Morning Drive premieres Monday with the King


ORLANDO, Fla. – Golf Channel will launch its first, live morning show, “Morning Drive”, with a line-up of scheduled guests during its first week, highlighted by Arnold Palmer appearing on Monday’s live premiere.

Arnold Palmer
On the tee: Arnold Palmer  (Getty Images)

Set to debut Jan. 3 and airing each weekday from 7-9 a.m. ET, sports and Hollywood celebrities, alike, will join co-hosts Erik Kuselias and Gary Williams to discuss the day’s golf headlines, as well as other top stories from the world of sports, finance and pop culture. Palmer will set the tone for the first show on Monday, with Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Shane Victorino and PGA Tour veteran Chris DiMarco scheduled to appear on Tuesday. Later in the week, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan, Rickie Fowler, Mark O’Meara, Donald Trump and Minnesota Vikings place kicker Ryan Longwell are among the scheduled guests.

Golf Channel’s team of analysts and reporters also will contribute on a daily basis, both in-studio and on-location at various tournaments. During Week 1, Rich Lerner and Steve Sands will report from Hawaii at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Brandel Chamblee will join the show on Wednesday to preview the PGA Tour season, and Tim Rosaforte and John Feinstein will be frequent contributors to the program on a weekly basis.

Joining Kuselias and Williams will be Holly Sonders, who will provide news and tournament updates as well as headlines of the day at and bottom of the hour. A graduate of Michigan State and a four-year member of the women’s golf team, Sonders most recently was a news and sports reporter at KATV in Little Rock, Ark.

Audio from 'Morning Drive' will be streamed live at each weekday, and a “Best of” highlights podcast hosted by Sonders will be available online each afternoon.