- Hootie's Vision?
Former Augusta National Golf Club chairman William "Hootie" Johnson told Bloomberg News he personally nominated Darla Moore to become one of the first two female members at the club. Johnson and Moore are both graduates from the University of South Carolina. Johnson says he invited Moore to Augusta National several times.
- Bunking with Bubba
Wounded Warrior Nick Bradley is getting a special treat this week as he is rooming with Masters Champion Bubba Watson. Watson is also staying with Caddy for a Cure founder Russ Holden and Lt. Col. Mike Rutkowski. Bradley will caddy for Rickie Fowler today in The Barclays pro-am.
- Last Chance
The European Tour's Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles is the last chance for players to make the European Ryder Cup team. The top 10 will be finalized on Sunday and the two Captain's Picks will be announced Monday LIVE on Morning Drive.
- Bethpage Black
It's hosted two U.S. Opens but for the first time the Black Course at Bethpage State Park is hosting a PGA TOUR Playoff event. The top 100 in FedExCup points at the end of the week advance to next week's Deutsche Bank Championship.
- New Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy
- PGA of America Teams Up With EBay
7:12a ET: Jackie DeAngelis, CNBC Business Report
7:15a ET: Willie Wood, 2012 Dick’s Sporting Goods Open Champion
7:30a ET: Steven Fox, 2012 U.S. Amateur Champion
7:45a ET: Shawn Stefani, 2012 Midwest Classic Champion
8:03a ET: Alex Miceli, Golf Channel Contributor
8:15a ET: Judy Rankin, World Golf Hall of Fame Member
8:30a ET: Ken Brown, European Tour Analyst
8:40a ET: Bud Cauley, 35th on 2012 FedExCup Points List
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“Golden Years” by David Bowie
“The Man Who Sold The World” by David Bowie
“Heroes” by David Bowie
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