Happy Monday to you and welcome to another volume of Hittin’ the Links. Well it happened again, this time on the European Tour, a viewer caught an infraction and reported it to the powers that be. Paddy took it well though, and even gave a junior clinic on the proper way to mark a ball. Some people could learn from his attitude.
In this edition of HTL we begin with a look at Tiger’s fall from the world rankings, find out who will be leading the U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams, and check out the new president of the RCGA. Also, we investigate Paddy’s disqualification, check into the banning of a player on the European Tour, and do a wrap-up of the week’s events. Read on!
Hole 1: Slipping
Germany’s Martin Kaymer overtakes Tiger Woods on the World Golf Rankings. [Link]
Hole 2: O Captain! My Captain!
Davis Love III becomes the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain. [Link]
Hole 3: The Other Team
Jose Maria Olazabal is named the 2012 European Ryder Cup Captain. [Link]
Hole 4: The Ladies Have it
Karen Rackel becomes the first female president of the Royal Canadian Golf Association. [Link]
Hole 5: A Lesson Learned
A day after his disqualification Padraig Harrington give a junior golf clinic on how to properly mark a golf ball on the green. [Link]
Hole 6: Cheater!
Scottish Golfer Elliott Saltman has been banned from play on the European Tour for three months for cheating. [Link]
Hole 7: Looking for an Apartment?
Herb Kohler is turning the iconic red building behind the 18th green at St. Andrews into luxury apartments. [Link]
Hole 8: Abu Dhabi
Martin Kaymer crushes a good field at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. [link]
Hole 9: Bob Hope Classic
Jhonattan Vegas wins the Bob Hope Classic in a playoff. [Link]