by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show
To say Rory McIlroy has had a good year would be a bit of an understatement. He added to that magnificent year by closing it out in style at the very lucrative Dubai World Championships on Sunday and taking home another huge check…..this one, although not an officially sanctioned event on either the PGA or European PGA Tours, still pays well….about $1M.
Sunday was to be a shoot-out between McIlroy and Luke Donald who were tied after 54-holes. However, Sunday changed quickly and dramatically and turned into a phenomenal final round of golf for any tournament, sanctioned event or not. There were world class players all over the Board as this was an Invitational and the scores being shot reflected the talent. Charles Schwartzel shot a 68 to tie Donald for third and Louis Oosthuizen had a 69 to finish in solo fourth, but the round of the day was turned-in by Englishman Justin Rose who broke the previous course record (held by Sergio Garcia) en route to a final round 62 and a solo second place finish and $700,00+ check to close his year, as well.
The win caps off a year in which McIlroy won the PGA Championship and won both the PGA Tour and European PGA Tour money titles. He dates world ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki and just bought a house in Florida with her in September, and, oh yeah…..he signed that 10-year, $250M endorsement deal with Nike last month. Yes sir, it’s been a good 2012 for Mr. McIlroy…..and all before the age of 25. Ah, to be young again………
Locally, the big news in local sports talk radio continues to be “The Clubhouse with Mike Livingston” radio show on KNEWS 94.3 FM, Saturdays mornings from 6 – 8 a.m. Guests o‘ plenty with lots of big surprises ahead so join me as we talk sports here in the valley and across the globe! We’ll be looking for you in The Clubhouse on Saturday mornings from 6-8 a.m. on KNEWS 94.3 FM……Heads Up!
Mike Livingston is the Host of The Clubhouse 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.