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The Links: Brandt Snedeker 'world class' on and off the course

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer
Brandt Snedeker and partner Toby Wilt shared the pro-am title. (Getty Images)

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I really enjoyed reading the recap of Brandt Snedeker's win at Pebble. Here's his playing partner, James Hahn, on playing with Snedeker:

I learned that he is a better guy than he is a golfer. The dude is world class. He's obviously one of the best, if not the best golfer right now, and possibly for the last year. But how he conducts himself as a person on an off the golf course, that's also world class. He deserved to win today. ... I'm sure if you ask him, it was never a doubt that he was going to win the golf tournament. (AP)

PGA Tour

Great stuff here -- 10 reasons you like Brandt Snedeker. (Golf Channel)

Rocco Mediate won on the Champions Tour. (AP)

Condoleezza Rice nailed a spectator last Thursday. (Yahoo)

Snedeker on getting to No. 1 in the world: "People probably didn't believe in me and didn't think it's doable, but I think it is and I believe in myself and what I'm capable of." (ESPN)

Charles Howell III plays his way into the Match Play Championship. (ESPN)

I was just a youngster but I don't remember Jack Nicholson going crazy with a 2-iron. (Golf Channel)

USGA will end Public Links Championships. (Golfweek)

Great headline here on Wayne Gretzky. (Golfweek)

Hunter Mahan says golfers should start getting docked strokes or FedEx Cup points for slow play. (Golf Channel)

Great roundup of the weekend here. Bummer that Patrick Reed might not get in the Northern Trust Open. (Golfweek)

Awesome Snedeker quote here: "To win the golf tournaments I've won and be in contention as much as I have, you know, probably with not very much fanfare and people thinking I don't hit the ball very long, I'm not the best ball striker; somehow the sum of all my parts end up being pretty good at the end of the day.” (New York Times)

Some pretty hilarious quotes of the week here. (Golf.com)

Steph Wei with a good roundup of Snedeker's performance over the weekend. (WUP)

International

OK, this is getting a little ridiculous. (Geoff Shackelford)

Richard Sterne finishes seven shots clear of Charl Schwartzel to win Johannesburg Open. (BBC)

St. Andrews is now cracking down on people using its name to push products. (Geoff Shackelford)

Amateur

Northwestern golfer leaves school to focus on entrepreneurship. Interesting story. (Golfweek)

Equipment/Travel

The gear pros are using at Pebble Beach. (GolfDigest)

Interesting article on how TaylorMade is beating Callaway. (Wall Street Journal)

Well they sure got on the "Ganghahn Style" shirts quickly. (Golf Channel)

On TV

Feherty - 8-9 EST - Golf Channel

Social

J.J. Henry has a beer with Chris Berman:

David Duval on Justin Timberlake:

Haha, this is great:

Ian Poulter on Sneds:

Zach Johnson on Sneds:

January player of the month:

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