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.
1 hr 16 min
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
2 hr 10 min
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.
1 hr 38 min
Before the action begins at The Olympic Club, we're joined by two of the competitors in the field at the 2021 US Women's Open. First up, we'll hear from ANA Inspiration champ Patty Tavatanakit on what the last few years have been like as she began her professional career and the next steps after her first win in a major. The second half of the pod (36:15) is a visit with New Zealand's Amelia Garvey as the former USC Trojan prepares to compete in her first major as a professional.
1 hr 2 min
Kokrak emerges in Ft. Worth, Spieth fades, as Soly, D.J. and Neil break down the week in golf. We chat about observations from on-site at Colonial, the LPGA Match Play, the Brooks/Bryson video, and everything else from the week.
1 hr 33 min
Bones joins the pod to share some Phil stories, what it was like to be on the bag for five major championships, why he believes Phil has longevity, Kiawah and what makes it tough, a Phil practical joke story, and a lot more from the 2021 PGA Championship.
PHIL HAS DONE IT! Golf history is made, and we do our best to debrief from a historic day in sports. We chat about Phil's career, his shots of the day, the panic moments, Brooks, Louis, Kiawah, and everything else from a memorable week in golf.
1 hr 33 min
Phil v Brooks! We recap one of the great major championship Saturdays since we've been in the podcast. Phil shooting drones out of the skies, questionable drops, and a Sunday battle between two stalwarts. Cannot wait.
Phil surges, Louis makes a move, and Brooks does his usual thing. Soly and Randy wrap up an eventful Friday at Kiawah, including Van Rooyen's outburst, Bryson's whining, JT & Rory's disappointment, Spieth's putting, the rest of the leaderboard, and more.