Hello there golf fans and welcome to the latest edition of Hittin’ the Links. Hey what a finish to the 2010 PGA Championship. It went right down to the wire, the best finish to a major this year by far. Congratulations to Martin Kaymer, 2010 PGA Champion.
In this volume of HTL we begin with a look at the automatic qualifiers to this year’s U.S. Ryder Cup team, then turn our attention to the latest scandal, and find out what record Jeff Overton set at the PGA Championship. Also, we investigate the Pavin-Gray fight, look at Dustin Johnson’s controversial penalty, and do a wrap-up of some of the weekends events. Read on!
Hole 1: Ryder Cup Team
The top eight qualifiers are set for the U.S. Ryder Cup team, now we all wait for Corey Pavin’s captain’s picks. [Link]
Hole 2: The Bjorn Affair
Denmark’s most successful professional golfer Thomas Bjorn has himself in some Tiger-esque hot water. [Link]
Hole 3: Hit It and Get It
Jeff Overton finished his final round at the PGA Championship in record time. [Link]
Hole 4: Pavin vs. Gray
Corey Pavin and Jim Gray are on the outs due to a report about who Pavin will pick for the Ryder Cup team. [Link]
Hole 5: U.S. Women’s Amateur
American Danielle Kang wins the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. [Link]
Hole 6: Nationwide Tour
Hunter Haas collects his first win on the Nationwide Tour in four years. [Link]
Hole 7: Penalized
In a huge rules debacle Dustin Johnson receives a two stroke penalty, ending his bid for his first Major Championship. [Link]
Hole 8: The Debate Rages On!
Writers take sides in the debate concerning Dustin Johnson’s penalty. [Link]
Hole 9: PGA Championship
Germany’s Martin Kaymer wins the PGA Championship in overtime. [Link]