The Links: The man dubbed 'The Next Nicklaus'

Someone else could have sat in Jack Nicklaus' seat. (Getty Images)
Someone else could have sat in Jack Nicklaus' seat. (Getty Images)

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Great story from Jason Sobel on "The Next Nicklaus": 

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone with as much talent as him,” says Ben Crenshaw, himself a two-time Masters champion. “Eddie had such a gorgeous, powerful swing. He could just hit the most beautiful shots you’ve ever seen.” (Golf Channel)

PGA Tour

Michael Bamberger says despite wins, Tiger Woods is not what he used to be. (Golf.com)

Woods' yacht is nice. (WUP)

Steve Stricker almost retired completely. (Geoff Shackelford)

Really good stuff on Puerto Rico Open winner, Scott Brown. He grew up in Augusta. (AP)

Rickie Fowler on the craziest autograph request he's ever received. (ESPN)

Pretty funny story about Charles Howell III having to play in the Tavistock Cup for Oak Tree. (Golf Channel)

Here are the full Tavistock Cup teams. (Golf Channel)

Ron Sirak is not on the Tiger Woods bandwagon. (GolfDigest)

Lee Westwood basically moved to the United States so he could have a better chance at winning a major. (ESPN)

"How many nongolf-related fist pumps does Tiger make in a typical day?" (GolfDigest)

Some folks still aren't impressed with Tiger Woods. (Geoff Shackelford)

The featured pairings at Tampa Bay leave a little bit to be desired. (Golf Channel)

On the difference in regular Doral and Sunday Doral. (Geoff Shackelford)

Michael Bloomberg thinks President Obama should play even more golf. (Golf.com)

Bubba Watson has a social media guru -- who has a lot of followers. (GolfDigest)

What's wrong with Tiger Woods? Uh, nothing. (Golf Channel)

I loved this: golf's first-world problems. (GolfDigest)

Tiger Woods on how much he has left in the tank. (Golf.com)

Equipment/Travel

This week in style. (GolfDigest)

This is pretty cool: Mizuno is offering a chance for you (the average golfer) to be sponsored by their company. (Mizuno)

A look at the new Nike ball. (Golf Channel)

Good point here that the Masters could have a big controversy if somebody using an anchored putter wins it. (ESPN)

The rise of the obnoxious golf pants. (GolfDigest)

Company is working on tailoring to big and tall golfers. (Golf Channel)

On TV

Lee Westwood was good on Feherty. (Geoff Shackelford)

Social

Cadillac Championship recap:

Awesome story here about a golfer with epilepsy:

The Ben Crane, Bud Cauley night golf video:

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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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