Robbie Biershenk - November 5, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamNovember 5, 2012, 1:53 pm

When asked about how much this show has raised his popularity, Robbie said that the show has done a great deal to raise his profile with other people. It is a great show and so many people from all over the country seem to really enjoy it and relate to his story. He has even had some people tell him how he has inspired them in their lives and it is quite humbling to hear that from people. He feels very blessed in his life and he is blessed that Golf Channel has wanted to tell his story.

He takes a great deal of pride in his work in running a driving range. He enjoys taking care of the property and teaching people the game of golf. But as much as he enjoys what he does, he still has the dream of playing professionally and he hopes to be able to raise enough money to play a full season on the eGolf Tour next year.

Robbie said that he feels that he has the talent to compete and win in professional golf but he needs more tournament experience which will lead to a greater ability to not only play the game but also put together low scores on a regular basis under pressure. He wants to see if he can really make this dream a reality.

Tommy Gainey has been an inspiration to him and watching him go from the Big Break to winning on the PGA TOUR has been a great story and great for golf. Gainey is simply a good guy who is genuine in what he says and what he feels. Gainey has worked very hard to get to where he is in his life and he has been very generous with everyone he has come across.

His brother Tommy is also a professional golfer who has played on the Web.com Tour and the PGA TOUR and Tommy is someone who has made a lot of great decisions in his personal and professional life. He has persevered and he deserves everything he has gotten in his life. Through thick and thin he has worked so hard and Robbie does not doubt that Tommy will continue to work hard no matter what happens.

He has gotten used to being around cameras both on Big Break and Chasing the Dream and the presence of the cameras gives him a lot of confidence. They can make him nervous as well but they also make him want to succeed even more.

For more information on his story as well as a place to purchase “Shank” apparel, go to RobbieBiershenk.com.

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.