0

Rory McIlroy Sidelined with Rib Fracture

rory sa open

The golf world was dealt an unexpected blow this week as Rory McIlroy announced he needed to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in one of his ribs and will need to rest to allow it to heal. There is no timetable for his return. The world number two had “toughed it out” by playing through the pain at the South African Open for a playoff loss to Graeme Storm and… Continue Reading

Share
0

Our 2016 Masters Picks

masters flag hole

Here’s what we all have been waiting for, no not The Masters but rather the Links Life Golf crew’s Masters Picks. The boys here at LLG love their golf, love The Masters and really love busting each other balls. This 80th Masters is primed for some major fireworks and our picks add that special something for all of us. G. Rennie will start us off and as usual he leads the pack with the depth of his analysis and sheer… Continue Reading

Share
0

Jason Day Goes Wire to Wire at Arnie’s Place

day arnie place

Jason Day just did his part in making this 2016 PGA Tour season even more exciting. After taking three months off from golf to spend time with his family and newborn daughter Day’s game wasn’t as sharp as when we saw him at the end of 2015 when he won five times including the PGA Championship. He’ll tell you he didn’t have his A game today but what he did have was just enough to stay ahead of a trio… Continue Reading

Share
1

Remember When: Michelle Wie Plays in the Sony Open

michelle wie sony 04 fist

Week two of the ’16 PGA Tour season stays in paradise this week at The Sony Open played over the Waialae Country Club on Oahu. Spending a few evenings watching golf from Hawaii makes me anxious to get back on the course again. It seems like the Sony Open has been around forever but it only started in 1999. The 2004 Sony Open featured one of the most significant debuts in golf. But it wasn’t a PGA Tour player that… Continue Reading

Share
0

The Old “Fall Series” Still Alive and Well

fall series

When the PGA Tour decided to rewrite the calendar and make their season a “wrap-around” season that encompassed two calendar years I, like many protested. The Fall Series, the tournaments after the FedEx Cup Playoffs and before the Tournament of Champions in January had been a kind of mini-tour school. The big name players rarely played them, full FedEx Cup points were not awarded to the winner and the winner’s paycheck never approached a million dollars. This allowed the fields… Continue Reading

Share
0

10 Things I Think

oleson old course

 1. It was great getting another chance to see the old Course at St. Andrews again this weekend. I am sure Thorbjørn Olesen feels the same way. The Dane fought off the cold and a poor final round start to claim his second European tour title at The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. 2. I don’t know which is cooler the fact that “Thorbjørn” actually means Thunder Bear in Danish or that his nickname is Thor. Either way he has some… Continue Reading

Share
0

Jordan Spieth Finishes Season as Fedex Cup Champion

TOUR Championship golf tournament

The long PGA Tour season came to a fitting end yesterday as Jordan Spieth capped off his amazing year with a win at the Tour Championship. Spieth out played and out putted an over matched Henrik Stenson on Bobby Jones’ East Lake course to finish off the FedEx Cup Playoffs with his fifth win of the season. This has been the “Season of Jordan” as the twenty-two year old has captivated us all season by first winning The Masters and… Continue Reading

Share
0

Tiger Shocks World Again: Has Back Surgery

Wyndham Championship - Final Round

I guess we all should have learned by now to never be shocked by what Tiger Woods does, either on or off the course. Woods pulled another shocker yesterday when he announced that he had just undergone another back surgery and will be sidelined until next year. He had consistently said during his sub-par 2015 season that he was one hundred percent healthy and out of the blue he goes under the knife. From Tigerwoods.com: “Tiger Woods underwent a microdiscectomy… Continue Reading

Share
0

He’s Back…Dustin Johnson Out Drives & Out Lasts Field at Doral

dustin johnson wave

It was the PGA Tour’s version on “The Last Man Standing” at Doral yesterday as Donald Trump’s baby exacted a bit of revenge from the players and Dustin Johnson was left standing alone, victorious on a difficult day in Miami. Johnson won for the ninth time on the PGA Tour but not before we watched The Blue Monster rear up and take down a pair of the longest hitters in the game. J.B Holmes squandered a five shot lead by… Continue Reading

Share
0

Rory McIlroy Starts 2015 as “The Man”

rory tiger fade

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

Share