The Links: Bubba Watson and the $10,000 ring

Bubba Watson owed Webb Simpson's caddie a lot of money. (Getty Images)
Bubba Watson. (Getty Images)

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Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler and a $10,000 ring. Here's the premise: 

Paul Tesori, the caddie for Webb Simpson, was listening to the playoff on the radio while driving home to Florida when Watson made his incredible escape and beat Louis Oosthuizen with a par. Tesori smiled when he thought about the ring and wondered if Watson even remembered his promise. (AP)

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Jason Dufner thinks the PGA Tour might be a little bit stronger than the USGA regarding the proposed anchored putter ban. (Golf Channel)

Matt Kuchar leads the world in top 10s since 2010. (Golfweek)

Some really interesting notes here on what the Masters will do about inviting Fall Series winners next year. (AP)

Crazy story of guys trying to break 90 ... playing with one arm. (Golf Channel)

Keegan Bradley says he is called "cheater" all the time. (ESPN)

I like this list of the PGA Tour's 10 must-see tournaments. (Golf WRX)

This week in fashion. I like Graeme McDowell's pink belt! (GolfDigest)

This is true, but the NCAA basketball tournament is also a terrible way to determine a champ. (

Long drive championship to be held at Las Vegas Speedway. Cart path bounces? (Golf Channel)

Scary car accident for Paula Creamer and her caddie in Thailand. (

Jason Day withdraws from the Honda Classic. Just like Ian Poulter predicted. (Golf Channel)


Agree with Geoff Ogilvy here, golf would be just as entertaining if these guys hit their drives 280 instead of 310. (Geoff Shackelford)

Rory McIlroy talks about where he'd like to eventually live and how his dad play's more at the Bear's Club than he does. (WUP)


Writer draws on Hemingway to prove why the proposed anchored putter ban should be upheld. (Back Page Lead)

WGCs could get awkward if the European Tour supports the proposed anchored putter ban. (Geoff Shackelford)

How the cold affects golf balls. (GolfDigest)

Farrell Evans on what the proposed anchored putter ban means for us amateur golfers. (ESPN)

Good conversation here about how the USGA should respond to the PGA Tour on the proposed anchored putter ban. (Yahoo)

New Titleist metals and hybrids look slick. (Golf Channel)

The Old Course construction continues to be a hot button topic. (Geoff Shackelford)


Interesting look at Notah Begay as Golf Channel's newest analyst. (USA Today)

I don't think it's breaking news that TV ratings drop without Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy playing. (


I love these. At home with Brian Harman:

Rory McIlroy tricks. How about him flipping it over on the top of his club?!

It's been pretty fun, hasn't 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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