Hello and welcome again to Hittin' the Links. It's almost time for a long winter nap, but HTL has one last hurrah before vacation time.
In this final column of 2009 we start off with some Tiger news, then turn our attention to Colin Montgomerie's driving record, and find out about Doug Barron's appeal. Also on tap, we look at the LPGA Q-School, see how the PGA Tour Q-School is going, and do a wrap-up of the week's silly season events. Read on!
Hole 1: In Case You Missed It
In case you live under a rock and haven't heard, Tiger has gotten himself in a little trouble. And the boys and girls at SNL couldn't wait to make light of it. [Link]
Hole 2: Shocker!
Tiger's caddie, Steve Williams, has made it clear he is sticking by his meal ticket, er, I mean friend. [Link]
Hole 3:The Full Speed Monty
Colin Montgomerie won't be driving anytime soon after too many speeding tickets got his license revoked. [Link]
Hole 4: No 2009 for Barron
Doug Barron's attempt at fighting his PGA Tour ban for doping was unsuccessful. [Link]
Hole 5: Nedbank Challenge
Robert Allenby wins the Nedbank Challenge in a playoff. [Link]
Hole 6: LPGA Q-School
The LPGA Q-School heads into its final round Monday. [Link]
Hole 7: Powerhouse?
Boise State, while not known for being a golf powerhouse, has a couple of alums that are looking real good at Q-school. [Link]
Hole 8: Australian Open
Adam Scott wins the Australian Open for his first win in his home country. [Link]
Hole 9: Chevron World Challenge
Jim Furyk makes some late birdies to win a Tiger-less Chevron World Challenge. [Link]