The Links: Tiger Woods' career linked to stock market trajectory
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|Vijay Singh knows he might be in trouble. (GettyImages)|
OK, this is pretty weird. The trajectory of the stock market has apparently followed that of Tiger Woods' career trajectory pretty similarly. Here's what the article had to say:
A coincidence? Probably. But as Gary Kaminsky, the Capital Markets Editor for CNBC, said, "If you want to draw some conclusions, stock market participants who are avid golf fans become more aggressive and optimistic in thinking about their investments when Tiger wins a tournament. (GolfDigest)
Another excellent Tiger piece here by Ron Sirak. Incredible stat: Sam Snead lost 90 percent of the tournaments that he played in. (GolfDigest)
Great line by Jay Busbee here on what would happen if Tiger won the Masters: "The golfing world would go into fits of ecstasy that would make the NFL media's love for Ray Lewis look like cold-eyed disdain. " (Yahoo! Sports)
Well-written, if not played out, piece here by Shane Ryan on Tiger. (Grantland)
Bob Harig on people saying, "Well, Tiger always wins Torrey Pines": "Previous success is nice, but it really means nothing if your game is in disarray." (ESPN)
Padraig Harrington on playing the famous hole No. 16 at the WM Phoenix Open this week: “I'm thinking about pulling a shirt over my head and running down to the green if I hole out. That's a soccer celebration. And with my six-pack and everything, it would look perfect.” (Golf Channel)
Sean Foley on Tiger: "I think he’s still climbing, and he’s trying to understand his system. It’s starting to have a lot less cognition. He’s a lot more quiet because of rhythm and alignment.” (GolfWeek)
Brad Fritsch assures everyone that he was as upset about his group's slow play as anyone. (Golf Channel)
Intriguing look at why Masters champs have such a tough time winning after their first green jacket. (Augusta Chronicle)
Tiger on the difference between Torrey and the majors. (AP)
And the PGA is going to investigate him. (BBC)
Good read on the update of the Pro V1 line. (Golf Channel)
Interesting look on why equipment change should mirror swing change. (GolfDigest)
Michael Phelps (not a typo) has signed with PING. (Golf Channel)
Crazy glass-breaking video.
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