K.H. Lee wins in Dallas, and we discuss his emotional win, his rise, TPC Craig Ranch, Sam Burns, Spieth, Berger, Kiawah, Richard Bland, the NCAA Women's Regional fiasco, Korn Ferry Tour, and a lot more. On the back end, Soly chats with Sweetens Cove co-owner Andy Roddick (58:45) about his golf journey, an awesome Sergio Garcia story, what makes Sweetens special, and more.
It's AT&T Byron Nelson week, and Jordan Spieth joins us to discuss his resurgence, battling through swing issues, building confidence, his most embarrassing moment on a golf course, confidence, and so much more.
We chat about Rory's resurgence, Quail Hollow, Viktor Hovland vs. Morikawa, the PGL (and the SGL?), Korn Ferry Tour news, LPGA, Patrick Reed, Walker Cup, and a lot more.
Marcus Armitage, aka "The Bullet", joins DJ and Tron to recount his roller coaster of a journey through the ranks of professional golf, the process of overcoming drug addiction after the loss of his mother, competing in the 2018 Open Championship, and some amazing stories from his time on the Challenge and European Tours.
A heptathlete, and as it turns out, none of those sports actually included golf. Troy Mullins joins to tell us about becoming a long drive champion, teaching Mandarin, playing professional golf, where her swing speed comes from, African-American women in golf, and so much more.
We chat about Sam Burns' win at Valspar, who his comp is, Innisbrook, Keegan, Cam Tringale, what's going on with D.J., Max, the LPGA in Singapore, overreaction to the PIP, 1991 Ryder Cup debrief, and a lot more.
The 1991 Ryder Cup changed the event forever. But how? We chatted with many of the key players of the event, including Paul Azinger, Bernhard Langer, Mark Calcavecchia, Dave Stockton, Hale Irwin, Paul Broadhurst, Corey Pavin, Jim Moriarty, Lanny Wadkins, and more. Soly read every book he could find, scoured YouTube, and came up with this two hour episode full of some famous stories, and some that you probably haven't heard. From Seve's antics, his feud with Azinger, Calc's breakdown, a car c...
Marc Leishman and Cam Smith win in a playoff, and we unpack the week in New Orleans, including (of course) format talk, what makes foursomes cool, TPC Louisiana, how this event fits on the schedule, and a lot more. We also breakdown the new "Player Impact Program" in great detail, as well as debrief on the LPGA Tour at Wilshire, a WITB segment, and more.
Madelene Sagström joins to chat about why she let us follow her around a tournament with a video camera for a week, her career on the LPGA Tour, why she decided to speak out about being sexually abused, what that did for her, and so much more. Be sure to check out "A Week In The Life" on our YouTube channel this week featuring Madelene.
Stewart Cink wins his second event of the season, and we chat about the 47 year old's resurgence, his son on the bag, Morikawa, McNealy, Harbour Town, and everything else from the RBC Heritage. We also chat about Lydia Ko's dominant win, Nelly Korda, Yuka Saso, arm lock putting, a look ahead at the Ryder Cup team, and a lot more.
Justin Ray joins us to recap the 2021 Masters with a look at the advanced metrics from the contenders this past weekend in Augusta. Justin also drops some amazing Tiger and Spieth stats and helps break down the history and future of strokes gained metrics in the game.
Hideki makes it interesting, Xander makes a run, Spieth can't find the hole, and everything else from Sunday at the 2021 Masters. We take listener questions, discuss Augusta, Zalatoris, Rahm, and the usual hits. This episode was live streamed on our Twitter and YouTube accounts.
Hideki! Opens up a 4 shot lead, Rose battles, Spieth treads water, JT fades, Leish stays put, and everything else from Saturday at Augusta. We also chat Billy Ho, pick our winners for tomorrow, and a lot more.
Spieth, Leish, and JT are on the move, Brooks, DJ, and Rory are headed home, Si Woo snaps a putter, Rose falls and rises, and everything else from Friday at the Masters. We take some listener questions, how far back is too far back, our picks to win halfway through, and a lot more.
Team Rose jumps out to a 4 shot lead, Gary Player's son tastelessly hawks golf balls on the first tee, Spieth goes up and down, and everything else from day one at the Masters. This podcast is a recording of our live show, which you can catch on YouTube and Twitter shortly after play ends.
Mark O'Meara joins to discuss going back to Augusta, winning in '98, how different his life would have been if a few balls bounced differently, the Champions Dinner, changes to the course, and so much more (38:45). We also make our picks, our picks NOT to win, and visit some major storylines heading into the best week of the year.
What a week! Jordan Spieth gets his first win since 2017 at Valero, Patty Tavatanakit holds off Lydia Ko to win the ANA inspiration, plus we get Tron's first-hand account of Tsubasa Kajitani's playoff win at the Augusta National Women's Amateur.
2018 ANA Inspiration champ Pernilla Lindberg joins the show to chat about her dramatic win over Inbee Park in the 8 hole playoff in 2018, growing up in Sweden, how competitive skiing shaped her golf career, Oklahoma State, becoming a major champion, how the men's game can help the women's game, and so much more.
Pool play format, Horschel's performance, Scottie Scheffler, Victor Perez, and everything else from Austin, including the Na/DJ spat, aces galore, a really fun match play course, and a million ways that can make it better. Plus, Dahmen's win in Punta Cana, Campos' close call, Inbee Park, Spieth & Rory, Bryson's NFT's, and a lot more.
Mav McNealy returns to reflect on his experience on the PGA Tour so far, his vicious club twirl at Pebble, his philosophy on trying to get the most out of his game, what he's learned, what he still needs to work on, and so much more.
We recap the week in golf, including Matt Jones' win, thoughts on PGA National, the courses on tour we'd most and least like to play, LPGA setups, the match play format, DJ dropping out of the Olympics, and a lot more.
Tremendous insight from Hunter Mahan on his recent struggles, his relationship with the game of golf, his ridiculously good run on tour, what changed, some insights into how decisions have been made in past Ryder Cups, the fallout from the 2010 Ryder Cup, his path back to playing great golf, and so much more. This one goes straight to the NLU podcast hall of fame. Thanks a ton to Hunter for the time.
We recap JT's triumph at TPC Sawgrass, his incredible weekend ball striking display, Westwood's run, the incredible top/shank/queef sequence, Rory's comments, Bryson, course setup, every shot live, Brian Harman, and everything else from Players week.
Soly sits down with Kevin Na and Marc Leishman to preview this week's Players Championship. First up, Kevin talks about his moment with Tiger Woods at the 2019 event, battling the yips while in contention at the 2012 Players, how he overcame that, how he sped up his pace of play, how he started converting top-10's into wins, walking in putts, and a lot more. Second up, Leish details a wild 2020 that saw some crazy highs and crazy lows. He chats about how he got his game back, what goes wrong ...
Bryson! We chat about the content king, the lines on 6, what makes him successful on these setups, Bay Hill, Spieth, Westwood, and everything else from an eventful week. We also chat more about distance as it relates to this weekend, some coverage takes, and look ahead to Players week.
Former caddie and current NBC/Golf Channel broadcaster John Wood joins us to answer basically any question you could ever throw at a caddie, including hirings/firings, caddie pay, travel arrangements, best and worst advice he's given, and funny things he's heard tour pros complain about. He chats about being on the bag for the 2010 Ryder Cup with Hunter Mahan, how the Kuchar/El Tucan situation played out, moving on from Kuchar's bag, and so much more. Absolutely loved this one, and appreciate...
Morikawa flexes on the field, The Concession shows out, Koepka makes a run, and everything else from an eventful week. We reflect on Tiger's accident, the future of WGC's, Rory, Scheffler, Hovland, Nelly Korda's win at the Gainbridge, some Ryder Cup chat, and a lot more.
Chip Beck joins us to chat about his career, shooting 59, his close calls, the 1993 Masters, losing his game, getting it back at the Champions Tour level, and a whole lot in between. This man can tell some stories. Really enjoyed this one, and appreciate Chip's time.
Max Homa! The 2021 Genesis Invitational champ (briefly) calls into the show, and the boys react to his emotional win, Finau's incredible Sunday 64, a wild Saturday at Riviera, Mike Whan at the USGA, and a lot more from an action packed week.
Justin Suh's professional golf career so far has been quite a journey. He details his experience chasing Monday qualifiers, traveling to places like Peru, Oman, Argentina, and many others, what encouraged him to donate half of his earnings from the Farmers Insurance Open, battling wrist injuries, his college success, and so much more.
Daniel Berger wins at Pebble, Spieth comes close, Nate lashes out, and everything else from a fun week. We chat about Berger's closing ability, his suspicious alignment of putts, what to take away from Spieth's week, some rules issues, Patrick Reed's Ryder Cup future, and a lot more.
Kamaiu Johnson joins the pod to update us on his recovery from a COVID-19 diagnosis that caused him to miss his PGA Tour debut at Torrey Pines. Fortunately, Kamaiu has received a sponsor's exemption to this week's tournament at Pebble Beach and we discuss his first exposure to the game of golf, the golf community's efforts to improve its racial diversity and much more. Best of luck to Kamaiu this week at Pebble!
We react to a wild week at the Waste Management, including Koepka's furious finish, Spieth's insane Saturday, his future (is he back?), TPC Scottsdale, Xander's Sunday struggles, and everything else from the desert. We also discuss DJ and Finau in Saudi Arabia, a tough Sunday of TV coverage, and this week's consequential report from the USGA & R&A.
Geoff Shackelford joins to help breakdown the latest announcement from the USGA/R&A about potential rule changes and other areas of interest. Geoff has long been an advocate for distance limitations in golf, and has more knowledge on the topic that pretty much anyone in the game. We pick his brain with some common arguments we hear against rollback/bifurcation, take some listener questions, discuss what the new landscape might look like, and a lot more.
A content bonanza this week! Our longest recap pod ever attempts to unpack the incredible Patrick Reed drama, how CBS handled it, how the tour handled it, the Rory situation, CBS' season debut, and everything else from the Farmers Insurance. We also chat about DL3 as a Presidents Cup captain, the PGA Tour building, gambling in golf, unpacking the Jerry Foltz podcast, and a lot more.
Tommy Fleetwood joins to chat about spending winter months in Dubai, the 2018 Ryder Cup, narrowly missing out on a US Open, reflecting on a weird 2020, and a lot more. Catch Tommy at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic this week.
Si Woo Kim wins in the desert, Tony Finau does not, Cantlay makes a crazy run, and everything else from Palm Springs. We also chat about the debacle at the Diamond Resorts, European Tour content, and a lot more.
Mike Whan joins to discuss why he's leaving the LPGA Tour, highlights (and lowlights) of his tenure, TV ratings, mixed events with men and women, what's next for the LPGA Tour, his thoughts on the USGA rumors, and a lot more. Always appreciate Mike's insights on the podcast and greatly appreciate his time.
We discuss Kevin Na's win at the Sony Open, Chris Kirk regains full tour status, Ralph Lauren ends its partnership with Justin Thomas, the second half of the Tiger documentary and more. Plus, Neil debuts a new equipment segment.
Matthew Heineman and Matthew Hamachek, the directors of HBO's two-part documentary "Tiger," join the podcast to discuss the film, the challenges they faced, the reaction within the golf world, their understanding of Tiger, Earl, what they viewed as the most important cogs in the story, and a lot more.
We recap an eventful week in golf, including Harris English flushing away the field, JT's slur and reaction, Part I of the HBO Tiger documentary, the PGA Championship moving, WGC Mexico moving, Mike Whan on the move, and so much more.
As the PGA Tour heads to Kapalua we're back to answer listener questions, discuss the reaction to the Lisa Cornwell interview, Rahm's move to Callaway and a ton more. Plus, we play our annual "name that winner" game from last year's PGA Tour tournaments.
Lisa Cornwell's seven year tenure at the Golf Channel recently came to an end. She has spoken out on social media about how she was treated there, and now joins the podcast to tell her story.
Part II of our holiday medley featuring (again) Peter Kostis, Keith Mitchell, Stephen Curry, Paul McGinley, Paul Azinger, Hal Sutton, Joel Dahmen, Wright Thompson, Brad Faxon, Cameron McCormick, Jim Furyk, Collin Morikawa, Rocco Mediate, and Jason Bohn.
Part I of our 2020 highlights is live, with stories from Peter Kostis, Paul McGinley, Justin Thomas, Joe Buck, Rob Collins, Webb Simpson, Patrick Cantlay, Joseph Bramlett, Sophia Popov, Jason Bohn, Mike Lorenzo-Vera iHarry Higgs, Gil Hanse, Matty Kelly, Chris Kirk, Stuart Appleby, Brad Faxon, and Lanny Wadkins. Thanks everyone for the support this past year and in many others. Part II to follow shortly.
There's a reason this a longer one! Keith Mitchell takes us through his journey to the PGA Tour, Sea Island life, flying private vs. flying commercial, an interesting insight on the distance debate, Trackman, PGA Tour Latino America, how an alarm mishap almost changed his career and so much more.
A Lim Kim wins in a dramatic Monday finish at Champions Golf Club. Big Randy and Tron return from Houston to tell the tale of their visit to Houston, recap the week and what they saw on the ground, Amy Olson, women's golf on TV, some of the young guns on tour, and a lot more.
Big Randy hosts our preview episode of the 2020 US Women's Open in Houston. In this two-part pod Beth Ann Nichols joins first for an in-depth look at the tournament setup, coverage of women's golf, her favorite groups this week and a ton more. In part two (51:00), LPGA rookie Bianca Pagdanganan stops by to discuss her first year on tour, playing in her first major tournaments, growing up in the Philippines and her collegiate golf experience at Arizona.
Viktor Hovland breaks the Puerto Rico curse! We recap a surprisingly fun week in Mexico, chat about Hovland's year, Adam Long, Finau, and the LPGA as well. We wrap it with some superlatives from 2020 (36:00), including the forgotten man, event you probably forgot happened, heartstrings moment of the year, and many others. And of course, we chat at the end about an exciting week in Formula 1.
After an eventful rookie season, Scottie Scheffler joins us to talk about playing with Tiger at Augusta, shooting 59, his big payout from the Tour Championship, what he's learned from other players, why he spent 4 years at Texas, and a ton more.