It’s been nearly a full year since I last posted here on Links Life Golf and it has been a year of learning for sure. I’ve had some serious family health issues that has taken my focus off of golf…and most else for that matter. But during these past months I have learned so much about so many things. Yes, you kind of become an instant expert on a condition that effects your family and try do anything to help… Continue Reading
Justin Thomas continued to be the man on the PGA Tour this year as he set all kinds of records in his win at the Sony Open. Thomas made it a Hawaiian Double with wins at both the SBS Tournament of Champions and the Sony. And he did it in style becoming the youngest player to shoot 59, followed it with a 64 and then put up matching 65’s on the weekend to win by seven shots . In doing… Continue Reading
Adam Scott’s claim to fame on the PGA Tour could be his movie star good looks, or his picture perfect classic golf swing or his usual humility in interviews. But it is his driving that has set him apart from the rank and file. Check out Adam’s tips for a few extra yards with the big stick.
Bubba Watson says he’s “not big on change” and we have heard Bubba whine a bit over the years about courses and course changes he didn’t like. He usually talks himself out of competing on those courses but good old Riviera Country Club hasn’t changed much over the years. And that suits Bubba just fine. There were plenty of doubters with Bubba taking a one shot lead into the final round. Bubba hadn’t fared too well with 54 hole leads… Continue Reading
Holly Sonders and Gil Hanse feature the long, uphill par 4 fourth hole which features a tricky fairway and an even trickier green. The fifth hole is another long par four with a fairway boarded by massive bunkers which lead to a classic “boomerang green” and the lone tree on the course.
The past two tournaments on the PGA Tour have tested the best golfers in the world. Last week we watched shot after shot at The Honda Classic’s PGA National meet a watery end. This week is no different at Trump National Doral. The best golfers in the world are feeling the bite of Gil Hanse’s redo of the Blue Monster. Throw in a little wind and it is all that, a monster and very, very blue. Blue as in the… Continue Reading
The start of the golf season has become so blurred here in the states. With the PGA Tour instituting its wraparound season their season starts in November. Traditionally the 2015 season started with the calendar in January at the Tournament of Champions. For years we’ve heard “the season starts with The Masters.” Oh it’s so very confusing. But to me the season starts when the big boys come out and play. And make no mistake; Rory McIlroy is golf’s “big… Continue Reading
Our favorite golfer, Miguel Angel Jimenez is at it again, busy dancing his way to the lead in the European Tour’s True Thailand Championship. He just keeps on keepin on. From European Tour.com: Even a bout of flu could not slow Miguel Angel Jiménez as he established a one shot lead at the halfway stage of the True Thailand Classic presented by Black Mountain began. Jiménez had complained of feeling under the weather during his opening 67, although that had not… Continue Reading
The Dancing Spaniard is at it again. Our favorite golfer, Miguel Angel Jimenez worked his magic again with an eagle on the par 4 ninth hole of the True Thailand Classic and then treated the gallery to a little celebratory dance. That’s our Miguel, always doing that something extra for the fans. The Coolest Guy in Golf strikes again. Love the pink pants.
1. I think the European Team certainly played like the favorites they were going into the Ryder Cup. They were sharp, motivated and overpowered an outmanned US Team. 2. They also really know how to celebrate and they have plenty of experience. That champagne spraying scene never gets old, no matter what team is holding the bottle. 3. There were some new stars that introduced themselves to the world and none more so that Frenchman Victor Dubuisson. He played like… Continue Reading