The Links: No marriage between Phil Mickelson, San Diego Padres

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

PGA Tour

Phil Mickelson will not be part of the group that bought the Padres. (ESPN)

As someone who has to cover the event, I'm pretty excited about this news. (Golf Channel)

Ten bizarre moments from 2012. (Golf Channel)

Good read here on the ups and downs of Charles Howell's career. (Golf.com)

Geoff Ogilvy missed out on the Masters by one stroke. (Golf Channel)

Great story by Jason Sobel on the Jungle Bird character who interrupted the U.S. Open. (Golf Channel)

Phil Mickelson, Broadway producer? (Golf.com)

Jason Sobel provided us with a pretty intense few minutes on Twitter Tuesday.

[heart jumps out of chest]

[heart jumps further out of chest]

[dreams crushed]

Well, this looks awesome.

International

Rory McIlroy wins European Tour golfer of the year. Duh. (BBC)

Europe might reveal its next two Ryder Cup captains at the same time. (Golf Channel)

Jack Newton says Adam Scott is better than Greg Norman and Tiger. (Golf Channel)

Ian Poulter: "I could and should have won a lot more." (BBC)

Stephanie Wei doesn't agree with the premise but thinks Colin Montgomerie should be in the Hall of Fame regardless. (Wei Under Par)

Tiger's niece falls short in Q School. (USA Today)

Lee Westwood will begin his 2013 season in Dubai. (Golf Channel)

Colin Montgomerie, Hall of Fame. (BBC)

Top 10 stories on the European Tour this year. (GolfWeek)

But is he Hall of Fame-worthy? (Golf Channel)

Equipment/Travel

Interesting look at golf and luck. (Sabermetrics)

GolfDigest ranks the best regions of the country for playing golf. (GolfDigest)

Steve Stricker is staying with his Odyssey White Hot No. 2 putter. (Golf Channel)

This sounds like a pretty sweet time of year to be a pro golfer. (USA Today)

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