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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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.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

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. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.