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Missing Links: McIlroy and perils of 'living out a relationship online,' and Watson nearly shoots his age

By John Strege

Stories of interest you might have missed…

This, Una Mullally writes in the Irish Times, was one of the wisest sentences Rory McIlroy has ever uttered: “I haven’t turned on my phone for a few days and I’ve given my laptop away; I’m sort of living like I’m in the Seventies.” In the wake of McIlroy breaking off his engagement to Caroline Wozniacki, Mullally looks at the perils of “living out a relationship online,” via social media.

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“Four twos,” [Tom] Watson said with a big smile. “Four twos. How about that?” Watson, 64, was downright giddy with how he played in shooting 65 and finishing second to Colin Montgomerie in the Senior PGA Championship on Sunday. Al Lesar has the story in the South Bend Tribune.

Kevin Robinson, the superintendent at Pinehurst No. 2, sees no issue with holding the U.S. Open and Women’s Open in back-to-back weeks there. “After the ’99 and ’05 tournaments at No. 2 we could have held a tournament the week after,” Robinson tells John Dell of the Winston-Salem Journal. “The only difference this time around is we are actually doing that.”

The old maligned Peter Jans executive course adjacent to Northwestern University in Chicago has undergone a transformation. It’s now called Canal Shores and it caters to juniors and bringing kids into the game. ABC Eyewitness News has the story.

Tony Jacklin thinks that Miguel Angel Jimenez, at 50, could win the British Open at Royal Liverpool this summer. “He couldn't win [the Spanish Open] when he was 23 but he won it at 50 so there's no reason to think he couldn't win The Open,” Jacklin says in this Reuters story.

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July 28, 2014

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