Missing LinksMarch 19, 2016

Brandel Chamblee says Rory McIlroy ‘needs more [right hand in putting stroke]. Much more’

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Golf Channel’s Brandel Chamblee, as we know, is opinionated, but whatever opinion he is offering has been carefully thought out beforehand. In this story he offers up a wish list of one change he could give to many of today’s best players. “To Rory McIlroy: I would have him practice putting with just his right hand, a la Tiger Woods in his prime. Rory talks about wanting less right hand in his stroke; I would argue he needs more. Much more,” he writes, this one example.

“Word trickled out that Rickie Fowler visited Arnold Palmer last week at the Bay Hill Club to apologize in person for being unable to play in the golf legend's tournament,” ESPN’s Bob Harig writes in this examination of whether players should feel obligated to pay homage to Palmer by playing in the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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“[Jamie] Lovemark went to USC and won the NCAA individual title as a freshman in 2007. He was the biggest name on that year's U.S. Walker Cup team that included Rickie Fowler and Dustin Johnson….So why isn't the name ‘Lovemark’ famous by now?” Orlando Sentinel columnist David Whitley asks. Injury was part of it. So is this: “It’s golf, man,” Lovemark said. “It's a tough sport.”


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