Ryan Longwell - February 2, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamFebruary 2, 2012, 1:50 pm

Ryan Longwell is the kicker for the Minnesota Vikings and resides in Orlando, Florida. 2011 was not a good year for the Minnesota Vikings but it was a great year for the NFL. Everyone was scrambling at first with the end of the lockout and you have seen the popularity of the NFL rise and it has also been fun to watch stories like Tim Tebow and other players who have been able to scramble and have great success.

Aaron Rodgers had an incredible year and the fact that he has been so successful in succeeding Brett Favre with the Packers. Unlike Favre who tended to be a fly by the seat of his pants QB, Rodgers is more of a planner and that fact made their early playoff loss that much more surprising.

When he sees someone in golf or football struggle in a pressure-packed moment, he understands how one needs to slow things down and keep your rhythm because he has been in the position to where he had the chance to kick the winning field goal. At those moments, he even tries to talk to himself slowly in an effort to maintain a good rhythm because if you rush those moments, you tend to miss and his position as kicker is an A or F performance position in that you either succeed or fail and there is no between.

Early in his career, he would miss right in nervous situations in football because just like in golf, he would tend to not release in those moments and as a result he would miss right. He also finds that he is more nervous over putts in golf because unlike football where he has control over his body, he does not have as much control over his putter.

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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.