Sunday - June 19, 2011

By Morning Drive TeamJune 19, 2011, 11:13 am

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TODAY'S TOPICS
- History Ahead?: Rory McIlroy extends his lead to eight shots after a third-round 68. He has the lowest score in U.S. history both to par (-14) and thru 54 holes (199).
- Staying Steady: 2009 PGA champion Y.E. Yang stays steady with a third-round 70 ... but lost two-shots to McIlroy. He birdied the 16th hole to stay in the final group with Rory.
- Into Position: Jason Day and Lee Westwood moved the most on moving day. They both shot 6-under 65's to get to 5 under...tied in third place.
- Opposites Attract: President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner won their Saturday golf match against Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Governor John Kasich by winning the final hole on a short Boehner putt. They won the bet --- $2 each.

GUEST SCHEDULE
8:15a ET: Martin Davis, Golf Channel contributor
8:30a ET: John Lyberger, Head Pro at Congressional
9:15a ET: Todd Lewis, Golf Channel reporter
9:45a ET: Mark Rolfing, Golf Channel on NBC analyst
10:10a ET: David Feherty, Host of 'Feherty'
1:00p ET: Joey Sindelar, Champions Tour Pro

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Martin Davis Interview > Listen Now
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*Web Exclusive* Can Anyone Catch McIlroy? > Watch Now

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

Wildflowers - Wildflowers 'Wildflowers' by Tom Petty
Just Breathe - Just Breathe [Digital 45] 'Just Breathe' by Pearl Jam
Clocks - A Rush of Blood to the Head 'Clocks' by Coldplay

UPCOMING GUESTS
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Monday, June 20
Rex Hoggard
Tim Rosaforte
Jay Townsend
Ron Sirak

Tuesday, June 21
Champions Tuesday
Boo Weekley

Wednesday, June 22
Alex Miceli
John Hawkins
J.J. Henry

Thursday, June 23
Annika Sorenstam

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Tiger Tracker: Tour Championship

By Tiger TrackerSeptember 21, 2018, 7:02 pm

Tiger Woods is looking to close his season with a win at the Tour Championship. We're tracking him this week at East Lake Golf Club.


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Tiger gets rapper Big Boi's support during opening 65

By Grill Room TeamSeptember 21, 2018, 6:00 pm

Tiger Woods fans everywhere were buzzing during his opening 65 at the Tour Championship, and that includes Atlanta hip-hop legend Big Boi, who was supporting the 14-time major champ from the East Lake gallery.

Perhaps best known as one half of the rap duo "Outkast" along with André 3000, Big Boi played the part of Woods superfan on Thursday, following Tiger around the course and posting videos on Twitter, before eventually stopping for a chat and a few pictures after the round.

Big Boi, who kicked off the Tour Championship with a performance at the event’s opening ceremonies, is hardly the first hip-hop superstar to buddy up to Woods - who could forget these incredible pictures with Snoop Dogg?

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After Web.com Tour Finals, Peterson retires ... again

By Ryan LavnerSeptember 21, 2018, 5:50 pm

OK, now it’s official: John Peterson is done with professional golf.  

With one last chance to secure his PGA Tour card for next season, Peterson missed the cut in the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship. After failing to keep conditional status on Tour – in the most excruciating of circumstances – Peterson is now out of options to play the big tour in 2019, so he’s stepping away from professional golf, at age 29.


Full-field scores from the Web.com Tour Championship


It’s been one of the most unusual storylines of the year. The former NCAA individual champion from LSU announced at the beginning of the year that he was done if he didn’t keep his card on his major medical extension. He’d grown tired of the nomadic existence on Tour, and as a new father and husband, he’d already lined up his next career, in real estate and business development in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas.

In July, Peterson said that the Web.com Tour Finals would be his final opportunity. If he earned a full PGA Tour card through the four-event series, then he’d continue to play in 2018-19 because he’d be able to pick and choose his schedule. But he never threatened full status, missing three cuts and tying for 56th in the other start.

And so on Friday afternoon, Peterson tapped out this tweet, saying goodbye to the Tour:

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Army vets get sneak peek at Callaway's new wedges

By Rex HoggardSeptember 21, 2018, 5:23 pm

ATLANTA – Callaway Golf unveiled a new set of wedges to consumers on Friday, but U.S. Army veterans Kyle Butcher and Billy Paul were treated to an early peak on Wednesday at the Tour Championship.

Butcher and Paul were chosen to participate in a club fitting at East Lake that included three of Callaway’s new Mack Daddy 4 Tactical Wedges. The new wedges feature the company’s tactical package with a PVD finish, tour issued shafts and Groove-in-Groove technology. It was the company’s 13th “warrior fitting” this year.


Billy Paul (L) and Kyle Butcher checking out Callaway’s new Mack Daddy 4 Tactical Wedges.

Billy Paul (L) and Kyle Butcher (M) checking out Callaway's new Mack Daddy 4 wedges


The limited edition wedges became available at retail on Friday ($179.99) and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Birdies for the Brave. The company also made a $50,000 donation to Birdies for the Brave’s Special Operations Warriors Foundation.

Part of the company’s push to honor American military members also includes 15 percent discounts on purchases by all veterans.