by Mike Livingston; Host, The Clubhouse Radio Show

With the PGA Tour taking a week off of the FedEx Cup Playoffs this week before the Tour Championship, the spotlight fell to the other Tours this past weekend to assist in the competition with the NFL season’s Week #2 which is no easy task……..A bit easier than the weather perhaps as I’m sure that many of those chasing their balls around the goat pastures on Sunday would have much rather been in a pub somewhere swallowing a few pints and watching some other sport as “tough” didn’t even begin to sum-up the conditions.

The Women’s British Open (or Open Championship, if you prefer) was simply Shin-credible…..That’s right, it was Shin-sational…..OK, have I covered it? Did you get the point? Jiyai Shin took the whip to the rest of the field en route to posting a 9-shot win in the oldest Championship, ending the final round at -9 with her closest competitors being Inbee Park at even par and U.S.’s Paula Creamer at +1.

The older dudes on the Champions Tour had a bit of a vacation as they traveled to Hawaii for the Pacific Links Hawaii Championship at Kapolei. The weather couldn’t have been better for these guys and the scoring showed it.

When it was all said and done it was longtime PGA Tour veteran Willie Wood that took home the hardware and the big cash but it took at final round -6, in a shoot-out to do it. Bill Glasson, Peter Senior, Tom Lehman, David Frost and Larry Mize were all close on his heels as Wood posted for the first time this year.

The Tour Championship gets started this coming Thursday on the PGA Tour as only the strong survive…..the top 30 remain as we head towards the final event in the FedEx Cup series. That of course, will be followed by the Ryder Cup the following weekend at Medinah Country Club in Chicago………..can the U.S. come up big on our home turf??

The big news locally continues to be the advent of the new “The Clubhouse with Mike Livingston” radio show which took to the airwaves last weekend 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.

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