Friday - March 11 2011

By Morning Drive TeamMarch 11, 2011, 4:43 pm

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TODAY TOPICS
- Stormy Start: Devastating winds delayed the start of Round 1 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Gusts toppled trees and even a TV tower. First round scheduled to resume at 8:30AM Eastern
- Chasing the Hunter: Hunter Mahan is 7 under thru 11 holes to lead by 2. Tiger is 1 under thru 15 holes...Phil is one shot better at 2 under
- Driscoll Denied: 11 under thru 14 holes, two late first round bogeys denied James Driscoll a shot at 59. Instead, he shot 9 under to lead the Puerto Rico Open by 2
- Toshiba Today: Ian Baker-Finch makes his Champions Tour debut today at the Toshiba Classic. Fred Couples is the defending champion

CNBC Business Headlines
- Stock Market Slump
- Obama on Soaring Oil Prices
- Wal-Mart Pushing the Web
- Escalante Golf Buys Black Diamond Ranch

GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12 a.m. - Nicole Lapin, CNBC Business Update
7:15 a.m. - Andy Odenbach, VP Sports Ventures for Tavistock IN STUDIO
7:30 a.m. - Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel analyst IN STUDIO
8:15 a.m. - Steve Sands, Golf Channel insider LIVE FROM DORAL
8:30 a.m. - Damon Hack, Sports Illustrated Golf Writer LIVE FROM DORAL
8:45 a.m. - Jerry Foltz, Golf Channel insider LIVE FROM PUERTO RICO

WATCH & LISTEN TO TODAY'S ACTION
Andy Odenbach Interview > Listen Now
Brandel Chamblee Analysis > Listen Now
Steve Sands Analysis > Listen Now
Damon Hack Interview > Listen Now
Best of March 11, 2011 > Listen Now

TODAY'S MUSIC
If interested in the music you heard today on 'Morning Drive', download it on iTunes.

One Day - 'One Day' by Matisyahu
The Word - Rubber Soul 'The Word' by the Beatles
Crossroads (Live At Winterland) - The Very Best of Cream 'Crossroads' by Cream

WHO'S ON NEXT WEEK
Tune-in or stream the show live on GolfChannel.com weekdays from 7-9 a.m. ET.

Monday, March 14
Tim Rosaforte IN STUDIO
*Additional Live Show at Tavistock Cup from 11a to 12PM ET*

Tuesday, March 15
Kenny Perry
Dottie Pepper IN STUDIO
John Smoltz IN STUDIO
*Additional Live Show at Tavistock Cup from 11a to 12PM ET*

Wednesday, March 16
Jay Bilas
Matt Kuchar

Thursday, March 17
Annika Sorenstam IN STUDIO
Tiger Woods
The SHOWDOWN Gary vs. Tiger on EA Sports Tiger Woods 2012

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.

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.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


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

Article: Video, images from Tiger, DJ's round with Trump

Article: After DJ and Tiger, Trump plays golf with Jack

Rory faces criticism

Article: Rory: Round with Trump about respect for presidency

Article: Rory: Round with Trump not a 'political statement'


President at the Presidents Cup


Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump


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


Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

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

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses

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

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump