Greetings golf fans, and welcome to another edition of everyone’s favorite column, Hittin’ the Links. Fall is in the air and with it comes the PGA Tour’s Fall Finish. What could the golf enthusiast want to watch more than a bunch of guys we’ve never heard of (and a couple we have) battle it out for those last few paychecks and a chance to secure their PGA Tour privileges for next year. It’s like Q School Light – desperation makes for really good TV.
In this edition of HTL, we look at what John Daly has on his rather dim horizon, see why the European Tour is making their members play more, and find out what the recent economic climate means to the PGA Tour. Also, we check in with Tiger, analyze who Greg Norman chose as his Presidents Cup assistant, explore who is hot and who is not, and see who won this week’s tour events. Read on!
Hole 1: European Daly?
After several dismal years on the PGA Tour, John Daly is looking at playing full-time on the European Tour. [Link]
Hole 2: Maybe It’s Because They Don’t want John and Phil
The European Tour has raised the minimum number of tournaments required to remain a member. [Link]
Hole 3: Whats Hot?
The list of what’s hot and what’s not in the world of golf. [Link]
Hole 4: Singh Out for Two Months
Vijay Singh has been sidelined for two months with an arm injury, a decision surely made easier after cashing a $10 million check. [Link]
Hole 5: In Case You’ve Missed Him
Tiger talks about his knee, future, and unveils the field for his silly season event, the Chevron World Challenge. [Link]
Hole 6: The New Zealand-Australian Connection
International Team Captain Greg Norman has chosen Frank Nobilo to assist him against the Americans next year at the Presidents Cup. [Link]
Hole 7: Golf and Economics
With many of its tournaments tied to the financial industry, the PGA Tour has its eye on the economy. [Link]
Hole 8: One Rookie Can Relax
Rookie Dustin Johnson secures his PGA Tour card for next year with a win at The Turning Stone Resort Championship. [Link]
Hole 9: Creamer Takes Care of Business
Paula Creamer comes up big with a win at the Samsung World Championships. [Link]