by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show
Whether it’s on U.S. soil as is normally the case or on those occasions when he hops the pond, Freddie Couples transcends…..he’s loved everywhere! Even coming down the stretch at this week’s Senior Open Championship (British Open), you heard as many cheers of “Freddie, Freddie) as you did for any of the home-towners.
In a Championship that had as many ups and downs as the greens on which they played, the end came down to a battle against the putters and the elements, two things that might not normally spell good things for Couples. Longtime PGA journeymen Gary Hallberg and Dick Mast and Englishmen Carl Mason and Barry Lane gave chase and all had solid final rounds. Down the stretch however, Couples was rock-solid birdies at 16 and a bomb on 18 to close it.
There was some tremendous golf played on the LPGA last week at the Evian masters where the winner gets bottled water for life, as well as a hefty first place check. This is a major after all. When the dust settled, it was Inbee Park carding a final round -6, 66 for a total of -17, winning her first major. She edged a top-notch field including a pair that nipped at her heels all weekend, veterans and major winners Karrie Webb & Stacy Lewis, each finishing two shots back at -15. The red-hot Shen Shen Feng shot a final round 66 as well, getting her to -14 to share fourth place with Natalie Gulbis who had her best finish in a major, also finishing at -14.
Around here in the Shack, we take our local golf seriously. It’s summer and if you’re out there playing, remember the two most important Caddyshack rules while you’re out there enjoying a round in the desert heat……..hydrate and “don’t burn, re-apply at the turn”. We’re serious about our golf and hope you are too! We’ll be looking for you on The Caddy Shack Radio Show every Saturday morning from 6-8 a.m. on KNEWS 94.3 FM……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.