Monday January 24 2011

By Morning Drive TeamJanuary 24, 2011, 4:39 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. – Monday at 7 a.m. kicks off a huge week 4 on 'Morning Drive.' We hope you enjoy the show. Make sure to reach out to us during the show through Facebook, Twitter or email.

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Today's Topics
- Martin's Move: Kaymer wins Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship with record score of -24, now No. 2 in the world ahead of Tiger
- Vegas Baby: Jhonattan Vegas wins over Gary Woodland on second playoff hole at Bob Hope Classic
- Cook Comeback: John Cook's 8-under 64 turns 3-shot deficit into 2-shot victory at Mitsubishi Electric Championship
- Pitt vs. Pack: Steelers and Packers win conference championships to advance to Super Bowl 45

Business Headlines
- Record Gas prices approaching
- Google's $100 Million Gift
- Presidential Partner for the Hope?

Guest Schedule
7:15 a.m. - Rex Hoggard, Golf Channel insider
7:15 a.m. - Tim Rosaforte, Golf Channel insider (IN STUDIO)
7:15 a.m. - Mark Mulder, Former MLB Pitcher
7:45 a.m. - Ken Green, Champions Tour Pro (IN STUDIO)
8:15 a.m. - Jim Estes, PGA Teaching Professional (IN STUDIO)

Who's Tweeting
Standout tweets today from around the world of golf.

- Love Monday's on tour. Can get a proper gym session in and reset the body for the weeks golf. Catch up on a few jobs too.

@markwilsongolf - Now that I've had a week to let the Sony Open win soak it, well, it still feels just as good as a week ago!

@WestwoodLee - Well done to Vegas , steelers and the packers. That should be a good superbowl.

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

Hope - Sleep Through the Static 'Hope' by Jack Johnson
Given to Fly - Rearviewmirror - Greatest Hits 1991-2003 'Given To Fly' by Pearl Jam
Dog Days Are Over - Lungs 'Dog Days Are Over' by Florence & the Machine

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Tuesday, January 25
Kevin Streelman

Wednesday, January 26
Lorena Ochoa
Ryan Moore (IN STUDIO)

Thursday, January 27
Matt Kuchar (IN STUDIO)
Annika Sorenstam (IN STUDIO)

Friday, January 28
Kristi McPherson

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 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.