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The Links: Charles Howell admits he's thinking about the Masters

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Charles Howell III has Augusta on his mind. (Getty Images)
Charles Howell III has Augusta on his mind. (Getty Images)

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Great line from Charles Howell III here on the fact that he's trying to play his way into the Masters:

The ads are already running on ESPN, which is almost cruel in a way. You get the birds chirping and the sunshine, the Masters. Just don't run them this early! (ESPN)

PGA Tour

Some interesting quotes from Camilo Villegas on how much he has struggled over the past few years. (Golf Channel)

Rory McIlroy says his opening round 70 was "OK." (GolfDigest)

Some crazy numbers on the Bear Trap. (PGA Tour)

Rickie Fowler's back is still bugging him. It apparently hasn't affected his game. (Golf Channel)

Boo Weekley encountered a water moccasin at the Honda Classic on Thursday. (ESPN)

Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson are "good buddies"? (Golf Channel)

John Daly fathead! (GolfDigest)

Strange, Branden Grace is ranked No. 30 in the world but playing the Honda Classic on a sponsor exemption. (GolfWeek)

Here's the executive producer of Tiger Woods '14 talking about its features. (ESPN)

Hilarious photo of Jack Nicklaus here. (GolfDigest)

Odd story about what Robert Streb learned from a mishap at Riviera. (GolfWeek)

How a 263-yard 3-wood gave Camilo Villegas confidence. (AP)

Russell Henley on Charl Schwartzel: "I mean, it's one round of golf. He's won The Masters; I haven't won a major. He's done a lot more than me." (Golf Channel)

Another good story on Branden Grace. (GolfWeek)

Love this photo of Boo Weekley. Roll Tide! (WUP)

International

Greenkeepers in Scotland uncover skull from 500 B.C. (Geoff Shackelford)

Equipment/Travel

You can play Shinnecock for $2,500. (Golf.com)

R&A says it will take its time on the proposed anchored putter ban. (Reuters)

I was actually watching this show on the Golf Channel and thought the same thing. (Geoff Shackelford)

Well, this looks amazing. (GolfWeek)

On TV

3-6 p.m. ET -- Golf Channel -- Honda Classic

Bear Trap, Bear Trap, Bear Trap! (Geoff Shackelford)

Social

Ditto.

Yeah, I feel that.

This is just awesome.

This is unbelievable. h/t Yahoo

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