Tuesday - February 1 2011

By Morning Drive TeamFebruary 1, 2011, 3:00 pm

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Today's Topics
- Mahan Defends: Hunter Mahan defends this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler headline the field.
- Lee Returns: World No. 1 Lee Westwood returns to action this week at the Commercialbank Qatar Masters.
- Ratings Up: Farmers Insurance Open ratings soar; Golf Channel's first round up 89 percent CBS final round up 54 percent.
- Media Day: Steelers and Packers head to the microphones for annual Super Bowl Media Day.

Business Headlines
- Markets off to a Soaring Start in 2011
- Google Helping Egyptians
- Verizon Ready for iPhone Sales
- Tiger's Dubai Course on Hold

Guest Schedule
7:15 a.m. - Nicole Lapin, CNBC Business Update
7:18 a.m. - Jay Townsend, Golf Channel insider
7:45 a.m. - Jerry Foltz, Golf Channel insider IN STUDIO
8:15 a.m. - Cris Collinsworth, NBC Sports Football Analyst
8:30 a.m. - Steve Sands, Golf Channel insider
8:45 a.m. - Bob Costas, NBC Sports Anchor

Who's Tweeting
Standout tweets today from around the world of golf.

@WestwoodLee - Another gym session done. Getting a bit worried that I'm starting to enjoy it !

@krisblanks - Bad 24 hours for the blue devils. Good 24 hours for me. Sorry if I enjoy when the dukies lose!!

@Angela_Stanford - I have to say it's pretty cool to have the SB in ur backyard. Fun watching ppl enjoy a place I love!:)

Jay Townsend Analysis > Listen Now
Jerry Foltz Analysis > Listen Now
Chris Collinsworth Interview > Listen Now
Bob Costas Interview > Listen Now
Best of February 1, 2011 > Listen Now


If interested in the music you heard today on 'Morning Drive' download it on iTunes.

Don 'Don't stop believin' by Journey
Stuck In The Middle - 100 'Stuck in the Middle' by Stealers Wheel
Animal - Habits (Bonus Track Version) 'Animal' by Neon Trees

Scheduled to appear:

Wednesday, February 2
Brian Baldinger

Thursday, February 3
Annika Sorenstam IN STUDIO

Friday, February 4
Matt Lauer
Tony Dungy

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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.