The Links: What does Tiger Woods' win mean for this season?

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Does Tiger Woods' win at Torrey suggest a big year? Really good debate here between the Golf Channel guys about what Tiger's win means for this season. Damon Hack had this to say: 

Will Tiger win his second tournament of his season before Rory gets his first? The '13 season just got a lot more interesting. And the Masters can’t arrive soon enough. (Golf Channel)

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Tiger Woods led the field in total driving (not sure how) and distance of putts made. (ESPN)

Pace of play was a big issue Monday, and it was brutal to watch on TV. (Golf Channel)

Southern Hills is disappointed about not getting the U.S. Open. (Geoff Shackelford)

If you're going to the Waste Management Open, read this. (Yahoo)

Two great stories that got buried by Tiger. (Golf Channel)

Kind of agree with John Strege here: I have no idea what to make of Tiger's final round Monday. (GolfDigest)

I love this so much. Heck of a round two. (Golf Channel)

Woods on his win: "All my good play before [the back nine] really allowed me to afford those mistakes.” (GolfWeek)

I never miss John Hawkins' weekly column. (Golf Channel)

Mike Weir is motivated by his daughters. (PGA Tour)

This headline is pretty accurate regarding Woods' W. Also, Mahan said of Woods: "I think he wanted to send a message." (Golf)

This is true: There are so many different ways to look at Woods' win. (Golf Channel)

How Tiger uses Attribution Theory to his advantage. (PGA Tour)

This got lost on the tournament, but Luke List made the season's first double eagle. (Golf Channel)

Fred Albers says Tiger's hips and head are much quieter now. I agree. (PGA Tour)

Can Tiger win 100 tournaments? (Golf Channel)

If you missed anything about Tiger's win, Steph Wei has you covered here. Great post. (WUP)


Great quote from Chris Wood here about his win in Qatar: "I had to leave it a couple of hours before I could speak to either of them [his Mum and Dad] as I knew it was going to be quite hard for them and myself." (BBC)

Paul McGinley says Rory McIlroy had a lot of influence over the Ryder Cup selection. (Guardian)

Darren Clarke was in a "traffic accident" and won't play in Dubai. (BBC)


This is a very strange photo. (GolfWeek)

Some great tweets here.

Again ... if you haven't seen this, watch it.

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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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