David Toms lost in a playoff last week at THE Players and followed it up with a W at Colonial (PGA Tour, Devil Ball)

Final round wrap-up from Colonial (PGA Tour)

The up-to-date FedEx Cup leaderboard (PGA Tour)

Fila purchased Acushnet (Titelist and FootJoy) for $1.23 billion (Wei Under Par)

Suzann Pettersen beat Cristie Kerr to end her 20 month winless streak (Wei Under Par)

Padraig Harrington will miss the BMW PGA Championship due to a knee injury (Wei Under Par)

A detailed look at Ian Poulter’s fall at the Volvo Match Play (Devil Ball, Geoff Shackelford)

Is Lee Westwood’s vagina taking him off twitter? (Devil Ball)

Tiger Woods is #12 in the WGR… How far will he fall? (Geoff Shackelford)

America’s best 100 courses by state (Golf Digest)

How to play golf Pt. 4 (Golf Digest)

How to: The Stack and Tilt Swing (Golf Digest)

PGA Tour Confidential (Golf)

The Week in Golf picture style (Devil Ball)

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Final round highlights from TPC (PGA Tour)

An in depth look how #17 performed in 2011 (PGA Tour)

Top Shelf Goydos had a nice showing (PGA Tour)

Sergio posted a final round 65 (PGA Tour)

More highlights from TPC (PGA Tour)

David Toms has an attractive wife (Barstool Sports)

Ian Poulter did NOT want a 5:30 AM wake up Sunday morning (Wei Under Par)

Choi’s Bois at TPC (Wei Under Par)

More Phil quotes (Wei Under Par)

Phil almost aced #17 (Wei Under Par)

Chris Wood almost won on the Euro tour, here’s a look at his career (Wei Under Par)

Speaking of #17, Charlie Hoffman found the drink (Devil Ball)

Graeme McDowell had the 54 hole lead (Devil Ball)

Johnny Miller doesn’t like Ian Poulter’s rush to avoid an early Sunday morning wakeup (Devil Ball)

Here’s some stories you may have missed over the weekend (Devil Ball)

Steve Stricker was in contention again in Florida (Golf Digest)

2011 TPC winner, KJ Choi’s swing sequence (Golf Digest)

Where does Tiger Woods go from here (Golf Digest)

A day in the life of Jason Day: I have a hot wife and I wear a Cleveland Indians hat (Wei Under Par: Pt 1 & Pt 2)

Ernie Els broke a rule! That bastard! (Wei Under Par)

Express Lane Golf in Las Vegas (Waggle Room)

Here’s a criticism of Luke Donald “Luke hasn’t won a stroke play event on the PGA Tour since 2006 and just one stroke play event on the European Tour in seven years.” (Devil Ball)

Another criticism of Harbour Town (Geoff Shackelford)

I hate DLIII, but he’s got a smooth swing… (Armchair Golf)

Rules violations and your DVR (Armchair Golf)

Need balls? (Hot List)

Poulter is scared of ghosts (Golf Digest)

Camillo Vagina’s swing sequence if you cared (Golf Digest)

A letter to Tiger Woods (Golf Digest)

Lee Westwood is back as the World #1. I hate you Lee. (Golf)

Here’s a look at Hot Charl’s bag (Golf)

How to beat buried lies in the rough. Foot wedge? (Golf)

Who should be #1? (Golf)

Well, guess who withdrew with an illness?  Mr. Poulter.  Yet again proving that European golfers might just be the biggest subset of pussies known to man.

So why are we talking about Ian Poulter when the title is clearly about Jeff Overton?  Because when Poulter withdrew with a yeast infection, Overton, instead of taking his last place seriously, decided to have some fun with his solo round and see if he could break the record for the fastest round in PGA Championship history. And lo, the record was broken by 2 minutes (!).

Overton’s round was filled with sprints and makeshift caddieing, which I, as someone who doesn’t take golf too seriously, finds absolutely awesome.  Now, some people might get their panties in a bunch when a tour player removes his own flagstick to make a 6-footer, and shoots 79 when obviously not trying to shoot his best score, but who cares?  Lighten up.  I’m sure old man Penna will chime in voicing his displeasure with Overton, but, as with most things, his perspective is skewed by being a cranky old man who has to work his ass off just to get half a boner so keep that in mind.

Meanwhile, I’ll be cheering on Overton, who’s rapidly becoming my new favorite golfer on Tour.

After douching around the PGA website, I saw they have a breakdown of all the players from the UK competing for the Claret Jug this weekend and wondered: Who has the best chance? (more…)

Eventful day at Pebble as conditions were firm and very fast and scoring wasn’t exactly easy.

Lets start with the headliners…Tiger struck the ball beautifully today but failed to capitalize on his scoring opportunities thanks to a balky putter and some uncharacteristic miscues with the wedges.  As for Phil?  It was classic Lefty with a bunch of stupid mistakes and loose play that doesn’t exactly bode well for the coming days.  Still, sitting at +3 and +4 respectively, they’re not out of it by a longshot.

Who was impressive today?  Three guys stood out…Brandon de Jonge, Shaun Micheel and Ryo Ishikawa.  de Jonge and Micheel sit atop the leaderboard after the first round along with the steady Paul Casey and were the sources of two of the sparse highlights.  On 14, de Jonge holed out from the fairway with a sick spinner and Micheel had a couple of excellent wedges after playing a fantastically sound strategic game.

Ryo is one of the most impressive young players in a studded crop, standing out with Rickie Fowler, AK and Rory as the kids with the serious game to capture the serious hardware, and I have a feeling this might just be his “hello world” weekend.  Just spectacular ballstriking all afternoon long from the 18 year old kid who carries a deuce in the era of hybrids and jacked up fairway woods and just has this beautiful motion through the hitting area.  It’s easy to dismiss this kid who’s dominated in Japan, but the minute you watch him strike his irons, you realize this kid has some SERIOUS game, regardless if he looks like Hello Kitty out there.

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