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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    OCTOBER 28: Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates winning the tournament on the 18th green during the final round of the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club on October 28, 2019 in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
    November 08, 2019 - 9:25 am

    I still remember where I was,10 years ago, when I heard that Tiger Woods had been involved in a car crash. Of course, we soon heard all the sordid details of Tiger's infidelities and the end of...

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    FEBRUARY 20: Jayce Tingler #32 of the Texas Rangers poses for a portrait on photo day at Surprise Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
    October 24, 2019 - 7:34 am

    Despite placing a premium on experience in their search for a new manager, the San Diego Padres ultimately went a different direction, reportedly hiring the relatively unknown Jayce Tingler to...

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    October 08, 2019 - 7:02 pm

    We're in the doldrums of golf season and I've been lacking inspiration lately for BEN'S BACK NINE. It will return, but I wanted to keep writing, and if there's one thing I love as much as...

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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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