Friday - May 13 2011

By Morning Drive TeamMay 13, 2011, 12:18 pm
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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Early Exit: For the second straight year Tiger Woods withdraws from The Players. He shot 42 through 9 holes before calling it quits due to pain in his left knee and achillies
- Nick's Quick Start: Nick Watney off to a quick start at The Players with a first round 8-under 64 that featured an eagle, a double bogey and 9 birdies
- Vets Shine: 54-year old Mark O'Meara shoots a sparking 6-under 66 ... matched by 44-year old David Toms
- #1 in Sight: With a chance to be No. 1 in the world...Martin Kaymer shot a first-round 67 ... 3 behind Watney. Luke Donald is 3 under and Phil Mickelson is 1 under

CNBC Business Headlines
- Futures Report
- Facebook vs. Google
- Netflix Available for Android Phones


GUEST SCHEDULE

7:12a EST: Shartia Brantley, CNBC BUSINESS REPORT
7:30a EST: Craig Perks, 2002 Players Champion LIVE FROM PLAYERS
7:45a EST: Jason Sobel, Golf Channel insider LIVE FROM PLAYERS
8:10a EST: Darren Rovell, CNBC Sports Business Reporter LIVE FROM PLAYERS
8:15a EST: Paul Azinger, Champions Tour Pro IN STUDIO
8:45a EST: Doug Ferguson, AP Golf Writer LIVE FROM PLAYERS


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TODAY'S MUSIC

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Head Full of Doubt / Road Full of Promise - I and Love and You 'Head Full of Doubt' by Avett Brothers
Hello Good Morning - Last Train to Paris (Deluxe Version) 'Hello Good Morning' by Diddy
New Shoes - These Streets 'New Shoes' by Paolo Nutini


WHO'S ON NEXT WEEK

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*Special Players Championship Programming LIVE Saturday & Sunday from 6a to 8a EST*

Saturday, May 14
Mark Rolfing
Emmitt Smith

Sunday, May 15
Carl Paulson IN STUDIO
Larry Dorman

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GOLFNOW DAILY HOOK UP
Previous day's winner:

Jason Jantson of Warren, OH
Little Mountain Country Club in Painesville, OH

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PGA Tour, LPGA react to video review rules changes

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 11, 2017, 1:32 pm

The USGA and R&A announced on Monday updates to the Rules of Golf, including no longer accepting call-ins relating to violations. The PGA Tour and LPGA, which were both part of a working group of entities who voted on the changes, issued the following statements:

PGA Tour:

The PGA Tour has worked closely with the USGA and R&A on this issue in recent years, and today's announcement is another positive step to ensure the Rules of Golf align with how the game is presented and viewed globally. The PGA Tour will adopt the new Local Rule beginning January 1, 2018 and evolve our protocols for reviewing video evidence as outlined.

LPGA:

We are encouraged by the willingness of the governing bodies to fully vet the issues and implement real change at a pace much quicker than the sport has seen previously. These new adaptations, coupled with changes announced earlier this year, are true and meaningful advances for the game. The LPGA plans to adopt fully the protocols and new Local Rule as outlined.

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Sharma closes on Monday, wins Joburg Open

By Associated PressDecember 11, 2017, 12:43 pm

JOHANNESBURG – Shubhankar Sharma won his first European Tour title by a shooting 3-under 69 Monday in the final round of the weather-delayed Joburg Open.

The 21-year-old Indian resumed his round on the eighth green after play was halted early Sunday afternoon because of storms. He parred that hole, birdied No. 9 and made par on every hole on the back nine.


Full-field scores from the Joburg Open


Sharma finished at 23-under 264, three strokes ahead of the pack, and qualified for next year's British Open, too.

''I actually wasn't going to come here about a week ago ... so I'm really happy that I came,'' said Sharma, who shot 61 in the second round. ''I don't think I'm ever going forget my first time in South Africa.''

Erik van Rooyen (66) was second, three strokes ahead of Shaun Norris (65) and Tapio Pulkkanen (68).

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 11, 2017, 12:30 pm

Sharma among three Open qualifiers at Joburg Open

By Will GrayDecember 11, 2017, 12:16 pm

Shubhankar Sharma earned his first career European Tour win at the rain-delayed Joburg Open and punched his ticket to The Open in the process.

Sharma returned to Randpark Golf Club Monday morning after storms washed out much of the scheduled final day of play. Beginning the re-start with a four-shot lead, he hung on to win by three over South Africa's Erik Van Rooyen.

Both men can make travel plans for Carnoustie next summer, as this was the second event in the Open Qualifying Series with three spots available for players not otherwise exempt who finished inside the top 10. The final spot went to Shaun Norris, who tied for third with Finland's Tapio Pulkkanen but had a higher world ranking (No. 192) than Pulkkanen (No. 197) entering the week.

The Joburg Open was the final official European Tour event of the year. The next tournament in the Open Qualifying Series will be the SMBC Singapore Open in January, where four spots at Carnoustie will be up for grabs.