Tim Rosaforte - February 6, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamFebruary 6, 2012, 1:52 pm

In his first visit to Morning Drive on Monday, Rosaforte started by talking about how Kyle Stanley celebrated his win in Scottsdale on Sunday. After Golf Central, he called Stanley’s caddie Brett Waldman who said that he, Kyle, and a couple of friends were in the clubhouse watching the Super Bowl and eating In ‘N Out burger for dinner.

While Stanley’s wedge and putter arguably cost him the Farmers Insurance Open, those two clubs won him the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Kyle was also celebrating receiving a text message from the head Men’s Basketball Coach at Gonzaga who was very encouraging.

John Huh is a 21-year-old who could not play golf in college because he did not have the credits and grew up playing municipal courses but now he is someone who is making a name for himself as a rookie on the PGA TOUR thanks to some great finishes. Huh now has representation after going through every stage of Q-School and now he has a bit of money and possibly exempt status for 2013 after going for a long time with very little. John Huh is one of the great stories of the early part of 2012 in golf.

In his second visit to Morning Drive on Monday, Rosaforte began by saying that Kyle Stanley has a better perspective about golf and his career thanks to what he went through at Torrey Pines. He thinks that Kyle is surrounded by good people and on top of that, Kyle has a good head on his shoulders. There have been a number of players who have blown big leads on the PGA TOUR and a number of them have won big tournaments in their lives.

Tiger Woods is making his 2012 PGA TOUR debut this week at Pebble Beach after a tie for 3rd in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago and Tim looked back at his own book – Raising the Bar – to look at the 2000 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when Tiger was 8 shots back with 7 holes to play. CBS aired the Monday finish at a time when golf was at its peak of popularity and it will be interesting to see if Tiger can bring some of that buzz this week.

Slow play was an issue once again in the Waste Management Phoenix Open in part because of the backup on the drivable 17th hole and in part because of players like Ben Crane and Kyle Stanley who are not exactly known as fast players.

When Tim was asked about his favorite Super Bowl commercial, he said that he did not see any of them because he was working on Golf Central on Sunday night. However, he was very happy to see his Giants win again and out of the four that they have won, this one may well be his favorite one.

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.