Hello again and welcome to Hittin’ the Links. I am coming to you a few hours late this week but still packed with golf goodies from around the world. Its been a busy week for golf, so let’s get ready to get caught up on that important golf news.
In this edition of HTL, we first check in on Erik Compton’s bid for a PGA Tour card, then head to Spain to see how Seve Ballesteros is doing after his recent surgery. After that, we catch up on our goofy news like Danny Lee’s near incarceration, and the Korean gentleman who injured his caddy, and finally make a full accounting of who won what tournament around the world. Read on!
Hole 1: Erik Compton
Golfer Erik Compton has made it to the second stage of The PGA Tour Q-school with his third heart with a final-round 68. [Link]
Hole 2: Seve Stable After Second Surgery
Seve Ballesteros is in stable condition after a second surgery that went better than expected. [Link]
Hole 3: “No, I Said I Bomb the Golf Ball!”
U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee was detained for a short time at a New Zealand airport for making an “inappropriate comment.” [Link]
Hole 4: Tiger Check
In an interview Tiger Woods said he is very confident he will be back by The Masters. [Link]
Hole 5: I Guess He Should Have Yelled Fore!
A Korean golfer has been hit with $2 million in fines after he accidentally hit his caddy in the stomach with a golf ball. [Link]
Hole 6: Nationwide Tour
D.A. Points slam-dunks a wedge from 125 yards on the 72nd hole to force a play-off he would eventually win. [Link]
Hole 7: Alfredsson Wins in China
Helen Alfredsson wins the Grand China Air LPGA. [Link]
Hole 8: One Tough Cook-ie in Texas
John Cook successfully defended his AT&T Championship title in San Antonio, Texas. [Link]
Hole 9: Q-school, I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Q-school!
After figuring on a return visit to q-school, Cameron Beckman wins the Frys.com Open and a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour. [Link]