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Tuesday - July 17, 2012

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Prize Returned
2011 Open Champion Darren Clarke returned the Claret Jug to the R&A on Monday to bring an end to his emotional reign as Open Champion. Clarke gets to keep a replica of the Claret Jug.
- Phil Tops Tiger
Sports Illustrated's annual Fortunate 50 earnings ranking shows Phil Mickelson made about $4 million more than Tiger Woods in 2011. It's the first time any golfer has topped Tiger in SI's list.
- Bubba Backing Off?
Bubba Watson says he may have to take driver out of the equation off the tee at Royal Lytham and St. Annes in an effort to find the fairway and not the 206 bunkers scattered across the property.
- New Nikon Deal
Nikon announced it will extend its sponsorship at the Open Championship thru 2017. Nikon has a big presence at Royal Lytham & St. Annes with instructors for fans, a showroom, and binoculars for rent.
 
CNBC Business Headlines
- Yahoo Chooses its New CEO
- New Version of Microsoft Office
 
GUEST SCHEDULE
6:00a ET:     Tiger Woods News Conference
7:05a ET:     Rex Hoggard, GolfChannel.com Senior Writer
7:12a ET:     Bertha Coombs, CNBC Business Report
7:20a ET:     Gloriana Soto, Big Break Atlantis
7:30a ET:     Luke Donald News Conference
8:05a ET:     Jason Sobel, GolfChannel.com Senior Writer
8:30a ET:     Rory McIlroy News Conference
9:30a ET:     Phil Mickelson News Conference
10:00a ET:   Padraig Harrington News Conference
 
TODAY'S MUSIC
If interested in the music you heard today on 'Morning Drive', download it on iTunes.
Smoke On the Water - Machine Head “Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple
Got to Get You Into My Life - Revolver “Got to Get You Into My Life” by The Beatles
Mr. Blue Sky - Out of the Blue (30th Anniversary Edition) “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra
 
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