Hello and Happy President’s Day from Hittin’ the Links. We hope everyone enjoys their long weekend and gets in an extra round or two. We have again perused the best of the week’s golf stories and brought them to you, packaged neatly for your viewing enjoyment.
In this volume we congratulate Annika on her long awaited 70th tour win, check in on Lefty’s win at Riviera, and see why Hoch seems to be the man to beat in this young Champions tour season. Also on the menu we see why Tiger has upped the standard for young PGA Pros, peruse the Donald’s new $600 million golf complex, take a peak at a golf-ball-gobbling snake, and investigate two of the oddest new golf vacation spots around.
Hole 1: Sorenstam Makes it an Even 70
Annika Sorenstam breaks a seventeen month winless streak and gets win number seventy in the process at the SBS Open in Hawaii. [Link]
Hole 2: You’re Good but You’re No Tiger
Many of today’s young players would be considered great except everyone seems to want to compare them to Mr. Woods. [Link]
Hole 3: Mickelson Wins at Riviera
Lefty adds his name to the illustrious list of winners at Riviera Country Club. [Link]
Hole 4: Hoch Takes Two in a Row
Scott Hoch wins his second Champions Tour tournament in a row by capturing the Ace Group Championship in Florida. [Link]
Hole 5: Trump Looking at Golf Complex in Puerto Rico
Donald Trump is currently eyeing a $600 million dollar golf complex in Puerto Rico. What will those greens fees be? [Link]
Hole 6: After All the Shuffling and Guessing…
It’s lucky J.B. Holmes that gets Tiger in the first round of the Accenture Match Play Championship that includes the fewest number of Americans since it began in 1999. [Link]
Hole 7: Hey, that Snake Ate My Golfball!
An Australian carpet python has been released back into the wild after an operation to remove four golf balls from its stomach. Talk about an outside agency! [Link]
Hole 8: Golf Destination: Bulgaria
When looking into your next golf vacation, how about Bulgaria? No, I am not kidding. [Link]
Hole 9: If Bulgaria Doesn’t interest you how about Mozambique? No, I am still not kidding!
Dubai World Africa is investing $200 million to build a 5 star resort and golf course in Mozambique, Africa. [Link]