Happy Monday faithful Duffers and welcome to another volume of Hittin’ the Links. Snow fell on in several areas of the U.S. this week officially ending the 2011 golf season for many of you out there. I have to say I am so happy I live in a warmer climate, I don’t think I could handle facing several months of no golf.
In this week’s HtL we begin with a look at the Nationwide’s Top 25, then turn our attention to one recipient in particular, and then find out what has Luke Donald miffed. Also, we find out why Charlie Sifford isn’t a fan of Augusta, check out a new rue change, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Meet the Top 25
The Top 25 money winners on the Nationwide Tour are headed to the big Tour for 2012. [Link]
Hole 2: Tour Card!
Two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton earned his first PGA Tour card on Sunday. [Link]
Hole 3: Player of the Year Delay
Luke Donald is a tad irked at the delay in the Player of the Year voting. [Link]
Hole 4: Not a Fan
Charlie Sifford discusses why he is not a fan of Augusta National. [Link]
Hole 5: Rule Change
The R&A has changed the rule for a ball moving at address. [Link]
Hole 6: Shanghai Masters
Rory McIlroy wins the Shanghai Master in overtime. [Link]
Hole 7: Two for Two
Sergio Garcia picks up his second straight win on the European Tour. [Link]
Hole 8: Nationwide Tour Championship
Ken Duke wins the Nationwide Tour Championship to put himself into the Top 25. [Link]
Hole 9: Bo Van Pelt
Bo Van Pelt laps the Field at the CIMB Asia Pacific Classic. [Link]