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John Feinstein - January 5, 2012

John Feinstein
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SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 10: Y.E. Yang, (L) and Ryo Ishikawa of the International Team celebrate their 3&2 victory on the 16th green as Kenny Perry of the USA Team looks on during the Day Three Morning Foursome Matches of The Presidents Cup at Harding Park Golf Course on October 10, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)  - 

In his first Morning Drive appearance of 2012, Feinstein began by saying that a good way to try to attract the biggest names back to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions would be that once the current contract ends, move the event back to the West Coast and include the European Tour. They will not get every big name back, but you will get more quality players who have won tournaments around the world and you will also make the field more international.

Looking ahead to Rory McIlroy’s 2012, he thinks that Rory will continue to do what he did in 2011 but become more consistent. He contended a lot last year but he was not as consistent as he would like to be. The PGA TOUR and the game of golf needs a player like Rory and at the age of 22, he has unbelievable potential to be the best in the world.

He feels that the bowl system is one of the biggest scams going in all of sports and further evidence of this is the fact that the bands for both LSU and Alabama are being charged $500,000 to attend the game. If the BCS system were applied to college basketball, people would think that was a total joke. He would not have a problem seeing LSU and Alabama play each other if they had to go through a playoff system to get to the Championship game. If he were President of the NCAA who does not have oversight of the BCS, he would call all of the BCS people into a conference room and say that there will be a football playoff similar to the basketball tournament and add that teams do not have to participate, but if they do not, they could not be a part of the basketball tournament.