Hello again cyber golf nuts and welcome to a very special edition of Hittin’ the Links. Happy belated Fathers Day to all the dads out there. Hopefully Sunday allowed for a round with Dad or an opportunity to take the little ones out to the course for a little fun. I know one dad who had a great time on Sunday… Gerry McIlroy. What a Father’s Day present, watching your son destroy the competition at the U.S. Open. Too cool.
In this U.S. Open edition of HtL we begin with a look at Rory McIlroy’s rise to fame, investigate Bubba’s U.S. Open outfits, and see who else is setting fashion trends on the links. Also on tap we take note of who did not fare well at Congressional, check in on the Presidential golf summit, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Good for the Game
Rory McIlroy is achieving hero status just as the game was needing one. [Link]
Hole 2: Bubba for Charity
Bubba Watson’s rather out of the ordinary outfits this week were in support of a charity. [Link]
Hole 3: Fashionistas
PGA Tour events are beginning to take on the feel of fashion week. [Link]
Hole 4: Choke!
Congrats to Rory, here are 10 players who did not fair as well at Congressional. [Link]
Hole 5: Need Some Balls?
Lefty’s U.S. Open ended where it began, in a water hazard. [Link]
Hole 6: Golf Summit
Here is a slideshow from Saturday’s golf summit between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner. [Link]
Hole 7: Saint-Omer Open
The European Tour still played on this week, it was probably as much fun to watch as the B.C. Open. [Link]
Hole 8: Two Down, One to Go
Mathew Goggin took another step towards the PGA Tour with his second Nationwide victory of the year. [Link]
Hole 9: Record Breaking
Rory McIlroy wins the U.S. Open in record breaking fashion. [Link]