There isn’t a sadder day on the PGA Tour than the last Thursday of the regular season. Next week marks the final PGA event that counts towards the top 125 on the money list.
Hittin’ the Links checks the newly updated 125 on the money list this week, among other things.
Hole 1: The Average Joe
It took Joe Durant long enough (five years to be exact) to get another PGA Tour win; however, the Florida native made it happen with a final-round 65 at the Funai Classic. [Link]
Hole 2: Money Talks
If you’re a big golf fan (as I’m sure many of you are), you might want to keep this link handy for the upcoming weekend. There are some guys who will be heading back to Q School again and other that might be getting another shot on tour. Regardless, there is one more week until the final 125 get to breathe a collective sigh of relief. [Link]
Hole 3: Four More
Oregon golf gem Bandon Dunes will be adding a fourth course to the already stellar layout. I for one can’t wait for the new track! [Link]
Hole 4: Change of Scenery?
Michelle Wie has had enough trouble trying to make her first PGA Tour cut this season, but amidst all of the changes in her life, she will have to deal with another one. Former agent Ross Berlin quit and is back working on the PGA Tour. Nike rep, Greg Nared, is the new “It” guy. [Link]
Hole 5: Sky High
Sky Sports and the PGA Championship have inked a deal to show continuing round coverage of the PGA Championship through 2016 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. [Link]
Hole 6: Skinned
Donald Trump and Tom Watson defeat Annika Sorenstam and Natalie Gulbis in the first of 2,000 Skins Games you’ll see this winter. God help those who actually watch every one of them! [Link]
Hole 7: PGA News and Notes
Some quality news and notes from around the PGA Tour. I guess we see that Steve Stricker is one of a couple of guys on tour that has his priorities straight [Link]
Hole 8: Couples Blood Clot
Be thinking about Fred Couples over the next couple of days. It was found earlier this week that the golf legend has a blood clot in his arm. Nothing too serious right now, but we will keep you updated. [Link]
Hole 9: Haney on Woods
Ever wonder where golf instructors like Hank Haney get their advice? Try their golf students like Tiger Woods! [Link]