Golf Digest’s betting podcast is the source for anyone interested in gambling on golf. We interview the sharpest gambling experts in the industry—to discuss their picks for the week’s PGA Tour event and the surge in popularity in golf betting and DFS. Our hosts (Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers) also highlight GolfDigest’s experts picks column, which is up nearly 300 units this season.
Tiger Woods is BACK! Who better to break it all down with us than former Golf Digest Tiger Tracker Dan Rapaport? We dive into the key quotes from Woods' Tuesday presser, his chances to win in 2024 and much more. Plus, the Mount Rushmore of “Tigerisms.”
Blayne Barber, who went viral after shooting 82 in the first round of the second stage of Q school, joined the pod to go deeper into his struggles and discuss what's next for him. We also talk about Paul Azinger being out at NBC—and debate whether or not people are being unfair about him as a commentator. Plus, we analyze Tiger Woods making a comeback at the Hero and what that means for his future. Finally, we chatted with legendary college basketball coach Lon Kruger, who is Chair of the Coaches vs. Cancer Council, to discuss the initiatives of Coaches vs. Cancer.
George Bryan IV, of “Bryan Bros” fame, is this week's guest, fresh off his first-ever made cut on the PGA Tour at the Bermuda Championships. He tells us what the experience of playing in the same event as his brother Wes was like, and why he believes he can still make a legitimate run at the PGA Tour.
The boys chat with Colson Brown, the Georgia Tech quarterback who somehow ended up on the men's golf team for a week. And it gets better—Brown got to play one of the top three courses on the planet. We get the full story, plus Alex, Steve and CP recap their own golf boondoggles last week. Plus, EVR's emotional victory in Mexico and a preview of the Bermuda Championship.
Patrick Koenig, now the world-record holder for most 18-hole golf courses played in a year, joins us to discuss his epic journey. The boys also break down a wild playoff on the LPGA Tour, a harsh suspension for two aspiring tour pros and the incredible story of a Georgia Tech freshman quarterback joining the golf team to play at Cypress Point. Plus, CP reveals the reason why he's started to break 80 again.
Three-time NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns joins us this week and all he wants to talk about is his love of golf. The 7-foot center joined us from his house, where he has the same golf simulator as Tiger Woods, his sports hero. Plus, we recap Collin Morikawa's drought-ending win and rank our five favorite NBA players on the eve of the new season.
The boys are joined by two great guests in 2022 World Long Drive champ Martin Borgmeier and PGA Tour pro Dylan Wu on this week's episode. Borgmeier previewed the World Long Drive Championship in Atlanta, which begins this week, while Wu came on to discuss his thoughts on the “FedEx Cup Fall,” which has become a controversial topic. Plus, Alex, Steve and CP break down Tom Kim's title defense in Las Vegas, Lexi Thompson's impressive first start against the men and Brooks Koepka's domination in Saudi Arabia.
Jimmy Rollins is this week's guest, and he couldn't stop talking about his new Wilson Staff irons. Now an analyst at TBS, the former Philadelphia Phillies shortstop also broke down the MLB Playoffs and revealed his potential in at Augusta National. Plus, Alex, Steve and CP discuss Lexi Thompson's chances of making the cut at the Shriners and a bogus ruling that cost a pro his PGA Tour card.
Six-time PGA Tour winner Hunter Mahan joins us to break down the American squad's crushing loss in Rome. A three-time Ryder Cupper himself, Mahan spoke on what he thought the U.S. team was lacking, and what they need to do to win on European soil going forward. Plus, Alex, Steve and CP discuss #HatGate and debate whether or not players should be paid to play in the Ryder Cup.
Former Ryder Cupper Jim Gallagher Jr., now a Golf Channel analyst, joins the podcast to break down this year's event in Rome, where he'll be on the Live From set all week. He talks about taking down Seve, why he wants the U.S. to end the drought and what it takes to win a Ryder Cup on the road. Plus, the boys make their best bets for Marco Simone, and recap a thrilling Solheim Cup that ended in a tie.
Alex, Steve and CP are joined by one of the top amateur players in the world, Stewart Hagestad, who won his third U.S. Mid-Amateur at Sleepy Hollow last week. Plus, an inside look at Gil Hanse's latest course renovation, and a recap of Sahith Theegala's maiden win.
The boys discuss Xander Schauffele's hilariously bad DraftKings promotional video, which he admittedly knew was going to be terrible when he was shooting it. Plus, CP returns to the range for the first time in a long time, and the boys break down their video game Mount Rushmores.
The boys continue their scorching hot run of guests with tour winner turned Netflix star Joel Dahmen, who joins the show to recap his season and update us on dad life. We also discuss the meteoric rise of Ludvig Aberg and his selection to the European Ryder Cup team. Plus, NFL Week 1 picks, as Alex looks to defend his 2022 against-the-spread title.
The boys sit down with Jon Rahm in NYC on this bonus edition of The Loop and chat about Augusta National, the Ryder Cup and much more. Shane Ryan also joins us to break down Zach Johnson's captain's picks for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
The great Holly Sonders is this week's first guest and she opens up about her time at Golf Channel and at Fox Sports. Dylan Newman, the Met Open winner, also joins us to break down his big win and help us settle a golf debate. Finally, the boys tip their cap to Viktor Hovland and take a look at the Week 1 college football lines.
The boys break down Viktor Hovland's stunning win at Olympia Fields and chat with U.S. Amateur winner Nick Dunlap, who is heading into his sophomore year at Alabama with the Havemeyer Trophy in tow.
The boys break down Lucas Glover's latest victory, which featured some impressive putting and some even more impressive (?) swamp ass. Plus, Golf Digest Senior Writer Joel Beall joins us to chat about his wild true crime story involving a golf pro in Georgia that resulted in an arrest.
The boys (minus Myers) recap a wild Sunday finish at the Wyndham Championship, which featured plenty of FedEx Cup chaos thanks to Justin Thomas and an emotional win for Lucas Glover. We're also joined by ESPN Senior Stats & Info Researcher David Gordon, who helps us break down the new 2024 PGA Tour schedule as well as this week's FedEx St. Jude Championship. Plus, Gordon explains the criteria for his famous Double Hammer bet, then tells us who is getting the Double Hammer treatment at TPC Southwind.
When the boys received a hot tip from an insider at the 3M Open, they bet big on a matchup they thought was a lock. The tip didn't end up being too hot, and before CP, Myers and Hennessey give their latest picks, they tell the quick story of insider trading gone wrong. Plus, the boys break down what Justin Thomas needs to do to earn a Ryder Cup pick, and whether there's another player who earned his way onto the team last week.
The boys recap a dud of a British Open and a majors season in general while also heaping praise on Brian Harman's impressive victory. We also get into our major season superlatives and break down the most exciting finish of the week in golf at the Barracuda Championship.
It's Open Championship week which means it's time to chat with the one and only Steve Bamford, host of the Golf Betting System Podcast. He breaks down the golf course, his best plays and much more. Plus, Alex, Steve and CP come up with a play they all agree on at Hoylake, which should end well.
The boys are live from Watchung Valley Golf Club, one of the qualifying sites for the inaugural Golf Digest Open. They're joined by the medalists of the Watchung qualifier, Michael O'Keefe and Bo Guarino, who earned a trip to the Golf Digest Open Championship at Fields Ranch in Frisco, Tx., this fall. Alex, Steve and CP also break down Sepp Straka's epic charge on Sunday at the John Deere Classic, and tip our caps to Pebble Beach and U.S. Women's Open champion Allisen Corpuz. Plus, a tough conversation about Michelle Wie, who received a hero's sendoff at Pebble in her final LPGA start.
On the first-ever Ryder Cup Radicals, Shane, Joel, and Luke jump into the deep end with a discussion of the LIV Golf imbalance—the US can have LIVers in the Ryder Cup, Europe cannot—and whether Zach Johnson has an obligation to level the playing field by leaving them out. Then it's on to discussions of the new closed circuit US Captaincy Conglomerate, LLC, Europe's key revival of the Hero Cup, and important Italian-centric concepts like Sambuca, Burratta, and the beauty of the word "Madon!" Brief attempts are also made to solve the mystery of the identity of Yannik Paul; no conclusions are drawn.The podcast will be on our Local Knowledge feed, and you can subscribe to the pod here for Apple and here for all other podcast providers.
Former Masters champion turned TV analyst Trevor Immelman joins us to preview The Match between the teams of Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce and Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. Immelman will be a part of the broadcasting team for the event, which will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. ET on TNT at Wynn Golf Club. We chat with the former tour pro about Curry's game, what it's like working with Jim Nantz and much more. Plus, the boys recap Keegan Bradley's epic Travelers Championship win, the ladies taking on iconic Baltusrol and why Chez Reavie watching his round back at the Cheesecake Factory might be the moment of the year in golf.
Alex, Steve and CP recap one of the more interesting U.S. Opens we've seen in years at LACC. We covered it all from Rory's latest close call to Wyndham Clark's ace in the hole to why this week was actually a successful one for Rickie Fowler. Plus, Travelers Championship picks, and some quick picks for the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
Alex, Steve and CP are joined by U.S. Amateur runner-up Ben Carr and his caddie Willy Wilcox ahead of this week's U.S. Open, in which Carr is making his debut. Fresh off a Monday practice round, Carr and Wilcox give us an inside-the-ropes look at LACC, which is expected to shine this week. The boys also discuss their best bets and break down the insane moment when Adam Hadwin got tackled by a security guard at the RBC Canadian Open.
There are many questions still to be answered about the LIV/PGA Tour merger—so the boys analyze how this will shape professional golf in the short and long term. The boys were joined by insider Joel Beall, Golf Digest senior writer, who has been covering the LIV saga since the beginning, to make sense of Tuesday's news.
Smylie Kaufman has been to the greatest heights in golf—having played in the final group of the Masters alongside Jordan Spieth in 2016 and winning on the PGA Tour. His game also fell off dramatically, leading him down the path of broadcasting, which he's now excelling in. Kaufman discusses his new career on TV, and what it's like to cover close friends such as Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth. Plus, he offers up some inside perspectives on LACC ahead of the U.S. Open after taking it low there with JT a few years back.We also are joined by Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet, a big golfer, to talk some Stanley Cup Finals ahead of Game 2 on TNT. Tocchet has some great stories playing with his good buddy Wayne Gretzky, who he just played Shadow Creek with.
Alex, Steve and CP break down Michael Block's wild week on Golf Twitter, where the club pro went from hero to villain in record time. They also talk best bets at Memorial, a crazy story involving PGA Tour pro J.B. Holmes and an awesome move from Colonial winner Emiliano Grillo before his playoff victory at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
What a week at Oak Hill, where Brooks Koepka claimed his fifth major title and his third PGA Championship. Alex, Steve and CP break it all down in great detail, and they're later joined by the viral hero of the PGA, Tom Lippard, AKA Dustin Johnson's crowd-control man. Plus, Colonial picks and more.
Between Jason Day's resurgence, LIV's big gaffe and the PGA Championship, there was plenty to discuss on this week's episode. Legendary PGA professional Michael Breed joined us to break down all of it, and he came armed with some seriously juicy Oak Hill nuggets. Alex, Steve and CP also create another golf debate out of thin air, in addition to making their best bets for the second major of the year.
The legendary Calvin Johnson may have retired early, but he's staying plenty busy with a new business venture and a rapidly improving golf game. He tells us about his simulator setup, "chopping it up" with Tiger, and his famous catch that wasn't a catch. Also, Alex, Steve, and Chris discuss Golf Digest's gambling panel's hot streak, how Golf Digest does its course ranking, and tackle a hole-in-one question before making their AT&T Byron Nelson picks.
After getting ripped to shreds on LIV Twitter, CP (mainly), Alex and Steve defend themselves against the haters, a group that included Lee Westwood, who came up with a new name for our podcast. We also debate the merits of the OWGR and whether or not 40 minutes could be described as “a hike” to play golf. Finally, a recap of Tony Finau and Talor Gooch's wins, plus picks for this week's elevated event, the Wells Fargo.
Sanderson Farms winner Mackenzie Hughes is this week's guest and he came armed with some great college stories involving fellow Canadians Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith. He talks fatherhood, fashion and why this could actually be the year for his Toronto Maple Leafs. Alex, Steve and CP also make their Mexico Open picks, debate the merits of the USGA handicap system and offer up an interesting conspiracy theory about Chase Koepka's loud hole-in-one on LIV.
Despite having an impossible act to follow in the Masters at Augusta National, the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town delivered the goods this past weekend, ending with a Matt Fitzpatrick victory in a playoff over Jordan Spieth. Alex, Steve and CP recap it all on this week's episode, and they explain the latest Golf Twitter saga that was sparked by the recent announcement of the Golf Digest Open.
After an already incredible week at the Masters, our very own Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers got to tee it up at Augusta National on Monday, Sunday pins and all. As expected, it was even better than we expected. The boys do a full breakdown of the course and their rounds, including Steve's insane par from short of the water (!!) at the famous par-3 12th hole. Find out who made the only birdie of the round, who made an opening 8 and which one of us won an epic match on an epic day in Georgia. Plus, a recap of Jon Rahm's second major title and the LIV boys having a successful start to the major season.
On the 20-year anniversary of his runner-up finish to Mike Weir at the Masters, Len Mattiace joins us to recall that heartbreaking week. Alex, Stephen and Christopher also make their 2023 Masters picks and break down how the nasty weather could affect the weekend at Augusta National.
We caught up with eight-time Pro Bowl defensive back Patrick Peterson, one of the NFL's best golfers, to chat about his best golf stories with Larry Fitzgerald, which includes the two changing in the car to go play Chicago Golf Club. Peterson tells us why Fitzgerald stopped playing him for money, how his handicap (and Aaron Rodgers') might be a little iffy, plus what it's like to play matches with Michael Jordan. Plus, Peterson makes his case for (finally) getting into the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am field.
David Duval returns to the podcast this week and this time he answers more than just one question. The former World No. 1 discussed his thoughts on the rollback announcement, life on the PGA Tour Champions and the time he carried Tiger Woods (and the time Tiger carried him). Plus, we preview the WGC-Match Play with Geoff Fienberg of Mayo Media Network.
This week, David Duval joined us for one total question before his service got spotty and the call cut off (we promise he'll be back next week). Fortunately, we were able make a call into the bullpen for Golf Digest's resident swing nerd Luke Kerr-Dineen, who broke down all the chaos that is the USGA and R&A's golf ball rollback announcement in great detail. We also recapped another “boring” win from Scottie Scheffler and made a few picks for the Valspar (and the NCAA Tournament).
Rocco Mediate, best known for his epic playoff loss against Tiger Woods at the 2008 U.S. Open, joins us live from his garage in Minnesota ahead of this week's Players Championship. Mediate, now 60, was excited to announce that he plays from the senior tees now, and that his new SiriusXM radio show “The Rocco Hour” is set to debut this week. If the show is as lively as our chat with him, it should be a huge success. We talked about everything from Tiger at Torrey to his insane drip to how the scene has evolved at the WM Phoenix Open, which he thinks is “a joke” nowadays. Plus, the boys discuss Rory McIlroy's questionable decision-making at Bay Hill, and make their best bets for TPC Sawgrass.
Live from Puerto Rico, Matt Every joins us ahead of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, which he famously won in back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015. Unfortunately, that didn't earn him a spot in this year's field, but Every is still chasing the dream at the Puerto Rico Open. The outspoken pro has also started a new podcast of his own, and is hopeful that he can return to TV when he eventually calls it quits. Every, CP, Steve and Alex also give their Bay Hill picks, and the boys debate the merits of simulator golf.
The band is back together this week, with former Golf Digest reporter Dan Rapaport joining us ahead of the Honda Classic. Rapaport, now with Barstool Sports, takes us behind the scenes of Netflix's new hit show “Full Swing,” which he stars in. He was one of the faces of the new Netflix series, which focuses on some of the PGA Tour's young stars and gives an inside look at life on tour. We also recap a wildly fun week at Riviera, and we debate what's best for Tiger Woods.
NFL Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher joined us to talk about his experience playing in the WM Phoenix Open pro-am for a third year. He tells us why Patrick Cantlay was a sneaky great pro to have on his team and he reveals which current MLB pitcher is the longest golfer he's ever seen. Urlacher—who has played in the American Century Championship and will tee it up at the upcoming Invited Celebrity Classic on the senior tour—tells us about playing Augusta National (where made an eagle on a par 4) and some fun Michael Jordan stories.
Shane Ryan, Sam Weinman and Alex Myers will be your guides through the upcoming Netflix show "Full Swing." The trio will discuss what the show gets right, what feels a bit off and everything in between. With each episode, we'll have a podcast to break down everything you just saw, and there may be a special guest to wrap it all up. The show will be on our Local Knowledge feed, so make sure to subscribe if you haven't done so already.
Seven-time PGA Tour winner Xander Schauffele joins us this week ahead of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, a tournament he tied for third in just one year ago. This year, Schauffele is one of the tournament favorites despite a nagging back injury, though he tells us it's been getting better and better each day. We also discussed his “stale” 2022 majors season, his scorching-hot late summer run and why he and his best buddy Patrick Cantlay aren't big social media guys. Plus, WMPO best bets and a recap of another wild weekend on Golf Twitter.
Ladies and gentlemen, we got him. After a decade-long chase, J.R. Smith finally joined this week's pod and he brought the heat. From his fledgling college golf career to his time in the NBA to the time he rolled one off the first tee in a qualifier, no topic was off limits. The New Jersey native, once a legend on the court, now has his sights set on becoming a legend on the course. Plus, the boys recap Max Homa's win at Torrey, TeeGate, TreeGate and JoggersGate. Golf content did not disappoint this week.
Two-time World Long Drive champion Kyle Berkshire joins us on this week's episode to discuss his sport's return to television and why he still has dreams of playing pro golf. We also chat about his bromance with Bryson DeChambeau, who dipped his toe into the long-drive world in 2021 and plans to compete in more events in 2023. Plus, the boys recap Jon Rahm's latest win and make a case for why Torrey Pines, site of this week' Farmers Insurance Open, is actually good (sort of).
Christopher “Mad Dog” Russo, one of our white whales, is our guest this week, and he had a lot to say, as always. The radio legend breaks down the art of the rant, the “First Take” moment that resonated with the masses and why the New York Yankees “had” to bring back Aaron Judge. The boys also hype up Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, complain about their wives, and, most importantly, give out their best bets for The American Express.
For the first time in 2023, we welcome a tour pro to the podcast. Keith Mitchell, who won the 2019 Honda Classic, joins us from Hawaii, where he'll be making his first start of the new year at the Sony Open. Mitchell was in great spirits, having just watched his Georgia Bulldogs dominate TCU 65-7 for a second straight national championship. After recapping the win, Mitchell told us his goals for this season, why he loves Waialae, this week's host venue, and why the Tito's Shorties Classic, which airs on January 11 at 7 p.m. ET on Golf Channel, is a must-watch event. Finally, the boys recap a solid season of NFL picks against the spread, and Steve gives us the lowdown on his Vegas trip, which included a round at Shadow Creek.
On this week's episode, we're joined by the “other” Scott Stallings and his wife Jenny, the two good Samaritans who got the real Scott Stallings' Masters invitation in the mail. They tell us how the whole mix-up unfolded, and how it inadvertently got them their own invite to Augusta National in April. Plus, Andy Lack, our newest member of the Golf Digest betting panel, joins us to preview the Sentry Tournament of Champions and the rest of the upcoming golf season.