The Links: Hunter Mahan says match play can make golfers very angry

Hunter Mahan talks about match play. (Getty Images) 

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Awesome read here on the ups and downs of match play. Here's what Hunter Mahan had to say about how you feel when you lose:

People can't get out of the way fast enough. Everything bothers you. And if someone asks you, 'How was your day?' you want to punch them. (AP)

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Charles Howell III's caddie on what it will be like to face Tiger Woods in the first round of match play. (Golf Channel)

White House correspondents were not thrilled with not having access to the friendly golf outing between Tiger Woods and President Obama. (Geoff Shackelford)

I think we all saw this coming -- Tiger over Jack Nicklaus. (Golf Channel)

Paul Azinger podcast talking about No. 10 at Riviera and the Obama/Woods round. (GolfDigest)

An unbelievable Fredrik Jacobson putting story. Must read. (Golf Channel)

Breaking down every hole of the match-play course this weekend. (GolfWeek)

Minor-league golfers asked to sign deer antlers. (Golf Channel)

Some pretty interesting quotes of the week here. (

Match-play matchups that I think we'd all like to see. (GolfWeek)

Great Vijay Singh Bernhard Langer story here. (

Any idea who this is? Ian Poulter maybe? (PGA Tour)


Haha, Shane Lowry told Rory McIlroy to "practise his short ones because he won't be getting any [on Wednesday]" the other day. Match-play trash talk! (Guardian)

Geoff Ogilvy is less than thrilled about the changes being made at St. Andrews. (Geoff Shackelford)

Stephen Gallacher on facing Ian Poulter this week: "He’s not a bad match player, but thankfully, I’m not an American. He seems to save his best for those guys." (GolfWeek)


The Player Advisory Council is against the anchored-putter ban. Well, of course, it is. (GolfWeek)

Good look at all the equipment from Dove Mountain. (Golf WRX)


I do.

Cool look behind the scenes of Rory McIlroy's commercial:

Shots of the week:

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