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Our Picks for The Open Championship

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If you’re new to our course, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Our oldest major championship tees off tomorrow and while any Open is grand there are few events in all of sport that compares to the Open Championship at St. Andrews. This will be a special week and to get it all started it’s time for one of our own traditions: The Links Life Golf Open Championships Picks.   Our crew of knuckleheads does our… Continue Reading

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Sneak Peek: St. Andrews Old Course No.17 & No.18

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The closing two holes at St. Andrews are two of the most famous in all of golf. The instantly recognizable Road Hole is often called the toughest hole in championship golf. At 495 yards it’s a man size hole with man size challenges. An intimidating blind tee shot of hitting over the faux coal sheds is followed by a demanding approach to a small, tricky green guarded by the newly expanded Road Hole Bunker. And don’t forget the “road” and… Continue Reading

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The Open at St. Andrews…A Major Like No Other

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Our third major of the season is here and the Open Championship offers us so many interesting stories and possibilities. Will Jordan Spieth match Ben Hogan’s record and win the third major of the season? Is the Grand Slam in his reach? Can Rickie Fowler do the “Mickelson Double” and go back to back with wins at The Scottish Open and The Open Championship? Is there really a new “Big Three” of Rory, Jordan and Rickie? Will Jordan displace an… Continue Reading

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Sneak Peek: St. Andrews Old Course N0.15 & No.16

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The fifteenth is another par 4 at 455yards.  The Sutherland bunker in the middle of the fairway will only pose a threat if the wind is blowing strongly from the east. The fairway tightens on this hole at about 300 yards. The par 4 sixteenth is marked by the fence that guards the route of the old railway into St Andrews and it runs down the entire hole on the right hand side. The green is guarded, front and rear, by… Continue Reading

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Open Championship Flashback: Nicklaus Says Farewell

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Ten years ago this week Jack Nicklaus took one last walk over the Swilcan Bridge as a professional.  Paired with Luke Donald and good friend Tom Watson, Nicklaus did his best to stay in control during his eighteen hole victory.  Watson wasn’t so lucky as he said he had tears in his eyes for the entire round. St. Andrews has a special place in Jack’s heart and he wanted his last round to be at the Home of Golf. Nicklaus… Continue Reading

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Sneak Peek: St. Andrews Old Course No.13 & No.14

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The thirteenth hole at St. Andrews starts a brutal string of holes.  This 465 yard par four challenges players to stay away from a sinister group of Coffin bunkers.  Then it asks players to approach a very well defended green. The 618 yard fourteenth is a par five that forces players to think about their tee shot.  Out of bounds awaits them on the right and on the left a cluster of bunkers named the Beardies threatens a wayward shot. … Continue Reading

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Rickie, Rory, Jordan & More…A Great Week in Golf

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Jordan Spieth is having a Woodsian run this season. His PGA Tour summary: 4 wins, 3 seconds, 1 third, 11 top tens, 14 top twenty fives and over $8.7 million. Oh, let’s not forget in November he won the Australian Open and in December he took Tiger’s Hero Challenge. That’s not a season it’s a career for most golfers. Rory McIlroy turns up lame just when Spieth is reaching his zenith. If Rory can’t come back soon Spieth may just… Continue Reading

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The Amazing Jordan Spieth Wins The John Deere Again

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It was déjà vu all over again at The John Deere Classic. In 2013 Jordan Spieth won here in a playoff that catapulted him into a trajectory unseen since Tiger Woods. Today Spieth, who struggled early, found a way to get it done and win in a playoff once again as he dispatched 47 year old journeymen Tom Gillis. Gillis shot a sizzling 64 and had finished the day at twenty under par and then waited for the field to… Continue Reading

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Rickie Fowler Ready to Do the “Mickelson Double”

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Rickie Fowler made a spectacular charge down the stretch to win the Scottish Open as he birdied the last hole to pull one clear of fellow American Matt Kuchar. Fowler seemed to be treading water for most of the final round at Gullane Golf Club but he put the hammer down when he needed to.  After a bogey at fourteen he went back to back with birdies on fifteen and sixteen and capped it off with brilliant play on the… Continue Reading

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Sneak Peek: St. Andrews Old Course No.11 & No.12

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The eleventh hole at St. Andrews is the second and final par 3 and it was here that Bobby Jones walked off the course after feeling the wrath of Hill Bunker.  Both Hill and Strath Bunkers protect a newly renovated green that is shared with the eleventh hole. The twelfth hole is the shortest par 4 on the course and has an unassuming look from the tee.  But the fairway is littered with hidden pot bunkers not visible from the… Continue Reading

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