Tuesday - June 26, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamJune 26, 2012, 8:38 am

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- In the Open
10 players punched their tickets into the Open Championship on Monday thru the final Europe qualifier including Ross Fisher and medalist James Morrison.
- HOF Worthy?
The World Golf Hall of Fame announced its candidates for 2013 induction. The U.S. Players include Davis Love III, Fred Couples and Jim Furyk. Meanwhile, the International Ballot will include Colin Montgomerie, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington.
- Irish Eyes
Thousands of Irish Eyes will be smiling this week for the Irish Open's first event at Royal Portrush since 1953. The European Tour announced Friday tickets are now sold out to go along with sell-outs on Saturday and Sunday. More than 100,000 spectators are expected for the week.
- NB3 Challenge
Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler are among the star players who have committed to play in the Notah Begay Challenge this August. Money raised in the event will fight obesity and diabetes among Native American children.
 
CNBC Business Headlines
- News Corp. Researching Reorganization
- Different Deals for Mac & PC Users
 
GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12a ET:    Bertha Coombs, CNBC Business Report
7:20a ET:    Melissa Reid, 2012 Prague Golf Masters Champion
7:30a ET:    Casey Wittenberg, 2-time Nationwide Tour Winner in 2012
7:50a ET:    Kelly Villarreal, Big Break Atlantis
8:15a ET:    Brittany Lang, 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Cl. Champion
8:30a ET:    Mark Calcavecchia, 2012 Montreal Champion
8:40a ET:    Marc Leishman, 2012 Travelers Champion
 
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TODAY'S MUSIC
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Famous Last Words - River of Dreams “Famous Last Words” by Billy Joel
Living In the Material World - Living In the Material World (Bonus Track Version) [Remastered] “Living in the Material World” by George Harrison
Runnin “Runnin’ Down a Dream” by Tom Petty
 
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Wednesday, June 27
Tiger Woods
Allen Wronowski
Alex Miceli
John Hawkins

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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.