Monday - August 1, 2011

By Morning Drive TeamAugust 1, 2011, 10:14 am

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- No Stalling: Scott Stallings wins the Greenbrier Classic with birdie on the 1st playoff hole to beat Bill Haas and Bob Estes. He's the 10th first-time PGA TOUR champion this year and 6th rookie to win
- Fastest to 5: Yani Tseng becomes the fastest in golf history to 5 career majors. She won the RICOH Women's British Open by 4 shots over Brittany Lang
- Worth the Wait: 52-year-old Olin Browne has his 1st major championship. He won the U.S. Senior Open by 3 shots over Mark O'Meara in style with a 30-foot birdie on the final hole
- Simon Says: Simon says let's go to Akron. Simon Dyson won the Irish Open by a single shot to earn a spot in this week's WGC-Bridgestone Championship

CNBC Business Headlines
- U.S. Debt Debate
- Bad Parkers
- 'Smurfs' Success

GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12a ET: Nicole Lapin, CNBC Business Report
7:15a ET: Rex Hoggard, Golf Channel insider IN STUDIO
7:30a ET: Tim Rosaforte, Golf Channel insider
7:45a ET: Charley Hoffman, PGA TOUR Pro
8:10a ET: Arjun Atwal, PGA TOUR Pro
8:30a ET: Ron Sirak, Executive Editor Golf World http://golfworldmonday.com
8:45a ET: Tim Rosaforte, Golf Channel insider

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TODAY'S MUSIC
Respect - Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin
Purple Haze - Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix 'Purple Haze' by Jimmy Hendrix
Murder In the City - The Second Gleam 'Murder in the City' by Avett Brothers

UPCOMING GUESTS
Tune-in or stream the show live on GolfChannel.com this week at 7AM ET

Tuesday, August 2
Scott Stallings
Jay Townsend

Wednesday, August 3
John Hawkins
Alex Miceli
Hunter Mahan

Thursday, August 4
Annika Sorenstam
John Feinstein

Friday, August 5
Jason Sobel
Mike Ritz

GOLFNOW DAILY HOOK UP
Previous day's winner:
 
Bob Shuttleworth of Brunswick, GA
Golf Club at Wescott Plantation/Hampton Inn in Charleston, SC
 
The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation is North Charleston's premier golf facility. This 27-hole course was designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan and allows golfers to choose from at least five tees on each hole.

Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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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.