Tuesday - July 12, 2011

By Morning Drive TeamJuly 12, 2011, 10:27 am

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- Bjorn Returns: Thomas Bjorn will return to the site of his biggest disappointment. He's in the Open Championship after Vijay Singh withdrew. Remember, Bjorn finished one shot back at Royal St. George's in 2003.
- Stars on Site: The top names in the game are practicing in Sandwich today. You will hear from four of the top six golfers in the world LIVE here on 'Morning Drive.'
- Perfect Playoff: 21-year old South Korean So Yeon Ryu played 2 under in three playoff holes to win the U.S. Women's Open over Hee Kyung Seo.
- Excel Decision: Mark Steinberg and his most famous client, Tiger Woods, are joining Excel Sports Management. The company also manages Derek Jeter, Ryan Howard and Blake Griffin.

7:12a ET:  Nicole Lapin, CNBC Business Report
7:15a ET:  Jay Townsend, Golf Channel Analyst
7:30a ET:  Jeff Sluman, 2011 Nature Valley First Tee Open Champion
7:45a ET:  Steve Sands, Golf Channel Reporter
8:00a ET:  Lee Westwood News Conference
8:45a ET:  So Yeon Ryu, 2011 U.S. Women’s Open Champion
9:30a ET:  Phil Mickelson News Conference
10:00a ET: Luke Donald News Conference
10:30a ET: Rory McIlroy News Conference

CNBC Business Headlines
- Ford Supports Cell Phone Ban
- Foursquare Making Moves
- Steinberg & Tiger Going to Excel Sports
- Target Targeting E-readers
- Starbucks Health Focus

Jay Townsend Interview > Listen Now
Jeff Sluman Interview > Listen Now
Steve Sands Interview > Listen Now
So Yeon Ryu Interview > Listen Now
Morning Drive Best of July 12, 2011 > Listen Now
*WEB EXCLUSIVE* Mind Games in England > Watch Now

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

I 'I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)” – The Moody Blues
Home By the Sea - Genesis (Remastered) “Home by the Sea” - Genesis
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin III (Remastered) “Tangerine” – Led Zeppelin

Tune-in or stream the show live on GolfChannel.com this week at 7AM ET

Wednesday, July 13
Gary Player
Billy Casper
Jonathan Byrd
Deane Beman

Thursday, July 14
Rex Hoggard
Frank Nobilo
Ken Schofield

Friday, July 15
Jason Sobel
Steve Sands
Frank Nobilo

Previous day's winner:
Craig Martin of Murrieta, CA
San Juan Hills Golf Club in Orange County, CA                                  
San Juan Hills Golf Club, voted “Best Course for Players of All Abilities in OC” by Southland Golf Magazine, is the perfect place to bring the beginners in your family to step up their game for Family Golf Month!



Cabreras take 1-shot lead in Father/Son

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 11:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. - Two-time major champion Angel Cabrera and Angel Cabrera Jr. birdied their last three holes for a 13-under 59 to take a one-shot lead Saturday in the PNC Father-Son Challenge.

Cabrera, a Masters and U.S. Open champion, is making his debut in this popular 36-hole scramble. His son said he practiced hard for 10 days. What helped put him at ease was watching his father make so many putts.

''We combined very well,'' Cabrera said. ''When I hit a bad shot, he hit a good one. That's the key.''

They had a one-shot lead over Mark O'Meara and Shaun O'Meara, who are playing for the first time. That included a birdie on the last hole, which O'Meara attributed to the strength of his son.

''My little man hit it 58 yards by me on the 18th,'' said O'Meara, the Masters and British Open champion in 1998. ''It's a little easier coming in with a 6-iron.''

Defending champions David Duval and Nick Karavites rallied over the back nine at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club for a 61. They are trying to become the first father-son team to repeat as winners since Bernhard and Stefan Langer in 2006. Larry Nelson won two years in a row in 2007 and 2008, but with different sons.

''I'd imagine we have to break 60 tomorrow to have a chance to win, but hey, stranger things have happened,'' Duval said. ''I've even done it myself.''

Duval shot 59 at the Bob Hope Classic to win in 1999 on his way to reaching No. 1 in the world that year.

Duval and his stepson were tied with Bernhard Langer and 17-year-old Jason Langer, who made two eagles on the last five holes. This Langer tandem won in 2014.

Jack Nicklaus, playing with grandson G.T., opened with a 68.

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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.