The Links: Fred Couples dons a cowboy hat

Phil Mickelson at the 1990 US Amateur. (USGA)
Phil Mickelson at the 1990 US Amateur.  (USGA)

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

Paul McGinley: "My selection won't come as a surprise." (NYT)

I forgot that Phil Mickelson won the US Amateur at Cherry Hills. Skinny Phil! (Golf Channel)

John Hahn shot a 65 with a quadruple bogey. Wow! (Yahoo)

Chris Kirk says he has Georgia-Tennessee plans the weekend of the Ryder Cup. (NYT)

Russell Henley on the Ryder Cup: "Making the Ryder Cup team would be great. It’s pretty far off. I’ve got to play a lot of good golf tomorrow. That would be a great thing - it’s just one of those things that I try not to think about." (Golf Channel)

Headlines. (Irish Golf Desk)

Here is Fred Couples in a Cowboy hat:

And Billy Andrade with the great quote: "Hats off to Fred and move on." (NYT)

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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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