NCAA Albuquerque, New Mexico regional selections
Steve Burkowski and Ryan Lavner give their picks of the teams that have been selected for the NCAA Albuquerque, New Mexico Regional. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
Lavner: Top 10 men's, women's NCAA teams
Ryan Lavner does a pre-season rankings for the top teams in college golf. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.
College Central: Lav's top eight seeds for NCAAs
Jay Coffin and Ryan Lavner break down Lav's top 8 seeds for match-play heading into the Men's NCAA Championship. They also cover a few quick hits, including the Arnold Palmer Invitational exemption for Palmer Cup players as well as Lee McCoy and Auburn's latest victories.
Golfing World: U.S. Ryder Cup task force begins investigation
On today's Golf World news, the U.S. Ryder Cup task force has its first meeting, although some members of the 11-strong committee are missing. Rory McIlroy faces claims that he wiped data from eight mobile phone devices, which may have been useful to his court case, and one young golfer has a tantrum after missing a short putt.
Hungry? Woods' new restaurant opens Monday
Tiger Woods’ 2015 season could come to an end next week, but another chapter of his life – restaurateur – is just beginning.
Big takeaway: 'Bama doesn't make it to NCAAs
Ryan Lavner talks about two-time defending champion Alabama not making it out of the 2015 NCAA Men's Golf Regionals. Watch Morning Drive on Golf Channel.Fourth reigning champion that failed to make it to the following year's NCAA championship . But this wasn't totally unexpected. This team had a lot of turnover over the past year. They lost the three seniors from a year ago. They lost their second Second best player Gavin Moynihan to homesickness at the midway point of the season. The Tide won only once this season, but they're going to be fine moving forward, here. They have Davis Riley coming in, the number three ranked Junior player in the country. They're gonna be retooling just fine.
College Central: Dru Love wins first college title
Jay Coffin is joined by Ryan Lavner to cover the latest news in college golf, including Dru Love's win at the Puerto Rico Classic, Arizona State and Maverick McNealy's win at The Prestige as well as Ryan's Top 5 teams in the state of Florida.joining us. The biggest news in college golf this week. Hours before Davis Love III was named the US Ryder Cup captain. His son Dru from the University of Alabama, his only son, won his first ever college event. Now you just got off the phone with Drew Love. What did he have to say? Well, it's an incredible coincidence, obviously, and as Drew Love was winning that tournament in Puerto Rico, Davis Love the third was in the parking lot at PGA of America headquarters, refreshing live scoring on his cell phone. With everything that
College Central: Zalatoris wins spot in NTO
Jay Coffin and Ryan Lavner bring you the latest news in college golf. Wake Forest freshman Will Zalatoris wins the Northern Trust Collegiate Showcase, South Florida and Illinois claim season opening victories, and the women of Furman with their third title.College Central. I'm Jay Coffin alongside Ryan Lavner. Thanks for joining us. Wake Forest freshman Will Zalatoris qualified for the Northern Trust Open this week because of a Monday qualifier for college kids. At Riviera. Now that he is in the field, what can being in that field do to help a college player in general? Well, Jay, I think there's a couple of benefits here. The first one is that they're going to be feeling pressure on that first tee like they've never felt in their lives. That's only gonna help them when it gets to the NCAA Championship and they're trying to win a national title. Secondly. You're learning what it's like to be involved with this PGA Tour life. What's the routine? What's the schedule? What do you do after your round? How do you manage your time? That's some pretty important knowledge. And third, you need to test your game at the highest level. You cannot turn pro in this current landscape without teeing it up in a couple of PGA Tour events first. How are you ever going to know. How you stack up against the world's best. Just look at Jon Rahm. Finished tied for fifth a couple weeks ago at the Phoenix Open. He's now heading back to campus at Arizona State more confident than he's ever been. For sure. Because he showed what he can do on the PGA Tour stage. Now it's clearly a positive. Do you see this happening more often or would you like it to happen more often? Qualifiers at a professional event? I'd like to see it more often, I'd like to see it open to the fans, because then you're inspiring the younger generation to see some of these bright stars. And secondly, I'd move this to the fall, where there's some weaker PGA tour events, and it's not so hectic for the college golfers, where they're trying to fit this event in with the regular college golf schedule. All right now let's move over to the college game a little bit. Earlier this week, South Florida won the Gator Invitational. A field that include host Florida, and top five teams Florida State and number five Vanderbilt. Can we take USF seriously as a sleeper team this year? I think you have to. Two wins, now, they're inside the top 25 in golf stats rankings. A lot of attention is paid on junior Chase Kepgood because of his big brother Brooks and what he's been able to do. On the PGA Tour but for the Bulls this season there's a lot of motivation. They're actually the host school for the NCAA championships. They want
Ginella’s Journeys: Paying a visit to South Florida
Matt Ginella heads to South Florida for some surf and turf fun in the sun. Watch Morning Drive 7AM ET.east course at 6,400 yards is short, tight and fun. The Biltmore Golf Course is a Donald Ross design, dating back to 1925 and is widely considered a must play anytime an avid golfer is anywhereHave other activities where you can have your mind out of the golf course . And, and just have other things to think. 18th hole. The Diplomat. Dinner on the line. I win, you're coming to Orlando.