Monday - March 14 2011

By Morning Drive TeamMarch 14, 2011, 12:22 pm

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Watney Wins: Nick Watney just needed 22 final round putts to win the WGC-Cadillac Championship by 2 shots over Dustin Johnson
- Priceless Start: Nick Price tied a Champions Tour record with a 60 on Friday, then held on to win by one at the Toshiba Classic
- Playoff in PR: 44 year old Michael Bradley wins the Puerto Rico Open for the 2nd time in 3 years. Beat Troy Matteson on the first playoff hole
- Tavistock Cup: Tiger, Ernie and G-Mac are just 3 of the 24 star players teeing it up today in the Tavistock Cup at Isleworth in Orlando. Morning Drive has live lead-in coverage starting at 11am Eastern

CNBC Business Headlines
- Toyota Shutdown Thru Wednesday
- China Passes U.S. as Top Producer
- U.S. Metro Areas Reporting Growth
- Xempt Player Series Golf Tour

GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12 a.m. - Nicole Lapin, CNBC Business Update
7:15 a.m. - Rex Hoggard, Golf Channel insider
7:30 a.m. - Jay Townsend, Golf Channel insider
7:45 a.m. - Tim Rosaforte, Golf Channel insider LIVE FROM DORAL
11:08 a.m. - Graeme McDowell LIVE FROM TAVISTOCK CUP
11:23 a.m. - Ross Fisher LIVE FROM TAVISTOCK CUP
11:38 a.m. - Darren Clarke LIVE FROM TAVISTOCK CUP

WATCH & LISTEN TO TODAY'S ACTION
Jay Townsend Analysis > Listen Now
Rosie's Notes: Cadillac Breakdown > Listen Now
Hoggard's Notes: Tiger's 66 > Listen Now
Graeme McDowell Interview > Listen Now
Ross Fisher Interview > Listen Now
Darren Clarke Interview > Listen Now
Best of March 14, 2011 > Listen Now

TODAY'S MUSIC
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Today - Smashing Pumpkins: Greatest Hits 'Today' by Smashing Pumpkins
There 'There's Hope' by India Arie
Howlin 'Howlin for You' by The Black Keys

WHO'S ON THIS WEEK
Tune-in or stream the show live on GolfChannel.com weekdays from 7-9AM ET.

Tuesday, March 15
Kenny Perry
Dottie Pepper IN STUDIO

Nick Watney
John Smoltz IN STUDIO

*Additional Live Show from Tavistock Cup 11-12PM ET*
Ernie Els
Justin Rose
Sean O'Hair

Wednesday, March 16
Jay Bilas
Matt Kuchar

Thursday, March 17
Annika Sorenstam IN STUDIO
Tiger Woods
The SHOWDOWN Gary vs. Tiger on EA Sports Tiger Woods 2012

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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 halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. 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.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.


Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year


Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.


Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

Article: Video, images from Tiger, DJ's round with Trump

Article: After DJ and Tiger, Trump plays golf with Jack

Rory faces criticism

Article: Rory: Round with Trump about respect for presidency

Article: Rory: Round with Trump not a 'political statement'


President at the Presidents Cup


Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

Article: Stricker: 'Great thrill' to get trophy from Trump


Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73


Cart on the green


Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green


Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open


Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National


Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open


Trump golf properties

Vandalism

Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses

Finances


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers


Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover


Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up


Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm