Tuesday - October 16, 2012

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Lefty is Long
Phil Mickelson's Monday Night Football debut seemed to pump him up a bit too much. He hit a 100-yard shot for charity about 10 yards past the target. Mickelson raised $50,000 for 20,000 books for children.
- Rest for Rory
ESPN UK reports World Number 1 Rory McIlroy will reduce his schedule to play a maximum of 22 or 23 events in 2013. McIlroy has already played 22 official events this year including the Ryder Cup and still has 4 more on his schedule.
- Crane's Back
Ben Crane is back in the field this week to defend his title in The McGladrey Classic. Crane took 5 weeks off to rest an ailing lower back.
- Charl in Charge
2011 Masters Champion Charl Schwartzel headlines the field in the European Tour's inaugural ISPS HANDA Perth International. It will be the most lucrative golf tournament in Australia this year.
 
CNBC Business Headlines
- Student Loan Struggles
- Amazon Hiring 50,000 Seasonal Workers
- New Starbucks Verismo
 
GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12a ET:   Bertha Coombs, CNBC Business Report 
7:15a ET:   Dan Hicks, Golf Channel on NBC Host 
7:30a ET:   Meghan Stasi, 2012 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Champion
7:45a ET:   Rex Hoggard, GolfChannel.com Senior Writer
8:15a ET:   Shawn Stefani, 2012 Miccosukee Champion
8:30a ET:   Fred Funk, 2012 Greater Hickory Classic Champion         
 
TODAY'S MUSIC
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The Rising - The Rising “The Rising” by Bruce Springsteen
The Voice - Long Distance Voyager “The Voice” by The Moody Blues
Runnin “Runnin’ Down a Dream” by Tom Petty
 
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