The Links: Playing golf with Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples

Couples (second from right) is fun to play golf with; I wonder if he's fun to watch basketball with. (Getty Images) 

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Hawk's Nest is a weekly read for me. Great stories about playing rounds with Fred Couples and Phil Mickelson. Here's what he had to say about Couples: 

At the par-5 first, Couples hit driver-5-iron to 20 feet and made the putt, literally continuing the conversation while striking all three shots. He birdied the second with a turkey sandwich hanging out of his mouth, then the third and fourth, and at that point, I was just a wee bit impressed. You could see Couples getting a little bored with it all, however, as if the game had become too easy. I have no idea what he ended up shooting. I’m pretty certain he didn’t, either. (Golf Channel)

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You can play a round of golf with Jeff Overton -- for $18,000. (Grantland)

Will Phil Mickelson be missed at the WGC-Accenture Match Play tournament? (ESPN)

Blayne Barber disqualified himself from Q-School last year; on Monday, he played his way into the Northern Trust Open. (Golf Channel)

Why Rocco Mediate is perfect for the Champions Tour. (GolfDigest)

Interview with Bret Baier on his Sunday at Pebble Beach. (GolfWeek)

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On Bill Murray's week at Pebble Beach. (

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Amazing tale of playing golf in a remote area of Scotland. (GolfDigest)


Photo of Scott Stallings and his new baby.


I'm such a sucker, I love all these top 10 videos the PGA Tour puts out.

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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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