Big week. Listen to the podcast to hear the secret password for a free hat. Heath and Vinnie chat with the Legal Golf Pro, Dave Landgraf, and he gives tips to score better. Heath isn't concerned about Vinnie living under the Viper Room. They talk about Lydia Ko not winning a single tournament on the LPGA Tour this season, well she did get married.
2022 was a bumper year for Kiwi golfers. Of course we had Lydia Ko, who climbed back to the World No.1 ranking in women's golf. Add to that a mega year for Ryan Fox, taking second in the European Tour Championship standings and now invited to the Masters. And the unsung hero was Steve Alker, who took out the Charles Schwab Cup and was top ranked on the PGA Champions Tour. So how does he reflect on the year? And what are the goals for 2023? Steve Alker joined Tim Dower out of the US. LISTEN ABOVE See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy new year! On the first Golf Today of 2023 Todd Lewis joins us from the golf course as preparation is well underway at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Over the holiday break, the golf community lost one of its all time greats in Kathy Whitworth. Beth Ann Nichols and Judy Rankin stop by to reflect upon her life and the incredible golf legacy she built over a decades-long professional career. We take a look at the year to come on the LPGA as well with Paige Mackenzie, who helps the guys drop their biggest predictions for the world of golf overall in 2023. Beth Ann Nichols (15:40) Judy Rankin (39:30)
In 2004, software developer Mark Sweeney was fed up with missing putts. So he dedicated two years of his life to creating a system that delivers perfect reads. He called it AimPoint. You've seen players from Keegan Bradley to Lydia Ko to Adam Scott straddle their line and read their break in finger-widths. Now, hear from the inventor of this peculiar but effective strategy, as Sweeney and host Tom Coyne dig into this method that took 100,000 lines of code to get right. Along the way, you'll learn how Golf Channel's virtual putting line came to be, how a group of third graders helped unlock an AimPoint mystery, and why you might already be a much better putter than you think.
There's a ton of stories in golf these days, so Keith and Wade take on as many as they can in sixty minutes. No interviews, just the two ProShow cohorts breaking down the Hero World Challenge and a whole lot more. From the World Cup, to airport bars and everywhere in between Keith reads between the lines of Tiger's press conference and health. The players at the Hero are struggling with the wet windy conditions and a reacp of round one only creates more questions than answers. Rahm, JT and Lydia Ko make the news and notes portion of the show alongside Sergio's fall and Mickelson's "facts" tweet. There's a lot going on and all of that gets discussed before the Weekly Update. Golf, pop-culture and a whole lot more this week. The Weekly Update: Max's Twitter trick, Cam Smith's social post, 'O Canada's leader, and JT's admission. ProShow Playlist Ep. #235: On Top of the World (Imagine Dragons), A Pirate Looks at Forty (Jimmy Buffett), Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
Sam reflects on a big sporting week in this country - from the legacy left by Sir Murray Halberg to the futures of other New Zealand athletes and teams being up in the air. Also the action from the FIFA world cup, including Australia advancing.
Lydia Ko is back on top of the golfing world. The 25-year-old New Zealander - yes, she's still just 25 - has returned to number one in the rankings for the first time in more than five years. Sports reporter Clay Wilson has the details. [embed] https://players.brightcove.net/6093072280001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6316283960112
While you're eating leftovers and searching for great deals, wind down your holiday weekend with our latest episode! Callaway's Dave Neville joins us to talk about how Callaway reemerged as a category leader and whether or not he's for or against green bean casserole. PLUS: Crazy expensive tee times and a HUGE Club Champion fitting deal. (00:00-03:47) Nick and Cassie's Thanksgiving traditions (03:48-06:25) Lydia Ko wins the CME Group Tour Championship and everybody ghosted the CME Group Dinner (06:26-12:12) Jon Rahm wins the DP World Championship and continues to battle the OWGR + Rory wins fourth Harry Vardon trophy and butts heads with Greg Norman (12:13-23:55) Most Expensive Tee Times list (23:56-27:50) Club Champion's HUGE Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal + new demos hitting stores (27:51-56:17) Interview with Callaway's Sr. Director of Brand and Product Management, Dave Neville (56:18-01:14:09) Yea or nays with Dave Neville, featuring: corporate golf outings, green bean casserole, Petco Park, and more! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show! For more club content, follow us on Instagram: @clubchampion Let us know what you think of the show on Twitter: @clubchampgolf
We welcome long time GWAA writer Jeff Babineau joins Co-Hosts Allen DePuy and Bob Baldassari on the panel this week in time to discuss big news off the LPGA Tour where they concluded the Race for CME Globe. Lydia Ko impressed, a new tour schedule was released, but was it overshadowed by a dinner? We discuss. Justin Timberlake made news this week joining the golf entertainment space. And, there is a Traveling Golfer sighting at the TPC Tampa Bay. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On a slow golf week, Augusta National made major news with the significant changes the club has made to its iconic par-5 13th hole. Alex, Steve and Christopher debate whether or not the extra length makes the hole better or worse, and whether or not it will still be a momentous hole on the back nine on Sunday. Plus, we discuss Jon Rahm's comments on the Official World Golf Ranking, the rigged format at Golf Digest's annual Seitz Cup and Lydia Ko's massive payday on the LPGA. Finally, we make our NFL Week 12 picks, which include a double crossfire on one of Thanksgiving's main events: Lions vs. Bills.
FedEx Cup champion, world No.1 and now the winner of the Race To Dubai – it's been quite a 2022 for Rory McIlroy. Michael and Bryce discuss the Northern Irishman's spectacular year and dissect how and where he's improved the most. Elsewhere, Craig Burley – the last man to score a goal for Scotland at the World Cup Finals – joins us to discuss France ‘98, Ruud Gullit's “crap” golf, and his dream of playing Augusta National. Plus, is Matt Fitz right to snub the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, is Lydia Ko the most underrated player in the game... and how did David Leadbeatter “ruin” Bryce's game? Tune in now! ⛳️ Chat to us on social and subscribe to the magazine for the best news, reviews, comment and more from the home of golf! ⓣ https://twitter.com/bunkeredonline ⓕ https://www.facebook.com/bunkeredonline ⓨ https://www.youtube.com/bunkeredonline ⓘ https://www.instagram.com/bunkeredonline Get the magazine every month: https://www.bunkered.co.uk/suboffer
As the 2022 golf season begins to wrap up, Ryan Rottman returns to the podcast to chat about OSDB.com and Christmas Hallmark movie. The RSM Classic was cold and windy, but Canadian Adam Svensson rallied from a poor Thursday start to hoist the trophy (2:11). The LPGA wrapped up their season in Naples, FL, where Lydia Ko capped off one incredible season (6:10). The DP World Tour's Race to Dubai ended predictable, with Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy hoisting trophies (10:20). The golf world is now going quiet, but December has a couple events on the horizon (13:20). In Tuned In, Michael is catching a new animated series on Prime, "The Legend of Vox Machina," while Alex is sharing some insight from her recent RunYourPool.com article about how to eat, chat with family, and watch sports on Thanksgiving (14:32). Ryan Rottman, actor and business man, returns to the podcast along with his OSDB.com partner Michael Goldman to chat about the new website that combines all the info you want about your favorite athletes, and about Rottman's newest Hallmark Christmas movie (17:53). The football world on the collegiate and professional side of the ball saw poor picks from Alex this weekend, but the big headlines were surprise blowouts, and horrible games (49:59). As the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, desert is on the menu as they look ahead to the Thanksgiving finale, while Michael prepares for his birthday meal on Saturday (52:59).
In this episode we run through all 21 of Jim McLean's death moves in your golf swing and discuss how they might be affecting your golf game. Of course we cover our most recent house problem as well as update you on the CME Tour Championship with Lydia Ko as the champion with an impressive cap to her great year.
We prep for Tiger Woods playing THREE TIMES in December by recapping the LPGA's "tour championship" CME Globe with our pro golfer contributor Hannah Screen. She talks Lydia Ko's historic year along with some drama that went down with the title sponsor. We then shift to another historic happening at the DP World Tour Championship, where Jon Rahm takes home the title but Rory bags the season long crown becoming the first world #1 to win it along with Fed Ex Cup in same season. The surprisingly entertaining RSM rounds out our recap coverage where Dirty Birdies favorite Adam Svvenson wins his first PGA Tour event. All in all, an action packed Thanksgiving week episode!
Lydia Ko has claimed the largest first place prize in the history of the women's sport. The 25-year-old won the season-ending LPGA Tour Championship event in Naples Florida by two shots which also confirmed her as the Player of the Year. She pockets a whopping NZ$3.25 million for the win. Felicity Reid has this report.
Soly and Neil fire up the Sunday night pod with a recap from all fronts of pro golf as Adam Svensson takes the RSM, Jon Rahm wins the DP World Tour Championship as Rory claims the Race to Dubai and Lydia Ko wins the LPGA's CME Group Tour Championship. We take a thorough look at both men's tour finishes and Rahm's OWGR frustrations before we're joined by Michelle Wie for her insight on Ko's win and this past LPGA season. We also wrap with a few miscellaneous listener questions covering P's lawsuit, Bryson, the new PGA Tour app and more.
After four years of weekly shows it's time to close the curtain and retire the WiSP News Desk, the show that has brought you the top stories from around the world fo women's sports. And it's been a fun ride watching different sports grow and champions made. On this final episode we begin with a true champion of her sport counting 19 times as the LPGA Champion, New Zealander, Lydia Ko wins the final title of the season and $2 million check at the CME Tour Championship. In Alpine Skiing, the World Cup got underway in Levi, Finland and American Mikaela Shiffrin came out the gate as she means to continue with back to back wins in the two slalom races ahead of Anna Svenn Larsson (SWE) and Petra Vlhova (SVK) on day one and beating Switzerland's Wendy Holdener and Petra again on the second day. The Lionesses were held to a 1-1 draw against Norway in the last of their friendly games of the year. And in the WSL, Manchester United ended Arsenal's winning streak by beating them 3-2, thanks to a last minute goal by Alessia Russo. The Rugby League World Cup came to a conclusion with an exciting win again for Australia against New Zealand. Exciting news in motor racing as Formula One launches a women's academy. British Darts star Fallon Sherrock gets a place in the 2023 World Championships. And in Nordic Combined Skiing women protest in a very visual way at being denied Olympic entry when they already have a World Cup season and World Championship.Hosts: Chris Stafford & Nancy GillenRecorded: November 21, 2022WiSP Sports is the ONLY GLOBAL PODCAST NETWORK FOR WOMEN'S SPORT with more than 60 hosts, 1600+ episodes across 50 shows and over 7 million downloads. Every episode is a WiSP SPORTS ORIGINAL PRODUCTION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.We are ranked in the top 2% of more than 2.71 million podcasts worldwide. WiSP Sports is on all major podcast players. Follow WiSP Sports on social media @WiSPsports. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Monday episode begins with tales of woe from a mostly losing sports weekend for both Andy and Brendan. Then they jump into the results from around the globe, beginning in Dubai with Jon Rahm winning the season-ending event on the DP World Tour and Rory McIlroy winning the season-long points race. They go through each of those players' seasons of scant starts on the Euro Tour, compared to say, a Ryan Fox, and ask if this arrangement is sustainable. On the PGA Tour, they praise Adam Svensson for his RSM Classic win, and then get into some 4A talk. On the LPGA, they marvel at the consistency of Lydia Ko's year and amuse in the fact that she still has more work to do to be eligible for the HOF. Then it's on to perhaps the juiciest part of the weeknd, the CEO of the LPGA's biggest sponsor, going OFF to Beth Ann Nichols and putting the LPGA leadership on blast. What went in to the public lashing out and does it spell trouble for the LPGA?
Alan Shipnuck, Michael Bamberger, and Ryan French break down the final week in golf before the holiday season begins. Jon Rahm wins on the DP Tour but Rory takes the Race to Dubai without winning a single DP event. Lydia Ko's hall of fame career before the age of 26, Adam Svensson's win at the RSM and his connections with the Big Money Classic and the crew presents their solutions to the current OWGR situation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is back to her absolute best, winning the LPGA Tour Championship this week, and claiming its more than $3 million prize. Ko also won the overall player of the year title on the LPGA Tour, as well as the award for the lowest average score throughout the season. The 25-year-old sprinted onto the scene as a teenager, but her form deserted her for a few years. To climb back to the top is quite a remarkable feat, and not something many commentators expected. Her former coach Guy Wilson spoke to Corin Dann.
The Men's Football World Cup is underway in Qatar under clouds of controversy. so will politics continue to dominate the news, or will football take over? Joe also reviews the All Black's final test of 2022. was it symbolic of their year in general? And it's been a massive few days for Kiwi golfers with Lydia Koh continuing to shine.
It's been a big year for our Kiwi golfers. After finishing third in the final event of the PGA Tour Champions, Steve Alker is one of the best feel-good sporting stories of the year. Kiwi World no. 3 Lydia Ko closed out a two-shot victory collecting a US$2 million prize in the season-ending LPGA Tour tournament. And Ryan Fox finished second at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, ending the year inside the World's top 50 and earning himself an invite to Augusta National for next year's masters, ticking off another long-term goal. NZ Golf CEO Dean Murphy joined Mike Hosking. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Brad, Bare and Keiser share what they are thankful for in golf this holiday season while recapping Rory's sweep of the two major tour season titles, Jon Rahm's third win of the year worldwide and Lydia Ko taking the CME Race to the Globe and the largest pay day in the history of professional women's golf. The guys also discuss Adam Svensson becoming the next Canadian winner on the PGA Tour, taking the RSM Classic in the final event of the Fall.
The Cowboys end the Vikings winning streak, the Eagles are back in the win column, the Patriots win in dramatic fashion over the Jets, the Nets win as Kyrie Irving returns from his suspension, the top two teams in NCAA women's basketball met, and Lydia Ko caps a terrific LPGA season.
In this week's episode of The Slam, a National Club Golfer podcast, there is plenty to discuss from an incredibly busy week that saw the end of the 2022 seasons for both the DP World and LPGA Tours. When it comes to the former, something isn't quite right when it comes to how the Race to Dubai standings are calculated, and we think we've come up with the perfect plan to solve it. (Mr Pelley, if you're listening, slide into our DMs.) As for the latter, it's been another wonderful season for women's golf which, we argue, has never been in better shape, and what Lydia Ko has to do to be in the conversation for GOAT status. We also discuss the bug OWGR fallout - though we don't necessarily have a fix for this - as well as Cameron Smith and his rather controversial claims about why he moved to LIV, and that phone call with Rory McIlroy. And we couldn't let Bryson DeChambeau off the hook - so our resident elite amateur athlete has his say on that matter. There may also be some World Cup chat, so sorry in advance about that. Enjoy!
Matt Adams is joined by specials guests onsite at Sea Island and Jon Rahm unloads on the new OWGR broadcast live from the RSM Classic. Hear from Jon Rahm, Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko and much more.
Sean Foley (IG: @seanfoleyperformance) is one of the biggest names in golf instruction. He has coached some of the best players in the world including Lydia Ko, Cameron Champ, Justin Rose, and Tiger Woods. He has been voted as the top golf teacher in the world by players on the PGA Tour. Born and raised outside of Toronto, Foley set out to be a teacher of elite players after watching David Leadbetter work with Nick Faldo on the range at the RBC Canadian Open in 1988. He played college golf at Tennessee State University and went on to begin his teaching career at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON. Today, Sean is the host of ‘Playing Lessons with the Pros', on Golf Channel and some of the most widely – consumed content on Revolution Golf. Sean Foley Performance in Orlando, Florida, offers elite golf training and a world-class experience for players of all ages. Sean's core teaching philosophy is driven by a passion to help golfers evolve into the best players and people they can be, incorporating biomechanics, leading technology, physiology, performance psychology and philosophy into his instruction. Sponsors: Get your 15% discount on your next order of JustThrive Probiotic at https://justthrivehealth.com/ (use code: GOLF360) Looking to play one of the best golf courses in the Hilton Head Island area? Be sure to check out Old South Golf Links and have one of your best golf experiences ever https://www.oldsouthgolf.com/ Others: The Stack is the games premiere training device to increase your swing speed. Check them out at https://www.thestacksystem.com/ and be sure to enter GOLF360 at checkout for your discount.
Josh is joined by Gary Murphy and, making his podcast debut, Chris Murphy. Chris has caddied for 7 years for various tours and was on the bag last week for Chiara Noja's debut win on the LET. He talks about the Aramco, how good Chiara is as a golfer and his experience carrying for Lydia Ko. Richard Kaufman also calls in to look ahead to an exciting climax in the women's season.
Need we say more?!? The world no. 1 Lydia Ko comes on the show today to open up about how she has ridden the highs and lows of pro golf to find herself back on top of the game. Over on the PGA TOUR, Russell Henley went through a lot himself to get back in the winners circle. Damon and Eamon discuss what Henley's first win since 2017 could do for his career. Up on the senior circuit, Bernhard Langer won for the 44th time on the PGA TOUR Champions! The guys can't help but marvel at the consistent excellence from the 65-year old German. Lastly, it's crunch time on the Korn Ferry Tour! Golf Channel writer Brentley Romine chimes in from Korn Ferry Tour Q-School to get us up to speed on who is locking in status for the year to come. Lydia Ko (45:14)
Cobra Golf's Ryan Roach joins Nick and Cassie on this special Halloween episode to discuss Cobra's innovative 3D printing method and the future of golf club design as well as whether they're for or against trick-or-treating and pumpkin flavored beers. PLUS: Rory milestone, Lexi gets a win, and more Halloween fun! (00:00-05:10) Rory is the new World No. 1 after a dominant 2022 and our brand ambassador Lexi Thompson is back in the winner's circle (05:11-07:48) Lydia Ko runs away with BMW Ladies Championship and LIV wants to make its own major tournaments (07:49-11:33) Cam Young is the PGA Rookie of the Year, new demos from PING and Callaway, and Club Champion content updates (11:34-16:33) Nick and Cassie's Halloween plans and traditions (16:34-51:41) Interview with Cobra Golf's Director of Innovation Ryan Roach (51:42-01:11:27) Yea or nays with Ryan Roach Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show! For more club content, follow us on Instagram: @clubchampion Let us know what you think of the show on Twitter: @clubchampgolf
Ann visits with Lydia Ko, winner of 2 Major titles and 18 LPGA victories about what she's learned most about herself in the last few years, her excellent 2022 season and designing her own golf shoe. Ann talks with Champions Tour player Jerry Pate about his career, winning the US Open as a rookie and his opinions on LIV Golf and to Jason Deegan of Golf Pass, about top courses to play in the US and beyond.
The Big Players recap wins from Rory McIlroy, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson, which saw Rory regain his #1 ranking in the OWGR (1:22). The Big Players then turn to comeback Player of the Year votes for 2022, and who they think the comeback players will be for 2023 (25:47). Make sure to go follow the pod on Instagram @bigplayersonlypod, thanks for listening!
The World's best golfer is once again Rory McIlroy, and he won again, this time at Congaree, the new home in South Carolina to the CJ Cup. Hosts Alex Lauzon and Michael Russell marvel at Rory's 2022 year, when he was a model of consistency while also playing stand-in PGA Tour Commissioner (1:42). The PGA Tour announced the entire "elevated" tournament list, adding more mainstay tournaments to a list of bigger purse championships (6:04). The LPGA wrapped up its weekend in Korea, where Lydia Ko continued her great stretch of golf this year with another win (8:00). LIV Golf heads to Trump Doral for its season finale, where Pat Perez's Four Aces are favorites to win the season long team prize (8:45). The PGA Tour, meanwhile, heads to the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal, where several past podcast guests headline the field (10:23). In Tuned In, Michael is marveling at an incredible animatronic Halloween display in a Savannah neighborhood, while Alex went to the theaters for the critically panned "Halloween Ends" (12:25). This week's guest is Daniela Iacobelli, widely considered the "John Daly of women's golf." Daniela chats with Alex about her many years on the LPGA and Epson Tours, her love of lighting up heaters on the course, and how she may be the only golfer who hates the off-season (15:47). Alex's college football picks where pretty good this week, but only if you looked at his full slate, and not his Run Your Pool picks. A completely flip of his luck last week (40:24). In the NFL, Michael's Giants are now Super Bowl contenders, while Alex's Patriots continue to have questions as to who is the started quarterback (43:20). Major League Baseball heads to the World Series, and Michael's Yankees are woefully absent after an atrocious showing to the Astros. Alex now wonders is Aaron Judge will jump ship to the rival Mets or Red Sox (45:14). As the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex is sharing his Halloween meal plans to avoiding eating all the candy, while Michael is trying out a new sourdough bread combination of figs, goat cheese, and honey (48:39). Listen + Love + Subscribe: http://bit.ly/3fdoQed Read Alex's Picks on Run Your Pool: https://www.runyourpool.com/articles/author/alexlauzon/ Support the First Tee - Greater Austin: https://bit.ly/3n09U4I Join us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/2NpEIKJ Follow us on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2QJhZLQ Watch us on YouTube: http://bit.ly/3qvq4Dt
Josh is joined by Rob Lee and Trish Johnson to review the CJ Cup and Rory McIlroy getting back to the World No1 spot. Trish calls in from Japan to discuss another win for Lydia Ko and what golf is like in South Korea. Plus a look ahead to a emotional week in Portugal on the DP World Tour.
UK correspondent Hannah Screen joins the pod with Scooter and Keith off exploring the golf world. Rory McIlroy re-ascends to world #1 with his victory at the CJ Cup. Congaree Golf Club showed out as did 15 of the top 20 in the world. Another world #1 spot was up for grabs in Korea at the BMW Ladies Championship. 19 year old phenom Atthaya Thitikul just missed the T-4 or better needed to become the top ranked women's player in the world when our girl Lydia Ko dropped 65 on Sunday to win her 18th LPGA title. We then take a deep dive into college golf covering last week's Big 12 Men's Match Play and the (VERY) recently concluded Jim West Challenge. At tail end of the pod, we talk about Hannah's reverse course to make a go of it in professional golf!
Several days removed from Rory McIlroy's 23rd PGA TOUR and ascension to World No.1 win Cara Banks and Eamon Lynch can't help but ask... Does Rory have any major championship mojo left in the tank at 33? Sky Sports' Paul McGinley calls to weigh in with his opinion as well. The crew asks the same question of two-time major champion Lydia Ko after her 18th career victory on the LPGA Tour this past weekend. Sticking with the LPGA, Brittany Altomare joins the show from media day at the Pelican Championship in her natve Tampa, Florida! Brittany discusses everything from her affinity for the Solheim Cup to her quest for her first LPGA win. Paul McGinley (7:44) Brittany Altomare (42:54)
This Monday episode begins with a Sunday night sports update not presented by a bank and not planned at all! There are some deep thoughts on Bullet, and bullet, before Andy and Brendan get to the CJ Plaque winner Rory McIlroy. They discuss Rory's return to the top spot in the OWGR (but not the FEC) and the meaning that takes on 10 years after he first did it. They discuss both Rory and Lydia Ko getting emotional after their wins and after a decade of doing just about everything on their respective tours. Steven Alker's continued dominance on the Champs Tour leads to the creation of the “Alker Test” idea. There's also a chat on yet another Japanese No. 1 amateur and his win in a strong pro event this weekend. News closes with Majed Al Sorour releasing a statement on his New Yorker comments that LIV would create its own majors.
In the latest Fire Drill Podcast, Ryan French, Alan Shipnuck, and Michael Bamberger discuss the larger meaning of Rory McIlroy's latest win, Lydia Ko's renaissance and Alan's controversial ace, with the usual diversions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For the first time since the summer of 2020, Rory McIlroy sits atop the Official World Golf Ranking! George Savaricas and Eamon Lynch look back at the torrid run from the Irishman that started with a missed cut at the Valero Texas Open and culminated in his title defense at the CJ Cup Sunday. On the LPGA Tour, Lydia Ko took home her 18th career win this past weekend! Beth Ann Nichols and Paige Mackenzie drop in to discuss the significance of her second win of the season, and how close she could be to ending her drought in major championships. Speaking of winners, Steven Alker kicked off the Schwab Cup Playoffs on PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS with his third win of the season! Our crew reacts to his meteoric rise on the senior set. Beth Ann Nichols (19:50)
6 LONG years after Mackenzie Hughes and Charley Hull both won their first PGA and LPGA tournaments on the same weekend, they each get their second on Sunday! Damon and Eamon consider what this means for Mackenzie Hughes' career after failing to qualify for the Presidents Cup. Grant Boone joins the program to discuss Hull's win and where other players stand on the points they need to win the tour's most prestigious awards. The guys and Paige Mackenzie also discuss the best performances from the weekend by players who didn't win. Grant Boone (22:00)
We all know Lydia Ko, the golfer. With 23 career wins at only 25 years old, she doesn't exactly fly under the radar. But Lydia Ko, the person, does. On this week's episode, Hally and Henni welcome Lydia to the podcast to talk about everything imaginable…except for golf. From the major champion's favorite Netflix shows to her failed bread-baking hobby during the pandemic, Lydia spills on the activities that bring her joy outside of her profession. Plus, Lydia reveals how she met her fiancé and the story behind their surprise proposals. Yes, you read that correctly, there was more than one proposals. Listen to the whole episode for Lydia's engagement explanation, and Hally and Henni's discussion about their very own hobbies.
BREAKING NEWS - PGA defectors, Phil Mickelson, Bryson DeChambeau, Pat Perez, and Abraham Ancer, among others have filed an antitrust lawsuit against the PGA Tour. Golf Today welcomes Professor of Clinical Law/Director of Externship Programs at Brooklyn Law School, Jodi Balsam, to help examine the terms surrounding this issue. Kira K. Dixon caught up with some current PGA members at the Sedgefield Country Club, in Greensboro, NC, as they get ready for the Wyndham Championship, to get their take. The news comes in the midst of the AIG Women's Open. Damon and Eamon get a chance to chat with former champion Karen Stupples about the upcoming final major championship of the year. Karen Stupples (17:06) Jodi Balsam (53:19)
T-minus two days away from the final women's major of the season! Defending champion Anna Nordqvist joins the show to discuss her title defense at Muirfield, and Paige Mackenzie stops by to let us know who to watch out for in the AIG Women's Open field. The race for the FEDEXCUP is heating up on the PGA TOUR too, so Kira K. Dixon drops in with updates on golfers trying to crack the top 125 and qualify for the playoffs. Not to mention, the Presidents Cup is around the corner! International Team hopeful Tom Kim stops by to make his case for making the team and to share what he's learned in his rookie year on tour. Tom Kim: 35:57 Anna Nordqvist: 46:20
It's a first-of-the-month recording, which immediately puts Andy in a good mood for this Monday recap. First, however, Brendan begins with a Sunday morning wake-up to golf facts being shared far and wide. This time, there's an accusation that the PGA, Southern Hills, and Tiger are in cahoots to make it an inequitable major championship. This leads to a somewhat more serious discussion about the post-Masters “Now what?” part of Tiger's comeback and how competitive he might be. Then it's on to results from the weekend, starting with the LPGA event at Palos Verdes, hitting on Marina Alex's victory, Lydia Ko's amusing honesty, and the course. On the PGA Tour, they praise the setup guys as well as Jon Rahm, who did not have his best stuff but scratched out a W against a super stinky field in Mexico.