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Here's the Latest Episode from No Laying Up – Golf Podcast:
JT avenges the Workday, Brooks comes up short, Berger makes a run, some key action gets missed, and everything else from a busy week in golf. We talk about Bryson's ant situation, Bones' big week, the awkwardness with Phil, Danielle Kang winning on the LPGA Tour, and a ton more.
About to tee it up in his first WGC, Joel Dahmen shares some insight as to what got him there, stats in golf, strategy, how often he thinks about money when he plays, course setups, shooting 58, not practicing for three months, Trackman, and so much more. This one has a ton in it and you're going to really enjoy it.
Michael Thompson emerges from a crowded pack, Tony Finau does not, some coverage takes, Adam Long, an extensive PGL discussion, Richy Werenski, segments, and a ton more.
Fox is no longer bringing us the US Open, and we're all pretty bummed about that. Joe Buck joins us to talk about the strides Fox made over the years, what it was like to break into golf coverage, and what this five year journey has been like for him as a golf junkie. We try to make sense of what went down behind the scenes, we breakdown what he learned from the analysts he worked with, and what he learned about covering golf. Really appreciate Joe's perspective on these topics, and hope this isn't the end of his appearances on this podcast.
Jon Rahm blows away the field, and then he doesn't, and then he does again. We discuss a wild weekend at Muirfield Village, the weird rules situation down the stretch (13:00), Finau, Bryson (29:30), course setup (47:30), why this doesn't happen every week, segments (1:23:00), and a bunch of listener questions. This one went long and we're not even a little bit sorry about it. A whole lot of fun in this one.
Tom Watson, Padraig Harrington, Iain Carter, and (for some reason) Soly spent an hour talking about The Open Championship, the Old Course, and "The Open for the Ages" which is airing this coming weekend. The R&A was kind enough to provide us with the audio from the conversation to put on our feed, so we're adding it as a bonus episode this week. It was a thrill to hear these two share their memories and perspective on the historic championship. They also break down how they play the Old Course, holes they can't crack, and what makes the Old Course great.
Our man is back! Peter Kostis joins to talk a bit more about golf on TV, why streaming happens and what those days are like for announcers, and the next deal. He also details some stories from his time at Augusta, including a great Greg Norman story. We also pick his brain on his teaching, what Bryson is currently doing, technology, Formula 1, and a great Tiger story near the end. Thanks again to Peter for the time.
JT's a killer, then he's not, then he is, then he's not. Collin Morikawa pulls off the come from behind win, and we cover everything from a wild weekend in golf. The coverage was a bit of an online disaster (35:30), Hovland fades on Sunday, Brooks vs. Bryson (44:30), a little different Muirifield Village setup, and a lot of other topics covered. This was a fun one. Let's do it again next week!
Joseph Bramlett came out of the gates firing as golf started back up, finishing T2 and T3 in his first two Korn Ferry events. We chatted with him about his career path from Stanford, missing 4.5 years with back injuries (!), being the first black golfer to graduate from Q-School in 25 years, the current racial tensions in the United States, plus some great Tiger stories. He also shares his perspective on Bryson, what it would take for him to be a perennial player on the PGA Tour, and a ton more. Appreciate Joseph's perspective and willingness to speak on all topics. Would love to have him back some time.
Bryson, Bryson, and some more Bryson. We discuss his dominate performance, what this means for the future of his career and the future of the game, and whether or not he's the best player in the world. We also make fun of his asinine comments during the week (33:00), Matt Wolff's strong showing (38:30), and our usual segments (48:00).
Chris Kirk stepped away from the game in 2019 due to alcoholism and anxiety issues. Now sober, he reflects on his personal journey, when he realized he had a problem, how he addressed it, and how he rebounded to win on the Korn Ferry Tour a few weeks ago. We also discuss his 2014 season, not getting a Ryder Cup selection, a tee ball that traveled 55 yards, and a lot more. We sincerely appreciate Chris' openness and willingness to come on the podcast to discuss some difficult topics.
DJ wins, Streelman makes a run, Phil has some moments, and the TPC doesn't bite back too hard. We discuss the course setup, DJ's drive on 18, the COVID "outbreak," how the tour moves forward, Daniel Summerhays' run at the Utah Championship, segments, and a whole lot more. We also react live on the air to the shocking news that NBC will be taking over the USGA contract from Fox, effective this fall (1:05:45).
The Senior Managing Director, Championships for the USGA, John Bodenhamer joins us to walk us through how they came up with the exemption categories for the US Open, his first time setting up a US Open, how the schedule change will affect Winged Foot, defining "tough but fair," how the USGA recovered from a potential boycott of the US Open, and a lot more.
Webb Simpson wins yet again, and the boys break down a fun week at Harbour Town that included a lot of birdies, a great run from Honest Abe (20:15), the first positive COVID test (50:00), some excellent television coverage (1:00:00), and a lot more. We discuss Harbour Town as a tournament venue, plus we react to the Nantz pod (1:04:00), as well as some segments (1:27:00). This was a fun one.
Jim Nantz joins to discuss the challenges the CBS crew is facing in the current environment, commercials on television, some takes on the coverage takes, how CBS compares to other networks, and basically anything we asked about. We also discuss the 2019 Masters, rebroadcasting with Tiger, how he knows so many people's names, Tony Romo, and a ton more. Thanks a ton to Jim for taking the time and being willing to come on.
From a dairy farm in Australia to the PGA Tour, Stuart Appleby takes us on a journey that spans how he learned to play American golf, what it was like being in Isleworth with Tiger, Cat's trophy room, and the bizarre playoff at the 2002 Open Championship. He also discusses tragically losing his wife in 1998, almost quitting golf as a result, to finding happiness years later, and sustained success on the PGA Tour. He also discusses how much the depth of professional golf has changed, his back injury, the Champions Tour, and so much more. I could have talked to Stuart for hours and he will definitely be back. Easily one of my favorite eps of the year!
Daniel Berger wins, Collin Morikawa misses, Bryson smashes, and everything else from a wild week in golf. We talk about Spieth's up and down week, Rory's fade, Varner's run, Kokrak's near miss, mic'ing up the players, and a ton more. This was a relief to be able to recap some golf again, and a lot of fun.
Professional golf returns this week, and we discuss the OWGR starting back up, the enormous field at the Charles Schwab Challenge, what makes Colonial unique, some picks, and a lot more. We also discuss Spieth's success here, Bryson, Rory playing here for the first time, testing procedures, Augusta buying land, the Korn Ferry events here in Jax, and plenty more.
Olin Browne is dusting off his plaid jacket and playing the Charles Schwab Challenge this as a former champion of the event. We talked to Olin about why he decided to play, what Colonial is like, golf's return, technology, the PGA Tour Champions, picking up the game at the age of 19, lessons he's learned along the way, shooting 59, and a lot more.
We dove back into the archives to better understand four of the greatest golf collapses of all time. DJ takes us through the 1966 US Open (7:00), Randy on Adam Scott's downfall at the 2012 British Open (32:30), Neil on a flurry of collapses at the 2005 US Open (57:30), and Soly on Greg Norman's defining unraveling at the 1996 Masters (1:11:30). We set the scene, mined some old quotes, and reacted to some shocking details along the way. This was more fun than the collapses probably were.
Henrik Stenson has often been one of the most requested guests in our podcast history, and he's joins us to chat about his new podcast, growing up in Sweden, emerging from not one but two enormous slumps, and of course the 2016 British Open. We talk breaking clubs, how he spends his summers, the new tour schedule, the challenge it presents for Europeans, and a lot more. Thanks a lot to Henrik for the time.
Rob Collins from King Collins Golf Course design joins us again to tell the Sweetens Cove story from the top. The little nine hole course with a shed for a clubhouse has become a cult favorite, and now features a celebrity packed ownership group, but it was many years of challenges, blood, sweat, and many tears before that became the reality. Rob takes us on this journey, and updates us on his latest project (Landmand) in Nebraska, a new site for The Buck Club, and a lot more. Thanks a ton to our partner Charles Schwab for feature Rob in their "Challenger" series which you can find at www.schwabgolf.com.
How good was that!? We recap a wild and fun Sunday by chatting through our favorite parts, the format, Brady's shaky play, Tiger's stripe show, cart cams, and a ton more. We also talk to producer Jeff Neubarth (19:30) who takes us inside the booth, and on course commentator Justin Thomas makes a great appearance as well (53:00). We discuss what made this successful, Phil's commentary, the wild moments, and a ton more.
"The Match" returns, pitting the Big Cat and Peyton against Phil and Tom Brady this Sunday at Medalist. In our preview show, presented by DraftKings, we talk with Jeff Neubarth, the producer of The Match, about what to expect with the television product, JT, Barkley, the carts, the mics, and a lot more. On the back end, we share our thoughts on the format, whose partner we'd rather be, Brady and Manning as pro golfers, handicaps, and a ton more. This was fun, and we're pumped for this thing to kick off.
Live golf is back! We recap Sunday's skins game, from Seminole, to the golf played, to the positives and negatives of the entertainment product. We take some questions from listeners, discuss the upcoming PGA Tour challenges, Vijay Singh, and a lot more.
We dove into the annals of history to each find a past event that featured some special carnage. We detail where things went wrong (or right, depending on how you look at it) in course setups, the high scores that ensued, the funny occurrences, and of course the classic quotes. The events include the 2004 US Open, the 2017 Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, the 1901 US Open, the 1979 Players Championship, and the 1999 Open Championship. This was a lot of fun.
The 2003 Masters champion joins us to talk about the lessons he learned from playing with Tiger at the '99 PGA, his many Q-school attempts before breaking through, golf in Canada, the Champions Dinner, stack and tilt, how injuries derailed his career, turning 50, and his future on the Champions Tour.
We each went our separate ways, researched a topic we wanted to talk about, and presented it to the group, show and tell style. Neil tackled Bryson's alarming weight gain, DJ takes us on a history tour of Pebble Beach, Soly goes deep on the OWGR, Tron explores future possibilities for the European Tour, and Big Randy tells us about the 2010 Crystal Downs Club Championship.
Webb Simpson joins for the first time, and we go deep on his golf swing, the Birdman, texting Tom Watson, his golf swing, the belly putter, and a ton more. Webb talks about how different it is trying to close out tournaments now compared to a decade ago, some of the other highlights and lowlights of his career, playing with Bubba in Ryder Cups, playing with Reed at Royal Melbourne, and what his games are like at home. Thanks a ton to Webb for the time.
This one is going to be a bit more controversial. Who has gotten more love for resumes that might be a little light? We have a lot of different definitions of "overappreciated", and we fleshed these out over and hour and half, and narrowed it down to five overappreciated guys in golf history. You're not going to like some of the names thrown out.
The names Nicklaus, Palmer, Jones, Snead, Sarazen, Tiger, and Phil all roll off the tongue easily when talking about some of the legends of the game. But who are some of the more underappreciated players in the game, both past and present? We each make our case for three guys, and ultimately decide on five underappreciated players. Some are names you might expect to hear on this list, and some may surprise you. This was a lot of fun. Next up, overappreciated!
The mental side of golf is complicated, but Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have set out to make it easier to understand and comprehend. Their book "Be a Player" is a great guide towards gaining confidence on the golf course. We don't do a lot of game improvement stuff on this podcast, but Soly swears that he cut measurable strokes off his game just by going through the exercises that this book lays out. Soly chats with Pia and Lynn about the concepts in the book, and there's plenty of information here that will help you play better golf. Thanks a ton to both Pia and Lynn for the time.
Patrick Cantlay rose quickly through the amateur ranks, and burst onto the professional golf scene as a young amateur before leaving UCLA. He then encountered adversity on top of adversity with injury and personal tragedy, and has clawed his way back inside the top-10 in the world. He takes us through the near career-ending back injury, how he's still dealing with that today, Augusta National, the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne, playing for Tiger Woods, his comments that were caught by hot mics at Kapalua, and so much more.
The PGA Tour is scheduled to return at the Charles Schwab Challenge in June, and we discuss the new schedule, the downstream effects, what golf is going to look like when it comes back, and a lot more. Plus we take your voicemails on HR related issues, handicaps, captain's picks, and a bunch more.
**In Part II of our deep dive on Tiger's major history, we cover everything from 2002 onward, including the two majors he won that year. the two in '05, the '06 British, '07 PGA, '08 US Open, Y.E. Yang, the slump, and of course last year's Augusta triumph.
In Part I of our deep dive, we go through Tiger's major championship history from his amateur days, to the triumph at Augusta in '97, the Tiger Slam, and into 2001. We put each win into perspective, and touch on his close and not so close calls in between. We also highlight some often forgotten moments of these majors, the "contenders," the great media quotes, and a ton more. This episode went way longer than we anticipated, so it's divided up over two parts. Stay tuned for Part II coming Tuesday.
With Ryder Cup qualification in complete flux, Tron (Team Europe) and Soly (America all the way) take turns drafting their respective teams, throwing points out the window. They also fill out the assistant captaincies, talk course setup, the rationale behind their picks, and a lot more.
Danielle Kang is back to take on your best questions from Twitter, including some great stuff about her relationship with Butch Harmon, specifically how he helped her, her controversial Solheim Cup comments, what she's doing with her time off, how she handicaps games with Maverick McNealy, and so much more.
Resident Phil fan Big Randy takes us on a journey through Phil Mickelson's career, from winning as an amateur on the PGA Tour, his major heartbreaks, his breakthrough, gambling, controversy, equipment tinkering, and a ton more. There's so much to cover with this one, we struggled to keep it under two hours. Enjoy.
Be the right club, today! YES! Hal Sutton joins us to talk about how much the game has changed in the last twenty years, the 2000 Players Championship, how much he respects what Tiger Woods has done, the 2004 Ryder Cup, and a bunch more. We cover his amateur career, quickly becoming a winner on tour, what contributed to an almost decade long slump, and how he got it back. Thanks a ton to Hal for the time.
LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan joins the podcast to talk about the decision making process that lead to the LPGA Tour season being postponed, how his team gathered information, the considerations, what it's like to try to reschedule an LPGA Tour event, and how he sees this playing out. He discusses what golf might look like when it comes back, the possibilities of "2 for 1" events, the conversations he's had with sponsors, and a ton more.
Another new format being put to the test this week, as we each come to the table with three of our best "What If?" guys. There's a lot of different interpretations of what that means, but we explore some of the great "what if?" moments of our lifetimes, how differently a few careers would look with just a stroke here or a stroke there, and some likely forgotten stories and events from over the years. This was a lot of fun.
JT is back sooner than expected due to the quarantine, and he takes (excellent) listener questions in stride for an hour. Topics include playing with Tiger at the Presidents Cup, joking around with Patrick Reed, how he eats during rounds, filling out a schedule, being the son of a club pro, swing thoughts, go-to shots, playing left handed, and a lot more. Thanks to everyone for sending in the questions and to JT for the time.
Neil pulled some books off the shelves and went to work, doing a deep dive on the life and career of Greg Norman. We go into his background, the tremendous successes and the incredible volume of close calls, as well as his many business adventures, Instagram thirst traps, marriages, and a lot more.
From working behind the counter in a pro shop, to selling car stereos, to beating Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship, Rich Beem has lived a crazy life in golf. And that's just skipping past all of the fun he had along the way. He joins us to chat about his career, the good times on the road, winning his first tour event, broadcasting, and the upcoming Champions Tour career waiting for him. This was an absolute blast, Beemer is a legend.
In the midst of a hectic week at The Players, D.J. and Tron sat down with PGA Tour pro Jim Herman to discuss his career, battling through Q-School to eventually earn tour status, working at Trump National in Bedminster, and his two PGA Tour wins.
As professional golf goes on an indefinite hiatus due to the coronavirus we discuss a wide range of implications that will affect the Masters, the other majors, the PGA Tour and its members, and much more.
What a wild week. The Coronavirus sends the sports world into a frenzy, and the Players Championship gets canceled after one (uncompleted) round. We walk through the full disaster, from the tour announcing their new media deal, to not allowing fans, to the eventual cancellation. A lot to unpack here.
Collin Morikawa joins us to chat about his transition into pro golf, his confidence (which is impressive), Wolff, Hovland, what he's learned on tour, and his first win. We also chat about his duel with Wolff at the 3M, Vegas, what he's into off the course, and a lot more.
Tyrrell Hatton wins the Arnold Palmer Invitational, and Matt Every joins us to break down the week at Bay Hill, his 65-83, his success there, and a lot more. We discuss Hatton's antics, why it's fun to watch him play, Leish, Sungjae, and everything else from the week in golf. Matt also discusses the Big Break, the 11 he made at the Honda Classic (and why), marijuana, and so much more.
The winner of the 2020 Sony Open in Hawaii joins to talk about the 2019 Presidents Cup, Royal Melbourne, Sungjae Im, figuring out how to hit the ball further, growing up in Australia, and (a teeny tiny bit on) Patrick Reed. We also chat Jacksonville Beach coffee shops, fishing, Augusta, and a lot more.
Sungjae Im wins the Honda, Paul Azinger has some takes on Tommy Fleetwood and the Euro Tour, Mackenzie Hughes makes an incredible run, and a lot more. We also chat about PGA National (35:30), the recent Golf Channel news (49:45), answer some questions from the listeners, and do a fun Ryder Cup segment (1:04:20).
Fresh off a T3 finish in Mexico, Erik an Rooyen joins to chat about playing at altitude, what makes the Mexico event so fun, the Sunshine Tour, the Challenge Tour, golf in South Africa, and a lot more. He also discusses trying to get a PGA Tour card, when he realized he was one of the top players in the world, how he got there, and a lot more.
Patrick Reed edges Bryson in Mexico after getting buried by Koepka and Kostis, and we recap everything else from Mexico including the golf course, Rory, JT, NBC, and a bunch more. We also discuss Hovland's win in Puerto Rico, Peter Kostis' dynamite interview (52:30), the recent PGL interview that surfaced this week (1:14:00), and a bunch more.
Peter Kostis joins to discuss his recent departure from CBS, how it went down, what needs to change about golf on television, and why things are the way that they are. He talks about the reasonings he was let go, who was in charge of that, what goes into a television broadcast, and so much more. He also discusses the Patrick Reed situation, other instances he's seen, teaching Kevin Costner, and several other stories. Thanks a ton to Peter for the time.
Adam Scott wins at Riviera, and we discuss the abomination of a broadcast (27:30), Max, Rory, and what makes tournaments at Riv so fun to watch. We also dive deep on the Premier Golf League developments (50:30), the distance debate, the Women's Australian Open, and a bunch more.
Paul Azinger joins to talk about his first year with NBC, replacing Johnny Miller, Tommy Roy, playing under pressure, and the Patrick Reed situation. We also chat Ryder Cup, Anthony Kim, the Presidents Cup, as well as a great Tiger story from the flight to Melbourne.
Kevin Van Valkenburg from ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com joins to chat about Nick Taylor's win at the AT&T, Phil, Spieth, the Vic Open, Bryson, and a bunch more. We also dive deep into the USGA + R&A's recent distance report (36:40), the key elements of it, what it means for the future of golf, why it took so long, and why it matters. Thanks a ton to KVV for the time as always.
Peter Jacobsen joins to talk about the Premier Golf League, how Norman tried something similar in the '90's, and why Arnold put a stop to it. He also reflects on his playing career, tackling a streaker, Payne Stewart, and a myriad of other topics. Thanks a ton to Peter for the time.
Webb Simpson edges Tony Finau for his 5th PGA Tour win, and we go deep on why Tony doesn't win more, why people find it hard to root for Webb, and what makes the Waste Management a fun event to watch. Randy and DJ go on the offensive about Finau, while Soly remains loyal and faithful. We also get Big Randy's thoughts on the Premier Golf League (47:00), discuss Rory's recent interview (58:00), and take listener questions.
Brad Faxon is back to talk even more on putting, what to expect with Winged Foot, his Augusta experiences, how he processed his playing career coming to an end, as well as his take on the recent Patrick Reed situation. We also talk a lot more about his work with Fox, and he shares one more great embarrassing story. Thanks again to Brad for his time, these are really fun to do.
We react to the tragic Kobe Bryant news, how it affected the golf on Sunday, Leish's win, Tiger, and everything else from a fun week at Torrey Pines. We also go deep into the rumored Premier Golf League (34:00), how it relates to the PGA Tour, what affect Tiger has on its development, and many other comical elements from the PGL press release.
Tourist Sauce, Season 5 is coming! With our new season set to air on Tuesday, January 28, we present the accompanying podcast, detailing our road trip through North and South Carolina from late last year. We take you through the format of the new season, as well as detailed debriefs from Secession, Kiawah, True Blue/Caledonia, the Myrtle Beach Putt-Putt Scene, and the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. We wrap things up with Pinehurst No. 3, Pinehurst No. 4, Mid Pines/Pine Needles/Southern Pines, Pinehurst No. 2, and finally Tobacco Road. Special thanks to the presenting sponsor of Season 5, Original Penguin.
Andrew Landry survives to win the American Express Championship over Abe Ancer and Scottie Scheffler. We chat about the event in the desert, Westwood's win (36:00), the LPGA & Champions Tour Playoffs (38:00), Bryson's comments on Brooks and his vicious retaliation (49:45), The Golf Channel ignoring the Tommy Gainey storyline (56:00), the tour punishing Cam Smith (1:01:00), and a ton more. Lastly, Soly won an FSGA Mid-Am event, and the boys debrief on that at the very end (1:15:00).
Hall of Famer Lanny Wadkins joins us to talk about his decorated career, the 1977 PGA Championship, some Ryder Cup stories, being let go by CBS, broadcasting, and so much more. We also discuss the evolution of technology in golf, the harrowing 1979 Players Championship at Sawgrass Country Club, Arnold Palmer, and what it was like being a young professional in the 1970's. Thanks a ton to Lanny for the time, this is one of my favorites.
Cam Smith wins the Sony, Brendan Steele gets relief, the Korn Ferry is mic'd up, and a lot else as we recap a fun week in golf. We also discuss Patrick Reed's bizarre cease and desist, the AT&T moves on from Trinity Forest, and Charlie Woods makes the news cycle. We also chat with Lee Rainwater from the USGA on the new World Handicap System, the challenges of it, and the thought process on the changes.
At the Altus Performance Center at Trinity Forest, we tracked down Cameron McCormick and Corey Lundberg to discuss the golf swing, how they teach it, Cameron's first time meeting Jordan Spieth, how close Jordan is to being back, how they relay information to their professionals, and so much more. We've really enjoyed working with these guys over the last year, and pumped to get the chance to pick their brains. Thanks to both Cameron and Corey for the time.
The chaos is here! 2020 starts with a bang as JT edges out Xander and Reed in a playoff as Reed gets heckled, the wind blows, and it got darker than our cameras made it look. We recap the crazy playoff, Reed getting treated with kid gloves, JT's nerves, Xander's wild three-putt, and everything else from a thrilling opening weekend.
It's a two hour holiday special! We've compiled some of our favorite clips and moments from our 2019 interviews into one episode. Guests include Steve Elkington, Jason Bohn, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Scott Van Pelt, Max Homa, Joel Dahmen, Colin Montgomerie, and many, many more. Thanks to all of our guests from this past year, and to everyone for listening. See you again in 2020.
An impromptu episode with the return of long time guest Kyle Porter, and we talk broadly and in detail about the wild year that was 2019. From Rory, to Brooks, to Tiger, Bryson, and everything in between - plus the obligatory Ryder Cup implications and a look ahead to 2020. We also take a ton of listener questions, and think back on how much things have changed in golf in the last five years.
The 2019 Presidents Cup delivered an unexpected explosion of content as the US came from behind during Sunday's singles matches to win the cup 16-14 over a feisty International squad. In addition to the breakdown of the matches, Royal Melbourne,TV coverage, and Tiger's 3-0 performance as playing captain we do our best to recap Patrick Reed's interactions with the crowd, Reed's caddie getting suspended for an altercation with a fan, the Tour's response to the entire Reed drama and much more.
The mega episode! We recorded a full Presidents Cup preview last week, but recorded an extra (emergency) portion regarding Patrick Reed's rules incident at the Hero World Challenge. We discuss how the PGA Tour reacted to it, whether or not the "cheat" word applies, and everything else around a really sticky situation. We then gauge our excitement for the Presidents Cup (23:00), go through some trivia, and answer listener questions. Lastly, we chat with Royal Melbourne member Matthew Mollica (1:21:00) to discuss the historic course and what to expect from it this week.
We've all seen Top 100 lists. We've all dreamed of playing them all. Simon Holt has actually done, and he's here to tell us about traveling to the ends of the Earth to become the first Brit to play the Top 100 golf courses in the world. He explains to us how he got on all of the courses, his personal rankings, how the Golf Magazine Top 100 comes together, courses he believe should be on the list, and a ton more.
Harry Higgs joins us to discuss his rookie year on the PGA Tour, competing for the title in Bermuda, and his fast rise from the PGA Tour LatinoAmerica to the big leagues. He discusses what changed in his game, swing feels, making fake grudges against players to motivate himself, and so much more. Harry is gonna be an extremely popular player on tour.
Tyler Duncan wins the RSM, and we wrap up the Fall Series discussing the amazing Brendon Todd Run, the conclusion of the LPGA season, Jon Rahm's win in Dubai, the Presidents Cup, and a lot more.
From the deepest depths of the wilderness, to getting into Korn Ferry Finals, to earning a Tour card, to winning on the PGA Tour, and winning AGAIN on the PGA Tour, Brendon Todd breaks down the ups and downs of his last five years. From developing a severe yip, hitting it off the planet, nearly getting into the pizza business, and everything he did to figure it out, this one is a wild ride. His perspective on this is incredible, and we're super appreciative of his time and willingness to get it all on record. The outcome is one of my favorite episodes we've ever done.
Billy Andrade joins to chat about transitioning out of golf, into media, and back into golf on the Champions Tour, staying at Larry David's house, the dramatic first meeting he had with Joe Pesci, and a ton more. We thoroughly enjoyed this run of conversations with some of the most interesting guys on the PGA Tour Champions, and look forward to doing many more of these in the future.
Paul Goydos and Kevin Sutherland join the pod to discuss their transitions from the PGA Tour to competing on the Champions Tour, shooting 59 in a competitive round, course setups, getting fined and a wide variety of other topics.
Monty joins the podcast to talk about life on the Champions Tour, his relationship with the US and how that has evolved over the years, dealing with hecklers, regrets he has in how he had done things in the past, and a lot more.
(Best) friend of the pod Kevin Van Valkenburg from ESPN joins to chat about some offseason stuff, including five things we want to see happen in 2020, three things we each wish we never said, Tiger's win at the Zozo, and some excellent listener questions. Thanks as always to KVV for the time, this was a fun one.
The Cat has eternal life. Tiger Woods wins the inaugural Zozo Championship over Hideki Matsuyama, and Soly and DJ discuss his path to 82 wins, their favorite wins in that time period, the Kush, Bubba's crazy drive, the Skins Game, and a bunch more from the Zozo. We also discuss the news coming out of CBS and what that means for the future of golf on TV.
Brad Faxon joins to talk about working with Rory McIlroy on his putting, his playing career, what makes a great putter, and a hell of a lot more discussion on putting. We also discuss his love of golf course architecture, the Ryder Cup, broadcasting, and so much more. We barely scratched the surface with this one, and we look forward to having him back in the future.
Bill Coore joins us to discuss how he got into the golf course design business, what intrigued him about Pete Dye, centerline bunkers, width, Sand Hills, Bandon Trails, Pinehurst No. 2, Old Town Club, and many other courses. We also went into detail on the reaction to Trinity Forest, how it has played differently than it was designed to play, designing courses for professionals, and a lot more. Bill was extremely gracious with his time, and we hope to have him back again soon.
In Part II of his England debrief, Soly breaks down the Heathland courses he played on his trip to England (Holinwell, Walton Heath, Sunningdale, Berkshire, and St. George's Hill). He talks about his newfound appreciation for heathland golf, what makes each of these courses special, some of the best holes, the English golf vibe, and a lot more. Thanks to everyone who sent in questions and feedback on the trip.
Part I of my England debrief goes deep into the links courses played on this trip (Royal Lytham, Royal Birkdale, West Lancashire, Formby, Formby Ladies, Hillside, & Southport & Ainsdale). We talk cost, the highs and lows of these courses, what makes each one special, and England golf in general. This was a dream trip to a very special part of the golf world, and can't wait to make it back to the region. Stay tuned for Part II which will include the Heathland courses played on the trip.
We might be a year out from the 2020 Ryder Cup, but Soly and DJ are in a Ryder Cup mood after road tripping around the midwest and visiting the last three Ryder Cup venues, as well as Whistling Straits, the site of the 2020 event. We chat about our first impressions of Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington, and you'll hear the best clips from the press conference within this episode. A lot more content to come from this road trip, but we had a blast hashing out some thoughts on golf's greatest event.
Cameron Champ wins his second PGA Tour title at the Safeway. Soly and DJ Pie discuss his game, how it translates to the PGA Tour, the crazy story of his grandfather, the marketing behind him, and a lot more. We also discuss Bryson's comments, the driver testing findings, Rory's comments at the Dunhill, and the Kris Ventura incident. Lastly, Soly sits down with 17-year-old Akshay Bhatia (45:38 mark) to discuss his transition into professional golf, what his first few PGA Tour events have been like, George Gankas, getting a driver's license, and a lot more.
Jim Wagner has been the lead associate with the Hanse Golf Design company for decades, and he joined us live from the Pinehurst Brewery to discuss his career, trends in golf course design, renovation vs. restoration, their work at Pinehurst, and a lot more. Jim is a great story teller and entertainer, and there are many, many laughs in this one. Thanks a ton to Jim for making the trip down, and to Pinehurst for helping us host a terrific event.
JT is back to discuss his 2019 year, the new Tour Championship format, what $15 million means to him, how many PGA Tour wins he would trade for a major, his spat with the USGA, the drama around the Ryder Cup pairings, the upcoming Presidents Cup, and a ton more. This one was a lot of fun, and JT doesn't shy away from any of the topics.
Team Europe wins the Solheim Cup in Scotland, and we discuss Suzann Pettersen insanely clutch putt (and immediate retirement), the Korda sisters, Lexi Thompson, Georgia Hall, and everything else from the week. We also discuss Danielle Kang's comments, the overreaction, team events, Joaquin Niemann's win at the Greenbrier, Kevin Chappell's insane route to a T47, and some listener questions.
Recorded earlier this year at the KPMG Women's PGA, here is our interview with Mel Reid. She tells about her experience coming out as gay, the tragic death of her mom, golf in England, the Solheim Cup, snowboarding, and a lot more. Mel is a great hang and an easy player to root for. Thanks for the time!
Part II of our Ireland Trip includes Tralee, Carne, County Sligo (Rosses Point), and Enniscrone. We make our way north and play Arnold Palmer's gem, then head much further north to get off the beaten track and tack advantage of some tremendous treks across Sligo. The dunes in this leg of the trip were some of the biggest we've ever seen, and the day we got at Carne was truly memorable. Thanks to everyone for tuning in, stay tuned for Season 4 of Tourist Sauce, coming soon!
After much delay, Part I of our Ireland Recap is finally here. Doonbeg, Lahinch, Adare Manor, Ballybunion, Waterville, and Dooks make up this episode, and we break down what we loved and didn't love about each place. Tourist Sauce Season 4 will be out later this month, and look for part II of this podcast on Tuesday night.
In our first ever LIVE podcast from the NLU Summit, Tom Doak and Eric Iverson join us to discuss CommonGround golf course, and their work from around the world. We discuss what makes a great golf hole, how to make golf architecture more accessible, public golf courses, working with Brooks Koepka at Memorial Park in Houston, and so much more. We could have spent a lot more time with these guys, and hopefully will have them back soon.
Rory McIlroy wins the $15 million prize, and we discuss money in golf, the new format, whether or not it worked, and everything else from the Tour Championship. Also, are golfers underpaid? We talk about how money gets distributed in golf, and struggling as to whether or not we should care. We also talk Korn Ferry Finals, and debrief our first event, The Summit at CommonGround in Colorado.
Scott Harrington is headed to the PGA Tour for the first time after 16 years in professional golf. We go through the ups and downs of mini tours, the Nationwide/Web.com/Korn Ferry Tour, all the way to the final putt in Portland that sent him to the big leagues. He also goes into great detail on his wife's brutal struggle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, and how players from the Web.com Tour gathered together to support the Harrington family. If you're looking for new guys to root for on the PGA Tour, 38-year old rookie Scott Harrington is your guy.
Justin Thomas rolls to victory in Chicago, and we discuss what that means going into the Tour Championship, the new format, and just how nuts the cash situation is this week. We also discuss the U.S. Am at Pinehurst, the Korn Ferry Finals, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods' comments this week about equipment and course setup, and a lot more. Brooke Henderson joins the show on the back half (46:10) to discuss the defense of her CP Women's Open title this week in Canada, how she was able to find so much success at such a young age, and what it's like to carry the torch for Canadian women's golf. Thanks a ton to Brooke for the time.
We took a trip up to Cabot Links this summer for our annual board meeting and a few rounds of golf. We talk about the backstory behind one of the world's great golf destination, what we thought of Cabot Links, Cabot Cliffs, the accommodation, how we'd split ten rounds between the two courses.
Bryson set golf twitter ablaze this weekend, and we discuss his slow play video, his reaction, the confrontation with Koepka, solutions to slow play, and the Tour announcing they're re-examining their policy. We also discuss the drama on the Korn Ferry Tour, the U.S. Women's Am, and a lot more.
Friend of the program Zac Blair is back to discuss his win this week on the Korn Ferry Tour and everything that's gone into regaining his PGA Tour card. The past two years have been a struggle for Zac after finishing No. 126 on the FedExCup points list in 2017 and bouncing between the PGA Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour. He talks about some of the low points and how a change in mentality helped him regain perspective and secure his spot on the PGA Tour for the 2019-2020 season.
Jeff Neubarth joins us to talk about producing golf for FOX, some details on the production of "The Match," drones in golf, contracts, and basically everything you need to know about why golf is the way it is on television. Jeff also touches on why things are likely to change in the near future, hints at future iterations of "The Match," and so much more. I learned a lot in this process, and I'm sure you will as well.
You guys wanted gambling stories. This guy's got 'em. Poker legend Daniel Negreanu joins us to talk about his poker career, life in Vegas, and most importantly, golf gambling stories. A lot of pro golfers are hesitant to spill the details on betting on the course, but Daniel is not. He talks about losing millions to Phil Ivey, betting over $500K that he could break 80, golf lessons, and the Vegas golf scene in great detail. This was a fun change of pace, and thanks to Daniel for the time.
Brooks Koepka wins the WGC in Memphis. We discuss our feelings around this event, Rory, Memphis, and WGC's in general. We also discuss Morikawa's win at the Barracuda, and our week on site and one of golf's most unique events. We mix in some listener voicemails, and discuss the upcoming Playoffs as well. Thanks for tuning in.
Tim Herron and Jason Bohn join to talk about PGA Tour life into their late 40's, their excitement for the Champions Tour, and their Tuesday games. Jason tells some incredible stories regarding his million dollar ace, telling the crowd at TPC Scottsdale to SUCK IT, and a ton more. Tim talks about his Lumpy nickname, playing with Tiger, how tour life has changed, and so much more. This is legitimately one of our favorite interviews of all time. Thanks so much to both guys for the time.
Shane Lowry wins the UK British Open by 6 shots at Royal Portrush. We discuss his victory lap, poise down the stretch, winning in Northern Ireland, Portrush, Rory's run at the cut, G-Mac, and a ton more. We also discuss the Xander Schauffele incident, the Kyle Stanley kerfuffle, we recap major season, and everything else from one of the most fun weeks in golf.
Eamon Lynch joins the podcast to talk about his upbringing in Northern Ireland, perspective on The Troubles, Northern Ireland today, what this championship means to the area, Royal Portrush, the new holes, and a ton more in advance of the 2019 U.K. British Open Championship, Presented by Her Majesty The Queen.
Scott Van Pelt is back to talk about the 2019 U.K. British Open Championship (presented by Her Majesty), and he shares his favorite memories from covering the event for many years with ESPN, Royal Portrush, viewing traditions, Tom Watson, Ben Curtis, Muirfield in 2002, Muirfield in 2013, Tiger at St. Andrews, Koepka at St. Andrews, and a ton more.
Matt Wolff wins the 3M with an eagle on the 18th, edging Bryson Dechambeau and Colin Morikawa. We talk about everything from Minnesota, the Presidents Cup team, Jon Rahm winning the Irish Open at Lahinch, WGC's in Ireland, and a ton more.
University of Oregon Head Golf Coach Casey Martin joins to discuss his playing career, his lawsuit with the PGA Tour, transitioning into coaching, winning a national championship, Aaron Wise, Norman Xiong, recruiting, and all that goes into being a college golf coach.
We discuss a busy week in golf, including the Rocket Mortgage Classic, Nate Lashley, Doc Redman, Cam Champ, the European Tour, The Korn Ferry Tour, Steve Stricker's win at the U.S. Senior Open, S.H. Park's win on the LPGA Tour, the upcoming No Laying Up event, and a few voicemails.
Joel Dahmen joins to discuss purposeful shanks on the range, boozing on the Canadian Tour, and a bunch of other stories from his PGA Tour career. Dahmen also discusses the Sung Kang incident, testicular cancer, finishing runner up at the Wells Fargo, and a ton more. Thanks a ton to Joel for the time.
We had a blast of a week at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Soly and Randy recap Hannah Green's win, what it's like to attend an LPGA major, what listeners can learn from LPGA Players, Big Randy's first Pro-Am, Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang, Ariya Jutanugarn, and a ton more. On the back end, Lizette Salas joins to talk about her modest upbringing, and how she's carved a career out on the LPGA Tour. This was recorded before her tremendous T5 finish on Sunday. Thanks everyone for tuning in this week to our LPGA content, it was a blast to produce.
20 year old American standout Angel Yin joins the podcast to talk about LPGA life, the KPMG Women's PGA, being the longest hitter on the LPGA Tour, and a lot more. Her caddie Kris Maerke also joins to tell stories, and to reflect on what it's like to work for a long hitter like Angel.
Gary Woodland has won the 2019 U.S. Open. We discuss him flashing his stones with his 3-wood on the 14th hole, Koepka's incredible run, Pebble Beach, the setup by the USGA, Rory, Spieth, Fox, and everything else from US Open weekend.
We discuss Rory's romp at the Canadian Open, the BMW Charity Pro-Am, Pebble Beach, our picks for the U.S. Open, Koepka, Tiger, G-Mac, where Pebble ranks for us, and a ton more. Thanks to everyone that left voicemails, this was a fun one.
Shane Bacon from Fox Sports joins to discuss the 2019 U.S. Open, what will be different about Pebble, Koepka, Tiger, what tricks Fox has up its sleeve, making it through local qualifying, and his favorite holes at Pebble Beach. Thanks a ton to Shane for the time, stay tuned for another preview episode on Monday.
For season 3 of our travel series "Tourist Sauce," we ripped up the west coast in an RV and played some golf along the way. We breakdown our trip from Rustic Canyon, Ojai Valley, Sandpiper, Monterey Peninsula, Pacific Grove, Pasatiempo, Stanford, and Harding Park. We also met up with George Gankas, camped under the stars, and had a blast in some unseasonably cold weather. Stay tuned for the video version of this trip, starting June 18 on YouTube.
Jeongeun Lee6 has won the 2019 U.S. Women's Open, and we discuss how awesome Country Club of Charleston showed out on TV, Fox's commercial free coverage, Hank Haney's comments on Korean players, the USGA, the Memorial Tournament, Kuchar, Tiger, Bryson, and a ton more.
Scott Stallings joins us from Colonial where we discuss the radical transformation of his body, 10 Dr. Peppers a day, adrenal fatigue, his suspension from the PGA Tour, and a shocking statement that he received from Tim Finchem. We also discuss his involvement with youth golf in Tennessee, the lengthy PGA Tour schedule, and a lot more.
From his humble Texas upbringing to a ticker tape parade in New York City, in this special edition episode, we dive deep into the life and career of Ben Hogan. We're joined by Robert Stennett and Chip Graham of the Ben Hogan Foundation for stories on the man they call "Mr. Hogan." We also hear from former PGA Tour player Lindy Miller, who used to shag balls for Mr. Hogan, and has some legendary stories to tell about it. Thanks to everyone involved for helping us tell this story.
Brooks Koepka wins his fourth major and his second PGA Championship, and we discuss what this means, how many majors we're giving Brooks, you can possibly compare him to, and everything else from the last week. We also talk about the identity of the PGA Championship, our favorite holes to watch this week, Blimptracer, and a lot more.
ESPN's Scott Van Pelt joins to discuss how he got into golf, how Tiger Woods launched his career, his favorite Tiger stories, how Sportscenter has evolved and how it comes together these days. We also discuss the upcoming PGA Championship at Bethpage, Max Homa, dealing with haters, and how to chase your dream. Thanks a ton to Scott for the time.
We discuss last week's AT&T Byron Nelson and how Trinity Forest represented on television, as well as take listener voicemails about the upcoming 2019 PGA Championship. We talk Spieth, Koepka, Tiger, Bethpage, the PGA in May, what to expect from coverage, and a lot more.
Mike Keiser has helped usher in a new era of golf in the United States, and in other remote places around the world. He joins the podcast to talk about the incredible story of Bandon Dunes, finding his architects, what courses inspired him, what he thinks are important to a golf experience, and a lot more. We're also thrilled to announce our partnership with Charles Schwab, and highly recommend checking out their feature on Mike Keiser and other "Challengers." Seriously, check these videos out: http://content.schwab.com/web/retail/public/corporatesponsorships/index.html
NLU pod favorite Max Homa joins to recap his win the previous day at the Wells Fargo Championship. He breaks down how nervous he was, what he did during the rain delay, and reflects on the winding road that lead him to this victory. Thanks a ton to Max for taking time out of the celebration to share some thoughts, and a sincere congrats from all of NLU nation.
The winner of the 2019 Desert Classic, Adam Long joins the podcast to talk about his rise through the lower levels of professional golf, to lifting a trophy on golf's biggest stage. This episode was recorded during the 2019 Players, and we break down Adam's thought process on the 72nd hole, the incredible shot he hit to pull off the win, and the putt to clinch it. Thanks a ton to Adam for the time!
Getty Sports photographer David Cannon joins us to talk about his legendary career in golf covering the game from Jack, to Seve, to Tiger, and into the latest era in golf. We talk about some of his iconic images, how much photography has changed over the year, what golf experiences he holds near and dear, and some photography tips for amateurs as well. Thanks a ton to David for the time!
One episode on the 2019 Masters was not enough. Kevin Van Valkenburg from ESPN joins to share his perspectives on one of the most historic weekends of golf in the history of the game. We talk about what it meant for him as a parent to see Tiger win in front of his kids, all he's been through to this point, and a ton more from his incredible comeback story. And of course, Gary Player makes an appearance. Thanks a ton to Kevin for the time as always.
Tiger Woods has won the 2019 Masters, and I can't believe that is a sentence that I'm typing. The guys try to come to terms with the new world and put his 15th major into context. We discuss where this puts him in pursuit of Jack's record, the guys he beat, the fashion, and all of the hilarity from the best week in golf.
Eddie Pepperell joins the podcast for the second time to discuss how much his career has changed since his last appearance, winning two European Tour events, swing thoughts, golf on television, his perspective on money...
Rory McIlroy had returned from the dead and won the 2019 Players Championship. As usual, we take some listener voicemail questions and discuss Rory breaking through, what we thought of the move to March, Eddie...
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Bonus Ep! We got a chance to spend a few minutes with Francesco Molinari shortly after his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. We chatted with him about the final round 64, getting in the...
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ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg joins to discuss Francesco Molinari’s victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rory’s final round struggles, Tiger’s absence, Players Championship hype, theme music, 5th major talk, and a lot more. And of...
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Dustin Johnson ran away with the WGC-Mexico Championship, and we discuss what a realistic career win total looks like for DJ, Rory’s runner-up finish, Spieth’s putting, Tiger’s week, Bryson’s antics, NBC, Chapultepec, the backstopping incident on...
Rickie Fowler has won the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and Big Randy is here to lick his wounds. We break down Rick’s collapse and rebound, the rules controversy, and everything else from the desert. We...
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Justin Rose has won the 2019 Farmers Insurance Open, and we recap the world number one adding another trophy to the case. The gang also discusses Bryson’s win in Dubai, the European Tour heading to...
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We got the chance to chat with Sergio Garcia at the Callaway launch event, and discussed his comments at the 2012 Masters, winning his first green jacket, all the changes he’s gone through in the...
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After enjoying a nice layoff, we’re back and pumped to fire it up again for 2019. We start the podcast off with some obscure trivia about the 2018 season, discuss Rory and Spieth, some upcoming...
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In Part II of our highlights episode, we have the best stories from Bones, Joe Buck, Mike Whan, Danielle Kang, Lydia Ko, Jessica Korda, Maverick McNealy, Julian Suri, Curtis Strange, Paul Azinger, Mark Broadie, and...
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In the closing episodes of 2019, we gathered up some of the best moments from the top interviews of the years. Get ready to laugh, be inspired, learn, and reminisce on a very fun year....
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At the Callaway ad shoot, we got a chance to chat with Adam Hadwin and Dylan Meyer about a myriad of topics. Up first is Adam, where we discuss his 59, how he approached the...
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In Part II of our conversation with Brandel Chamblee, we discuss what needs to be done with technology, what kind of golf is rewarded on the PGA Tour, the correlation to driving distance and success...
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Subscribe to the No Laying Up podcast on iTunes here Golf Channel analyst and professional golfer Brandel Chamblee joins the podcast to talk about his career, golf instruction, the dynamic of his relationship with other...
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This podcast is a preview of “The Match” between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. We got a chance to travel to Vegas and sit down with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson for a short period...
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After spending the weekend at The Ringer at Sweetens Cove with Zac Blair and course architect Rob Collins, we caught up wit them on the masterpiece that is Sweetens, and to get updates on the...
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One wrap up podcast was not enough. Settled back in the US, Soly chats with Job Fickett on everything that went wrong for the US, as well as dealing with the drama that has transpired...
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Europe dominated a favorite U.S. team, beating them to a pulp in Paris, and Kevin Van Valkenburg from ESPN joins to share in my misery. We do a tiny bit of second guessing, attempt our...
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We all started believing this would happen back in February. But if you thought this was possible a year ago, you’re lying. Tiger Woods has won his first PGA Tour event in five years. We’re...
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Our man Bones won’t be caddying in the Ryder Cup for the first time since 1993, but he’s here to share some incredible stories from the 11 Cups he was on Phil’s bag for. He...
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The teams are set, and we’re a few short weeks away from balls going in the air at the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National in France. Our European Tour correspondent Job Fickett joins...
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Marc Leishman and his caddie Matty Kelly join us at the BMW Championship to talk about their relationship, the early stages of professional golf in the US, and some stories along the way. Marc talks...
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Continuing where we left of from the previous podcast, we head to Wales to breakdown the rainsuit controversy of 2010, the Corey Pavin/Jim Gray dustup, Rickie Fowler, and Hunter Mahan. From there, we cover the...
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In Part I of our deep dive into the last 20 years of play of the Ryder Cup, we break down the 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008 Ryder Cups in great detail. We go...
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Golf course designer Bruce Hepner joins to talk about his background working in the industry, working with Tom Doak for 17 years, his current restoration projects, and a ton more. Bruce has worked on some...
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Brooks Koepka is your 2018 PGA Championship, but it was the Big Cat that captured our hearts with a fiery 64 to finish two shots out of first. Kyle Porter from CBS and Kevin Van...
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Our European Tour correspondent Job Fickett joined to take a look at current Ryder Cup standings, who are the locks, the captain’s picks as of today, and who has the edge as of the end...
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We’re back! Joined by long time guest Shane Bacon from Fox Sports, we break down everything you need to know about the UK British Open presented by Her Majesty held this week at Carnoustie. Scotland...
From the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship outside of Chicago, we got a chance to sit down with one of the biggest stars in the game, Lydia Ko. We discuss her preparation for a major championship,...
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Curtis Strange is back to talk about Shinnecock Hills in advance of next week’s U.S. Open, as well as to share some stories from his days playing the U.S. Open, which includes winning both the...
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We got a chance to participate in the U.S. Open media day at Shinnecock Hills, and we sat down to talk about the experience playing the historic track. We talk about the changes made since...
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Curtis Luck from the victorious #TeamTron and Edward Loar from #TeamSoly join the podcast to talk about their experience putting up with us at the BMW Charity Pro-Am. We hear from them on what they...
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We’re joined by Alison Lee and Bronte Law to talk about life on the LPGA Tour, going to college together at UCLA, amateur golf vs. professional golf, and a lot more. With a deep knowledge...
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Part IV of our Masters Preview Podcast series features our picks, our three guys we’d take vs. the field, and some amazing mailbag questions. We discuss our favorite holes, what holes we could make par...
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Andy Johnson of Fried Egg fame finally joins the podcast to talk about Augusta National from an architecture standpoint. We talk about what we like, what we don’t like, and get some expert insight on...
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Adam Sarson joins the pod again to talk about Rory’s final round 64 en route to winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger’s Sunday charge, and everything else from an exciting week in golf. We gear...
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Live from Bay Hill, Curtis Strange and Mark O’Meara join the podcast to talk about their favorite Arnold Palmer memories, as well as tell stories from their days. The range of topics is vast, from...
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We’re fired up, and ready to geek out about Tiger Woods’ 2nd place finish at the Valspar Championship with Kyle Porter. We put this finish into perspective, talk about the road that brought us here,...
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Luke Guthrie and Justin Hueber stop by the Killhouse to talk about their career paths, the upcoming Web.com Tour season, and how they got to where they are. Luke was a decorated player at Illinois...
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D.J. Pie joins to talk about everything from Phil’s dramatic win at the WGC-Mexico Championship. This was a really fun weekend of golf, and we talk about all of Phil’s antics for the week, JT’s...
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Neil, Tron, DJ, and Soly spent the weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, and survived to tell the tale. Tune in for tales from the desert, including an inside look at the debauchery that...
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*Brendan Porath from SB Nation joins to talk about the Farmers Insurance Open, Tiger’s return to play, Alex Noren, Jason Day, and the CBS broadcast. We also discuss the Ryder Cup, what to expect from...
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After a week down under playing some of the best golf courses Australia has to offer, we’re here to talk about our experiences at St. Andrews Beach, Kingston Heath, Victoria, Barnbougle Dunes, Lost Farm, Metropolitan,...
Friend of the pod Adam Sarson joins to talk about the biggest stories of 2017. From JT’s breakout, Spieth’s win at Birkdale, the controversy at the ANA, and Brooks Koepka’s emergence at the US Open,...
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The Big Cat is back, and Kevin Van Valkenburg from ESPN is here to talk about Tiger’s impressive return. We get hyped, but also preach caution regarding this version of the comeback. Also, we lay...
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Tron Carter joins to debrief the Asian swing, talk about golf in Korea, and to take some listener questions. We wanted to share some stories on what it was like to cover golf on the...
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Updated – Kyle Porter joins for the 100th episode of the No Laying Up podcast to breakdown the 2017 Presidents Cup, and to get way overconfident about the 2018 Ryder Cup. We talk in detail...
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In this week’s episode, we debrief with Soly’s Pro-Am partner at the BMW Championship, former Bachelor Ben Higgins. We talk about the great experience playing with Jon Rahm and Brian Urlacher, and about post-Bachelor life....
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New addition to the NLU team D.J. Piehowski joins to debrief on an exciting week in golf, and take some spillover questions from last week’s mailbag post. We talk Uihlein, JT, Spieth, Presidents Cup, and...
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Back from a brief trip to the Sandhills area, we debriefed with Big Randy about his experience at Pinehurst No.2, Brendan Porath on his Pinehurst experience as a whole, as well as some discussion on...
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Joined by Kyle Porter of CBS, Brendan Porath of SB Nation, and Sean Martin of the PGA TOUR, we debrief the wild final round of the 2017 PGA Championship. We talk about JT’s amateur career,...
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Tron Carter joins to break down the Bridgestone, RICOH Women’s British Open, Steph Curry, and the week that was in golf. We also preview the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, and take some listener questions...
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We partnered with Callaway Golf and Visit Scotland for an #EpicScotland sweepstakes that included a round trip flight to Scotland, a full set of brand new Callaway Clubs, and four incredible rounds of golf to...
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ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg joins me live from Southport just a few hours after Jordan Spieth was crowned the Open Champion. We talk about how it happened, the epic #TourSauce display, Royal Birkdale, Rory, and...
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Calling his 21st Open Championship, Mike Tirico joined us to talk about what it’s like to call the Open, what his greatest memories are, his favorite venues to visit, and his career in general. Thanks...
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We’re back with a second Scotland episode, bringing the grand total to three hours worth of chat about Scotland golf. We debrief with Shane Bacon about our run from Carnoustie to North Berwick, with stops...
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With two weeks on the road in Scotland in the books, I debriefed with Scottish golf extraordinaire Ru MacDonald on the trip. As the resident expert, Ru helps fill in the gaps on how to...
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Tron and I debrief on the 2017 Players Championship and our week in Ponte Vedra soaking up the scene. We talk about the courses we played in the area, other #BlogCabin activities, and of course...
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After an epic 3 day weekend in Northern Ireland, Jamie Kennedy and I debrief on our rounds at Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, and Portstewart. This was the first time for both of us playing...
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Kyle Porter literally won the lottery, and got the once in a lifetime opportunity to play Augusta National on the Monday after the Masters. We spend thirty minutes going through the round in great detail,...
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Sergio Garcia slayed the dragon, and won the 2017 Masters, and we’re here to break it down. Tron and Big Randy join to talk about the Spaniard’s triumph, the long road that brought us to...
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Shane Bacon from Fox Sports joins us to do our traditional major championship bet, to go through the storylines, and who to look out for this week. We also spent some time going through some...
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Veteran of the podcast Kyle Porter makes his 10th appearance, and annual visit to preview the best tournament week of the year. We talk about some of the favorites, the trends leading up to the...
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One hour was not enough time to discuss the ins and outs of our four day trip to northwest England. Part I broke down the Belfry, West Lancashire, Royal Birkdale, and Royal Liverpool. Part II...
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Golfbreaks.com reached out to us and invited us to play some of the best courses that the Northwest corner of England has to offer. It’s hard to come up with words for the trip that...
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Young Neil and Tron Carter stop by to offer up their thoughts on the WGC Mexico Championship, as we riff on DJ, the Rahm Threat, the vibe in Mexico, and JT’s #TourSauce. Then Brandon Hagy...
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