The Links: Could we see a 59 at Cherry Hills?

Phil Mickelson told a great story about the 1993 US Open this week. (Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson told a great story about the 1993 US Open this week.nbsp;(Getty Images)

Welcome back to The Links -- a Rory's girlfriend-free zone for the time being. Hope you enjoy today's version.

Rory McIlroy says Keegan Bradley and Ian Poulter are "both nuts." (Golf Channel)

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)

Phil Mickelson tells a tremendous story about the US Open he missed in 1993. (NYT)

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)

If every FootJoy WeatherSof glove ever sold were stretched from palm to fingertip, they would span the United States nearly four times. (Golf Digest)

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Kyle Porter began his sports writing career with CBS Sports in 2012. He covers golf, writes poetry about Rory McIlroy's swing, stays ready on Tiger watch and loves the Masters more than anyone you know.... Full Bio

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