by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show

Although the 2012 PGA Tour schedule has ended there are still always things going on in the world of golf. Rory McIlroy continues to dominate the news…..picking-up awards weekly, it seems. This week it was the Golf Writer’s Trophy which comes from the English press as the European PGA Tour player of the year, essentially. Also, Rory began spending some of that cash Nike this week when he purchased a $10.9M mansion in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. It has a putting green as you’d expect for the 23-year old world’s #1 but does one really need nine bathrooms?
Although we heard whispers and then more than whispers of this possibility throughout the season, reports have been confirmed this week that for the first time since 1972, Disney will no longer be a stop on the PGA Tour. Long a favorite of the players but in recent years relegated to a late season event with a far less star-studded field which has been detrimental to both the event and the Tour. So ends another era………
In other news, although it may be the off-season “officially”, the big names know where to go get together to play for the big cash….in this case it was Thailand and the Thailand Golf Championship at Chon Buri. Many of the biggest names were in the house: Masters champ Bubba Watson, Lee Westwood and Sergio Garcia who were all in the hunt but not for long as former green jacket winner Charl Schwartzel dominated his way to an 11-shot win to take home the handsome winner’s check of just under $1M…..nice Christmas spending money, if you can get it!
Locally, the big news in local sports talk radio is “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.