by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show
With the PGA Championship, golf’s fourth major just recently completed and action on all three of the other major tours also happening these past two weekends, the world of golf most certainly is a busy place right now, with chases for FedEx points, prize money totals and tour standings meaning more and more as summer draws nearer a close. It seems like just yesterday the season was starting but now, the schedule looks thinner and thinner, especially if you’re one of those players near the magic line as to whether you’ll be on tour next year or be on the proverbial “outside looking in”…..gotta be a tough feeling.
The PGA Championship wrapped last week at Kiowa Island, SC and what a test it turned out to be. Watching it I realized I hadn’t really seen the curse since the Ryder Cup in 1991 and remember back to that, I could really only remember the 17th hole (sorry, Bernhard!). Either way, all of the talk we had on The CaddyShack with the Landmark people in advance, helped set-up what was a very interesting tournament on a very unique golf course. Weather was a moderate factor early in the week but not on the weekend so no excuses (for Tiger) or anyone else…..and about Tiger, what’s with teasing us early and being so average on the weekends? Well if he’d have been the old Tiger it might have made for an epic showdown as the new kid in town, Rory McIlroy lit it up, like he did at last year’s U.S. Open at Congressional and showed us all why he deserves to be the world’s #1 player, capturing his second major at age 21… must be pretty good..
Sergio Garcia reintroduced himself to the winner’s circle this past week with a solid finish on a golf course he traditionally does well on, winning in a shoot-out at the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC. It’s his first win since 2008 after knocking on the door so many times. Meantime Willie Wood grabbed his first win on the Champions Tour with a sudden death playoff win over Michael Allen on Sunday at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Classic in Endicott, NY, at the same time the LPGA’s finish also proved to be a nail-biter with Mika Miazato edging Brittany Lincicome and Inbee Park to win the Safeway Classic.
Big news locally as this weekend brings the end to an era with the airing of the last episode of The CaddyShack Radio Show. Join Roger, Earl & myself as we bring in as many of our past guests, friends and golf world as possible to send us off in a way only fitting this enigma. However, do not fret and stay tuned to KNEWS for the newest chapter to local and national sports on a larger platform starting next week. Lots of big surprises ahead! We’ll be looking for you on The Caddy Shack Radio Show this 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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