by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show
It used to be that they’d call anything after the Tour Championship, “the silly season”. That being, anything in the Fall meant that the actual season had ended, points and Tour ranking had been established for next year and anything you were doing now was to work on your game, keep it sharp and if possible – make a little bread. Well, based on this weekend some things have changed but some have stayed the same.
Gone are the days of events like The Wendy’s Three Tour Challenge and the Skins Game, both synonymous with our Coachella Valley at one time or another. However, the way in which the game has changed dictates that regardless of the fact that the Tour Championship is long over, the FedEx Cup decided, Ryder Cup played…..there are still events being played worldwide and the way in which tour slotting is calculated now, these events mean something!
Also, so much for the lack of silly season events……In a Chinese made-for-television-event just this past Monday, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods played a one-on-one match at a new course in Shanghai, dubbed “the Dual at Lake Jinsha” for a guaranteed purse of $3 Million! ($2mill for Tiger and $1 million for Rory)…..hmmm, seems Tiger still has a bigger name even though Rory is the current World’s #1. McIlroy won the event by a shot, 67 to 68 as both golfer played well after having to travel long distances after finishing events later Sunday……McIlroy finished second to Peter Hanson at the BMW Masters, also in China, and Tiger jetted in from a tournament in Malaysia.
On The Champions Tour it was David Frost taking a break from his wine making to edge Bernhard Langer and on the LPGA, Suzanne Pettersen is on fire winning her second event in a row, this time in Taiwan.
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.