by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show
When you won so much as an amateur, people just expect that you’ll do the same thing once you turn pro, right? Stands to reason, (sort of)….you’ve beaten all the competition put in front of you like a drum for so long that there’s really nowhere else to go. Ryan Moore is an example of that, not unlike Tiger Woods’ was, Phil Mickelson and a few others, but it hasn’t exactly worked out that way as fast as one would think, yet.
Yes, Moore has won on Tour – once at the Wyndham Championship in a playoff with Jason Bohn and Kevin Stadler, and has been “in the mix” many times but just hasn’t busted through like many feel he is ripe to do. Oftentimes you hear that players “don’t know how to win” and that seems to get in their way….not the case here. Moore has been making putts on Sundays during final rounds all of his life at every level from junior golf on up through all of the amateur ranks.
That changed Sunday when Moore closed the door on the field at the Justin Timberlake Shriner’s Classic in Las Vegas by putting together four very solid rounds of 61, 68, 65 & 66 to edge Brendon De Jong by one shot. Also in the mix in what turned out to be a shoot-out were Jonas Blixt, the always exciting Jason Day, Bill Lunde and Scott Piercy.
On a strange note, it was one-time dez-rez John Daly putting together quite a performance…..currently 137th on the money list and needing some late season magic to get himself in the 125 to be exempt for next year, it looked early like maybe that would be the case when he came out smokin’ (literally) on Thursday and Friday with scores of 69, 63…..he was actually in the hunt! Uh, but then came Saturday……(86!) and Sunday, (77!)…. Wow is all you can say…..What was for dinner on Saturday night?
Locally your sports can be had weekly with “The Clubhouse with Mike Livingston” radio show on KNEWS 94.3 FM 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.