 2009 PGA Tour Schedule
The PGA Tour has announced the schedule for 2009. [Story Link] [Schedule Link]

Hole 4: Mickelson Says Not Yet to European Tour
Phil Mickelson has finally decided against joining the 2009 European Tour citing schedule restrictions, but said he will join in the future. I’m sure they can hardly wait. [Link]

Hole 5: Golf and Taxes
Sorry Californians but you have been singled out to pay more taxes on your golf. [Link]

Hole 6: More Cards for the Nationwide Tour
Starting in 2010 the top 30 on the Nationwide Tour money list will get PGA Tour Cards. [Link]

Hole 7: Wendy’s Three Tour Challenge
The old guys were too tough as the Champions Tour wins the Wendy’s Three Tour Challenge. [Link]

Hole 8: PGA Tours Toughest Courses
The year in review begins with a look back at the most brutal courses tackled by the PGA Tour. [Link]

Hole 9: Singapore Open
Jeev Milkha Singh edges out a star studded field to win the Singapore Open. [Link]

1 thought on “Volume One Hundred Sixty Nine”

  1. Interesting that Mickelson has said that he will stay out of the European Tour for this season atleast because he had to add very few tournaments into his schedule to make it but I guess he is playing it safe for now. But there is absolutely no doubting the fact that more and more people are definitely headed to the European Tour.

    I personally do not see any harm with that because the fact of the matter is that the European Tour is officially a global tour now and the players get to play in different countries and different types of courses around the globe. Quite unlike the PGA Tour which is still largely limited to America and players succeeding there now does not necessarily signify that they are better than the golfers in the rest of the world. Point in case being Sergio Garcia, who devotes quite a lot of his time to the European Tour and with fine results all over has risen to number two in the rankings. But I think it is too early to see the point in black and white but very soon you will see many more players from Europe and Asia jump in the rankings list while those confined to the PGA Tour will definitely slide down.

    Play well.

    Andy Brown

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