Rickie Fowler and Ian Poulter - October 31, 2011

By Morning Drive TeamOctober 31, 2011, 12:50 pm

The real Rickie Fowler and Ian Poulter came on the show together to join their lookalikes on Halloween. Ian is in China and Rickie is at home in Florida. Ian had seen some pictures on Twitter while having dinner in China and thinks that Gary looks really good except that Gary needs shorter hair. Otherwise he looks like Brian Gay or Daniel Chopra. Rickie thinks that Jason looks really good except that Jason’s hair is a bit off in terms of length. Ian is very immersed in his five-year old IJP Design clothing company and his latest clothing launch accompanied by a website re-launch is very exciting in that customers in the United States can now purchase IJP apparel without having difficulties in receiving it. Rickie is not sure of his Halloween plans for tonight. He went to a Halloween party dressed as a nerd and feels that he pulled off the role pretty well. Suspenders, jean shorts, pocket protector, and a Transformers watch were all a part of his costume. Ian had just played in the unofficial Shanghai Masters and he feels that with the amazing growth of golf in Asia over the past decade, it is inevitable that the PGA TOUR will have official events over in that part of the world within the next few years. Rickie thinks it is very cool that he will be on the cover with Tiger of the next EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA TOUR video game. He has grown up idolizing Tiger Woods and it is amazing to not only being on the cover with Tiger but also getting to know him out at Medalist Golf Club. Ian’s favorite Halloween candy is the candy hearts and Rickie’s favorite Halloween candy is Snickers.

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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.