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On The Range Blog - November 7

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On The Range Talent
Host: Gary Williams (Golf Channel)
Analyst: Billy Kratzert (4-time PGA TOUR winner)
Analyst: Bill Harmon (Swing Coach & Caddie for Bill & Jay Haas)
Analyst: Annika Sorenstam (10-time LPGA Major Champion)

This Week’s Event
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
Magnolia & Palm GC - Lake Buena Vista, FL
2011 Champion: Luke Donald (Not in Field)

Featured Player
Robert Garrigus
-2010 CMNH Classic Winner
-26th on 2012 PGA TOUR Money List
-3rd on 2012 PGA TOUR in Driving Distance
-3 runner-up finishes on 2012 PGA TOUR
-7th appearance in CMNH Classic
-Caddie: Brent Henley
-Swing Coach: Jim Ahern

Course Survey
Magnolia GC (Par 72 - 7,516 yards)
Palm GC (Par 72 - 6,957 yards)

-Scoring: You must make a lot of birdies to win. The past 3 champions have led the field in Birdie Average. Each player has one round on Palm GC, which has had the 4th lowest scoring average on the PGA TOUR the past 2 seasons. The magic number in the final round is 64, as that is what each of the past 4 winner have shot to come from behind and win.

 

-Putting: Each of the past 4 winners have finished Top 8 in Strokes Gained-Putting and Putting Average.

Top 5: PGA TOUR Events of 2012
This week is the final PGA TOUR event of the 2012 season. There have been exciting tournaments and fantastic finishes throughout the year, both Majors and beyond. Which tournament takes the #1 spot? Here are how our viewers and experts voted for the Top 5 PGA TOUR Events of 2012:

Bill Harmon
1.) The Masters (Watson)
2.) The Memorial Tournament (Woods)
3.) Open Championship (Els)
4.) WGC-Bridgestone Inv. (Bradley)
5.) U.S. Open (Simpson)

Billy Kratzert
1.) Open Championship (Els)
2.) The Masters (Watson)
3.) U.S. Open (Simpson)
4.) PGA Championship (McIlroy)
5.) Tour Championship (Snedeker)

Viewer Results
1.) The Masters (Watson)
2.) Open Championship (Els)
3.) the Memorial Tournament (Woods)
4.) Northern Trust Open (Haas)
5.) John Deere Classic (Z. Johnson)

Next Show - November 14
CME Group Titleholders
Wednesday 9PM ET