Volume Three Hundred Thirty Seven

Rory and Tiger take the weekend off.

Hittin' the LinksHello golf fans and welcome to the 2013 Golf Season! I am back again with a collection of all that is interesting and golf related. This is the beginning of my sixth year here at The Sand Trap, and I have enjoyed every minute. Here is to another great year of golf!

In this first 2013 edition of HtL we begin with a look at Bubba’s charitable side, then investigate what Tour players think of Rory’s switch, and find out how that switch worked out for him. Also, we check out Stricker’s semi-retirement, look into Rory’s decision for the Olympics, and do a wrap-up of the weeks events. Read on!

Hole 1: Bubba Gives
Bubba Watson, along with PING Golf, recently gave a check for $250,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. [Link]

Hole 2: The Switch
Tour boys sound off on Rory McIlroy’s switch to Nike. [Link]

Hole 3: Nike Letdown
Rory and Tiger both take the weekend off in Abu Dhabi. [Link]

Hole 4: Semi-Retirement
Steve Stricker is scaling back his schedule in 2013. [Link]

Hole 5: 63%!!!
Phil Mickelson is going to have to make some “Drastic Changes” to his living situation now that living in California is costing him 63% of what he earns. [Link]

Hole 6: Neither!
When faced with a choice of which country to choose in the Rio Olympics, Rory may choose neither! [Link]

Hole 7: Surprise!
Ian Poulter was a little surprised by the recent choice for the American Ryder Cup Captain. [Link]

Hole 8: Just Smile!
Colin Montgomery plays nice after not getting the nod for the 2014 Ryder Cup captaincy. [Link]

Hole 9: Mitsubishi Electric Championship
John Cook comes from behind to win the senior kickoff in Hawaii. [Link]

Hole 10: Humana Challenge
Brian Gay wins the Humana Challenge in a playoff. [Link]

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