Sunday - August 12, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamAugust 12, 2012, 5:28 pm

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Wicked Weather: Severe thunderstorms cut the 3rd round short in the 94th PGA Championship. The final pairing was on the 8th hole when the horn sounded. The 3rd round is scheduled to resume at 7:45am Eastern
- Tied on Top: Before the rain pelted Kiawah Island -- Rory Mcilroy surged into a tie for the lead at 6-under par. He shot a 32 on the front 9. McIlroy is tied with Vijay Singh -- who carded 2 birdies in his first 7 holes
- Tiger in Trouble: Playing with Singh -- Tiger got off to a nightmare start. Woods bogeyed 3 of his first 7 holes to drop to 1-under par for the tournament. He is 5 shots behind the leaders
- Final Showdown: The number 1 ranked amateur in the world is in the final in the U.S. Women's Amateur. 15-year-old Kiwi Lydia Ko will play 36-hole match play today against 18-year old Jaye Marie Green. Golf Channel has coverage starting at 3pm Eastern

GUEST SCHEDULE
6:15a ET - Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel analyst
6:30a ET - Notah Begay III, Golf Channel contributor

TODAY'S MUSIC
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Sympathy for the Devil - Beggars Banquet 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Rolling Stones
Maggie May - Gold: Rod Stewart (Remastered) 'Maggie Mau' by Rod Stewart
Respect - Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits 'Respect' by Aretha Franklin

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Monday, August 13 (AIRTIME: 7a to 10a ET)
Lanny Wadkins, Scott McCarron, & Gary Williams CO HOSTING
Ron Sirak
Martin Davis
US Ryder Cup PRESS CONFERENCE

Tuesday, August 14
Scott McCarron, & Gary Williams CO HOSTING
Damon Hack
Champions Tuesday

Wednesday, August 15
Scott McCarron, & Gary Williams CO HOSTING
Steve Burkowski LIVE @ US Amateur
Alex Miceli LIVE @ Wyndham
Frank Nobilo

Thursday, August 16
Scott McCarron, & Gary Williams CO HOSTING
Steve Burkowski LIVE @ US Amateur
Todd Lewis LIVE @ Wyndham
John Maginnes LIVE @ Wyndham

Friday, August 17
Scott McCarron, & Gary Williams CO HOSTING
Steve Burkowski LIVE @ US Amateur
Todd Lewis LIVE @ Wyndham
Frank Nobilo LIVE @ Wyndham

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Podcast: Daly takes big pride in 'Little John'

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 14, 2017, 5:28 pm

John Daly is a two-time major champion, but the newest trophy in his household belongs to someone else.

That’s because Daly’s son, 14-year-old Little John “LJ” Daly, rallied to capture an IJGT junior golf event over the weekend. The younger Daly birdied the first extra hole to win a five-person playoff at Harbour Town Golf Links, site of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage.

Daly recently sat down for a Golf Channel podcast to describe what it’s like to cheer for his son and PNC Father-Son Challenge partner, share the unique challenge presented by the upcoming Diamond Resorts Invitational and reflect on some of the notable highs of a career that has now spanned more than 25 years.

Sneds starts slowly in Masters invite bid

By Will GrayDecember 14, 2017, 4:22 pm

Brandt Snedeker flew halfway around the world in search of a Masters invite, but after one round of the Indonesian Masters it appears he'll likely return home empty-handed.

Snedeker made only two birdies during his opening round in Indonesia, shooting an even-par 72 that left him in a tie for 77th and 10 shots behind leader Justin Rose. This is the final OWGR-rated event of 2017, and as a result it has drawn several notable entrants, including Snedeker, who hope to crack the top 50 in the world rankings by year's end to secure a trip to Augusta National.


Full-field scores from the Indonesian Masters


Snedeker started the year ranked No. 28, but after missing five months because of injury he entered the week ranked No. 51 and is projected to slip even further by the end of the month. As a result, he likely needs a top-3 finish in order to secure a return to the Masters, which he has missed only once since 2007.

World No. 55 Dylan Frittelli also struggled, shooting a 4-over 76 in the opening round, while No. 56 Kiradech Aphibarnrat is tied for 14th at 4 under. Yusaku Miyazato, currently 58th in the world, is tied for ninth and five shots behind Rose.

Should Snedeker and the other hopefuls fail to crack the top 50 by the end of the year, two paths to the Masters remain: win a full-point event on the PGA Tour in early 2018 or be inside the top 50 in the world rankings when the final cutoff is made on March 25.

Nathaniel Crosby at the 1983 Bing Crosby Pro-Am at Pebble Beach. Getty Images

Crosby selected as 2019 U.S. Walker Cup captain

By Will GrayDecember 14, 2017, 3:19 pm

The USGA announced that former U.S. Amateur champ Nathaniel Crosby will serve as the American captain for the 2019 Walker Cup, which will be played at Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England.

Crosby, 56, is the son of entertainment icon and golf enthusiast Bing Crosby. He won the 1981 U.S. Amateur at The Olympic Club as a teenager and earned low amateur honors at the 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. He also played in the 1983 Walker Cup, coincidentally held at Royal Liverpool, before embarking on a brief career in professional golf, with his amateur status reinstated in 1994.

"I am thrilled and overwhelmed to be chosen captain of the next USA Walker Cup team," Crosby said in a statement. "Many of my closest friends are former captains who will hopefully take the time to share their approaches in an effort to help me with my new responsibilities."

Crosby takes over the captaincy from John "Spider" Miller, who led the U.S. squad both in 2015 and earlier this year, when the Americans cruised to a 19-7 victory at Los Angeles Country Club.

Crosby is a Florida resident and member at Seminole Golf Club, which will host the 2021 matches. While it remains to be seen if he'll be asked back as captain in 2021, each of the last six American captains have led a team on both home and foreign soil.

Started in 1922, the Walker Cup is a 10-man, amateur match play competition pitting the U.S. against Great Britain and Ireland. The U.S. team holds a 37-9 all-time lead in the biennial matches but has not won in Europe since 2007.

Rose (62) sets blistering pace in Indonesia

By Associated PressDecember 14, 2017, 3:06 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Justin Rose shot a 10-under 62 Thursday to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, starting on the back nine at Royale Jakarta Golf Club, had five birdies to go out in 31, then birdied four of five holes midway through his final nine and another birdie on his last hole in the $750,000 tournament.


Full-field scores from the Indonesian Masters


Gunn Charoenkul (64) was in second place and Kim Giwhan and Phachara Khongwatmai (both 65) were tied for third.

Brandt Snedeker shot 72. Ranked 51st in the world, the American is aiming for a strong finish in Jakarta to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.