by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show
Following one of golf’s holiest weeks can often trigger a lull in both viewership or the strength of field and a normal event might be faced with more trepidation when played immediately after one of golf’s Majors. That was not the case this past weekend as PGA Tour stopped at one of its most well-respected venues, the RBC at The Harbor Town Golf Links. Yes, you saw the lighthouse and the many boats and cruising vessels pulled-up around the 18th green to watch the action as the final groups came through, finishing a great week on the east coast. You also saw a very strong field coming off a Major which made for a better watch……well, maybe.
The setting was beautiful and the weather was perfect but as the leaderboard began to take shape it definitely differed from a week earlier although the golf played was stellar. When it all shook down, Carolina resident and Tar Heel Alum (via Sweden), Carl Pettersen outlasted former Masters champ, Zach Johnson and his playing partner, Colt Knost for his first win of the season. CBS’ Gary McCord referred to the final group at one point as the “anti-fitness” group which got a yuck-yuck from his commentating cronies, and went on to slip on the prestigious plaid jacket that comes with winning at Harbor Town. Of course it’s not the green jacket presented a week earlier at Augusta but at least he has something to wear to that tacky 70’s-themed costume party this fall……..
On the Champions Tour, the older gents were at it again and Michael Allen outlasted Kenny Perry, Peter Senior and the “Gutty Little Bruin” Cory Pavin for his first win of their season.
Golf is now officially “in full swing”….so tune-in to The CaddyShack every Saturday morning to talk golf with Roger and I and keep yourself in the “loop” with whats happening locally and on all of the different tours………Listen in, will you?..……Fore!
Mike Livingston is the Co-Host of The Caddy Shack Radio Show on KNEWS 94.3 FM on Saturday Mornings from 6:00-8:00 a.m.; Additionally, Mike is the Director of Management for Personalized Property Management Company, in Cathedral City.