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Friday - March 18 2011

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- Scorching Start: Players get off to a scorching start at the Transitions Championship. Paul Casey shoots a 64 to lead last week's winner Nick Watney and three others by 2 shots
- LPGA in USA: For the first time in 2011...the LPGA's best will tee it up in the United States. Tseng, Creamer, Gulbis in the field for the 100 percent charity event
- Japan Relief: RR Donnelley will give $100 for every birdie and $500 for every eagle on holes 15 thru 18 to UNICEF's Japan Relief efforts
- Close Calls: 7 games in the NCAA Tournament decided by 5 points or less. Louisville and Vandy upset as 4 and 5 seeds in the same bracket

CNBC Business Headlines
- Futures Looking Good Early
- Honda's Production Warning for U.S.
- Kraft Increasing Coffee Prices
- RR Donnelley creates 'Japan Relief Zone'

GUEST SCHEDULE
7:12 a.m. - Nicole Lapin, CNBC Business Update
7:15 a.m. - Dave Cole, COO Transitions
7:30 a.m. - Mark Rolfing, Golf Channel on NBC Analyst
7:40 a.m. - Jay Bilas, ESPN College Basketball Analyst
8:00 a.m. - Todd Lewis, Golf Channel insider
8:15 a.m. - Scott Wellington, Tournament Director - Arnold Palmer Invitational
8:30 a.m. - Kathy Whitworth, LPGA Legend

WATCH & LISTEN TO TODAY'S ACTION
Dave Cole Interview > Listen Now
Mark Rolfing Interview > Listen Now
Jay Bilas Interview > Listen Now
Todd Lewis Interview > Listen Now
Scott Wellington Interview > Listen Now
Kathy Whitworth Interview > Listen Now
Best of March 18, 2011 > Listen Now

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

Today - Smashing Pumpkins: Greatest Hits 'Today' by Smashing Pumpkins
Mr. Blue Sky - ELO 'Mr. Blue Sky' by ELO
Viva la Vida - 'Viva La Vida' by Coldplay

WHO'S ON NEXT WEEK
Tune-in or stream the show live on GolfChannel.com weekdays from 7-9 a.m. ET.

Monday, March 21
Tim Rosaforte
Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer IN STUDIO

Tuesday, March 22
Kay Cockerill IN STUDIO
Sean Foley IN STUDIO
Johnny Miller IN STUDIO

Wednesday, March 23
Rickie Fowler IN STUDIO
Warrick Dunn IN STUDIO

Thursday, March 24
Annika Sorenstam IN STUDIO
John Feinstein

Friday, March 25
Brandel Chamblee IN STUDIO

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GOLFNOW DAILY HOOK UP
Previous day's winner:

Maureen Wright from Satellite Beach, FL
Foursome at Ponte Vedra Golf & CC in Ponte Vedra, FL

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