- Jordan Bounced
The world's third ranked amateur Jordan Spieth was knocked out in the Round of 64 on Wednesday at the U.S. Amateur. Spieth faced off against 2012 NCAA Champion Thomas Pieters-a 16 seed- who opened with an eagle and never trailed en route to a 1UP victory.
- Casey at the Bat
University of Oregon Men's Golf Coach Casey Martin has accepted a sponsor’s exemption into the PGA TOUR's Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. It will be his second event of 2012 after qualifying for this year’s U.S. Open at The Olympic Club.
- Road to Medinah
Thomas Bjorn, Darren Clarke, & Paul McGinley have been named Assistant Captains for the European Ryder Cup Team that will be led by Jose Maria Olazabal at Medinah in September. Olazabal will name the 4th Assistant Captain and his 2 captain's picks on August 27th at Gleneagles. You will be able watch that announcement live on Morning Drive.
- Crunch Time
There is plenty at stake this week with the final event of the PGA TOUR Regular Season beginning today as players jockey for position heading into the 4 week run for the FedExCup. On top of that, the final spots on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team are still up for grabs.
- Apple Entering Set Top Cable Box Market?
- Judge Rejects American Airlines Labor Contracts
7:12a ET: Courtney Reagan, CNBC Business Report
7:25a ET: Jen Carfagno, Weather Channel Report
7:30a ET: John Maginnes, SiriusXM PGA TOUR Network Analyst
7:45a ET: Annika Sorenstam, World Golf Hall of Fame Member
8:15a ET: John Feinstein, Golf Channel Contributor
8:30a ET: Steve Burkowski, Golf Channel Reporter
8:40a ET: Todd Lewis, Golf Channel Reporter
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“Got to Get You Into My Life” by The Beatles
“The Man Who Sold the World” by David Bowie
“Orange Crush” by R.E.M.
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