The Links: Are the Olympics going to be terrible for golf?

The Olympic countdown is on for golf. (Getty Images)
The Olympic countdown is on for golf. (Getty Images)

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We tried this whole afternoon links thing on Wednesday and it was kind of fun. Back at it again on Thursday and possibly beyond. Here's all the stuff I read about golf on Thursday and didn't blog about.

Paula Creamer on how long she'll play: "I'm getting married, and now people are like, 'How much longer are you playing?'  I'm like, 'What, I'm only 27.' But I do, I truly have such a passion for this game, I want to be in control of the day that I do step away from it." (Golf Channel)

Will the Olympics interest anyone? You're going to have some pretty average golfers teeing it up. (Golf Channel)

Eyebrows will be raised if the winning score at the Scottish Open is higher than that at the Open Championship. (Geoff Shackelford)

Webb Simpson got off the plane in Charlotte, NC, on Friday, eager to spend some quality time with his family after missing the cut at the Greenbrier Classic. Just one problem: Simpson hadn't missed the cut. (Boston Globe)

I am so stunned that Zach Johnson is playing well at the John Deere Classic. (Golf Channel)

Headlines, you guys, headlines. (New York Times)

Rory McIlroy on his elite first-round 64 at the Scottish Open: "You've got to relish the challenge." (Golf Digest)

Why Nike golf products acutally don't suck. (My Golf Spy)

Thomas Bjorn's beard is so boss. (Twitter)

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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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