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.

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Rose leads halted Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters when bad weather stopped play Friday during the second round.

The Englishman, who shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday, had completed 13 holes and was 5 under on the day at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (64) was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew wit on the 11th hole at 2 under for the day after shooting an opening 72.

There was no reason given for his withdrawal, but the American has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season. 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.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 1:00 pm

Even away from the White House, President Donald Trump generated plenty of headlines this year.

Trump’s first year in office didn’t dim his enthusiasm for the game, as he made splashy appearances at two big events, tweeted about golf to his more than 44 million followers, teed it up with some of the sport’s biggest stars, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Lexi Thompson, and fired a few eyebrow-raising scores. Logging more than 75 rounds since his inauguration, the 3-handicap has only bolstered his reputation as the best golfing president, particularly after his alleged 73 with Sen. Lindsey Graham.

None of his appearances created a bigger stir than when he attended the U.S. Women’s Open. Despite protests and calls for the USGA to move its premier women’s event from Trump Bedminster – the president reportedly threatened to sue – his weekend there went off without incident, as Trump watched the action and hosted players in his private box near the 15th green.

Full list of 2017 Newsmakers of the Year

Despite his controversial rhetoric on a variety of national issues, Trump has remained a staunch supporter of women’s golf, and he became the first sitting president to attend the U.S. Women’s Open.

An honorary chairman of the Presidents Cup, Trump also flew to Liberty National for the biennial team event, where he presented the trophy to the U.S. team and dedicated the victory to the hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

In late November, amid tweets about the national anthem, Turkey, Egypt and Time Magazine, Trump announced that he was playing a round in South Florida with Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Yes, that too became a headline, just like everything else Trump did in 2017.

Playing with the pros

Tiger, DJ and Faxon

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Rory faces criticism

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President at the Presidents Cup

Video: President Trump makes the rounds at Liberty National

Article: President Trump presents trophy to U.S. team

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Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham

Article: Senator tweets Trump shot 73 in windy, wet conditions

Article: Graham offers details on Trump's round of 73

Cart on the green

Article: Trump appears to drive cart on Bedminster green

Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open

Article: Trump makes presidential history at Women's Open

Article: Trump supporters, protesters clash near Women's Open

Article: UltraViolet takes protest inside Trump National

Photo gallery: President Trump at the U.S. Women's Open

Trump golf properties


Article: Environmental group vandalizes Trump golf course

Article: Man accused of vandalizing four Trump courses


Article: Two Trump courses in Scotland losing millions

Article: Eric Trump denies Russia helped fund golf courses

Article: Trump company ordered to pay $5.77M in dues dispute

Reportedly fake TIME covers

Article: Trump clubs display fake Time magazine cover

Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story

Report: Trump's voter fraud claim tied to Langer

Langer: Trump 'apologized' for story mix-up

Pros comment on the president

Article: Players defend Trump at Senior PGA Championship

Article: Trump congratulates Daly; Daly congratulates Trump

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By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 12:30 pm

Spieth, Thomas headline winter break trip to Cabo

By Grill Room TeamDecember 15, 2017, 1:05 am

Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Really good at golf. Really good at vacationing.

With #SB2K18 still months away, Thomas and Spieth headlined a vacation to Cabo San Lucas, and this will shock you but it looks like they had a great time.

Spring break veteran Smylie Kaufman joined the party, as did Thomas' roommate, Tom Lovelady, who continued his shirtless trend.

The gang played all the hits, including shoeless golf in baketball jerseys and late nights with Casamigos tequila.

Image via tom.lovelady on Instagram.

In conclusion, it's still good to be these guys.