MD headlines: Hadley wins Tour Rookie of Year
Golf Channel's Lauren Thompson brings you the latest headlines from the World of Golf.
Johnny be good: A baseball star's love of golf
Gary Williams sits down with MLB star Johnny Damon to discuss his foundation and tournament. Watch 'Morning Drive' everyday 7AM ET.
Closest to the pin: Damon takes his turn
MLB star Johnny Damon competes in the 'Morning Drive' Closest to the Pin contest. Watch 'Morning Drive' everyday 7AM ET.
Ken Griffey Jr. on playing with his dad and Tiger
Former baseball great Ken Griffey Jr. discusses playing with his father and playing with Tiger Woods. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.
Blackmar’s wedge tip for Pierzynski
Phil Blackmar gives wedge tips to baseball star A.J. Pierzynski. Watch 'Morning Drive' everyday 7AM ET.I'm coming over here. That's right, I forgot. -You were talking about Johnny Damon , -Yeah. - Johnny Damon's problem is he plays golf right handed but I actually think he should play it left handed. -Yeah, you just turn the
Pierzynski: The golf life of a baseball catcher
Boston Red Sox catcher AJ Pierzynski discusses playing golf with Damon Hack and Kelly Tilghman. Watch 'Morning Drive' everyday 7AM ET.baseball swing. -Oh. -I think. We had a hitting coach in Chicago, Greg Walker , and a guy named Mike Gillinger who's kind of the assistant hitting coach and he always like go play golf on the
Arnie: Torre thankful for Palmer's advice
Joe Torre shares his fond memory of meeting Arnold Palmer and how Arnie talked him out of retiring from managing the New York Yankees, which ended up being the year they won the World Series. Watch Arnie, April 13-15 10PM ET on Golf Channel.
Rocket man: Clemens in the simulator
Roger Clemens with Charlie Rymer in the simulator talking how he got interested in golf and why baseball pitchers make such good golfers. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.us, Roger Clemens and myself, we have seven Cy Young awards, two World Series , and one USGA Junior champion. That's the way we do it at Morning Drive. Roger, thank you so much for coming in today. You intimidated by that USGA Junior Championship of mine? -I'm a little flustered by it, Charlie. Yes. I am right now. No doubt. -I think you're gonna be all right. Let's talk a little bit of golf. How did you first get interested in golf? -Well, my wife got me my first set of golf clubs about 1986, just after I turned professionally with the Boston Red Sox , 1984. And then, a good friend, Billy Andrade , asked me to come shortly thereafter to play in the AT&T, and he had to have an 18 handicap, I think, to get it. I said, I'm not an 18. -He goes, "We're putting 18 down and you're gonna play." And about-- I got pneumonia after three or four days playing out there. But I loved it because, Charlie, I enjoyed playing next to guys that are very good at what they do. And I'm a visual person, and so, I was trying to watch how these guys not only swing the club but work their way around the golf course . I also like to see their temperament, who was aggressive playing the course, and who was a little more passive. But it
Ginella: Love, Funk and a Cardinals' ace
Matt Ginella talks with Damon Hack about his recent travels to Sea Island Golf Club and TPC Sawgrass. Hear what stories Ginella has on Davis Love III, Fred Funk and St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. Watch 'Morning Drive' 7AM ET.hanging out at Sawgrass was a similar experience. -Were you surprised that Fred Funk , you know, [unk] Ponte Vedra Beach 57 years old say, "Hey, I wanna play on the PGA tour this year." I mean did that surprise you a little bit? -No and I, you know, I did get some time with Fred Funk who's one of the great class acts of professional golf and he, you know, he was telling me that, you know, this year he suffered from vertigo. He was-- he had-- he was massaging a part of his neck with one of these vibrating massage tools and he hit his ear and it knocked out some crystals in his inner ear that caused vertigo for several months. So, you know, he had a two-win season in 2012 on the Champions Tour and he felt like he's suffered a big setback this year with injuries. He's anxious to get healthy and he's working on
Catch him if you can: Long-drive contest with Pierzynski
Boston Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski participates in a long-drive contest with the crew of 'Morning Drive.' Watch 'Morning Drive' everyday 7AM ET.base line. -Same thing every time, [unk] off the face. My coach, Robert Damron , he's gonna be mad at me. -This is getting on Robert. -I be-- I think we're gonna be getting a tweet from Johnny Damon soon. I've got a tip for you. Come stand up here, A.J. -Oh, oh. -Got a tip for you. -Oh geeze. -Come
Base bomb: A's slugger on baseball vs. golf
Oakland A’s third baseman Josh Donaldson discusses his first love, golf, and smashes drives in the simulator with Damon Hack. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.This is your weapon, your tool of the trade. Fourth in the MVP voting . But this is what you're, you're first love is golf. Is that true? That's very true. You know, I started playing when I was about three years old. Now I had some a, a break in between there and you know, during my off season, this is really what I like to do. Now tell me about going from a baseball swing to a golf swing . Obviously you've got your spring training, guys are playing baseball , then in the afternoon they go play golf. Yeah. How does swinging this hurt or help you when you're swinging that club? You know, people ask me all the time, because obviously, I like to play golf, and you know for me, it really doesn't effect either one Rule. If anything, baseball kind of affects my golf swing a little bit, but as far as, when I am playing baseball , I don't really feel. Actually, you know, when I was in the minor leagues a little bit, when I would struggle offensively
Overdrive: Will Rory or Phil go lower in Abu Dhabi?
Kelly Tilghman, Phil Blackmar and Damon Hack discuss topics like who will go lower in Abu Dhabi, Rory McIlroy or Phil Mickelson? Watch 'Morning Drive' everyday 7AM ET.for some questions guys? -Yes. -All right, let's begin with Abu Dhabi, Phil Mickelson playing with Rory Mcllroy and Jamie Donaldson . Of the first two guys mentioned, who is gonna go lower in Abu Dhabi, Rory or Phil, Damon? -I think it's gonna
Need a mulligan? Lexi's first pitch doesn't go well
Judging by Lexi Thompson's first pitch at a recent Marlins game, she won't be quitting her day job. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET.on the leaderboard we'll check -- with him playing alongside Tom Watson Davis Love plus -- week. Finished second the Kraft Nabisco just a couple weeks ago find out where she is on the leaderboard inplaying very good round. Still to come the last Ryder Cup captain Davis love the current Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson both getting an up close look at the future play -- jordans -- -- checkwith the current Ryder Cup captain Tom Watson former Ryder Cup captain. Davis love the third and Watson. Had to lay up on the second hole easiest hole but Tom Watson says -- kids watch this yeah he's still got even at 64. Good stuff for a 75 Davis Love are. -- night clears again it just turned fifty trip on Sunday five time winner here at Harbour town. Second for 116.