by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show
With the PGA season winding down, the Playoffs have kicked in! The first stop on that train was this past weekend at the Barclay’s Challenge played on the famed Bethpage State Park Black Course which, as you know has hosted US Opens and is known as one of the most quality (and challenging) courses in the country. It seemed like a perfect venue for all of the horses to line-up and get the race for the FedEx Cup started………..but was it?
All in all it wasn’t as much as you might think. It seemed a familiar sight, actually……Tiger plays lights-out early in the week and becomes incredibly average over the weekend – he finished in a tie for 38th with Phil who continues to look for something…..anything! In fact, Phil was seen using “the claw” putting grip on Sunday….Oh my!
Sergio Garcia, having re-introduced himself to the winner’s circle last week was solid from tee to green for the first three days and started Sunday with a two-shot lead but as it seemed everyone did on Sunday, he faded – badly. The attrition of the day, which felt to me allot like Sunday at this year’s US Open, more like who can hold on rather than who will actually “win”, saw Fresno State Bulldog Alum (and Dibble fav) Nick Watney pull out the victory and jump the FedEx Cup standings all the way to number one……and good place to be heading into week#2 of the playoffs this weekend.
There was landmark news on the LPGA this weekend showing again that there are no real boundaries as far as who is who and how young is too young? Apparently that list gets younger and younger each year? It was just last year the a smiling 16-year old Lexi Thompson took a week off from her junior year of high school to win on Tour. This past week it was 15-year old Lydia Ko doing her one better and showing her that the sophomores have spirit too!! Wow, what were YOU doing at 15 years old?
Big news locally continues to be the recent end of the CaddyShack radio Show era with the airing of the last episode of the program this past weekend. Roger, Earl & myself, thanked all of our wonderful listeners for their loyalty and talked to many guests, friends and celebrities from the golf world to send us off in a way only fitting this enigma. There will be a new show replacing the ‘Shack’ which has yet to be named and as I said, do not fret and stay tuned to KNEWS for the newest chapter to local and national sports on a larger platform. Lots of big surprises ahead! We’ll be looking for you ahead on Saturday mornings from 6-8 a.m. on KNEWS 94.3 FM……Fore!
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.

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