Hello there fellow Sand Trap faithfuls and welcome to another volume of Hittin’ the Links. The end of the season is near and with the amount of money necessary to keep a tour card these days its no wonder some PGA Tour players are beginning to sweat a little. It will be an interesting story to watch play out as we get closer and closer to the season ending event at Disney World on November 11th-14th.
In this volume of HTL we begin with a look at the Great White Shark’s impending nuptials, then turn our attention to some transgender issues on the LPGA Tour, and see the star studded field headed to the Chevron World Challenge. Also, we investigate exactly how much money is needed to stay on Tour, find out why it might be Captain Jose, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Third Time’s A Charm!
Greg Norman is engaged to be married yet again! [Link]
Hole 2: Lady or Not?
The LPGA is being sued by a transgender woman to challenge its “female at birth” requirement. [Link]
Hole 3: Bubba Watson
Gerry Watson, father of PGA Tour fan favorite Bubba Watson, has passed away from cancer. [Link]
Hole 4: Chevron World Challenge
Tiger will join a tough field in December at his Chevron World Challenge tournament. [Link]
Hole 5: Every Dollar Counts
PGA Tour officials have estimated it might take as much as $775,000 in earnings this year to keep a Tour card. [Link]
Hole 6: Captain Jose?
Jose Maria Olazabal is the fan favorite to succeed Colin Montgomery as the next European Ryder Cup Captain. [Link]
Hole 7: Harrington
Padraig Harrington breaks his winless streak at the Asian Tours Iskandar Johor Open. [Link]
Hole 8: Nationwide Tour
Former PGA Tour member Jason Gore gets a late win on the Nationwide Tour. [Link]
Hole 9: Four Hole Outs!
Rocco Mediate holes out four times in route to victory at the Frys.com Open. [Link]