Friday - May 18, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamMay 18, 2012, 7:56 am

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Ryan's Redemption
Last year he lost the HP Byron Nelson Championship in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. This year, Ryan Palmer is back in the lead thru 18 holes. He carded six birdies en route to a bogey-free 64. Palmer has a one-shot lead over Alex Cejka and Marc Leishman.
- One and Done
Suzann Pettersen's defense didn't last long in the LPGA Tour's Sybase Match Play Championship. She lost 3-and-1 to Jodi Ewart. U.S. stars Paula Creamer, Brittany Lincicome and Michelle Wie also lost their matches. World #1 Yani Tseng squeaked by Jeong Jang with a 1-up win.
- Something Borrowed
Brandt Snedeker borrowed some clubs -- and never looked back! After losing his clubs in transit to Spain, Sneds took down Thomas Bjorn 5-and-4 on the first day of the Volvo World Match Play Championship. He'll play Branden Grace later this morning in the round robin format.
- Still the One
Tiger Woods is still the #1 athlete in the world -- in the 2012 Forbes Celebrity List. The list measures earnings and media attention. He's actually #12 overall. Jennifer Lopez is the most powerful celebrity.
 
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- Facebook’s Market Value?
- Forbes Names Tiger Woods Most Powerful Athlete
- Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall
 
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TODAY'S MUSIC
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Ramblin “Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers Band
Only Girl (In the World) - Loud “Only Girl (In the World)” by Rihanna
Say Goodbye to Hollywood - Turnstiles “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” by Billy Joel
 
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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.