Saturday - June 18, 2011

By Morning Drive TeamJune 18, 2011, 10:31 am

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Rory's Records: Rory McIlroy is the first player to get to 13 under at a U.S. Open -- the first to shoot 131 in the first 36 holes -- the first to post 11 under thru two rounds and has a six-shot lead for his efforts.
- Giving Chase: The only player within nine shots of McIlroy is 2009 PGA champion Y.E. Yang -- who started the third round of that tournament six shots behind Tiger Woods.
- Watching Rory: Just in case McIlroy stumbles -- some stars are ready to pounce. Sergio Garcia, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson are all 2 under par.
- Stars Struggle: The top five players in the world are all over par. Mickelson and Westwood are 1 over. Stricker and Kaymer are 2 over and Luke Donald just made the cut at 4 over par.

GUEST SCHEDULE
8:15a ET: Martin Davis, Golf Channel contributor
8:45a ET: Frank Nobilo, Golf Channel analyst
9:00a ET: Chubby Chandler, President of ISM, Rory McIlroy's Manager
9:15a ET: Ken Schofield, Golf Channel contributor, Former Exec. Dir. of European Tour
9:30a ET: Natalie Gulbis, LPGA Tour Pro LIVE FROM CONGRESSIONAL
9:50a ET: Steve Sands, Golf Channel reporter
10:15a ET: David Feherty, Host of 'Feherty'
10:30a ET: Mark Lye, Golf Channel analyst

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TODAY'S MUSIC

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I 'I'm Into You' by Aaliyah
The Lazy Song - Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version) 'Lazy Day' by Bruno Mars
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall - Single 'Every Teardrop is a Waterfall' by Coldplay

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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.