Peter Alliss - May 5, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamMay 5, 2012, 10:43 am

Famed Broadcaster and 8-time European Ryder Cup Team Member Peter Alliss will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday night. He called the honor a bit of a delightful surprise at this point of his life. Right now he is savoring the moment with some dear friends and he spoke with fellow inductee Dan Jenkins this week and Dan was more excited than he was. Alliss predicted that both he and Dan will be in tears when they are inducted.

Terry Jastrow, who used to produce golf broadcasts for ABC Sports where Alliss worked for many years, will be inducting him into the Hall of Fame and he is not sure what Jastrow will say but is excited to find out. When asked about influences, he said that he was not influenced by others as much as he observed the work of other broadcasters. Henry Longhurst was one person he paid close attention to during his broadcasting career. Above all other things, Alliss said that he tried to maintain a sense of Britain in his broadcasts.

He retired from international competition at the age of 39 and he won 21 times in 15 years while playing in 8 Ryder Cups. The fear of playing Arnold Palmer was his biggest memory from the Ryder Cup and they played against each other several times and while Palmer won against him, “someone else” won on other occasions.

Alliss said that he is just an observer from the broadcast booth and while he is coming to end of his time in this business, he would advise young people who want to become broadcasters to never take their eyes off of the TV screen because that is what the people watching at home can see and as a broadcaster, you are supposed to observe and describe the action that you can actually see.

Everyone tries to put their finger on what is wrong with anything and anyone whether it is Tiger Woods or the U.S. Ryder Cup team. There are many reasons why the European Ryder Cup team has improved over the years and those reasons include the fact that the quality of young players has improved and the fact that golf is a more appealing line of work today than it was a number of years ago. Unfortunately, there are not as many young women players coming out of Britain today although there are many coming from other parts of Europe because like the men, young girls in Britain have more opportunities to compete in golf today than they had years ago.

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.