The Links: Luke Donald loves to pick Michael Jordan's brain

Luke Donald and Michael Jordan have become close friends. (Getty Images) 

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Luke Donald and Michael Jordan have become buddies. Here's what Donald had to say about the relationship:

Michael’s a really nice chap who I’ve got to know really well recently. His fiancée [Yvette Prieto] is good friends with my wife [Diane] and we’ve begun to play a lot together. I’m always happy to empty his wallet. (Telegraph)

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This is amazing: the best golf GIFs. (GolfDigest)

Great story about Brandt Snedeker playing a four-ball tournament in high school by himself. (Golfweek)

Shane Bacon and Jay Busbee discuss what it takes to be dominant in today's game. (Yahoo)

Pretty interesting: Russell Henley thinks the driving range is "a waste of time." (ESPN)

Love this story: Blayne Barber prepares for Riviera. (Golf Channel)

Snedeker's swing coach on Snedeker's game: "Money doesn’t motivate him. His challenge is reaching his potential and seeing how far and good he can get." (Golfweek)

Michelle Wie kicks off 2013, calls 2012 the worst year of her career. (AP)

Hilarious note on a Grammy award-winner wearing a "GOLF" shirt at the show. (GolfDigest)

The key to winning the Northern Trust Open? Leading the field in putting. (Golf Channel)

A couple of guys pick Sergio Garcia to win the Northern Trust Open. (ESPN)

Interesting predicament Patrick Cantlay found himself in this week by having to use a sponsor's exemption to play the Northern Trust Open. (Golf Channel)

How Mike Hulbert used 5-hour Energy to get him through a tournament. (Golfweek)

Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, vote now. (Golf Channel)

Pretty much every golfer loves playing Riviera. (Reuters)


Dan Wetzel blames golf for the IOC pulling wrestling out of the Olympics. (Yahoo)

Padraig Harrington on what he does to combat jet lag. (Reuters)

This is wild: Lydia Ko has given up close to $500,000. (


I live in Dallas so I'm pretty stoked about this. (Geoff Shackelford)


New drug testing for juniors. (Geoff Shackelford)


Golf Channel now available on JetBlue flights. (Golf Channel)

You're doing it wrong if you aren't following Keegan Bradley on Twitter:


Shots of the week:

I've never had Korean BBQ but I'm willing to try anything:

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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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