Hello there golf fanatics, and welcome to the three hundred and thirteenth volume of Hittin’ the Links. I can’t help thinking that the Sponsors of the Wells Fargo Championship were a little disappointed with the play of some of the elite players in the field at Quail Hollow. With Tiger, Keegan Bradley, and Bill Haas missing the cut and Lefty and Lee Westwood making it on the number it was looking like possibly a rather dull weekend. Good thing for everyone that was certainly not the case as Quail Hollow ended up hosting what I think was some of the best weekend golf of the year. Congratulations to Rickie Fowler on his first PGA Tour win.
In this edition of HtL we begin by analyzing Tiger’s media stunt, then check out a player doing it the hard way, and find out what has Ryan Moore so upset. Also on tap, we take a look at a very famous foursome, investigate a Bubba absence, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Bad Shot!
Tiger’s attempt at skipping the media tent to answer his fans’ questions went over like a lead balloon. [Link]
Hole 2: Doing It the Hard Way
Patrick Reed and his fiancee are making it work on the PGA Tour the hard way. [Link]
Hole 3: Unhappy
Ryan Moore was a little miffed at receiving a one shot penalty on Friday. [Link]
Hole 4: The Big Four
Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Lee Trevino got together on Saturday for a round of golf and laughs. [Link]
Hole 5: Making a Name for Herself
Cheyenne Woods is playing better golf than her famous uncle. [Link]
Hole 6: Hall of Famer
As Phil Mickelson gets inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame we are reminded, there is no one quite like lefty. [Link]
Hole 7: Players Minus Bubba
Bubba Watson has withdrawn from the Players in order to get in some extended family time. [Link]
Hole 8: Insperity Championship
Fred Funk breaks a two year drought with a win at the insperity Championship. [Link]
Hole 9: Wells Fargo Championship
Rickie Fowler breaks through with his first career PGA Tour win at Quail Hollow. [Link]