Hello again golf fans, and welcome again to Hittin’ the Links. Well, it’s been a tough week to be a USGA rule book, just about every yahoo who has ever swung a golf club has chimed in on the Dustin Johnson snafu. Personally, I think people should leave the rules alone. The rules of golf are one of the main reasons this is called a gentlemen’s game. Instead of trying to change them, maybe these people should pick up a rule book and learn them instead!
In this newest volume we begin with a look at the Stevie-Tiger rumors, investigate some waning country club memberships, and look at how Dustin Johnson is moving on. Also, we check out some tough choices for Monty, investigate this week’s rule infraction, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Bye Bye Stevie?
Steve Williams quells rumors of a possible split between him and Tiger. [Link]
Hole 2: Members Wanted
Country Clubs continue to struggle in the current economic times. [Link]
Hole 3: Movin’ On
Dustin Johnson is eager to move on from the PGA Championship penalty debacle. [Link]
Hole 4: Tough Choices
Colin Montgomerie has some tough choices ahead with so many talented European players vying for spots on the Ryder Cup team. [Link]
Hole 5: Rules Upgrade?
Some people believe the rules of golf need to be upgraded, personally I think they are fine the way they are. [Link]
Hole 6: More Rule Problems!
Juli Inkster felt the sting from the rule book this week as she was disqualified from the LPGA Safeway Classic. [Link]
Hole 7: Back to #1!
Ai Miyazato wins the LPGA Safeway Classic to regain the #1 spot in the world. [Link]
Hole 8: Funky Town
Fred Funk wins the JELD-WEN Tradition for the second time in three years. [Link]
Hole 9: Monday Qualifier!
Arjun Atwal wins the Wyndham Championship, the first Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour in 24 years. [Link]