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- The Heritage: Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and Rickie Fowler among the stars looking to dethrone defending champion Jim Furyk at The Heritage
- Yang Defends: Y.E. Yang defends his title at the Volvo China Open this week. Padraig Harrington and Sergio Garcia also in the European Tour field
- Couples Out: Fred Couples withdrew from the Champions Tour's Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf to rest his ailing back
- 2 up, 2 down: Both the Bulls and the Heat go up 2 games to none in the first round of the NBA Playoffs
- Apple Suing Samsung
- Ticketmaster's New Pricing System
- Soaring Drink Sales
7:12AM ET – Nicole Lapin SAT CNBC Business Update
7:15AM ET – Stacy Lewis, 2011 Kraft Nabisco Champion IN STUDIO
7:30AM ET – Paul Azinger, 14 Time PGA Tour Winner
7:45AM ET – John Cook, 2011 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Champion
8:15AM ET – Brendan Steele, 2011 Valero Texas Open Champion
8:30AM ET – Boo Weekley, 2 Time Heritage Champion
8:45AM ET – Catherine Bell, Actress (JAG & Army Wives)
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'Carolina in my Mind' by James Taylor
'Under the Boardwalk' by the Drifters
'I Love Beach Music' by the Embers
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Wednesday, April 20
Gov. Nikki Haley
Thursday, April 21
Mike Davis & Jim Hyler IN STUDIO
Annika Sorenstam IN STUDIO
Friday, April 22
Maria Hjorth IN STUDIO
GOLFNOW DAILY HOOK UP
Previous day's winner:
Edward Ryder of West Palm Beach, FL
Hillcrest Golf & Country Club in Hollywood, FL
Tuesday - April 19 2011
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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational
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.
Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs
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.
Newsmaker of the Year: No. 2, Donald Trump
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.
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
President at the Presidents Cup
Purported round of 73 with Lindsey Graham
Cart on the green
Presence and protests at U.S. Women's Open
Trump golf properties
Reportedly fake TIME covers
Trump apologizes for voter-fraud story
Pros comment on the president
Newsmakers of the Year: Top 10 in 2017
GolfChannel.com is counting down the top 10 Newsmakers of the Year as voted on by Golf Channel’s writers, editors, reporters and producers. Check out the list below, including future release dates. And click here for the full collection of articles.
No. 1: Dec. 18