Hello golf fans and welcome to another Hittin’ the Links. I don’t know if I have ever enjoyed watching a golf tournament more than Sunday’s final round at The Open Championship. Lead changes galore, and nobody really looked like they really wanted to win until Phil decided to kick it into gear and run away with it. Congratulations, goes out to Lefty for getting the third part of his career grand slam. We will have to wait until next year to see if he can get his hands on that elusive U.S. Open Trophy.
In this newest HtL we begin with a look at this week’s celebrity event, then check out the car Lexi got with her hole in one, and find out what was going on with Rory McIlroy. Also, we find out who got a slow play penalty this time, investigate a senior citizen golf fight, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Ex- NFL quarterback, Billy Joe Tolliver, shows off some skills on the links with a win at the Celebrity American Century Championship. [Link]
Hole 2: Nice Car
Lexi Thompson won a new car with an ace on the 14th hole at the Marathon Classic [Link]
Hole 3: Missed Cut!
Rory McIlroy had some issues at Muirfield. [Link]
Hole 4: Pick Up the Pace
Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama found out the R&A are serious about pace of play. [Link]
Hole 5: Nassau Gets Ugly
Two 76 year-old golfers got into a fight over a golf game sending one to jail and the other to the hospital. [Link]
Hole 6: Publinx
Oklahoma State’s Jordan Niebrugge wins the USGA Publics Links Championship. [Link]
Hole 7: LPGA Marathon Classic
Beatriz Recari holds off Paula Creamer to capture her third LPGA title. [Link]
Hole 8: Sanderson Farms Championship
Woody Austin wins the other PGA Tour event this week. [Link]
Hole 9: Big Day for Lefty!
Phil Mickelson shoots the round of his life to win the Open Championship. [Link]