Tim Rosaforte - January 2, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamJanuary 2, 2012, 1:52 pm

After entering to LL Cool J’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” Rosaforte noted that Tiger referenced this song after he won the Chevron World Challenge. Tiger recently shot a 63 in a friendly round at Seminole Golf Club and at all of the local clubs in Jupiter people have been talking about this round and how he has been playing lately. This was the first time that he had ever seen the legendary Seminole Golf Club and Tiger’s playing partner said that he made the round look ridiculously easy. Everyone at Tiger’s home course at Medalist GC is remarking how well has been hitting the ball in practice and playing sessions. Tim has spoken recently with 2011 U.S. Senior Open Champion Olin Browne who is also a member at Medalist and said that he expects Tiger Woods to have a monster 2012.

Fredrik Jacobson, who is also from Jupiter and had a great 2011 with a win in the Travelers Championship, is still recovering from a thumb injury which forced him out of the 2011 Franklin Templeton Shootout. Jacobson had been looking forward to going to Kapalua as he is also an enthusiastic surfer but he will not be back for a while due to this injury.

He played with Erik Compton in Miami recently and also saw him at Medalist not too long ago and feels that Compton will have a slow start to the 2012 season and he is currently dealing with a foot injury. He has not played that much recently due to the injury and Compton has said that he will go out there and improvise a little bit when he is out on the PGA TOUR early on in 2012. There is no doubt about his talent as he was one of the top junior and collegiate players in the country but he has been restricted by his health and further by the practice limitations but he has been resilient and Tim expects to see some good golf from Compton.

Entering his second segment to Keegan Bradley’s favorite band Mumford and Sons, Rosaforte noted that Keegan is on his way to Kapalua from West Palm Beach as he begins his second season on the PGA TOUR. He has been talking to Keegan a lot over the holidays and Keegan has been spending time with family in Boston when he has not been practicing in West Palm Beach. Tim feels that Keegan will not have a sophomore slump and the win that he picked up with Brendan Steele at the Franklin Templeton Shootout is evidence of this.

Adam Scott is not playing at Kapalua this week and according to Scott’s manager, Adam will not be playing at all in 2012 until the Northern Trust Open in mid-February. Adam enjoys playing in Hawaii but this year he has decided to take some more time off before beginning his worldwide tournament schedule.

In two weeks, the Humana Challenge will be played and Bill Clinton’s foundation is closely involved. Phil Mickelson and Anthony Kim are just two notable players who are considering entering the event in Palm Springs which is evidence of Clinton’s influence. The event was on life support for much of 2011 and the fact that there is a lot of buzz for an event this early in the year is great for the PGA TOUR, great for golf, and great for Bill Clinton and his foundation as well.

Rickie Fowler and Tiger Woods will be honorary captains for Oklahoma State and Stanford, respectively, tonight in the Fiesta Bowl. Tim is interested to see if Fowler is still sporting a Captain Jack Sparrow look that he has had over the holidays in Jupiter. Both Rickie and Tiger have engaged in playful trash talking leading up to this game tonight.

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, Tim says that he wants to stop whining on the golf course to his buddies when he is not playing well. On another note, Chubby Chandler has gained some momentum in the U.S. after establishing a base for ISM in West Palm Beach and signing Peter Uihlein to a contract. Chandler will visit with Jordan Spieth soon and does not think Chandler is done signing U.S. players.

He does not like what Sergio Garcia did by throwing a golf club in an event in Thailand in December. It is not wrong to show emotion on the course but in this case he thinks that Sergio showed too much emotion in an inappropriate way and should be reprimanded in some way.

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Angela hits Sergio in stride on field at Superdome

By Grill Room TeamDecember 18, 2017, 3:22 pm

Sergio and Angela Garcia's super 2017 keeps getting more ... Super ... Dome. (+1 awful blog lede.)

The couple started the year with Sergio's win at the Masters, then embarked on a whirlwind green jacket media tour, then kicked off El Clasico, then attended Wimbledon, then got married, then announced they were expecting their first child ...

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And now, they're throwing each other passes on the New Orleans Saints' home turf at the Superdome.

Man, it must be so cool do that at the Silverdome. ... ... ... I'm sorry, it is the Superdome, brothers.

Newsmaker of the Year: No. 1, Justin Thomas

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 18, 2017, 1:00 pm

He won a major, captured the FedExCup and was named the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year. It should come as no surprise that Justin Thomas holds the top spot on our Newsmakers list for 2017.

Thomas entered the year ranked outside the top 20, and few might have pegged him for a transcendent campaign. But he kicked off January with a win in Hawaii, added another before leaving the Aloha State and never looked back.

Thomas’ seminal moment came in August when he captured the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow for his breakthrough major title. One month after greeting Jordan Spieth behind the final green at Royal Birkdale, this time it was Thomas’ turn to have friends stick around to snap pictures with the trophy that signaled his arrival among golf’s upper echelon.

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In addition to racking up the hardware – five in total, including the inaugural CJ Cup at Nine Bridges in his first start of the new wraparound season – Thomas dazzled with style. His runaway win at the Sony Open included an opening-round 59, and his third-round 63 at Erin Hills marked the first time anyone had ever shot 9 under on a U.S. Open venue.

Thomas’ consistency was rewarded at East Lake, when a runner-up finish at the Tour Championship netted him the season-long title and $10 million prize. It was in the subsequent press conference where he shared the goals list he had written into his cell phone in February, having ticked off nearly every one. It showed a dedicated attention to detail as well the tactical approach with which Thomas had steered his rapid ascent.

Heading into a new year, he’s now very clearly entrenched as one of the world’s best. And as his career progresses, it’s likely we’ll look back at 2017 as the point where Thomas first transformed great potential into eye-popping results.

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Cabreras win PNC Father/Son Challenge

By Associated PressDecember 17, 2017, 11:36 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. closed with a 12-under 60 for a three-shot victory in their debut at the PNC Father/Son Challenge.

The Cabreras opened with a 59 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and were challenged briefly by the defending champions, David Duval and Nick Karavites, in the scramble format Sunday. The Argentines went out in 30, and they had a two-shot lead with Cabrera's son came within an inch of chipping in for eagle on the final hole.

They finished at 25-under 199 for a three-shot victory over Duval and Karavites, and Bernhard Langer and Jason Langer. The Langer team won in 2014.

Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara tied for fourth at 21 under with Jerry Pate and Wesley Pate.

Cabrera wasn't even in the field until two-time U.S. Open champion Curtis Strange and his son, Tom Strange, had to withdraw.

Duval and his stepson went out in 28, but the Cabreras regained control by starting the back nine with back-to-back birdies, and then making birdies on the 13th, 14th and 16th. The final birdie allowed them to tie the tournament scoring record.

''This is certain my best week of the year,'' said Cabrera, the 2009 Masters champion and 2007 U.S. Open champion at Oakmont. ''To play alongside all the legends ... as well as playing alongside my son, has been the greatest week of the year.''

The popular event is for players who have won a major championship or The Players Championship. It is a scramble format both days.

In some cases, the major champions lean on the power of their sons for the distance. O'Meara said Saturday that his ''little man'' hit it 58 yards by him on the 18th. And on Sunday, Stewart Cink said son Reagan told him after outdriving him on the opening four holes, ''In this tournament I may be your son, but right now I'm your Daddy!''

Jack Nicklaus played with his grandson, G.T. They closed with a 64 and tied for 15th in the field of 20 teams.