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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Master Trio
The USGA didn't mess around with its 1st and 2nd round groupings in the U.S. Open. Tiger Woods will play alongside Phil Mickelson and Masters champion Bubba Watson. 2008 is the only other time Tiger and Phil played together in a U.S. Open.
- McIlroy Improves
Coming off three straight missed cuts, Rory McIlroy got off to a solid start in the FedEx St. Jude Classic. He is two shots behind Jeff Maggert and John Merrick after a 2-under par 68.
- Tseng Struggles
Defending Wegmans LPGA Champion Yani Tseng felt some tightness in her left forearm and then went out and shot a 4-over 76 in the 1st round. Tseng is 7 shots behind leaders Ryann O'Toole, Beatriz Recari, and Giulia Sergas.
- Tied on Top
Dan Forsman and Bill Glasson are tied atop the leaderboard at 6-under-par in the Regions Tradition. Fred Funk is one back and Bernhard Langer is two back after 18 holes of the Champions Tour’s 2nd Major. 
 
CNBC Business Headlines
- Mortgage Rates Keep Dropping
- Starbucks Selling K-Cups
 
GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12a ET:              Hampton Pearson, CNBC Business Report
7:15 & 8:15a ET:   Jason Sobel, GolfChannel.com Senior Writer
7:45a ET:              Hunter Hamrick, 2012 U.S. Open Qualifier
8:30a ET:              Matt Ginella, Golf Digest Senior Travel Editor
8:45a ET:              Bubba Watson, 2012 Masters Champion
 
WATCH & LISTEN TO TODAY'S ACTION
Best of the Week June 4 - June 8, 2012 > Listen Now
*WEB EXCLUSIVE* The USGA's sense of humor > Watch Now
 
TODAY'S MUSIC
If interested in the music you heard today on 'Morning Drive', download it on iTunes.
Thunder Road - Born to Run (30th Anniversary Edition) [Remastered] “Thunder Road” by Bruce Springsteen
Chasing Pavements - 19 “Chasing Pavements” by Adele
Say You Will - Say You Will “Say You Will” by Fleetwood Mac
 
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