by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show
Last week I said that the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs had started with a bit of a whimper but oh what a week can change!
With The Deutsche Bank Classic as the second stop on the playoff train over the Labor Day weekend, all of the horses were in the field and looking to bring their A-games. Scoring was critical in Norton, Mass. As only the top 70 in the Fedex Cup standings would survive and move on to next weekend’s third leg of the playoffs.
At the outset, there was some of that eerie familiarity……Tiger playing lights-out early in the week – but wait!….he’s putting together four rounds this week and mounting a charge! However, not much Tiger (or anyone else) could do about Louis Oosthuizen, the former British Open champion who started his round Saturday with seven straight birdies en route to a third round 63 and the overnight lead. That set-up a Sunday final round pairing with World number one, Rory McIlroy who also posted a great round on Saturday, with a 67.
The final leaderboard looked like video game with McIlroy holding off Oostuizen with a birdie on eighteen, as Louie-Louie short-sided his approach after playing target golf all week. His birdie putt to match hung on the lip, seemingly staring at him…..mocking him. They were followed closely by Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson who each carded final round 66’s, and Dustin Johnson who continues his comeback from a few physical issues.
In related golf items, with his third place finish Tiger Woods became the first golfer in history to amass more than $100 million in career prize money. Also, U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III has announced that his four Captain’s picks for this year’s Ryder Cup will be Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker. What do you think?
Big news locally as The Clubhouse with Mike Livingston takes to the air this coming Saturday morning on KNEWS 94.3 FM from 6 – 8 a.m. We have 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 has been 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.