The Links: Phil Mickelson asked Rory McIlroy if he could hit up

Phil Mickelson does the most Phil Mickelson thing ever. (Getty Images)
Phil Mickelson does the most Phil Mickelson thing ever. (Getty Images)

Welcome back to The Links -- today's version is all Rory McIlroy all the time. I hope you enjoy.

Rory McIlroy on Tiger Woods: "Tiger has just got a more competitive spirit, period. Like he'll want to beat you at cards. He'll want to beat you at anything you're playing him against." (NYT)

How McIlroy inspired Adam Scott to stick a new driver in his bag for The Barclays. (Golf Channel)

Phil Mickelson: "Hey, Rory," Mickelson said. "You mind if we hit up?" (NYT)

I didn't realize how many times Hunter Mahan had been a captain's pick in the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup. This is insane. (Golf Channel)

Very cool story about Rickie Fowler helping to rebuild somebody's home. (USA Today)

Jim Furyk said some European fans told him to "follow his nose" when they were playing in the fog in 2010. Everyone giggled. (NYT)

Don't look now but Lydia Ko is abot to ascent to No. 1. (Golf Channel)

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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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