Ben Higgins

Ben & Woods, M-F 5AM-9AM

Ben is a lifelong San Diego sports fan with a 20-year career in radio and TV, including more than 15 years as the Sports Director at KGTV ABC-10.

He loves talking about all sports (even the boring ones sometimes) but especially loves baseball, football, basketball, and golf.

Please don't ask him to attempt an Australian accent.

Best described as "The Odd Couple,"  Ben and Woods bring a unique sound to the San Diego airwaves with an entertaining and informative show.  As a couple of true baseball junkies, Ben and Woods could not be happier to be on the home of the Padres and they look forward to talking to you on your morning commute weekdays from 5-9am.

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    SEPTEMBER 01: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off in the playoff on the eighteenth during Day Four of the Omega European Masters at Crans Montana Golf Club on September 01, 2019 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
    September 12, 2019 - 9:12 am

    Happy Opening Day, golf fans! 

    What, you didn't realize a new PGA Tour season is starting today in West Virginia? It's true -- but you're forgiven if the occasion flew under your radar. ...

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    AUGUST 25: Brooks Koepka of the United States congratulates Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland on the 18th green after McIlroy won the FedEx Cup and Tour Championship during the final round of the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on August 25, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    August 29, 2019 - 5:00 am

    Brooks Koepka or Rory McIlroy?

    The results for the PGA Tour Player of the Year award will be announced soon, and it's a two-horse race.  Neither choice is a bad one.

    Brooks Koepka won...

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    AUGUST 24: FedEx Cup signage is displayed during the second round of The Northern Trust on August 24, 2018 at the Ridgewood Championship Course in Ridgewood, New Jersey. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
    August 23, 2019 - 8:42 am

    I hope I never become "that" sports guy. You know, the one who rails against anything new, and constantly tells anyone who will listen (or can't escape) that baseball or football or basketball was...

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    AUGUST 10: Bryson DeChambeau of the United States lines up a putt on the fifth green during the third round of The Northern Trust at Liberty National Golf Club on August 10, 2019 in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
    August 14, 2019 - 10:48 pm

    Woods has been known, on occasion, to say I have the patience of a saint. Of course, we've never played a round of golf together (The Links at Petco Park doesn't count for the purposes of this...

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    JULY 25: Xander Schauffele hits his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St Jude Invitational on July 25, 2019 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
    August 08, 2019 - 1:11 pm

    The PGA Tour regular season is over (yes, I know the FedEx Cup isn’t exactly the NCAA Tournament or Stanley Cup Finals as far as playoffs go, but here we are nonetheless).

    I thought...

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    JANUARY 27: Jason Day of Australia plays a shot from a bunker on the 17th hole on the South Course during the final round of the the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 27, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
    July 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm

    It's time to wrap up my month-long countdown of my favorite golf courses in North County. Check out previous Ben's Back Nine blogs for...

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    JULY 18: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland tees off during the first round of the 148th Open Championship held on the Dunluce Links at Royal Portrush Golf Club on July 18, 2019 in Portrush, United Kingdom. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)
    July 18, 2019 - 8:56 am

    We'll return to the countdown of my top North County golf courses later in the month, but today we're focusing in on the final major of the golf season.

    First, let's all agree to call it by...

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    ANUARY 27: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his shot on the 17th hole on the South Course during the final round of the the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 27, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
    July 11, 2019 - 5:00 am

    The countdown continues this week! If you missed my rankings for golf courses 11 through 15, click...

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    JUNE 30: Nate Lashley putts on the fourth green during the final round of the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Country Club on June 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
    July 04, 2019 - 6:00 am

    July is a great month for golf in San Diego. While other places in the Southwest like Phoenix, Las Vegas, or La Quinta are getting too hot to spend 5 hours outside, here in San Diego, all you need...

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    JANUARY 27: The group of Jon Rahm of Spain, Justin Rose of England and Adam Scott of Australia walk up the 18th fairway on the South Course during the final round of the the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on January 27, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
    June 20, 2019 - 8:56 am

    The 2019 U.S. Open is complete -- congratulations to Gary Woodland on his 3-shot win over Brooks Koepka at Pebble Beach -- and that means we are now less than two years from the return of golf's...

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