Missing LinksDecember 7, 2015

For Jordan Spieth, three weeks off, then off in search of an encore

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Jordan Spieth’s phenomenal year has ended and he has a three-week break before he heads off to Maui see about an encore, Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press reports. “Michael [Greller, his caddie] said, 'Hey, man, it's been an honor to be in the passenger seat, sitting shotgun for this ride this year. Thanks for everything,” Spieth said. “Obviously, I thanked him. It's been a team effort this year, just as we always stress. But yeah, there was certainly a sigh of relief.”

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“The Claret Jug is golf's most famous trophy, taken to places far and near with all manner of liquid mixtures inside for those lucky enough to partake in whatever celebration is offered. Zach Johnson, in possession of the silver chalice given to the winner of The Open each year, didn't bring it to the Bahamas. Actually, he doesn't exactly know where it is at the moment,” Bob Harig of ESPN writes in this story on Johnson and his experiences with the Claret Jug.

Nicole Jeray, 45, has been attempting to play professional golf while coping with narcolepsy. Last week, Jeray went to the LPGA Qualifying Tournament for the 22nd time and earned partial status for 2016. Lisa Mickey tells her story in the New York Times.

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