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Thursday - January 5, 2012

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PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Dustin Johnson poses with the trophy on th e18th green at Pebble Beach Golf Links after cancellation of the final round of the the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on February 16, 2009 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)  - 

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- 2012 Opener
Retief Goosen hit the opening tee shot of 2012 in the Africa Open on the European Tour. Full 1st round coverage is coming your way immediately after Morning Drive.
- One More Day
On the PGA TOUR -- we wait one more day for its opening tee shot at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Defending champion Jonathan Byrd will play with FedExCup champion Bill Haas in the first round.
- DJ's Return
Golfweek reports Dustin Johnson is planning to return to the TOUR at the Farmers Insurance Open on January 26th. DJ had right knee surgery in November to repair cartilage damage.
- Award Winners
The Golf Writers Association of America announced it will award Patriot Golf Day founder Major Dan Rooney, Brad Faxon and Sophie Gustafson for their outstanding contributions to the game of golf.
CNBC Business Headlines
- December Retailers Report
- President Obama’s Youth Job Plan
- Kodak in Financial Trouble
- Increased Album Sales in 2011
7:12a ET: Brian Shactman, CNBC Business Report
7:25a ET: Scott Williams, Weather Channel Update
7:30a ET: Win McMurry, Golf Channel Fantasy Insider
7:45a ET; Annika Sorenstam, World Golf Hall of Fame Member
8:15a ET: John Feinstein, Golf Channel Contributor
8:45a ET: Frank Nobilo, Golf Channel Analyst
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Revolution - Past Masters, Vols. 1 & 2 'Revolution” by The Beatles
The Rising - The Rising “The Rising” by Bruce Springsteen
Gemini Dream - Long Distance Voyager “Gemini Dream” by The Moody Blues
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