The Bucket List: Pine Valley, Augusta, more
The Morning Drive crew discusses how Pine Valley needs to be on your bucket list. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Architects week: Looking at the Big 4
Geoff Shackelford joins Matt Ginella to preview architects week, including his top courses from Golf Digest's Top 100 list. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
Neither Pine Valley nor Augusta No. 1 course
Geoff Shackelford gives his opinion to Gary Williams about which course is better - Pine Valley or Augusta National. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.
How Golf Digest selects Top 100 Greatest Courses
Golf Digest's senior editor of architecture, Ron Whitten, joins Matt Ginella to discuss their most recent article about America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses in 2015-16, how to become a course rater and who is trending up on the list. 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.TPC Scottsdale. And what a match-up that is. The contrasting venues of Augusta National to TPC Scottsdale. And guys, you see the electricity during the Waste Management coming in under that 15, 16, 17, and 18. How about that with something more at stake like a Ryder Cup ? Tom Weiskopf says that course deserves a better tournament with better field, Ryder Cup would satisfy that. -How about the Winter Park 9? [unk]. That's a great finishing hole. -So much have been-- -There's so much--
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.
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: 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
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