The Links: Tiger's first coach says 'There's still some greatness in there'

What do you have left, Tiger? (Getty Images)
What do you have left, Tiger? (Getty Images)

Welcome back to The Links -- where we're talking Ryder Cup, crazy Florida residents, and Tiger's first coach.

I'm not sure I've fully recovered from this Billy Horschel chunk from 200 yards out. It was grotesque. (Golf Digest)

Shane Ryan: "I’d put money on a Watson-to-Woods phone call that went like this: 'Tiger, listen. You’re clearly still injured, your game’s in the tank, and you’re not playing between now and Gleneagles. Feel free to handle this on your own terms, but realize this: There’s no f’ing way you’re making my team.'" I would too. (Grantland)

Michelle Wie is taking swings again which is a good thing for golf. (Golf Digest)

Some interesting notes here on creating more opportunities for golfers who make the PGA Tour via the Tour. (NYT)

Tiger Woods' first coach: "I don't know if it's possible for him to be the player he was. But I know he hasn't forgotten how to create a swing. There's still some greatness in there." (Golf Digest)

A man in Florida attacked his neighbor with a golf club because....a man in Florida. (Local 10)

Paul McGinley on Stephen Gallacher: "As a rookie you have to earn a little bit more to earn a pick, and I think Stevie did more than a little bit more His performance last week had a huge effect on me. He really had to go some and he did." (BBC)

What McGinley actually meant with Donald. This is great. (Golf Digest)

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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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