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The Links: Steve Elkington immerses himself in digital world

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer
Steve Elkington is taking his post-tour career head-on. (Getty Images)

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Steve Elkington is doing some pretty interesting things off the golf course these days:

Entering his home office by 5 a.m. daily, Elkington and a small band of associates dove into the digital computing universe in ways no other athlete has attempted. (GolfDigest)

PGA Tour

John Merrick on his Northern Trust Open win: "Growing up as a kid, coming out here, I just wanted to play this tournament." (AP)

Charlie Beljan is not a fan of hole No. 10 at Riviera: "I'm not knocking it. It's just a tough hole to have for a playoff. We may as well go out and put a windmill out there and putt." No, you're knocking it. (Golf Channel)

Raymond Floyd is displeased with who's in the golf Hall of Fame. (Geoff Shackelford)

And here's Couples' response to Floyd. (GolfWeek)

Beljan lived out of a motor home this week ... and will continue to for the forseeable future. (Golf Channel)

Tiger Woods and Charles Howell III in the first round of the Match Play Championship? Yes, please. (AP)

On why Riviera shouldn't get another major. (Golf Channel)

Uh, this is weird. (Geoff Shackelford)

I like this feature from Golf Channel -- on the biggest drives from the Northern Trust Open. (Golf Channel)

Bill Haas on what he can take away from losing on Sunday. (PGA Tour)

Alistair Tait says he's fired up for match play this week. I have to agree. (GolfWeek)

More on Tiger Woods and President Obama's golf outing. (Geoff Shackelford)

This story got buried over the weekend, but Jeremiah Wooding was the first golfer to make the cut at the Northern Trust Open on a diversity exemption. (Golf Channel)

Fredrik Jacobson's last putt was not good. (Golf Channel)

Crazy Bernhard Langer shirt! (GolfWeek)

More on Merrick's win. He knows he got a little bit lucky. (AP)

International

Charl Schwartzel, who sleeps with a gun next to his bed, weighs in on the Oscar Pistorius case. (New York Times)

Gotta admit, I'm really starting to like Martin Kaymer. (Golf.com)

Wow, great story on Michael Campbell here. (BBC)

Rough story on one-time great Nick Dougherty. (GolfWeek)

Donald Trump wants to build a second course in Scotland. (Guardian)

Lydia Ko says she won't turn pro for "a couple of years." (Golf Channel)

Equipment/travel

Wow, so the anchored-putter ban might get axed. (Golf.com)

On Michelle Wie's putter and putting style. It's not pretty. (Geoff Shackelford)

Adam Scott using a prototype Scotty Cameron putter? (Golf WRX)

Amateur

The best college roundup every week, courtesy of Ryan Herrington. (GolfDigest)

Social

Very bored indeed.

Apparently Brandt Snedeker is on Twitter.

Thought this was pretty great (and classy considering how close Mahan was to winning):

It wasn't for the win, but it was still pretty crazy.

For more golf news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnGolf and @KylePorterCBS on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

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