Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I hope this edition of Hittin the Links finds you with a day off or even a chance to play golf. There’s no better way to start off the week than with a holiday!
In this edition we ask what in god’s name were the Golfweek editors thinking, welcome back Vince Cellini to Golf Channel, and congratulate D.J. Tahan for his win at the Hope. We take a look at the opening week on the Nationwide Tour and with 65% of the PGA Tour being a Nationwide graduate we ask who’s the next star? Also off the web, we peruse the results at the Women’s World Cup and Champions Tour, see what you get for a hole in one on the European Tour, and check in again with American Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger.
Hole 1: What Were They Thinking?
Golfweek magazine fires their editor and apologizes for the now famous noose cover. [Link]
Hole 2: Trahan Wins
D.J. Trahan erases Justin Leonard’s four-shot lead en route to his second PGA Tour win. [Link]
Hole 3: Philippines Takes Women’s World Cup
Jennifer Rosales and Dorothy Delasin win the Women’s World Cup for the Philippines by two strokes over South Korea. [Link]
Hole 4: Nationwide Tour Opening Day
The Nationwide Tour gets its season under way this week in Panama. [Link]
Hole 5: Cellini Rejoins The Golf Channel
Vince Cellini rejoins the staff at the Golf Channel. [Link]
Hole 6: 2008 PGA Merchandise Show
A little look at what’s new and cool at this years PGA Merchandise Show. [Link]
Hole 7: Nice Shot, Here’s Your Yacht!
The sponsors of next week’s Qatar Masters on the European Tour are offering up a 26-foot Yacht for a hole in one. [Link]
Hole 8: Can I Get You Anything Mr. Azinger?
Paul Azinger is readying himself for the rest of the PGA Tour to come bearing gifts and compliments. It never hurts to get on the right side of the Ryder Cup Captain. [Link]
Hole 9: Funk Wins Mastercard Championship
Fred Funk birdies his last two hole to overtake Allen Doyle in Hawaii. [Link]