Wednesday - October 26, 2011

By Morning Drive TeamOctober 26, 2011, 8:45 am

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Jordan Dominates
A dominant Jordan performance -- Jordan Spieth that is. The Texas freshman won the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational by 8 shots for his first college win. His Texas team won by 26!
- Singapore Stars
Stars from across the globe will tee it up in the Barclays Singapore Open the week before the Presidents Cup. Mickelson, McDowell, Els, Furyk and Simpson are among the players in the field.
- High Score Wins
The Reno-Tahoe Open will adopt the Modified Stableford scoring system for its 2012 event. The scoring system hasn't been used since The International in 2006.
- Annika Awarded
Annika Sorenstam will be awarded the 2012 Bob Jones Award in February -- the USGA regards this award as its highest honor for a person in golf with distinguished sportsmanship.
 
CNBC Business Headlines
- Soaring College Costs
- Obama’s Student Loan Plan
- IBM’s Corporate Plan
- Zombie Economy Boost
 
GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12a ET:    Jackie DeAngelis, National Car Rental CNBC Business Report
7:20a ET:    Nicole Smith, Latest Eliminated Player from Big Break Ireland
7:30a ET:    John Hawkins, Golf Channel Contributor
7:45a ET:    Alex Miceli, Golf Channel Contributor
8:15a ET:    Greg Sands, Texas Tech Men’s Golf Head Coach
8:15a ET:    Bryce Wallor, UCF Men’s Golf Head Coach
8:30a ET:    Ty Votaw, PGA TOUR Exec. VP of Communications & Int’l Affairs
8:45a ET:    Bill Calfee, Nationwide Tour President
 
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TODAY'S MUSIC
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The Rising - The Rising 'The Rising” by Bruce Springsteen
Don “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac
Dog Days Are Over - Lungs “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine
 
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Thursday, October 27
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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.