by Mike Livingston; Co-Host, The CaddyShack Radio Show
What another unbelievable week of golf, all the way around….did you even notice? As we discussed at length on the desert’s best golf talk radio show airing from 6-8 a.m. on Saturday mornings, The Memorial Tournament, hosted by Jack Nicklaus and played at the famed Muirfield Country Club is viewed by the players as another (almost) major. The field is as tough and world class as you’ll find on tour all year and this year was no exception.
Earlier this year Tiger Woods broke an almost two-year winless streak to win at Bay Hill (hosted by The King, Arnold Palmer) and claim that tournament for the sixth (yes, sixth!) time. He came to The Memorial seeking his fifth win here and remained stable throughout a tumultuous week, weather-wise. Cold, rain and wind gave way to beautiful weekend conditions for those who survived which did not include all of the big names you might have thought going in. Rory McIlroy having only last week missed his third consecutive cut and lost his world number one ranking, spit-the-bit hard again at Muirfield with a string of bogies and worse down the stretch to miss another cut. Joining him in front of the T.V. with us for the weekend were names like: Bubba Watson, Nick Watney, Bill Haas, Keegen Bradley, Jason Day, as well as recent winners Carl Pettersen and Kevin Na.
Sunday’s back nine provided the dramatic golf theater of several years ago as the three shot lead of Spencer Levin gave way to first Rory Sabbatini and his “hat” and then after another shot for the ages and the Tiger career highlight reel, his chip-in from above and behind the sixteen for birdie catapulted Woods into a lead he would not relinquish and in fact, increase with a birdie at the last for a two-shot win, his second of the year, fifth at The Memorial. In addition and something the networks again used to their theatrical advantage was the fact that this was Tiger’s 73rd career victory, tying the same amount Nicklaus had in his career. Tiger was quick to mention in his answer that he felt that 73 wins “wasn’t too shabby, especially at only thirty-six years old.”He then pointed out that he’d still be around for many more years and should add a few more wins…….He’s a beaut, isn’t he?
As Dibble would say, “Let’s talk LPGA Tour!”….The gals finished-up ShopRite Golf Classic with American Stacy Lewis remaining hot and holding off ‘Shack favs Katherine Hull and Azahara Munoz.
OK so by now you know the drill, the only place to talk golf on Saturday morning is YOUR wake-up call. It’s the Caddy Shack on KNEWS 94.3 FM…..Tune-in, we want to hear from you!……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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