The field is set, the courses are ready, the FedEx Cup Playoffs are here! Hello again Sand Trappers and welcome the an even dozen Hittin’ the Links. Congratulations to Sergio Garcia for climbing back into the winners circle on Monday. It might have taken an extra day, but I am sure Sergio thought it was worth the wait. And with Fellow countryman and Ryder Cup Captain, Jose Maria Olazabal, getting ready to make his captain’s picks this win couldn’t have come at a better time!
In this edition of HtL we begin with a look at an upcoming match play event, then find out what are the worst Major Championship venues, and check in on some Ryder Cup news. Also, We investigate a double hole-in-one effort, find out why Rory needs a better alarm clock, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Mano e Mano
Tiger and Rory will be squaring off in an 18 hole match in China. [Link]
Hole 2: The Worst
Here is a list of the worst golf courses to host a major. [Link]
Hole 3: Vice Captains
Jose Maria Olazabal has announced his vice captains for the upcoming Ryder Cup.[Link]
Hole 4: Assistants
U.S. Ryder Cup captain, Davis Love III, filled out his assistant vacancies. [Link]
Hole 5: Ace Times Two
A Texas gentleman makes two holes-in-one in the same round. [Link]
Hole 6: I’m Done with You
Lee Westwood splits with his coach and caddy after a less than spectacular PGA Championship performance. [Link]
Hole 7: Alarm Clock?
Rory McIlroy overslept prior to his final round of the PGA Tournament. [Link]
Hole 8: Safeway Classic
Japan’s Mika Miyazato wins the LPGA Safeway Classic. [Link]
Hole 9: U.S. Amateur
Steven Fox wins the U.S. Amateur in 37 holes. [Link]
Hole 10: Dick’s Sporting Goods Open
Willie Woods takes home some hardware with an overtime win at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open. [Link]
Hole 11: Wyndham Championship
Sergio Garcia claims his first victory in four years. [Link]
Hole 12: The Playoffs!
The FedEx Cup Playoffs are set, here is everything you need to know about them. [Link]