Tuesday - May 17 2011

By Morning Drive TeamMay 17, 2011, 3:15 pm

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Wounded Tiger: Tiger Woods says he did no further damage to his MCL or Achillies in his left leg during THE PLAYERS, but will likely miss The Memorial to rest up for the U.S. Open at Congressional
- 2018 Announcement: We will soon know where the 2018 Ryder Cup will be played. The European Tour is meeting in England right now -- we'll bring you the live announcement as soon as it comes in
- On to Colonial: The PGA TOUR is in Colonial this week. Zach Johnson defends -- Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler headline the field
- Mano y Mano: The Thursday matches are set in the Volvo Match Play Championship. Luke Donald plays defending champion Ross Fisher ... major champs Graeme McDowell and Louis Oosthuizen also square off

CNBC Business Headlines
- Soaring Gas Prices
- Bing vs. Google
- Apple Stores 10th Anniversary

GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12a ET: Nicole Lapin, CNBC Business Update
7:15a ET: 2018 Ryder Cup Announcement & Press Conference
8:15a ET: Martin Davis, Author of 'The Hogan Mystique'
8:30a ET: Boo Weekley, PGA TOUR Pro
8:45a ET: Justin Rose w/ Holly Sonders EA SPORTS Motion Capture Session

WATCH & LISTEN TO TODAY'S ACTION
Martin Davis Interview > Listen Now
Book Weekley Interview > Listen Now
Justin Rose Interview > Watch Now
Best of May 17, 2011 > Listen Now
*WEB-EXCLUSIVE* Looking Into our Ryder Cup Magic 8-Ball > Watch Now

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

Hey, Soul Sister - Hey, Soul Sister - Single 'Hey Soul Sister' by Train
Go - Rearviewmirror - Greatest Hits 1991-2003 'Go' by Pearl Jam
Respect - Aretha Franklin: 30 Greatest Hits'Respect' by Aretha Franklin

WHO'S ON THIS WEEK
Tune-in or stream the show live on GolfChannel.com weekdays from 7-9 a.m. ET.

Wednesday, May 17
Mike Whan
Wayne Gretzky

Thursday, May 18
Bubba Watson
Annika Sorenstam

Friday, May 19
Pat Croce
Jim Huber IN STUDIO
Bob Neumeier

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GOLFNOW DAILY HOOK UP
Previous day's winner:

Jim Sevcik of Littleton, CO
Colorado National Golf Club in Erie, CO

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.