Missing LinksAugust 5, 2015

'If there was a hangover [for Jordan Spieth] it didn't last long'

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"If there was a hangover it didn't last long," Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press writes regarding Jordan Spieth's failure to keep his Grand Slam quest alive at the British Open. "It was a memorable run, and now it's time to move on. Spieth already has shown at such a young age he is equipped to do just that. His goal at St. Andrews was to ignore what was at stake and treat it like another major. His approach to Whistling Straits isn't much different. The Grand Slam is over. His season is not."

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Spieth, Rickie Fowler in a WGC-Bridgestone Invitational practice round Tuesday (Getty Images)

Zach Johnson is not going to change just because he joined an elite cadre with his British Open victory, Steve DiMeglio of USA Today writes. "Other than a new addition to his trophy case, and obviously an update to his resume, [Zach] Johnson will remain true to his Midwestern roots. Joining Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Seve Ballesteros and Nick Faldo as the only players to win the Masters and a British Open on the Old Course didn't make Johnson feel superior. Instead, it humbles him…Johnson still is that normal guy from Iowa who goes to high school football games on Friday night and soccer games on Sunday."


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The Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play "deserved much better support," Martin Dempster of the Scotsman writes, "but, all in all…was a splendid addition to both the Scottish golfing schedule and European Tour calendar. For starters, we saw another Scottish course that few outside of the game's cradle had probably heard about before being showcased to the world and Murcar Links joined the likes of Castle Stuart, Royal Aberdeen and Gullane in receiving a thumbs-up from the players as they discovered another gem outwith the Open Championship rota."


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Give Inbee Park her due, whether her victory in the Women's British Open did or did not give her a career Grand Slam, Bill Fields writes at ESPNW. "To be one of the best of all time, all a golfer can do is be the best of her time on whatever the biggest stages might be. Park, like [Pat] Bradley and other stars who came before, is doing that. The rest is fine print."

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