by Jeff Skinner
Today marks the sixth anniversary of Links Life Golf. I can’t believe it has been five full years since my son convinced me to start this up. I was recovering from shoulder surgery and spent all night hacking out my first post with one hand. After that I was hooked and it’s all been fun.
2014 brings a new season no matter what the PGA Tour says. This PGA Tour season is filled with dozens of great stories but I am hoping for a really special season.
The boys of the PGA Tour gave us some amazing moments last season and I am hoping that some of those same players return to center stage in this year’s drama. So I’ll make like Aladdin and give you three of my most dramatic wishes for 2014.
Number one…with a bullet is Phil Mickelson at Pinehurst. Phil has got to win this U.S. Open. His Open Championship came out of the blue and he wants this win a bad as anything in his career. To say it would be the crowning moment in his hall of fame career would be an understatement. He would join five other immortals that have won the career grand slam: Sarazen, Hogan Player, Nicklaus and Woods. Bones is tearing up just thinking about it.
Number two is Adam Scott winning another major. For the affable Aussie to repeat his Masters drama may be a bit too much to ask but another major? Definitely possible. We want our major champions to be major champions and backing up his Masters win with another would do just that.
Number three is Tiger Woods to be a force in the majors. Five full seasons have passed since Woods limped off Torrey Pines with his last major victory. Since Woods has been back and healthy his quest for Jack’s title as all time major champion winner has stagnated. He’s always the top story whenever he tees it up and the majors are always more exciting with him in contention.
Of course I, like all golf fans want an exciting 2014 and if just one of the “wishes” happen 2014 will be a year for the books.