Charles Barkley - January 23, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamJanuary 23, 2012, 1:43 pm

When asked if whether or not he has thrown away his fat clothes since he has lost weight, he says that he has not because he has to wait to get new clothes made for his new physique. He has lost about 55 pounds and hopes to lose more weight.

He has not played much golf recently because of his work as an analyst for the NBA and the fact that he is also beginning to get ready for the NCAA Tournament makes it even less likely that he will be playing golf anytime soon. You have to be very well-versed with so many different teams to be able to be an analyst for the NCAA Tournament so therefore there is a lot of work involved.

Golf is the only sport in America where you get to see people truly under pressure. You can definitely see the stress in a way that is different from every other sport. He has felt pressure in numerous situations but the pressure he has felt on the golf course is an entirely different kind of pressure.

The Ryder Cup is unique because the fact that you are playing for your country makes the pressure so much greater than if you were playing in a tournament as an individual. Whenever you are playing for your country, you are not only responsible for yourself but you are also responsible for your teammates and your country.

There are so many terms in golf that can be used when you are trash talking your friends on the course. There are a number of commentators including David Feherty and Gary McCord who make him laugh when they are able to make very funny comments when a golfer is not playing well in  a tournament and when they hit bad shots.

Regarding Hank Haney’s new book on Tiger, he said that he knows both men and thinks that Haney is one of the nicest people he has ever met and he does not think Haney is the kind of person to write a book to trash someone. He will probably read the book but he doubts that it will be the kind of book that will go negative on Tiger.

The reason that the game of golf has not grown in the African-American community is the division in economics. Golf is a very expensive sport to play and for many minority kids and families, they might be able to save enough money to buy a set of clubs but they probably would not be able to afford  to play many rounds. Golf is getting more expensive every year and while there are a lot of minority golfers, they come from the middle and upper classes and not the lower economic classes.

Before his swing got messed up, he was an 8 handicap at one point and could actually play well on the golf course and during that time, he shot a low round of 78. He does not know when or how his swing became a mess but he does know that it did become a mess and he does not know how to correct it.

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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.