Ben Higgins

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)
Ben Higgins
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 his marriage, the sex rehab and three-year struggle to get his golf game back. In 2013, Tiger rose back...
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Ben & Woods
October 24, 2019 - 5:03 pm
Reports are that the Cubs made David Ross do a mock speech in his job interview for how things would go on day one of Spring Training if he got the job. Which got us thinking...how would our own Ben Higgins address the Padres on day 1 if HE were the skipper? Listen in!
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Ben Higgins
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 sports...it's food. My wife, Sheli, is an amazing cook, but since I've worked nights at KGTV for the past 15...
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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)
Ben Higgins
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. After all, it was just 2 1/2 weeks ago when Rory McIlroy was crowned FedEx Cup playoff champion at East Lake. It...
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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)
Ben Higgins
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 this would be a good time to see how San Diego County locals fared this year on the PGA Tour. I’ll use the final...
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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)
Ben Higgins
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 #15 through #11 and #10 through #6 . I've played all of these courses multiple times, and we're now down to the best of the best. Just a reminder, here are my...
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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)
Ben Higgins
July 11, 2019 - 5:00 am
The countdown continues this week! If you missed my rankings for golf courses 11 through 15, click here. The number of terrific golf courses within about 15 miles of where I grew up in Encinitas is ridiculous. I'm going through my favorites all this month. Just a reminder, here are my guidelines: I...
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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)
Ben Higgins
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 is a little sunscreen and a couple of cold drinks to get through 18 holes. I've been playing golf...
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