Good day fellow golfers, and welcome to the latest edition of Hittin’ the Links. I have to say that I thought Tiger was going to pull it out in the desert. When I watched the first few rounds he just looked like he had that intensity back in his eyes. Anyway its not like he just completely fell apart, he did manage at least an even par final round.
In this volume of HtL we begin with a look at a very good 14 year old, then investigate a gentleman lacking in his parenting skills, and find out what Finchem has in store for Q-School. Also, we say welcome back to J.B. Holmes, check out Bubba’s new car, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Younger and Younger
A 14 year-old Kiwi Lydia Ko becomes the youngest player ever to win a professional event. [Link]
Hole 2: Father of the Year
A British father has received a suspended jail sentence for beating his kids when they hit bad golf shots. [Link]
Hole 3: Bye Bye Q-School?
Tim Finchem is eyeing some major changes to how players will make it onto the PGA Tour. [Link]
Hole 4: J.B. Holmes
J.B. Holmes makes his return to the PGA Tour after Brain Surgery. [Link]
Hole 5: Have Money Will Travel
Appearance fees got Tiger and several others to start the year overseas. [Link]
Hole 6: Bubba’s New Ride
Bubba Watson wins the bidding war for the original Dukes of Hazzard General Lee. [Link]
Hole 7: Big Move
Oakley made a big move for its golf apparel line by signing Irish Phenom Rory McIlroy. [Link]
Hole 8: Abu Dhabi
Tiger fades in the final round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. [Link]
Hole 9: Farmers Insurance Open
Brandt Snedeker gets an early season win at Torrey Pines. [Link]