Annika Sorenstam - April 12, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamApril 12, 2012, 12:11 pm

She was in Augusta during Masters Week and when she was watching The Masters unfold, she said that it was an excellent tournament with a very exciting finish. The tournament begins on the second nine on Sunday and this year was no different. Watson was playing very well all week and she felt that he had a real chance to win not only because of his game but also because it was so obvious that his heart was in it. When she saw Bubba’s tee shot on the second playoff hole, she had concerns that he was not going to win. The fact that he pulled off a shot with a 40 yard hook using a wedge was unbelievable.

If someone had told her that a guy named Bubba who grew up in the Florida Panhandle would win The Masters, she would thought that idea was crazy. But Bubba has such a great story and it is wonderful that he has his own swing and does not have an entourage of coaches and therapists. Another significant aspect of Bubba is the close relationship that he has with his caddie as well as other TOUR players who went out to watch him during the playoff.

Peter Hanson was the big story in Sweden because a Swede has never won a Men’s Major. She knows how much pressure he was under trying to sleep with the 54 hole lead and the entire nation of Sweden was rooting for him to win. Unfortunately he did not get off to a good start but his tie for third was a very impressive finish.

It was unfortunate to see Phil put up some big numbers which resulted in him missing the playoff by two shots. The slogan of “what will Phil do next” is very appropriate as you had no idea if something good or bad was about to happen and on Sunday, there was more bad than good.

If you are an emotional person, you need to figure out an effective way to express those emotions in order to be able to be comfortable with your emotions and comfortable in the way that you express them. Otherwise, you will not be able to be at your best because you are not going to be able to be comfortable in who you are and what you are doing. Fortunately, Bubba is clearly comfortable in who he is and how he expresses his emotions.

After dancing a salsa with Tony Dovolani, Annika said that she is a fan of Dancing With the Stars and it is on in her house very often but she is concerned with how much time she would need to commit to the show and if she would be able to commit to that much time. In the past, she has said that she would be interested in participating on Dancing With the Stars.

Tiger Woods did not have a very good week at Augusta National and she had picked Tiger as one to contend in the 76th Masters Tournament. Tiger seemed like a different person than he was at Bay Hill and it was very surprising and very sad to see him play poorly at a place that he has owned over the years. He did not seem comfortable on the course at all. In the past we have seen Tiger play according to feel and hit amazing shots but now it seems like he is only focused on making a technically perfect golf swing regardless of the result.

When asked about the incident when Tiger Woods kicked a club on the 16th hole and about whether or not disciplinary actions should be made public, she said that although we do not need to know the size of the fines, the PGA TOUR should make it public when disciplinary action has been taken and if a player has been suspended. If you have such a good image, you do not behave badly. She said that it would good if the PGA TOUR at least behind closed doors encouraged players to improve their behavior so that there will hopefully be fewer controversies.

Annika and Friends will be held on May 12th and 13th at Sandestin in Destin, Florida. Tony Dovolani will be participating and Darius Rucker will be performing a concert. There will great food, great wine, and a lot of fun and for more information on Annika and Friends, you can go to annikasorenstam.com or annikafoundation.org.

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Rose leads with play stopped in Indonesia; Snedeker withdraws

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. 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.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


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Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

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Rory faces criticism

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President at the Presidents Cup


Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73


Cart on the green


Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green


Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


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Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National


Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open


Trump golf properties

Vandalism

Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

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Finances


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers


Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover


Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up


Pros comment on the president

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Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.