Cool venues in PGA's future
Golf Central takes a look at some of the upcoming venues for the PGA Championship.
Scary holes: No. 15 at Bethpage, No. 17 at Kiawah
Matt Ginella shares his picks for the scariest holes in golf. Today's picks include No. 15 on Bethpage Black, No. 17 on Kiawah Island's Ocean Course and No. 17 on Whistling Straits. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Top 5: Ginella's best public courses in U.S.
Matt Ginella gives an in-depth look at his favorite public courses and reviews Nos. 1-5. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Ultimate Match Play Venues: Rounding out the list
Matt Ginella shows the first bracket of the Ultimate Match Play Venues. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.
Lefty reliving early major struggles in hunt for U.S. Open
Phil Mickelson is a win short of the Grand Slam, but his ongoing hunt for a U.S. Open feels a lot like his quest for his first major.
Morning Drive: Ultimate Match Play Courses bracket
Matt Ginella talks about the matchups in the Ultimate Match Play Courses bracket. Watch Morning Drive every day at 7AM ET.of all, Augusta National is moving on. -Hard to argue. Augusta National. Bobby Jones , Alister MacKenzie, they did all right. -That back nine. Think about Mickelson versus Els in 2004, Tiger and DiMarco in 2005, and this was a tough one. Now, Oakmont moves on here. Pebble Beach, now look, 17, 18 are great finishing holes. That front nine is good, but think about 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, it kind of gets lost there in the middle of the round back nine. And that's where-- that's where the determining factor is. -You made a lot of Pittsburghers and Angel Cabrera very happy. -Oakmont is just a great, great venue. -All right. Royal County Down versus Cypress Point. Cypress Point is the host of one of the greatest matches of all time, 1956. Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi take on Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. Cypress is moving on. -Nice. -Kiawah versus PGA West, two Pete Dye designs, two, are gonna beat you up. And the Chris DiMarco's point yesterday, sometimes you can win with the 78. That's probably what's gonna happen here. Kiawah, one of the all-time great match
Ultimate Match Play Venues: The top 16 seeds
Matt Ginella starts the ultimate Match Play Venues brackets. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.players this week at the Accenture Match Play Championship. You're talking about golf courses . You're very consistent. How did you come up with the idea of ranking the best Match Play venues? -Well, we know theplays out through the week. But look at this list of great golf courses . Again, TPC Sawgrass. Look at that. A lot of risk/reward throughout the round and that fantastic finish. Pete Dye likes to have a par-3, a par-4, and a par-5-- somewhere in the mix of those last three holes. So, lot of good Pete Dye courses on this list. -I've played a lot of these courses. I've never played question mark, question mark, question mark. Number 16.
Ultimate Match Play Venues: Down to final two
Matt Ginella talks about the matchups in the Ultimate Match Play Courses bracket. Watch Morning Drive every day at 7AM ET.own. So, I've had some fun mixing it up here. And again, Augusta National versus Oakmont. Let's decide a winner right now. For me, you know, Oakmont, great hole after great hole. But there's nothing better than the back nine at Augusta National Think of 2004 Ernie Els or Phil Mickelson That was electric back there. Every Masters generally tends to be some form of a match play when it gets down to
Ultimate Match Play Venues: Augusta vs. Old Course
Matt Ginella talks about the winner in the Ultimate Match Play Venues. Watch Morning Drive every day at 7AM ET.you, the follower, and we accepted all your votes. And right now, Augusta National , 60 percent of the votes, to the Old Course is 40 percent of the vote, roughly speaking. Now, I would argue-- and this is also part of what's weighed my decision talking to Chris DiMarco and John Cook, going back and really dissecting Augusta National and the Old Course. Augusta National , they said, back in 2000-- built by Alister MacKenzie, and we know about his philosophy hole by hole and as it relates