As the holidays creep closer and closer, Hittin' the Links would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and safe Holiday season. I also wish you all the new golf equipment you have on your list.
In this edition we investigate The Masters, Elin Nordegren's lawsuit, golf course robberies, and Jim Furyk. Also we take a look at this week's silly season event, a new professional golf tour, a golf marathon, and how The Grateful Dead helped win a golf tournament. Read on!
Hole 1: A Little Masters
No pun intended, but the Masters has decided to televise its famous par 3 contest! [Link]
Hole 2: Thou Shalt not Mess with Mrs. Woods
An Irish magazine has agreed to apologize and pay Tiger Wood's wife Elin Nordegren "substancial" damages after publishing fake nude pictures of her during last year's Ryder Cup. Elin is donating the money to charity. [Link]
Hole 3: Shark Week
The Merril Lynch Shootout, hosted by Greg Norman, ended with a clutch 35-foot birdie putt on the final hole in regulation. [Link]
Hole 4: Dead Head
American Brian Saltus dedicates his win to the Grateful Dead. [Link]
Hole 5: Pan-Asian Tour
A new Pan-Asian Tour is in discussion and if allowed to come to fruition it could become the third major professional golf tour in the world. [Link]
Hole 6: "Nice Shot, Now Hands Up!"
Just when you though it was safe to go onto the golf course, a degenerate duo in Dallas has started robbing golfers while on the course. At least they're behind bars now. [Link]
Hole 7: Jim Furyk Interview
A recent interview by Reuters has Jim Furyk thinking about more distance and more titles. [Link]
Hole 8: TaylorMade Introduces Another New Line of Golf Balls
TaylorMade golf is introducing six new entries into their golf ball line. This time they have "Low Drag Performance". [Link]
Hole 9: This Guy Really Likes Golf
Adam Engel plays 650 holes of golf over 40 hours to raise money for leukemia, and birdies the last hole. [Link]