Links Parade: Jack & the Noles, Hideki Matsuyama, the Duel in the Sun
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Links Parade: Jack & the Noles, Hideki Matsuyama, the Duel in the Sun

Every once in a while, we find so many good stories in a day here at GNN that it's darn near impossible for us to get to them all. That's when we have a Links Parade, sending you to other websites -- we know, an odd notion -- to read some great news.

The R&A has released a digitally remastered edition of the 1977 Open Championship "Duel in the Sun" between Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson at Turnberry. That's just awesome. [Curious About Golf]

Apparently, Adam Scott is the most popular golfer in a survey of U.S. and Aussie golf fans, beating out Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. The survey method is rather specious. No word on whether Phil would beat them all. [FOX Sports Australia]

Hideki Matsuyama became the first rookie to win the Japan Tour's money title, taking the honors after a win at the Casio World Open. He's 21 and made $2 million this year. Whoa. [FOX Sports]

Jack Nicklaus is an Ohio State University alum, but his grandson is a dominant tight end for Florida State University. If they meet in the BCS National Championship Game in football, Jack's rooting for the Noles. [Palm Beach Post]

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