The Links: Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy play round together

Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy played a practice round together. (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy played a practice round together. (Getty Images)

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Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods played a practice round together on Sunday:

The Nos. 1 and 2 players in the world met on the first tee Sunday morning for a game. The problem for the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship was that Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods -- and their caddies J.P. Fitzgerald and Joe LaCava -- were at Medalist GC in Hobe Sound, Fla., not the GC at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. (GolfDigest)

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Great read from Shane Ryan, who was at the Match Play Championship and tells some stories from the course. (Grantland)

I watched The Haney Project but didn't watch Feherty last night. I agree with Martin Kaufmann though: The Haney Project with Michael Phelps is enough to keep me coming back. (GolfWeek)

John Hawkins says the PGA Tour should consider moving Match Play to Vegas. (Golf Channel)

Fascinating read on what advanced data is telling us in golf. (ESPN)

The Match Play ratings were down from last year. Definitely a Rory McIlroy effect. (Geoff Shackelford)

Interesting chatter here about where to move the Match Play Championship. (ESPN)

Jason Sobel says the Match Play isn't broken, so don't fix it. I agree. (Golf Channel)

"Who's the best American without a major?" is a really interesting debate right now. (Yahoo)


Ian Poulter was not excited about playing the third-place match on Sunday. (Golf Channel)

Colin Montgomerie weighs in on the PGA Tour's stance on the proposed anchored-putter ban. Of course he does. (Geoff Shackelford)


Pictures of Matt Kuchar's putter are pretty cool. (Golf WRX)

Amazing Bruce Lietzke story here about a banana in his driver head cover. (AP)

Augusta National hasn't weighed in on the proposed putter ban yet. (ESPN)

So the European Tour is siding with the USGA and R&A. You're on an island, PGA Tour! (Golf Channel)

The Bob Hope estate in Palm Springs is for sale. (New York Times)

If you don't understand what's going on with the proposed anchored putter ban, read this. It's good. (BBC)


Cool read on how to go from a 14-handicap to scratch. (Golf WRX)

If only ...

Makes two of us:

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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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