Alex Miceli - February 10, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamFebruary 10, 2012, 2:22 pm

Golf Channel Contributor Alex Miceli is in Pebble Beach, CA for this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. He watched Tiger Woods shoot 68 at Spyglass Hill and noticed that Tiger seems to be a lot happier and having a lot more fun on the golf course. The Pro-Am format and playing with Romo both seem to be contributing to those good feelings. He was driving the ball very well but he was not hitting his irons where he wanted to on a number of occasions. He plans to watch Tiger play Monterey Peninsula CC today which should be interesting because it will be the first time that Tiger has played there competitively.

The conditions were absolutely perfect for scoring yesterday and while Charlie Wi shot 61 (-9) at Monterey Peninsula CC, the more impressive scores in his mind were the 63s by Dustin Johnson and Danny Lee as well as the back nine 28 by Ken Duke at Pebble Beach simply because they took place at Pebble Beach.

While he was very impressed with Tiger’s game, he was not so impressed with pro-am partner Tony Romo’s game. Although nerves probably played a role, Romo also does not have the game or the course management skills that he should have but that is probably because he does not have that much time to play when football season is on.

He had dinner with notable names the other night including George Lopez, Don Cheadle, Nick Faldo, Daniel Chopra, Trevor Immelman, and Anthony Anderson. Lopez is one of the most gracious hosts you could ever meet and loves to make sure that everyone is having a lot of fun. Miceli admitted that he let Lopez pick up the tab but feels that Lopez is the kind of host who would almost be offended if someone tried to pay their way at one of his gatherings.

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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.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

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. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.