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The Links: Tiger Woods cares about only one thing

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

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Norm McDonald writes about Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. I'm perplexed as to whether I love it or hate it. He had a great bit on Nick Faldo as well as this on Tiger:

Tiger just golfed. And even though he remained the most public of figures, he was alone on the course, utterly alone among his adoring fans, waiting until his final putt on the 72nd hole to flash a frozen smile and tip his cap to no one in particular. Let Phil glad-hand the gallery, let John Daly clown around, let Steve Stricker be classy and well-liked. Tiger, like Jay Leno, cared about one thing and one thing only: winning. Still does. (Grantland)

PGA Tour

Morning Drive is expanding. By a lot. (Geoff Shackelford)

PGA Tour is banning play-by-play tweeting by golf writers. (Twitter)

I'll admit it, I'm rooting for Mike Weir. (ESPN)

If you haven't heard, Bubba Watson got the flu and pulled out of the Farmers Insurance Open. (Golf Channel)

Stop me if you've heard this: Charles Howell III is off to a hot start. (Golf Channel)

Clever headline here. (Reuters/New York Times)

Charles Howell III calls contending in tournaments "addicting." (New York Times)

Gwen Knapp has eight questions that Phil Mickelson might not have thought of. (Sports on Earth)

I laugh when I think about K.J. Choi saying this: "Best shot ever on the South Course -- ever." (CBS Sports)

Brandt Snedeker on Torrey Pines: "It puts you in the right mindset for the rest of the week, when you're excited about being in a place." (Golf Channel)

Good stat here: K.J. Choi has led after the first round six times on Tour; he's won three of them. (GolfWeek)

The mental image of Nick Watney and Woods watching remote-controlled fliers glide around Torrey Pines is quite funny. (Golf.com)

Ross Fisher is making a sort of mini-comeback. Good story. (Reuters)

Steph Wei is not pleased with the PGA Tour rule of no play-by-play tweeting. (WUP)

Interesting: LPGA puts new eight-team international competition into place. (GolfDigest)

International

In non-Tiger news, Sergio Garcia and Martin Kaymer are getting it done in Qatar. (BBC)

European golfers had input into slecting Paul McGinley. I thought this is what we were trying to get away from in the U.S.? (Golf Channel)

Equipment/Travel

This is incredible. (GolfWeek)

Terrific social-media idea here. (Golf WRX)

The golf bike!!! (GolfDigest)

Celebrities at the PGA Tour merchandise show. (GolfWeek)

Is it just me, or does this not look like McIlroy at all?

I laughed at this.

John Smoltz basically has a nine-hole course in his backyard.

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