Thursday - May 5 2011

By Morning Drive TeamMay 5, 2011, 12:54 pm

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TODAY'S TOPICS

- On the Tee: The first groups are ready at the Wells Fargo Championship. Rory McIlroy defends his title plus Mickelson and Kaymer make their first starts since The Masters
- Spanish Defense: Spaniard Alvaro Quiros shoots begins his title defense at the Open de Espana
- Major Talent: The Regions Tradition - the first Champions Tour major of the year set to start this morning at Shoal Creek. Fred Funk defends ... Fred Couples, Tom Lehman and Kenny Perry headline the field
- Champs Down: The reigning Eastern and Western Conference NBA Champs are both down 0-2 after the Lakers lose to the Mavs

CNBC Business Headlines
- Bank of America Mortgage Help
- Facebook and Google Dealing with Skype
- Hearst iPad Subscription

GUEST SCHEDULE

7:12a EST: Courtney Reagan, CNBC BUSINESS REPORT
7:30a EST: Allen Wronowski, PGA of America President IN STUDIO
7:45a EST: Annika Sorenstam, LPGA Hall of Famer IN STUDIO
8:00a EST: Ben Crane, PGA Tour Pro LIVE FROM CALIFORNIA
8:15a EST: John Feinstein, Golf Channel insider LIVE FROM QUAIL HOLLOW
8:25a EST: Scott Williams, Meteorologist WEATHER CHANNEL UPDATE
8:30a EST: Luke Donald, PGA Tour Pro
8:50a EST: Ron Green Jr., Writer - Charlotte Observer LIVE FROM QUAIL HOLLOW

WATCH & LISTEN TO TODAY'S ACTION

Allen Wronowski Interview > Listen Now
Annika Thursdays > Listen Now
Ben Crane Interview > Listen Now
John Feinstein Analysis > Listen Now
Luke Donald Interview > Listen Now
Ron Green, Jr. Interview > Listen Now
Best of May 5, 2011 >  Listen Now
*WEB-EXCLUSIVE* Expect an Exciting Afternoon at Quail Hollow > Watch Now
*WEB-EXCLUSIVE* Holly's Interview with Ben Crane > Watch Now

TODAY'S MUSIC
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'We're All in this Together' by Old Crow Medicine Show
In Hiding - Yield
'In Hiding' by Pearl Jam
Carolina In My Mind - James Taylor: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
'Carolina in my Mind' by James Taylor

WHO'S ON THIS WEEK

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Friday, May 6
Doug Ford
Jack Peter
Condoleeza Rice
Jason Sobel

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GOLFNOW DAILY HOOK UP
Previous day's winner:

George Berry of Vacaville, CA
Yocah De He @ Cache Creek Casino Resort in Brooks, CA 

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.