Dan Hicks - May 11, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamMay 11, 2012, 1:47 pm

Golf Channel on NBC Host Dan Hicks will lead the weekend coverage of THE PLAYERS on NBC Sports alongside Johnny Miller. When asked about Tiger Woods’ struggles and what would happen if he missed the cut, Hicks said that that would be a huge deal because it involves someone who has the record for most consecutive cuts made on the PGA TOUR with 142. He has been talking a lot about progress but if Tiger misses the cut today, the talk will switch from progress to setback. And he will have to go under par today to make the cut.

He noted that when he is working with Johnny Miller on a broadcast, he is usually first wearing Crocs and then goes barefoot. He used to eat Oreos but now he eats cheese whiz during the show. Johnny is someone who lets you know what he thinks and he has a very interesting routine to become as relaxed as possible to get to a place where his commentary is as honest and relaxed as possible.

Hicks hosted the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony and he noted that Peter Alliss’ middle finger sendoff was certainly not part of the rehearsal. No one expected Alliss to do that and since the show was taped to air later, there was significant debate over what to do with the ending. Hicks felt that Golf Channel made the right decision to keep it in with a blur over the gesture. Dan Jenkins, Hollis Stacy, Sandy Lyle, and Phil Mickelson all made very special acceptance speeches and Hicks said that of all of the ceremonies that he has been involved with, this year’s ceremony was the most special.

Dan Hicks will be the host of coverage of THE PLAYERS on Golf Channel during the second round at 3:30PM ET.

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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.