ORLANDO, Fla. -- MORNING DRIVE wraps the 2013 PGA TOUR season this week with a distinguished slate of in-studio guests, including PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem (Tuesday), FedExCup Champion and two-time FedExCup Playoff winner Henrik Stenson (Wednesday) and Ryder Cup dominator Ian Poulter (Saturday). Also, MORNING DRIVE will carry the Ryder Cup captains’ press conference live from Glenagles in Scotland (Tuesday).
Making his first MORNING DRIVE in-studio appearance, Commissioner Finchem on Tuesday’s show will discuss many of the current key issues affecting the PGA TOUR, including the FedExCup points system, preparations for The Presidents Cup, his visions for the future of the PGA TOUR and presiding over the PGA TOUR during one of its most prolific eras. Finchem also will play a special “Front 9” with co-host Gary Williams.
With only one year until the start of the 2014 Ryder Cup, Tuesday’s show also will carry live coverage of a press conference with Team USA Captain Tom Watson and Team Europe Captain Paul McGinley, speaking from host course Gleneagles in Scotland.
Close on the heels of his two FedExCup Playoff victories in three weeks that clinched the FedExCup, Stenson will visit the MORNING DRIVE set on Wednesday. Making his fourth guest appearance so far this year, Stenson will demonstrate the shot-making skills with his 3-wood that helped him win a $10 million payday. And Poulter, one of the best match-play performers in golf, will share his secrets to success and what it might take to win The Presidents Cup competition next week.
MORNING DRIVE airs live on Golf Channel seven days a week beginning at 7 a.m. ET.
MORNING DRIVE current schedule of guest appearances (Sept. 24-29):
Tuesday, Sept. 24 (7-9 a.m. ET)
· PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem in-studio
· Ryder Cup Captains (Tom Watson/USA – Paul McGinley/Europe) Press Conference from Gleneagles
Wednesday, Sept. 25 (7-9 a.m. ET)
· FedExCup champion Henrik Stenson in-studio
Thursday, Sept. 26 (7-8:30 a.m. ET)
· Billy Kratzert reporting from Web.com Tour Championship
Friday, Sept. 27 (7-8:30 a.m. ET)
· Phil Blackmar reporting from Web.com Tour Championship
Saturday, Sept. 28 (7-8:30 a.m. ET)
· Ian Poulter in-studio
· Scott Walker from Symetra Tour Championship
· Kelly Tilghman reporting from Web.com Tour Championship
Sunday, Sept. 29 (7-8 a.m. ET)
· Scott Walker reporting from Symetra Tour Championship
· Craig Perks reporting from Web.com Tour Championship