Tuesday - June 19, 2012

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Major Ratings
NBC reports a 29% increase in final round U.S. Open ratings from 2011 to 2012. The final round earned a 6.6 rating and 13 share -- which is up from last year -- but slightly down from the last primetime finish in 2010.
- British or Baby?
U.S. Open Champion Webb Simpson may miss the next major. Simpson's wife Dowd is due to have their 2nd child in late July, just after the annual Open Championship. Simpson finished tied for 16th in the Open Championship last year.
- Pro Prospects
His putt for birdie on the 18th hole helped the University of Texas win the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship this year. Now, Dylan Frittelli will test his game against the best. He's turning pro and has signed with IMG.
- Bubba Baseball
Bubba Watson threw out the first pitch for the Orioles - Mets game at Citi Field last night. He dialed up the right distance -- but just missed a bit outside -- or inside -- if there was an actual batter?
 
CNBC Business Headlines
- U.S. Government Tracking Credit Card Complaints
- Microsoft Unveils “Surface” Tablet
- AAA Forecasts Record July 4th Travel
 
GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12a ET:             Jackie DeAngelis, CNBC Business Report
7:15 & 8:15a ET:  Jason Sobel, GolfChannel.com Senior Writer
7:35a ET:             Allison Micheletti, Big Break Atlantis
7:45a ET:             John Peterson, T4 in 2012 U.S. Open
8:20a ET:             Mike Davis, USGA Executive Director
8:30a ET:             Webb Simpson, 2012 U.S. Open Champion
8:45a ET:             Jimmy Roberts, Golf Channel on NBC Essayist
 
WATCH & LISTEN TO TODAY'S ACTION
Webb Simpson Interview > Watch Now
Allison Micheletti Interview > Listen Now
Best of Morning Drive June 19, 2012 > Watch Recap Now
*WEB EXCLUSIVE* Goodbye, Olympic; Hello, Lytham > Watch Now
 
TODAY'S MUSIC
If interested in the music you heard today on 'Morning Drive', download it on iTunes.
That “That’s Why God Made the Radio” by The Beach Boys
Life In the Fast Lane - Hotel California “Life in the Fast Lane” by Eagles
Message In a Bottle - Reggatta de Blanc (Remastered) “Message in a Bottle” by The Police
 
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