Dr. Bob Rotella joins us to chat about his work with professional golfers, how we can all quiet our minds on the golf course, the yips, why golf is best played from your unconscious mind, working with athletes in other sports, the power of a strong mind, and so much more.
Max Homa joins us to (belatedly) celebrate his win at the Fortinet Championship, share his thoughts on the winning process on the PGA Tour, Sungjae Im, Matthew Wolff, Jin Young Ko's win on the LPGA Tour, Phil on the PGA Tour Champions, as well as some listener questions.
We caught up with Padraig Harrington and Chris DiMarco ahead of the Constellation Furyk & Friends event in Jacksonville. Soly of course wears Padraig out on the Ryder Cup, clarifies a few things that have surfaced since the event concluded, talked about the future, how the US has copied the Europeans, the Tiger effect, and a lot more. And on the back half, Chris DiMarco joins to chat about his run in the mid-2000's, the 2005 Masters with Tiger, the 2004 PGA, injury struggles, the claw grip, and a lot more.
Sam Burns wins the Sanderson and we're joined by NLU Young Hitter Justin Hueber to break down the tournament and get an inside look at some of the rookies who could have an immediate impact on tour in the 2021-22 season. We also get Justin's take on Bryson's appearance at the world long drive championships and a ton more.
Scottie Scheffler joins to chat about how he found out he made the Ryder Cup team, how his Bryson pairing came about, the team room dynamic, how the captains fostered a great team environment, and everything else from his first Ryder Cup. Then Kyle Porter from CBS joins to talk about our week walking the grounds at Whistling, his recent piece on CBSsports.com, chatting with Rory, and everything else from our favorite event.
History is made as the US by a record margin of 19-9. We recap the Sunday matches, discuss Rory, the press conferences afterwards, who is going to be on these teams in the next event, grades for each player, and so much more.
History is made as the US takes an 11-5 lead into Sunday singles. We recap the Saturday action at Whistling Straits, go through everyone's week thus far, recap the pairings, go through tomorrow's matchups, and a lot more.
What a day! The US jumps out to their best start ever in the modern Ryder Cup, and we recap our day on the grounds. We break down each match, highlights of each session, preview tomorrow's matches, and the usual shenanigans.
We sum up our day at Whistling Straits, preview each match tomorrow, chat about Whistling's effect on the crowd, Poulter, some adjusted predictions, predict what we're gonna see in the afternoon, and a lot more. Kyle Porter crashes the party about halfway through, Soly tells a JT story, and we're definitely ready for this thing to start.
Before we get too deep into the breakdowns of Team USA and Team Europe, MAX HOMA WON AGAIN! Congrats to Max as we listen back to a great segment from his 2018 appearance on the pod shortly after he earned his way back to the PGA Tour. After that, Ryder Cup week is officially here and we call in Jim "Bones" Mackay and Jamie Kennedy for their thoughts on the upcoming matches at Whistling Straits.
(Almost) every Ryder Cup story or perspective ever shared on our podcast, all in one place. 5+ years of accumulated content from the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Paul McGinley, Hunter Mahan, Paul Azinger, Bones, Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, Hal Sutton, Mark O'Meara, Curtis Strange, Lanny Wadkins, and more. Special thanks to our friends at BMW that have supported all of our Ryder Cup content. Next week can't get here soon enough!
After Steve Stricker unveiled his six captain's picks we fired up the pod to record a Ryder Cup preview with two of our favorite guests: Kyle Porter of CBS and Kevin Van Valkenburg from ESPN. We break down who Captain Stricker chose to complete his team, who he left out of the squad, potential pairings for foursomes and fourballs, Team Europe, the setup at Whistling Straits, and some listener questions as well.NOTE: we recorded this episode mid-week before the European captain's picks were announced.
Ahead of this week's BMW PGA Championship, Luke Donald joins the pod to discus the event, his ascension to becoming the top ranked player in the world, his style of game and his keys to achieving success on tour, plus a preview of his upcoming role as an assistant captain on the European Ryder Cup team.
Team Europe wins the 2021 Solheim Cup at Inverness by a 15-13 margin. We recap the highlights of the singles matches, salute the victorious Europeans - particularly Leona Maguire's performance today, examine what went wrong for the US, and offer our biggest takeaways from the last three days. Plus some speculation on captain's picks for the upcoming Ryder Cup.
Team Europe holds a 9-7 lead over Team USA and we recap a spectacular Sunday of golf at Inverness and preview the lineups for Monday singles. Then it's on to Atlanta where Patrick Cantlay wins the Tour Championship over Jon Rahm, plus our reaction to NLU Young Hitter Justin Lower locking up his PGA tour card at the KFT finals and much more.
It was a thrilling Day 1 on the grounds at our first Solheim Cup. Soly, D.J. and Randy sit down (from the tunnel to the first tee) to talk through the controversy, the course, the players and more.
The 17th edition of the Solheim Cup begins this weekend and we're joined by Jen Corcoran of Grueter Golf to preview the upcoming matches, explore the origins and recent history of the cup and look ahead to all the action from the Inverness Club in Toledo. A big thanks to Jen for coming on the pod!
Patrick Cantlay beats Bryson in a six hole playoff in Baltimore to win the BMW Championship. Tron and Soly recap their week on the ground at Caves Valley, the energy around Bryson, Cantlay's stock after his third win on Tour this year, and a ton more. Plus a look ahead to the Tour Championship and the Solheim Cup and a special announcement about a new content partnership for NLU.
USGA CEO Mike Whan joins to chat about his interview for the job, his role at the his USGA, how he views the USGA's role in the game, the distance debate, birfurcation, USGA venues, his management style, the future of women's majors, and a lot more.
The day has come! Tony Finau wins the Northern Trust, and Soly is here to collect on some debts. We chat about his one shot victory, get a surprise guest appearance, and the rest of the group tries their best to downplay his win at every turn. We also discuss Anna Nordqvist's win at the AIG Women's Open, Madelene Sagstrom's runner up (with a guest appearance from Madelene calling in! (58:15) ), the Playing Through debacle, Carnoustie, and so much more from a wild week in golf.
Harris English joins the pod to either confirm or deny that he is indeed flushing the ball, as well as detailing the final round of the WGC-FexEx St. Jude Classic, his bounceback in form in recent years, heckling at tour events, the differences between major championships and regular PGA Tour events, the Ryder Cup, and so much more.
Kevin Kisner wins the Wyndham via a six man playoff in Greensboro to close down the PGA Tour regular season, James Piot claims the 121st US Amateur at Oakmont plus we'll break down the latest on potential Ryder Cup captain's picks, USGA future sites, OWGR formula adjustments and much more.
From nuclear missile operations to the Korn Ferry Tour, Tom Whitney joins us to chat about the (lengthy) 2020-2021 Korn Ferry season, how much it means to have Korn Ferry status locked up for next year, his unique military background, personal tragedy, and so much more.
This week's pod is a busy one: Abe Ancer's win in Memphis, Harris English's meltdown, Bryson, more Bryson comments, Nelly Korda's gold, what women's golf in the Olympics means, the new PGA TOUR schedule, and a ton more.
He's back! Peter Kostis joins the pod for a wide-ranging discussion on the changes in the modern game including the economics on tour, equipment, course architecture, broadcast coverage and much more!
We recap a wild weekend of Olympic Golf in Tokyo, discussing what this win means for Xander, Rory Sabbatini's wild route to a silver medal, C.T. Pan, South Korean military service, golf in the Olympics in general, Rory and JT's comments, format changes, and a lot more.
Mark Broadie joins us to discuss the origins of his groundbreaking work in golf analytics research and the evolution of the strokes gained metrics. Mark also breaks down some inefficiencies in the OWGR rankings system, how he would use his data to pick a Ryder Cup team, and some potential improvements in technology that could help refine the strokes gained metrics.
We recap Minjee Lee's win at the Evian, Cam Champ's win at the 3M, Bryson and Rahm out of the Olympics, golf in the Olympics in general, Evian's status as a major, Champ's ability to close, Grayson Murray's tweet, Ryder Cup, WITB, and a ton more. We also chat with Jose Maria Olazabal (1:04:00) about his new golf course in Greece, his career, and a lot more.
Major championship appreciator Kyle Porter joins to chat about a lot of our favorite topics, how he consumes golf, how that's changed since we got into podcasting, as well as detailed looks back at each of the 2021 majors. We project Morikawa's future, appreciate Rahm's emergence, reflect on Spieth's year, take a bunch of listener questions, and cover a lot of ground in these two hours. Thanks as always to Kyle for the time.
Collin Morikawa completes a historic and dominant week by winning the 149th Open Championship. We react, play the over/under major game for Collin, discuss another Louis close call, Spieth's run, Royal St. George's, Rory, Bryson, Hamsterdam, and a lot more.
Saturday recap: Is it a 3 horse race? We chat Louis, Morikawa, Spieth, an awesome setup at St. George's, Louis' comments about the pins, Rahm, DJ, Rory, and everything else from an eventful day at the Open.
Oosthuizen out in front, Morikawa and Spieth on his heels, DJ enters the conversation, Brooks loves his driver, and everything else from round 2 at Royal St. George's. We chat about Tyrell Hatton's day, Rahm's return, Rory's quotes, the contenders and pretenders, and of course, how far back is too far back.
Louis Oosthuizen jumps out to the lead, Spieth gets hot, Bryson says some dumb stuff, a Cobra rep claps back, and everything else from day 1 at Royal St. George's, including the golf course, Rory, JT, the rest of the leaderboard, and a ton more.
It's the final major of the year as the Open Championship returns from a one year hiatus and is back at Royal St. George's Golf Club. We break down what has us excited about the course, which hasn't hosted the Open since 2011, give you our picks to win (and not to win), visit some of the key storylines, and get hyped for some links golf. Plus, we chat with "Whistles Go Woo" about his process for making golf picks.
A busy week in golf, as we discuss Min Woo Lee's win at the Scottish Open, why the The Renaissance Club hosts this event, the future of the event, Rory's security incident, Rahm, and everything else from Scotland. We also chat about Lucas Glover's win at the John Deere, #Chezfest, Furyk at the U.S. Senior Open, The Match, Bryson's caddie situation, and a lot more. The referenced article on the Scottish Open from UK Golf Guy: https://www.ukgolfguy.com/golf-blog/scottish-open-futureJane Park's GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/ad43c4ed
Michael Keiser, Jr., owner of the Sand Valley Golf Resort and son of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort owner Mike Keiser, joins the pod to catch up on the latest developments at Sand Valley, Bandon Dunes and the recreation of the Lido Golf Course. Michael also details the family's philosophy around golf development and his upbringing in the golf business as a caddie and agronomy staff member at Bandon Dunes.
Soly and Kevin Van Valkenburg recap the majors from the 2009 Masters through the 2012 PGA Championship. From Rory's wins at Congressional and Kiawah to unlikely winners like Y.E. Yang, Charl Schwartzel and Lucas Glover, we'll look back at a most unique period in professional golf with some of the stories you might remember, and some you definitely won't. Thanks to KVV for joining us for this one!
Stewart Cink joins to chat about how he got his golf game back, his mental journey through a career spanning decades, his "mountaintop of peace," how he increased distance, the 2009 British Open, dealing with the close call at the 2001 U.S. Open, and so much more.
We recap a fun week spent at the KPMG Women's PGA, Nelly Korda's dominant win, our biggest takeaways from being on site, the future of women's golf with a new world number one, and a ton more from Atlanta. We also recap Kramer Hickok and Harris English's duel, the new Ryder Cup standings, arm lock putting, and other stories from this week in golf.
Stacy Lewis joins the podcast for the first time to talk about the KPMG Women's PGA, the current state of the LPGA, statistics and how that holds LPGA players back, motherhood and how that relates to her golf career, the lessons she wants to teach her daughter, and so much more. This one was a lot of fun.
Rahmbo! We close the books on a dramatic finale to the 121st US Open, talking about Rahm's epic finish, well executed fist bumps, a game designed to shine in major championships, Louis, Rory, Bryson's meltdown, Torrey, and everything else from a fun U.S. Open week.
Richard Bland and Russell lead at Torrey, Matthew Wolff surges yet again, Bubba enters the picture, and a lot more from round two of the U.S. Open. We chat about coming around on Bubba, Bland's story, will he finish in the top-10, our picks to win at the halfway point, Brooks, Bryson, Xander, Torrey, and everything else from day two.
Round 1 from Torrey is in the picks, Torrey is who we thought they were, the coverage was ROUGH, Russel Henley and Louis Oosthuizen lead, and we recap everything else from day one. Matthew Wolff is back, Rory survives, Bryson struggles, Brooks does his normal thing, and we've got some flying Molinaris. We go in hard on one of the roughest days of major championship TV coverage that we can recall.
It's time for another major week as Torrey Pines hosts the 2021 US Open. We preview the course, the contenders and, as always, make our picks to win, and not to win. Then Soly and Neil are joined by Big T, a DraftKings millionaire winner, to get his strategy for gambling on golf and his picks for the week. We wrap the pod with an interview with Akshay Bhatia (53:10) who survived a playoff to earn his spot in the field for his first appearance in a major championship.
Ever wonder what's in the PGA Tour Player Handbook? We read through the entire document, and spent a couple hours chopping it up on some of the funniest and most informative findings, from someone writing some bad checks, exemption categories, tournament setups, sponsorship rules, how fields get put together, tee times, and so much more.* The link to the handbook: https://qualifying.pgatourhq.com/static-assets/uploads/2019-2020-pga-tour-handbook--regs-09_10_19.pdf
Calc joins to chat about RV life, balancing money on the PGA Tour, what keeps him coming back after over 1,000 events, winning the Open Championship, the party after finishing runner-up at the Masters, practice round matches with Phil Mickelson, his relationship with Tiger Woods, and so much more.
19 year old Yuka Saso wins the U.S. Women's Open, Lexi Thompson gives one away, and everything else from the week at Olympic Club. We also chat about Jon Rahm's wild W/D at the Memorial, and the annual Brooks/Bryson update. A lot in this one, enjoy.