Ko on 69: 'Not as good as Jason Day yesterday'
Lydia Ko talks after firing a third round 69 with Cara Robinson Saturday at the Ricoh Women's British Open.
Lost drive on final hole derails Ko's comeback
Early highlights of Lydia Ko, who fired a 69 Saturday at the Ricoh Women's British Open.
PGA President Derek Sprague joins Morning Drive
PGA of America president Derek Sprague joins Morning Drive on Saturday of the 98th PGA Championship.that's a lot of players that you got to get around this golf course Today but let me start with the guy who is your reigning champion. He said, this is not a defense, this is not the same location. But how has Jason Day represented this championship over the last year for you? Jason's been a wonderful representative of the PGA of America and we saw that first-hand at the past champions dinner on Tuesday night. To be filled in a room with past champions was unbelievable. And to have Jason stand there at the podium and talk about how much winning the PGA Championship meant to him and to his entire family. And how it's really changed his career and now it's elevated him to number one in the world. He feels even more pressure rather than sometimes folks feel aah great I made it to number one but he feels more pressure I think he feels that now as a major champion sort of defending even though he says he's not defending.>> Right, well he's got an outstanding chance to defend and go back to back, for sure, just two shots back, heading into the weekend. With respect to this venue, Monday you will proudly become a resident, officially the state of New Jersey . Has your working over there at Liberty National is force the relationship with this golf course 05 was in great hit. Certainly getting the champion you did. Do you want the relationship with the PG of America, and this place to continue? Absolutely Garry. When you look at the story, history here with major championships, including the 2005 PGA, and now the 2016 PGA. We'd love to come back here. I mean, it's just a great venue. The membership embraces the PGA championship . The players just absolutely love the golf course here. I've been talking to players all week and they just love the course. It's a big, classic course. They can get
Hoggard: Players going to Olympics early
Rex Hoggard reports a number of players are traveling to the Olympics early.how many guys are going down there early. We just talked to Henrik Stenson . He's flying down next Thursday, getting in Friday morning. He's gonna march in the Parade of Nations. He's very excited about that. He talked about wanting to see some other sports hand ball specifically was one he want to do, talked to Ann about Nehirry same thing. Go down there's quite a few sports he wants to see and then Jonathan Vegas the most recent winner on the PGA Tour , he had it planned all along. He's really going to enjoy himself Talked about going to a couple of different sports. The one thing all of them said, they kinda wanna do this to get the experience, to march in the Parade of Nations, to go to the Olympic Village , to see the other athletes, but all of them emphasized that on Monday, they're going to treat this like any other tournament.
Mell: Feng playing for all of China
Randall Mell says Shanshan Feng is playing for all of China at the Ricoh Women's British Open. She's also looking forward to the Rio Olympics.not only to try to win this week to claim the second major championship . But to get some momentum for the Olympics is that it's such a big deal for short term and them for China. As she talked about how there are choice between a major championship and a gold medal and it's an easy tries would have to be a gold medal she'd love to have both. But a gold medal just because of what it would mean for China and golf in China she says that. Gold medal athletes. They are heroes they're treated like celebrities it would boost golf presence there and really she's she's trying to as a sleeping giant. It was it was a remarkable that China made it to the international crowns two years ago don't look that big make it at all that went through years ago. Chechen was the only Chinese player on the LPGA tour now she's among fix though. But things are starting their work for China in the gold medal would just accelerate everything. What about a fashion occasionally she pulls out the mound allowed their child who is right. Yeah if
Mell: Ko struggling with slow play issues
Randall Mell reports on how Lydia Ko is dealing with being put on the clock in three consecutive major championship rounds.even par. The cut fell at one over par, she's on the golf course now, she's three under par currently through 13 holes or so, on the back nine. But she seems to be fighting more
Mell: Jutanugarn learning from ANA Inspiration collapse
Randall Mell reports on what Ariya Jutanugarn is doing to rebound from her collapse at the ANA Inspiration.Thanks David, yes, I've now been joined by one of our senior writers on Golf Channel.com, Randall Mell. And David just mentioned it as we took a look at the leaderboard. She's a fascinating story Randall because at the first major championship of the year she had a two shot lead with three holes to go and really collapsed with three straight bogeys. And of course not wining that major championship . What do you think she has learned? Since that Sunday. Yeah she's really been determined to learn from that loss. She put
Gold medal winner could boost golf in Olympics
Jaime Diaz sounds off on what the Olympic gold medal will mean in golf.You know now what you think the accomplishment will be for the gold medal winner for both the men's and the women's game? I think it's relative to who wins it. Okay. You know, I think back to tennis and how there were so many nay sayers and skeptics about whether it was important or not. But when Steffi Graf won that gold medal . And completed the golden slam you know, the four majors plus that. It really elevated the importance of the olympics. And, and when the gold medal could mean potentially I mean for Jordan Pete to win the gold medal right now or if Tiger Woods would have come back and win the gold medal it would be huge. So, if Stinson por Garcia a significant player one of the American's buh buh wins the gold medal . I think it elevate it and then you might have the Cinderella story like a Hannibal and lahiry you know, I mean
Ginella discovers hidden gem Weequahic
Matt Ginella discovers the hidden gem of Essex County, New Jersey, Weequahic Golf Course.You know the term hidden gems, when you come to New Jersey , usually refers to restaurants. But Matt Genello found out not far from Baltusrol, there's a hidden gem of a golf course . George Lowe is the original head professional and superintendent at Baltusrol's old course in the 1900s. There is also the architect of a little course about 15 miles from Baltusrol. A golf course that checks all the boxes with what's right with golf in America. Welcome to Essex County's Weequahic. This is the hidden gem of Essex County and obviously the hidden gem of Newark. Everybody that knows about us Loves the place and we have reviews over the last couple of years of what
Make it a double? Martin eyes second WBO title
Cara Robinson reports on Mo Martin at the Ricoh Women's British Open.for an albatross. It was hot only win today to on the LPGA tour will have best form this season. There's been a tie for seventh at the LPGA they take championship. She came into this