Friday - March 9, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamMarch 9, 2012, 9:19 am

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- 2 on Top
Adam Scott & Jason Dufner lead the way after 18 holes at the WGC- Cadillac Championship. Both players posted 6 under par 66's despite tough blustery conditions in Miami and the TPC Blue Monster at Doral.
- Stars on Par
Both Tiger Woods & Phil Mickelson posted even par 72's on Thursday at Doral while new Number 1 Rory McIlroy struggled to a 1 over par 73.  All three will look to get back into contention during Golf Channel's Second Round Coverage of the WGC-Cadillac Championship at 12:30pm Eastern Today.
- Island Fever
Matt Jones and George McNeill both finished at 6 under par to lead the way after 1 round at the Puerto Rico Open. 2nd round coverage comes your way at 6:30pm tonight on Golf Channel.
- Lyle's Fight
Upon returning home to Australia to prepare for the birth of his first child, professional golfer Jarrod Lyle was given the news that he is suffering from a recurrence of Leukemia, a battle he fought once already when he was just 17 years old.
 
CNBC Business Headlines
- Trump’s Big Plans at Doral
- Wall Street Jobs Rose in 2011
- Starbucks Taking On Keurig
 
GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12a ET:             Jackie DeAngelis, CNBC Business Report
7:15 & 8:15a ET:  Jason Sobel, GolfChannel.com Sr. Writer
7:30a ET:             Dave Stockton, 2-time PGA Champion
7:45a ET:             Scott Walker, Golf Channel Reporter
8:45a ET:             Jimmy Roberts, Golf Channel on NBC Essayist
 
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TODAY'S MUSIC
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Good Morning Good Morning - Sgt. Pepper “Good Morning Good Morning” by The Beatles
Hard Sun - Into the Wild (Music for the Motion Picture) “Hard Sun” by Eddie Vedder
The Voice - Long Distance Voyager “The Voice” by The Moody Blues
 
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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.