The Links: Mickelson's grandfather used to caddie Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach holds a special place in Phil Mickelson's heart. (Getty Images) 

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Phil Mickelson's grandfather used to caddie Pebble Beach when it first opened:

Santos kept in his pocket a silver dollar from 1900 that he never spent. Instead, he rubbed the coin whenever he felt poor, a small comfort to know that he had money. He died in 2004, just months before Mickelson won the first of his four majors. (CBS Sports)

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Phenomenal piece on why you might be bored by the 2013 majors for the first three-plus rounds, but Sundays are going to be awesome. (

USGA to address slow play. You might want to stock up on canned goods. (ESPN)

Haha, "The Hundred Years War of rebuilding [Tiger's] swing." (Sports on Earth)

Good discussion on who the best (non-Tiger) player in the world is right now. (Golf Channel)

And not to insert myself into the conversation, but I said Tuesday that it was Brandt Snedeker. (CBS Sports)

Golf Channel writers make their picks for the ultimate fantasy match-play championship. (Golf Channel)

Jim Harbaugh will play the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Wouldn't want to be in his group after that Super Bowl loss. (Golf Channel)

Which golfer has the most passionate fans? Some great pics here. (GolfDigest)

Some good stats heading into the tournament this weekend. (Golf Channel)

The random prop bet here of Mickelson and Bones discussing the wind in terms of "knots" absolutely killed me. (GolfDigest)

Uh oh. Tim Finchem to meet up with Vijay Singh. (Golf Channel)

We now know when Steve Stricker will be playing again. (GolfWeek)

Wow, Monday marks the 40th anniversary of Arnold Palmer's last Tour win. (GolfWeek)

Another good power-rankings list here. (Golf WRX)

Golfers inspect themselves in the new Tiger Woods '14. (PGA Tour)


Sandy Lyle on wanting to be Ryder Cup captain someday: "At least I'm still being considered, because two years ago I thought I was regarded as too old." (BBC)


Oh my; Lyle thinks Rory McIlroy's switch to Nike could end like David Duval's switch. (Golf)


5-6 p.m. ET -- 2000 U.S. Open highlights, Tiger at Pebble Beach.


His love for sports knows no bounds.

The 10 luckiest bounces in PGA Tour history:

Cool story on the Mickelsons giving back:

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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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