Buenos dias Sand Trappers and welcome again to Hittin’ the Links. Well the PGA Tour season is starting to wind down, there is a slight chill beginning to show up in the morning air, and soon Tiger Woods will go in hibernation. Yes, fall is here. Not that that’s a bad thing, mind you. Around here this is the best time of year to play golf.
In this issue of HTL, we first look at J.D. and his plans for the rest of the year, then turn our attention to the guy who thinks Sergio will never win a major, and check out who made two holes-in-one in the same round. Also in this edition we look at Lorena taking heat, investigate what is happening with PGA Tour purses, and do a wrap-up of this week’s tournaments. Read on.
Hole 1: Daly is Out
John Daly has decided to take the rest of the year off to let his ever-troubling rib injury heal. [Link]
Hole 2: Sergio Will Never Win a Major?
This columnist seems to think Sergio Garcia can just about hang up the golf spikes. [Link]
Hole 3: Its Never Too Late to Start Throwing Strikes
Ex-Major League pitcher, Steve Blass, known for his inability to get the ball in the strike zone, gets two holes-in-one in an 11-hole stretch. [Link]
Hole 4: It’s Tough at the Top
Lorena Ochoa got grilled recently about her so-so play this season. [Link]
Hole 5: What Did Someone Want More Money?
PGA Tour commissioner, Tim Finchem, announced that Tour purses most likely will flatten this decade. [Link]
Hole 6: European Tour
South African James Kingston wins the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Cologne, Germany. [Link]
Hole 7: Walker Cup
The U.S. Takes home its third straight Walker Cup. [Link]
Hole 8: LPGA Tour
Jiyai Shin wins the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship. [Link]
Hole 9: Tiger, Tiger, Tiger
Tiger Woods Cruises to an 8-shot victory at the BMW Championship. [Link]