Friday - January 21 2011

By Morning Drive TeamJanuary 21, 2011, 5:04 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. – Week 3 of 'Morning Drive' wraps up today at 7 a.m with the 2012 Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III! We hope you enjoy the show. Make sure to reach out to us during the show through Facebook, Twitter or email.

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Today's Topics

- Paddy Packing: Padraig Harrington Disqualified from Abu Dhabi, signed incorrect scorecard after his ball moved
- Vegas Baby: Venezuelan Jhonny Vegas co-leader after 36 at Bob Hope Classic with Boo Weekley)
- Opening Day: Champions Tour kicks off 2011 season in Hawaii for the Mitsubishi Electric Championship)
- Captain Love: Confirmed! Davis Love III is the U.S. Ryder Cup Captain for 2012)

Business Headline
- U.S. Debt Tops $14 Trillion
- Playboy Super Bowl Tickets
- Jordan's Tournament Goes Public

Guest Schedule
7:45 a.m. - Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel insider
8:15 a.m. - Raheem Morris, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach
8:30 a.m. - Tony Dovolani, Dancing with the Stars
8:15 a.m. - Davis Love III, 2010 US Ryder Cup Captain

Who's Tweeting
Standout tweets today from around the world of golf.

@Oliver_Wilson - Apparently it never rains in the desert, just every year when we come to town!

@PGA_JohnDaly - Just paid my christmas amex bill---you think they will send me a thank you card?

@bovanpelt - Just sent out an APB for my golf swing. If you see it, let it know that I am playing the Nicklaus Private tomorrow and would love to see it.

Beat Brandel > Listen Now
Raheem Morris Interview > Listen Now
Davis Love III Interview > Listen Now
Best of January 21, 2011 > Listen Now

If interested in the music you heard today on 'Morning Drive', download it on iTunes.

Every Breath You Take - The Very Best of Sting & The Police 'Every Breath You Take' by The Police
City of Blinding Lights - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb 'City of Blinding Light' by U2
Animal - Vs. 'Animal' by Pearl Jam
Dance to the Music (Ed Sullivan Show Live/1969) - Sly & The Family Stone 'Dance to the Music' by Sly & the Family Stone

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Monday, January 24
Ken Green - In Studio

Tuesday, January 25
Kevin Streelman

Wednesday, January 26
Lorena Ochoa
Ryan Moore - In Studio

Thursday, January 27
Matt Kuchar - In Studio

Thursday, January 27
Annika Sorenstam - In Studio
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NCAA DI Women's Champ.: Scoring, TV times

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 22, 2018, 5:50 pm

The NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship is underway at Kartsen Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.

After three days of stroke play, eight teams have advanced to the match-play portion of the championship. Quarterfinals and semifinals will be contested on Tuesday, with the finals being held on Wednesday. Golf Channel is airing the action live.

Wake Forest junior Jennifer Kupcho won the individual title. Click here for live action, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.


TV Times (all times ET):

11AM-conclusion: Match-play quarterfinals 
4-8PM: Match-play semifinals (Click here to watch live)

4-8PM: Match-play finals

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Davis: USGA learned from setup errors at Shinnecock

By Will GrayMay 22, 2018, 4:51 pm

With the U.S. Open set to return to Shinnecock Hills for the first time in 14 years, USGA executive director Mike Davis insists that his organization has learned from the setup mistakes that marred the event the last time it was played on the Southampton, N.Y., layout.

Retief Goosen held off Phil Mickelson to win his second U.S. Open back in 2004, but the lasting image from the tournament may have been tournament officials spraying down the seventh green by hand during the final round after the putting surface had become nearly unplayable. With the course pushed to the brink over the first three days, stiff winds sucked out any remaining moisture and players struggled to stay on the greens with 30-foot putts, let alone approach shots.

Speaking to repoters at U.S. Open media day, Davis offered candid reflections about the missteps that led to the course overshadowing the play during that infamous final round.

"I would just say that it was 14 years ago. It was a different time, it was different people, and we as an organzation, we learned from it," Davis said. "When you set up a U.S. Open, it is golf's ultimate test. It's probably set up closer to the edge than any other event in golf, and I think that the difference then versus now is we have a lot more technology, a lot more data in our hands.

"And frankly, ladies and gentlemen, what really happened then was just a lack of water."

Davis pointed to enhancements like firmness and moisture readings for the greens that weren't available in 2004, and he noted that meterological data has evolved in the years since. With another chance to get his hands on one of the USGA's favorite venues, he remains confident that tournament officials will be able to better navigate the thin line between demanding and impossible this time around.

"There are parts that I think we learned from, and so I think we're happy that we have a mulligan this time," Davis said. "It was certainly a bogey last time. In fact maybe even a double bogey, and equitable stroke control perhaps kicked in."

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UCLA junior Vu named WGCA Player of the Year

By Golf Channel DigitalMay 22, 2018, 3:23 pm

UCLA junior Lilia Vu was named Player of the Year on Tuesday by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA).

Vu recorded the lowest full-season scoring average (70.37) in UCLA history. Her four tournament wins tied the school record for most victories in a single season.

Vu was also named to the WGCA All-America first team. Here's a look at the other players who joined her on the prestigious list:

WGCA First Team All-Americans

  • Maria Fassi, Junior, University of Arkansas
  • Kristen Gillman, Sophomore, University of Alabama
  • Jillian Hollis, Junior, University of Georgia
  • Cheyenne Knight, Junior, University of Alabama
  • Jennifer Kupcho, Junior, Wake Forest University
  • Andrea Lee, Sophomore, Stanford University
  • Leona Maguire, Senior, Duke University
  • Sophia Schubert, Senior, University of Texas
  • Lauren Stephenson, Junior, University of Alabama
  • Maddie Szeryk, Senior, Texas A&M University
  • Patty Tavatanakit, Freshman, UCLA
  • Lilia Vu, Junior, UCLA
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Stroud's caddie wins annual PGA Tour caddie tournament

By Rex HoggardMay 22, 2018, 3:15 pm

Casey Clendenon, who caddies for Chris Stroud, won the gross division of the annual PGA Tour caddie tournament on Monday, shooting a 5-under 66 at Trinity Forest Golf Club, site of last week’s AT&T Byron Nelson.

Scott Tway (65), who caddies for Brian Harman, won the net division by two strokes over Wayne Birch, Troy Merritt’s caddie.

Kyle Bradley, Jonathan Byrd’s caddie, took second place with a 71 in the gross division.

The tournament was organized by the Association of Professional Tour Caddies, and proceeds from the event went to two charities. The APTC donated $20,000 to Greg Chalmers’ charity,, which aids families living with autism. The association also donated $10,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.