The Links: Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods pose with a camel
What do Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods chat about, great Lawrence Taylor story, and top five shots of the week.
|Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose in Abu Dhabi. (GettyImages)|
Some great stories in here about Lawrence Taylor and Tom Brady. (Golf Channel)
Shane Bacon on how Nike changed their golf image. (Yahoo!)
Great stuff from Jason Sobel about American golfers under 30. (Golf Channel)
The scariest part about McIlroy to me is that he wasn't a very good putter last year. (GolfDigest)
No disagreement from me here, the most impressive part about Russell Henley's win in Hawaii was his Sunday afternoon back-nine 29. (ESPN)
I agree, golf needs to take a page out of the baseball Hall of Fame. (GolfDigest)
McIlroy says he and Tiger didn't talk about the Nike deal at all until it was done. (ESPN)
Great point here that the McIlroy/Nike deal does as much for Tiger as it does Rory. (Golf Channel)
Good roundtable here on the Rory news. (Golf.com)
Tiger on the majors
Woods on yr's major venues: “3 of 4 I like. The other 1 I have never played (Merion). Don’t think (USGA) are going to have intermediate cut"— Rex Hoggard (@RexHoggardGC) January 15, 2013
It's official, Tiger & Rory will be paired for Rds 1 & 2 in Abu Dhabi w/ Martin Kaymer. They go off @ 7:40 am (local) on Day 1, 12:05 on Fri— GC Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) January 15, 2013
I mean there is no way they're going to give this to Monty, is there? (BBC)
McIlroy got up in the middle of the night to watch his girlfriend play in the Australian Open. (Reuters)
"The most lucrative endorsement deal in British sport." Adidas reportedly offered nearly $160 million! (BBC)
"At just 23, he's a man who has it all." (BBC)
12 committee men in Abu Dhabi. Bjorn, Jacquelin, F.Castano, Casey, F. Molinari, Aguilar, Pe Lawrie, Clarke, Monty, Howell, Stenson, McGinley— Alistair Tait (@GolfweekTait) January 15, 2013
The USGA will require two golfers on the Walker Cup team to be mid-amateurs. (Golf Channel)
On what switching clubs means for McIlroy. (BBC)
Good Q&A with Oakley here. (Golf WRX)
What's in McIlroys's bag. (PGA Tour)
Bad day to make this announcement. (Golf Channel)
Top five shots of the week.
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