The Links: Polling wunderkind Silver and gambling on golf

Keegan Bradley hits a shot at the Sony Open. (GettyImages)

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Must read on predictions, Nate Silver, and what they both mean for gambling on golf. (Golf Digest)

Scott Langley, PGA Tour rookie and Illinois alum, is leading the Sony Open -- and playing alongside one of his good friends. (CBS Sports)

Bill Clinton might skip the Humana Challenge pro-am to be in D.C. for Obama's second inauguration. (Golf Channel)

Charles Howell III: "I saw [fellow Oklahoma State Cowboy] Morgan Hoffmann. I think he just turned 12." (GolfWeek)

"Just because I’ve played slow golf in the past and I love Jesus doesn’t mean I can’t have fun." (Golf Channel)

Breaking Bad, golf-edition? (

Craziness -- Golf Channel had a day and a half to get set up for the broadcast. (Golf Channel)


Ernie Els and Louis Oosthuizen are both three back in South Africa. (GolfWeek)

So Rory McIlroy might not be getting $250 million? (Geoff Shackelford)

Speaking of Els, his comment on Nicolas Colsaerts on Thursday was hilarious: "They should put a plaque down. I was coming from a different zip code, and I've got to compete against these animals." (New York Times)


Really good breakdown of the McIlroy Nike/Oakley lawsuit. (Golf WRX)

Ranking the second 100. (GolfDigest)

I like the all black look here. (GolfWeek)

Tommy Gainey's bag at the Sony Open -- using the new X Hot driver and woods. (

Goodness, another must read on a lawyer who sent golf equipment to soldiers overseas. (GolfDigest)

The view in Austin is top-notch. (GolfDigest)

The switch to Adams doesn't seem to be hurting Jeff Overton. (Golf Channel)

Yes, that is quite sick.

And here are about 44 of those feet ...

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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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