Overdrive: Who is the favorite heading to PGA?
Lauren Thompson, Gary Williams and Charlie Rymer discuss who is the favorite at the PGA Championship. Watch Morning Drive everyday on Golf Channel.
Gonzalez leads, Rory and Phil struggle on Day 2
Friday highlights from the 2014 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open on the links of Royal Aberdeen.
Ilonen leads Irish Open; McDowell two back
Friday's Round 2 highlights from the Irish Open, where Mikko Ilonen holds a two-shot lead on the field after 36 holes.
McIlroy 'sloppy' in first-round 74 at Irish Open
Rory McIlroy said his game was 'sloppy' after a first round 74 at the 2014 Irish Open.
Watch out! Players to keep an eye on in Round 3
The Morning Drive crew each pick a player who will make a move this weekend. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.and comers. Yeah I thought he handled himself considering he's playing with Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson admirably. Yeah. For me Ke, Kevin Na is not so, not so much that I think he's gonna be the one who will be the closest to Martin Kaymer kind of put the most pressure on him. But he is a cat on a hot tin roof and watching him is compelling television. And he's contention and you can say, all you whine about is slow play and his foibles, but he's fascinating to watch. He feels that the US Open is the major that sets up best for his game in terms of his ability to hit the ball straight of the tee and he's scrambling around the greens. It's fair to ask the question. Couple years ago at the Players when he was in contention, in the heat, things kinda slowed down. He struggled with his pre-shot routine. How will he handle it if he gets into the heat today and tomorrow? Charlie you wanna take that one? I, I think it is fun to watch him, and I really like what he said about. Not have it rough. He loves that they don't have rough. I can relate to that too. I like being able to see a little room out there. Alright. Down the line, Phil Mickelson today, expectation. Ooo. I think 73, 74. Just, just-. I don't think he has it. Tank is empty. Down a bakers dozen
Equipment edge: Talking Rory's new wedge
Damon Hack is joined by Mike Johnson, Golf World/Golf Digest equipment editor, talk about the new wedge that Rory McIlroy used to win the 2014 BMW PGA Championship. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.with that design is, it has a little more relief on the trailing edge , a little more relief On the heel area. So, what that does is, that's a little less material in those areas. Allows
Thumbs up: Day returns from injury at Memorial
Damon Hack checks in with Todd Lewis to get the latest news and notes on Jason Day and Rory McIlroy at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, OH. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.It takes a lot of energy, emotionally and physically to win a golf tournament . Especially someone, especially an event, rather, as big as the BMW PGA which is the crown jewel event for the European tour . So he won that event, he immediately came over here to the United States Monday arrived here in Ohio Monday night. He
Which No.1 seed as the toughest path?
GolfChannel.com writer Ryan Lavner joins Bailey Mosier to preview the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and to discuss which No. 1 seed has the easiest and hardest path to the finals.previewing the WGC Accenture Match Play. The four number 1 seeds are Henrik Stenson , Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose , and Zach Johnson . Now, Ryan, you've had time to analyze the brackets. Who do you think has the easiest track to the finals? -Bailey, I don't think any of these number ones really have an easy road. But on paper, Zach Johnson has the easiest road to the final four. He has a potentially blockbuster match-up with Hunter Mahan in round two that could give him some troubles. But if he can get past Hunter, which is a big ask, the only other top ten player in the world he would have to face is Dustin Johnson before he gets to the final four. And Dustin Johnson does not have a great record in this event. Zach Johnson is playing as well as he ever has in his entire career. Two wins in his last four starts. That leads me to believe that he can get over a suspect Match Play record. He has three consecutive first round exits here at Dove Mountain. -All right. So, the number 1 seed that you see getting upset early is who? -To be honest, I think there could be a couple, really. It did seem-- if you go through the bracket here, I think-- I think Justin Rose is rusty. Last week was his first start of the season after shoulder-- after his shoulder injury. He's facing Stephen Gallacher in the second round. I definitely think he can-- he can pose an upset there. Rory McIlroy has the toughest draw of any number one. Just to get to the final four, he would have to beat Harris English, Charl Schwartzel , Sergio Garcia, and Ian Poulter just to reach the final four. So, he's definitely got a tough road ahead of him. -That
We want more: Can Rory deliver an encore?
Despite outlasting Adam Scott in Australia for his first win of 2013, is Rory McIlroy the one player in the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge field that could use a victory?this realistically, Rory McIlroy would still be winning this in 2013, if Adam Scott made anything on that back nine at Royal Sidney? I mean, he just couldn't get it going with the flat stick. But if you're a Rory McIlroy fan, there's a lot of signs of optimism. He's clearly found something with his swing. He likes this new driver and ball combination within that key. He has 3 consecutive top 6 finishes and 4 in his last 5 starts. So, he's clearly got some good mojo. I'd like to see him pick up another win heading into 2014 with a lot of momentum. -All right. I'm gonna go a bit of a different way because, as you pointed out, Rory has a victory last week in the Australian Open . I'm gonna go with Bubba Watson . Now, maybe it's because I've watched too much college football the last few weeks. But when it comes to Bubba, you are what your record says you are. And in Bubba's case,