by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show
In one the of the most drama-filled finishes you’ll ever see, we as a golf viewership watched a great and talented young player literally throw-up all over himself last weekend at the world’s oldest and most celebrated sporting event, The Open Championship. I think it was the 141st Open (we call it the British Open) they simply call it The Open Championship which I find ironic as more and more of the European Tour players are playing full-time on the PGA to ….you know – our PGA Tour!
In any event, this major was a bit different from the standpoint of the venue, Royal Lytham and St. Annes is an inland course which historically has taken away the mystic of the wind and rain of the British Open….well, the rain, anyway. This year however the weather could not have been better for the first three days, which allowed for a record score at the half way point. Brandt Snedeker sat atop the leaderboard at -10 having not made a bogie. That changed dramatically Saturday with a bit of wind and a playing companion like Tiger Woods. Adam Scott meanwhile took a commanding lead into Sunday and looked to cruise to his first major which, unfair to Adam who is a great young player in his own right, always brings controversy when he is in the hunt now because of his choice of caddy. Stevie Williams the cagey veteran of many majors with Tiger Woods, and he, of the equally documented bad break with Tiger is never short of tongue when near a microphone. Well, even his knowledge of being around the greatest player ever couldn’t help through osmosis as Adam Scott bogied the last four holes down the stretch to lose the Championship to multiple-major winner and long time good guy Ernie Els who had played very well on Sunday including a bomb on eighteen to close.
As far as local golf is concerned, your round may not be quite as exciting as the Open Championship but remember to follow the two most important Caddyshack rules if you’re out there enjoying summer golf in the desert……..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.

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