The Links: Could we see a 59 at Cherry Hills?
LeBron's The Decision wasn't that bad, Stephen Gallacher couldn't be more stoked, and an amazing Phil Mickelson story (but aren't they all?)
Welcome back to The Links -- a Rory's girlfriend-free zone for the time being. Hope you enjoy today's version.
The announcement of Keegan Bradley, Hunter Mahan and Webb Simpson as Tom Watson’s captain’s selections for the U.S. Ryder Cup team confirmed some important points: 1.) It helps to be a brown-noser, 2.) Capt. Watson is even nuttier than we presumed, 3.) LeBron’s “The Decision” wasn’t as bad as we thought, 4.) Experience is more important than form, 5.) The U.S. team is stronger than most folks think. (Sports Illustrated)
Yay, Olympics! (Geoff Shackelford)
Stephen Gallacher: "It's been a roller-coaster to come so close, then to wait for captain McGinley phoning me - it's fulfilled my lifelong dreamEvery phone-call got my attention, and thankfully I had his caller ID on." (BBC)
Rory McIlroy: "There's probably going to be a few guys that get off to good starts this week that will be thinking of a 59." (NYT)
Fowler shot a 4-under 67 but couldn't stop thinking about Hazeltine
Not sure on the math here, but Spieth's general idea makes some sense
This footage of a young Tiger Woods playing Riviera is terrific
If you want to make some money, you should bet on a tie
How Big Cat could affect the outcome at Hazeltine
Woods discussed talk Pat Riley's hair and Stanford football during a podcast