David Feherty - October 14, 2011

By Morning Drive TeamOctober 14, 2011, 12:43 pm

His great friend Greg Norman has been working behind the scenes to try to get Bill Clinton to appear on his show and now Jay Coffin has met him and Clinton said that he wants to do the show which is great. He said that Brendan is welcome anytime and that he is in charge of any decision under $5 in value. The Nationwide Tour is such an amazing proving ground for the PGA TOUR and it is exciting to see it be played in South America. Originally he was not supportive of golf being in the Olympics but as time has gone on, he is becoming a lot more supportive and sees how the Olympics will be able to grow the game worldwide in amazing ways. The Olympics makes him think of the amateur pursuit of sports rather than the professional pursuit. In response to what Lee Westwood said in expressing his support for a Major in Asia, he said that he had not even considered moving one of the established Majors but he could see it happen. To him, the one statistic that mattered the most when he was playing was the Money List. To even have a chance to win both the PGA TOUR and European Tour money lists in one year is an amazing opportunity. From a fan’s perspective, Luke Donald has more to play for but from a player’s perspective, Webb Simpson has more to play for. Even though he has had a great 2011 season, a 5-year exemption would be crucial for Webb in terms of job security. He cannot see how the actions of the person throwing a hot dog at Tiger Woods was either courageous or epic in any way, shape, or form. The game of golf is unique in that the fans are actually in the playing arena with the players as opposed to sitting in an isolated spot in the audience. He is not at all concerned about player safety on the PGA TOUR. He was with President George W. Bush last week in Dallas for the Warrior Open for wounded veterans and he would love to have him on the second season of Feherty although he knows that Bush 43 does not like to do a lot of interviews of publicity of any kind.

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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.