Wednesday - January 19 2011

By Morning Drive TeamJanuary 19, 2011, 3:23 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. – Week 3 of 'Morning Drive' continues at 7 a.m with a big day today! We hope you enjoy the show. Make sure to reach out to us during the show through Facebook, Twitter or email.

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Today's Topics
- Wednesday Golf: Bob Hope Classic 1st Round begins Today
- Clark Out: Last Year's co-runner-up Tim Clark withdraws with foot blisters
- Abu Dhabi: Star-Studded Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship starts Thursday
- Heat Cooled: Miami Heat lose 4th straight, Atlanta outduels James and Wade in OT

Business Headlines
- Apple Reports Record Sales
- New Leader at Lamkin
- Super Bowl Pay

Guest Schedule
7:15 a.m. - Rich Lerner, Golf Channel Insider
7:45 a.m. - Alex Miceli, Golf Channel Insider
8:00 a.m. - Jack Nicklaus, 18-time major champion
8:45 a.m. - Rickie Fowler, 2010 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year

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

@krisblanks - Talked to my boys before bedtime. Was good to hear their voices even though they can't carry a conversation. I love them and miss them

@ChrisDiMarco - The weather is perfect in Palm Springs. Looking forward to playing these 4 courses. I have Nicklaus Private tomorrow.

@themichellewie - 380 pages down!


GARY'S REVENGE!
Last week, Holly pranked Gary by setting him up with her stylist, tricking him into posing for 'before and after' photos, and then showing everyone those photos live on the air. Gary saught revenge by sharing these:



 

WATCH & LISTEN TO TODAY'S ACTION
Rich Lerner Analysis > Listen Now
Fantasy Picks with Alex Miceli > Listen Now
Rickie Fowler Interview > Listen Now
Jack Nicklaus Interview > Listen Now
Best of January 19, 2011 > Listen Now

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

Mr. Brightside - Hot Fuss 'Mr. Brightside' by The Killers
Dani California - Stadium Arcadium 'Dani California' by The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Make It Mine - We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things 'Make it Mine' by Jason Mraz
The Fixer - Backspacer 'The Fixer' by Pearl Jam


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

Thursday, January 20
Annika Sorenstam

Friday, January 21
Davis Love III

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.