Friday - March 23, 2012


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- Shoot the Route
Jason Dufner & Charlie Wi both opened with 6-under-par 66's to lead the way after Day 1 of the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Nick Watney is 2 shots back while Defending Champion Martin Laird opened with an even par 72.
- Tiger & Phil
Tiger Woods was the model of consistency on Thursday with 4 birdies and a lone bogey en route to a 3 under 69 while Phil Mickelson was all over the place posting a 1-over 73 that included 2 double bogeys.
- Good to be #1
World #1 Yani Tseng opened with a 5-under-par 67 on Thursday to grab a share of the Kia Classic lead. Suzann Pettersen leads a group of players one shot back with Defending Champion Sandra Gal at even par. Michelle Wie struggled on Thursday as she posted a 5-over-par 77.
- Will the Thrill
Will MacKenzie and Brenden Pappas share the lead at the Nationwide Tour's Chitimacha Louisiana Open. Mackenzie made 2 eagles in his round while Pappas made 9 birdies offset by 1 bogey to finish with an 8 under 63.
CNBC Business Headlines
- Motorola Teaming with Bubba Watson
- Business Loans Grew 10% Last Year
- Mortgage Rates Jump Above 4%
7:12a ET:     Jackie DeAngelis, CNBC Business Report
7:45a ET:     Gary Koch, Golf Channel on NBC Analyst
8:15a ET:     Dan Hicks, Golf Channel on NBC Host
8:45a ET:     Roger Maltbie, Golf Channel on NBC Analyst
9:05a ET:     Jason Sobel, Senior Writer
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Float On - Good News for People Who Love Bad News “Float On” by Modest Mouse
Gimme Shelter - Let It Bleed “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones
Famous Last Words - River of Dreams “Famous Last Words” by Billy Joel
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