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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.-Story this week at this Evian Championship with major championship status has been the amount of rain, an excess of 4 inches over the last 6 days in France on this golf course . And with that, soggy conditions, it could mean very receptive greens but there are things, Gary and Charlie, and particularly that you have to adjust to in what conditions. When you were playing a wet golf course , what were some of the things that you focused on? -You know, one thing was-- maybe taking a little extra club andmaybe the mantra for most amateur or recreational golfers playing a wet golf course and the idea-- yes, receptive but it means you have to fly it as far and as close as you can to
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
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.Gary spoke earlier today on the program about his experience playing with Tiger Woods last year. So, which pairing would make you the most nervous? -Well, I'm gonna tell you the guy that would make me the most nervous playing golf with would be-- my son plays high school football . One of his teammates is Ray Lewis' son. Ray Lewis comes with practice and football games. That's a scary dude. I'm gonna tell you, I could not imagine what would happen if you're playing golf with Ray Lewis and you step in his line. It would be-- and I could draw back. I'd be so nervous. You'll see him up course. -On TV, he looks very large. -Oh. Yours even personal. -Very large. -Wow. -Not as large as you, though. -Not as large as me, but he's a little scarier than me. -He's [unk]. -He's got a few more muscles than I do. -What about you, Gary? -I think Gary Player. -Really? -I'm named after him. Whenever you play with someone that special in your life-- -Yeah. -in your father's life, in your family's life-- I played with Tom Watson in a practice round-- -Uh-huh. -And that was more nerve-wracking than playing with Tiger Woods . -Really? -But Gary Player would be the number one for me. -Very good answer. -All right. Hole number three. Let's finish up
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.