19th Hole Blog - October 5

By 19th Hole TeamOctober 6, 2011, 12:00 am

Wednesday – October 5, 2011

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Show Highlights:
-John Hawkins said 'it's put up or shut up' time for Tiger Woods because he's running out of comebacks
-Charlie Rymer thinks Tiger looks and sounds ready to play for the first time all season
-Jay Coffin would be more surprised if Tiger won than if he missed the cut at the Frys.com Open
-John Hawkins said when you've held almost every Major scoring record for a decade, a 62 in a practice round isn't a big deal
-Jay Coffin said no matter what Tiger Woods tells us, a top 10 would be a successful week for Tiger Woods
-John Hawkins said Tiger Woods doesn't just move the needle, he is the needle
-Charlie Rymer said being grouped with Tiger Woods will not benefit Patrick Cantlay because he has a chance to win the golf tournament. Jay Coffin and John Hawkins think the grouping is great for Cantlay's future.
-John Hawkins said coming off the Tiger Woods era, Luke Donald should shut up about not getting enough respect and just go out there and win tournaments

Viewer Comments and Questions:
Ray Storey:
In regards to Tiger's comeback, it doesn't matter if Tiger has a thousand excuses, he is still the best and primed for Hall of Fame honors. Has any one of you, minus Charlie, ever changed your golf swing and still won titles? It's hard but he will overcome the naysayers because you two guys, Hawk and Jay, are his fuel. He'll catch both of your tongues in the long run.

Lynne Davison:
Nobody cares how Tiger does in this insignificant event. He can win and who cares. He is a good golfer, period, but he is still a bum! He has not changed his demeanor and he continues to view himself above the masses. I could care less if he ever participates again. He could not carry Jack Nicklaus’ bag or Arnold Palmer’s dedication to the game. He is a fake.

Thomas McNunn:
If Tiger shoots 59, 69 or 79, how important is it for the game?  I just hope the TV folks are reminded that there are 75+ other great players out there, so give them some TV time!

Aras Naujokas:
I would rather watch a 'rebuilding' Tiger Woods than a winning Keegan Bradley any day. You guys need to stop drinking the hate-tiger-ade.  A high tide raises all boats.

Last Calls:
Watch the Last Calls
-Charlie Rymer on Lexi Thompson growing up quick
-Jay Coffin on Kenny Perry winning after his sister's death
-John Hawkins on Patrick Cantlay's grouping with Tiger Woods  
-Todd Lewis on Justin Timberlake needing to step up support of his own event

Links of Interest:
Grey Goose 19th Hole Internet Extra
Articles by John Hawkins
Articles by Jay Coffin
Articles by Win McMurry

Behind-the-Scenes Photos:
What do you mean Frys.com has nothing to do with french fries?
Grey Goose 19th Hole

Next Week on the Goose:
Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 & 10:30PM ET

Panelist: Jay Coffin (Editorial Director, GolfChannel.com) 
Panelist: John Hawkins (Golf Channel Contributor)
Host: Whit Watson (Grey Goose 19th Hole)
Win McMurry (Grey Goose 19th Hole, Winsday)

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.