Pros and cons: Ko finally ready to make jump?
Gary Williams, Damon Hack, Charlie Rymer and Holly Sonders discuss Lydia Ko going pro. Watch 'Morning Drive' weekdays at 7AM ET.
Soggy situation: Playing in wet conditions
Gary Williams, Rex Hoggard, Charlie Rymer and Gary Christian discuss techniques for playing in wet conditions such as the Evian Championship. Watch 'Morning Drive' weekdays at 7AM ET.
New course, no problem: Tips for the unfamliar
Gary Williams, Rex Hoggard, Charlie Rymer and Gary Christian discuss ways to help your game when playing an unfamiliar course. Watch 'Morning Drive' weekdays at 7AM ET.
Overdrive: Cut Evian to 54 or cut field to 50?
Holly Sonders, Gary Christian and Charlie Rymer discuss if the Evian Championship cut to 50 players or 54 holes to end the event on time. Watch 'Morning Drive' every day at 7AM ET.
Head of state: Stupples talks FSU HOF induction
Gary Williams interviews two-time LPGA winner Karen Stupples who discusses being inducted into Florida State Hall of Fame. Watch 'Morning Drive' weekdays at 7AM ET.major, it should be 72 holes. But obviously now, looking at the weather forecast and how the weather has been today, it would have been almost impossible to have had a Monday finish anyway. So, now, I still don't like 54 holes, but, you know, when-- they were pushed into a corner. -Uh-huh. -They had to do it. And-- But I told the players in plenty of time, you know, so everybody had times to fly home and, you know, to not have to make too many different arrangements. I mean bare in mind that they will be, you know, in Europe. -Uh-huh. -They're not here. So, it's not as easy just to change flights around and do all that stuff. -How about the golf course itself? The idea of did they accelerate this too quickly. Take the weather aside. -Uh-huh. -Did you have some concerns about the playability of this golf course even if they didn't have a lot of rain? -I think everybody had concerns. I think even, you know, had the [unk] would have had concerns although every meeting that we went to she was very positive about how the course would play and I think it's just unfortunate that they had such a harsh winter. I mean, we saw that-- you know, the time lapse of the course being built earlier on this week, how they were doing it in the snow and everything else. And they've had a hot summer. They've had a lot of rain now. And it just is hard. I mean, bare in mind it was only complete in April. -Uh-huh. -That's really quick. That's really quick. And for a major championship , you have-- hasn't had the chance to grow any rough and it was tough. Really tough. But, you know what, they deserve the opportunity and the grounds crew. I mean, look at this with the top hole length now. I mean what a great idea that was. -It was-- It was very ingenious. -Uh-huh. -And that's-- You know, that's really thinking on the fly during very difficult circumstances. You think Mike wanted a rain dance this morning hoping to see rains so that they wouldn't look peculiar that they had-- -Yeah. -reduced it to 54 and they would have a sunny Monday? -Well, I think for once the weather forecast is actually getting right. -Yeah. -All right. Let me ask you one other thing about Suzann. Inbee Park, with what she did
Cut Line: Too close to call
It's fitting the Tour's finale is held in Florida because like the election, all eyes will be on the scoreboard.
Norwegian would: Suzann Pettersen wins Evian
Gary Williams, Damon Hack, Charlie Rymer and Holly Sonders discuss Suzann Pettersen's winning season including the Evian Championship. Watch 'Morning Drive' weekdays at 7AM ET.the range on LPGA, and you look at these ladies hit the golf ball and you watch Suzann Pettersen, you just wonder how does she not win every week. Her skills are phenomenal with the exception of losing confidence on the greens and that really is what's going on with her right now. She's got confidence on the greens. I say this about Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie the same thing. Those players don't have to be exceptional putters to go out and accomplish great things. So, you just have to be average putters because they hit the ball so well. Pettersen, I think, strikes the ball more consistently than Michelle Wie and even when Michelle is on her A game and the same could be said of Lexi Thompson. She gives herself a
Road to success: Benefits of playing Web.com Tour
Gary Williams, Rex Hoggard, Charlie Rymer and Gary Christian discuss how playing on the Web.com Tour leads to more success on the PGA Tour. Watch 'Morning Drive' weekdays at 7AM ET.When we talk about these finals, Gary, you graduated on to the PGA Tour a couple of years ago by a virtue of having a really good year when the regular season ended. If I said to you, the person who was 26, and the person who's 126 on the PGA Tour , who has had a better year? Two different tours, different competition. -I mean, I think it's a similar year and that you'vethat player the opportunity to have the fast track back to the PGA Tour if they had a really bad year. And I understand your point about the seeding system. But the problem is, how do you do it? You know, how do you do it where the players are gonna understand it, where the fans are gonna understand it. And in the beginning of the year, you know that you gotta go out and you gotta finish to the top 125 on the PGA Tour . You gotta finish to the top 25 on the Web.com. If you don't do either one of those, you're gonna have somethingjust for, you know, for the Web.com tours as opposed to the PGA Tour . But the other thing that I think is unresolved-- and we're gonna do this assessment once the season of 13, 14 begins is that story of the Ben Martin-- today's credit has continued to play well in these first 2 events who were second on the Web.com Tour about positioning and what affect
Long road to the PGA Tour for some players
Gary Christian is among 11 players at the Sony Open who are playing on the PGA Tour for the first time.