"Fore Play" is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game's difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the "Fore Play" crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There's nothing like it.
We spent this past weekend with Kiz in his hometown of Aiken, South Carolina. We played his home course, Palmetto, and recount what it's like playing a round with tour pros. Then we played Sage Valley, witnessed a Kiz & Dewey clinic, and a private Lee Brice & Tyler Farr concert. Shoutout to the Kisner Foundation. What an epic weekend.
Pinehurst. Tobacco Road. A bucketlist buddies golf trip through North Carolina. This show recounts our journey from the wild and crazy Tobacco Road to the historic and cherished Pinehurst. We stayed at Tobacco Road's Stewart Cabin and at Pinehurst's Dornach Cottage (Donald Ross' old home). After each round, we sat by the fire and relived Tobacco Road, Pinehurst no. 8, no. 2, no. 4, and The Cradle. You don't want to miss this one.
We're podcasting live from the Dornach Cottage at Pinehurst. We talk Rory McIlroy, Tiger vs Greg Norman, and LPGA rules controversies. In From The Gallery, we discuss how big the hole would have to be for us to be competitive on the PGA TOUR.
Despite much speculation, we did indeed survive our trip to Vero Beach. We relive rolling around with our rockstar friend in his hometown, including chatting onstage with Jake Owen himself just minutes before Jimmy Buffett performed. Then Chase Rice joins the show (91:23) where he pulls the curtains back on the music industry and tells a phenomenal John Daly story.
Course photographer @LinksGems, also known as Jon Cavalier, joins the show for the first time (45:52). We talk about shooting courses, stopping at sketchy rest stops to upload photos, and his reckless history with drones. The crew also previews our upcoming Pinehurst trip, complete with private jets, Jake Owen concerts, and a weekend at Kisner's.
The Boss Man wins his 82nd tournament, tying Sam Snead's all-time record. We ask the important question: will Jack Nicklaus be forced to come out of retirement to defend his records? We breakdown the entire week, debate where Tiger ranks all-time, where he'll finish up, and MUCH more.
Lanto Griffin almost quit golf with under $200 to his name. A week and a half ago he became a PGA Tour winner. We discuss his journey, have some laughs, and even experience some emotions. We dream about what it'll be like playing in the Masters this spring. Plus, we breakdown the Asian swing (turns out there's A LOT of people in Asia), and Tiger's return and upcoming Presidents Cup picks.
We compare Hideki Matsuyama's lower half to Frankie Borrelli's. In Headlines, a couple Fore Play friends, Justin Thomas and Danielle Kang, win yet again; another buddy, the Boss Man, competes in the skins game in Japan; a player on the LPGA Senior Tour incurs a 58-stroke penalty; is Jordan Spieth back?
The golf world is abuzz over Brooks Koepka claiming there is no rivalry with Rory McIlroy because Rory hasn't won a major in 5 years. We pick sides. We also detail the Barstool Classic Championship, reuniting with our greatest podcast guest of all time Jake Owen, and give our takes on the new that Tiger Woods is writing his own book called “BACK.”
The boys are back and have decided to stick to two podcasts a week. We talk about Frankie leaving a mess in the office, how back Riggs golf game is, Lanto Griffin, the European and Ladies Euro Tour's decision to host a mixed event, and tons more. We're back baby, we're so back.
Have we had enough with Phil Mickelson? Is the Houston Open the new John Deere Classic? What does Francesco Molinari to this day think about his U.S. Open interview with us? And Lurch goes on a U-word first date.
Barstool's pot stirrer and huge golf guy Kirk Minihane joins the show and things become unhinged real fast. We talk Kevin Na's putting antics, when Dave Portnoy will die, how our fall golf games are shaping up and MUCH more. Oh, and our friend Bryson says he's going to get yoked.
We kickoff the show with Riggs officially banning the usage of a certain word and imposing a fine for using it. Then we breakdown the Riggs vs Whitney match saga, which has been canceled due to an amateur status situation. In headlines, the Korean Tour money leader received a 3 year ban for flipping off a distracting fan so we tell our best middle finger stories. Also, we love our Aussie fans.
The whole squad's in studio for the first time in weeks and we have a lot of catching up to do. We tell stories, react to Cameron Champ's emotional win and Rory's aggressive European Tour comments, and debate if we're cool or not. Also, stick around to see if Frankie lands his joke...
Riggs and Whitney have finalized details for their long-awaited $10k match. We breakdown the details, the expectations, and Riggs reveals what Frankie's caddie's cut will be. Plus, Trent's childhood nightmares won't die and Rory's dad is pretty damn good at golf.
This one goes off the rails. Fast. How many over par do you think you are in your life? How absurd is it that Rory has alignment issues? How mistreated were Trent and Riggs by their siblings? Wild show. Wild fun. Listen.
Lurch calls in from the Dunvegan Hotel Pub in St. Andrews, Scotland to talk links golf. And we take a bunch of From The Galleries. Would you skip playing Augusta to watch Tiger maybe win his 19th major? Can you golf with shades on? A watch? Stuff in your pockets? Oh, and Frankie says he could kill a baby if he really wanted to.
Daniel Berger joins the show for the first time (53:10). He talks about never watching golf, not playing for his high school golf team, but realizing how much he loves playing the game while coming back from injury. He also relives being on the other side of Spieth's famous Travelers Championship playoff bunker hole out, destroying the international team in the 2017 Presidents Cup, and what it was like in the team room with Tiger and Phil. Before Berger, we discuss the Solheim Cup, Cabot Links, Kevin Chappell posting 59 and MUCH more.
American Solheim Cup Captain Juli Inkster joins the show (61:42) to talk all things Solheim Cup, from playing in hostile territory to using motivational tools to what it's like reeling in Danielle Kang. Before Juli, the bottled water debate intensifies, we honor Arnold Palmer on his would-be 90th birthday, and we tackle some From The Gallery submissions.
Should “golf” as a verb be universally accepted as correct? We think so. We played Liberty National Monday morning and breakdown the round, then get into “the bug rule,” Matt Kuchar's latest hatable antics, talk a little tennis, argue tap water vs bottled water, and take some From The Galleries.
In the long-anticipated return of Behind The Greens, we take calls from several course pros telling stories of their experiences, adventures, and observations running golf courses. We get Justin Bieber and Michael Jordan tales, carts in ponds, railroad knockouts and MUCH more. Feels good to be back.
LPGA Tour winner and European Solheim Cup player Bronte Law joins the show (53:41) to talk golf, coming to America, Call Her Daddy and more. We also recap our weekends including lots of golf, wedding, and even tennis talk.
Kiz calls into the show to preview the 5-iron match and detail his finish to the season, including what happens to his $843K FedEx Cup paycheck. You'll want to hear this. We also debate if an average golfer with TOUR-like resources and commitment could become a scratch golfer.
Rory McIlroy wins the TOUR Championship and we react to it all from the format, to Koepka's performance, to JT's comments and more. We also dissect an interesting rules dispute we had over the weekend, and Frankie goes through a horrible professional debacle live on the show.
Phil Mickelson is ALL OVER the Fore Play crew on Twitter and we react in real-time as the replies keep coming. We also talk golf gambling games, debate if Rory McIlroy is more famous than Bruce Willis, and give our takes on the TOUR Championship.
We're buzzing off a big weekend in Chicago and Wisconsin. We relive the weekend in golf including the Barstool Classic in Chicago and a spiritual Erin Hills experience. We also deliver FedEx Cup format takes and react to Justin Thomas' insane weekend at Medinah.
Frankie Borrelli, our resident lefty, vs Lefty Justin Thomas in a golf match. Who would win? We debate this, slow play, Phil's ramped up Twitter presence and Tiger feeling better. We also breakdown and react to our in-depth Bryson interview from earlier in the week.
In the middle of a slow play firestorm, Bryson DeChambeau (4:40) joins the show for a full hour. We talk the 2:10 putt, the players that have taken shots at him, what happened with Brooks Koepka, his process for putting, how wind affects putts, and much, much more. We're tough at times and agree at others. You're going to want to listen to this one.
The Boss Man posts a pic with his arm around our guy Kiz. The Spin Doctors have a HUGE new member. The Barstool Classic has its first real controversy. Rory roasts Kuch. We break it all down and rip through several From The Galleries in this fun, old school type show.
A lot of wild headlines in the golf world this week. We discuss them all, react to our interview with Matt Fitzpatrick, relive Frankie & Trent playing and filming the 18th hole at Whiskey Creek at the Barstool Classic in front of a big gallery, take several From The Galleries, and more.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, the 27th-ranked player in the world, who called Frankie out at Pebble for Frankie claiming he could beat him up, joins us in studio for an entire show. We talk being on the European Ryder Cup group text, picking up distance, his best and worst shots, what he hears from the gallery, the difference between he and Brooks Koepka, and even take some From The Galleries. One of our favorite interviews ever.
Brooks Koepka wins a non-major in Memphis. Yes, we get Frankie's thoughts fresh off his week of Koepka takes, then we breakdown Rory's woes and Sergio's lunacy. We've also all got recent events to discuss: Riggs at Bandon, Frankie, and Trent at Pup Punk, Lurch at Morris County and more.
202. That's the score Trey Bilardello (68:11) shot recently in a U.S. Am qualifier. He defends that he did not shoot that on purpose despite all the reports about him, and we debate several From The Galleries in a bit of a throwback episode.
Shane Lowry wins his first major in emotional fashion. We breakdown Royal Portrush: the leaderboard, the spectacular golf course, the slow play, illegal drivers, Rory's disappointment and beyond. What a tournament.
It's time for the fourth and final major, the Open Championship. We talk all things Royal Portrush. From Phil and Zach (the needle) Johnson's strange video to Tiger saying his game isn't sharp, and Kiz having the third-longest drive of the day, we cover it all. Then Cristie Kerr (62:14) joins the show to discuss the LPGA, being a whiskey and wine aficionado, motherhood, and more.
We start the show breaking down the drama at the Barstool Classic: Foxwoods, and finish it previewing The Open Championship. How awesome is Royal Portrush going to be? Who do we like? Who don't we like? Is Kiz at 150/1 insulting?
From Erin Hills to Sand Valley to Whistling Straits and beyond, we breakdown our entire 4th of July week golf trip through Wisconsin. Riggs and Lurch rented a 12-person passenger van and toured through Wisconsin with 6 other buddies, and returned to talk about it. Kettle Loops, Sandboxes, Spotted Cows, Fescue Rescues and MUCH more.
David Feherty joins the show (50:17) and talks all things 2019 Open Championship, from Royal Portrush to what the tournament means for Northern Ireland (his home country). We also get Feherty's take on Matthew Wolff's swing, Tiger winning the Masters, and Koepka only caring about the majors. Before Feherty, we recap the 3M Open finish, touch on our 4th of July vacations, and deeply question the game of golf.
From Justin Thomas to Brooks Koepka to Bubba Watson and of course, Kevin Kisner, we put together a best of our best interviews so far in 2019. We've got highlights from our conversations with Kevin Chappell, Gary Woodland, Jake Owen, and more.
On this edition of Behind The Greens, we hear from a ton of veteran and active members of the military, including Captain Cons from Zero Blog Thirty. From running into moose on the fairway to firing golf balls off of submarine decks, and finding out which base has the best golf course, this episode is a great way to get your 4th of July week going.
We take a bunch of From The Galleries including WITB, how to book golf trips, golf dreams with Tiger Woods, should golf be less than 18 holes and more. We also preview Riggs and Lurch's upcoming Wisconsin golf trip.
Zach Sucher (47:55) maxed out credit cards to keep his golf dream alive. Then he finished T2 at the Travelers Championship for $633K. Then he joined Fore Play. We get Zack's story, what it took to get here, and what it was like going through a life-changing weekend in Connecticut. Then Riggs, Trent and Frankie do some singing, break down headlines, and talk golf courses from Greathorse to Lake of Isles to Whistling Straits and more.
U.S. Open champ Gary Woodland (2:24) joins the show in studio less than 48 hours after winning his first major championship at Pebble Beach. We talk drinking out of the trophy, hitting stingers, nipping chips off the 17th green at Pebble with the U.S. Open on the line and much more.
On our last night from Pebble, we relive the week. From our interactions with players like Fleetwood, Molinari and Tiger to Woodland's win to playing Spyglass, Pasatiempo and MPCC, we go through it all. Epic week.
We've been at Pebble for the U.S. Open for 3 days and we have a lot to talk about. Whitney joins us. Inside the ropes with Tiger, Kiz, JT and Spieth. Run ins with Cameron McCormick. Range time with Matthew Fitzpatrick, Bryson and more. And Riggs and Whitney discuss the much anticipated match.
We caught up with Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach. It was awesome. We tell the story and talk running into Bryson, JT, and being on property day one. Then for an hour we catch up with Kevin Kisner (48:43) and caddie Dewey from Kiz's rental house to talk U.S. Open, how Pebble's playing, get stories, and laugh with Kiz. Major show for a major week.
The booth boys are back and this time we're going to Pebble. We all reunite for the first time in nearly a month and preview our upcoming week at Pebble Beach for the U.S. Open. We also talk Hank Haney, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and take several From The Galleries.
With Commissioner Riggs in Boston for the inaugural Barstool Classic and Frankie in St Louis for the Stanley Cup Final, the boys find themselves chatting about the Barstool Classic, Tiger and the Memorial Tournament on a 3-way phone call with Trent and Lurch in the studio. From live podcasting with Stoolies to Lurch's strange apple diet, this episode is full of laughs.
We toured golf in the pacific northwest, including two rounds at Chambers Bay, and lived to talk about it. We recap the entire trip, from playing Kevin Chappell's home course Aldarra with him to battling Chambers Bay and taking it DEEP at the Tacoma bars afterwards. Plus, we're joined by Dave Portnoy himself to get his side of the story on the 2019 mulligan challenge at Pebble Beach just weeks before the 2019 U.S. Open.
Live from Pebble Beach, we breakdown the 2019 mulligan challenge and the Fore Play crew taking a spin around Pebble Beach just weeks before the U.S. Open. Then golf legends Nancy Lopez and Dave Stockton join the show to tell stories, talk putting, and much more.
We weigh in on Brooks Koepka's fourth major title and recap our entire week being credentialed and inside the ropes at Bethpage. From meeting Spieth, to fist pounding Brooks, to being in Tiger's camp and beyond, we relive and retell it all. A PGA Championship we'll never forget.
Sir Nick Faldo joins the show (51:34) over a glass of scotch at Borrelli's. We talk winning majors, doing impressions, and covering golf alongside Jim Nantz. The crew also recaps our first 3 days at the PGA Championship… and Bryson jumps in mid-show (41:20) to breakdown Frankie's chipping lesson.
Brooks Koepka joins the show (49:43) to talk defending the Wanamaker Trophy, his recent outspokenness, battling against Tiger at the last two major championships, and much more. Also, the crew is live from Bethpage Black for the 101st PGA Championship. We discuss our first day onsite including running into Bryson and the PGA of America's nod to Frankie.
1999 British Open champ Paul Lawrie joins the show to talk taking down Jean van de Velde at Carnoustie after Jean's epic collapse, life on the Champions Tour, and Scottish golf. In inner-show chatter, we dive into more Bethpage talk including Tiger showing up to the Black today. In From The Gallery, we debate when and where it's okay to chirp the group in front of you.
With the PGA Championship and US Open on the horizon, we talk about our upcoming plans for both tournaments as well as some upcoming interviews we have planned. Also, we preview round three of Tiger, Molinari, and Koepka at the PGA, debate whether or not Bethpage really is the best deal in all of golf, and there is a shocking amount of Senior Tour talk.
2016 PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker joins the show live from Bethpage and tells an INCREDIBLE Tiger Woods story (1:10:10). Also, the whole crew spent the weekend at Bethpage, playing a round on the final weekend the Black is open to the public before the upcoming PGA. We relive the experience, including a nerve-racking first tee, Trent Daddy's on-course attitude, and discuss the stunning condition of the Black.
A family actually tried to swindle Augusta National by reselling tickets. What a bunch of idiots. We take a bunch of From The Galleries and discuss Michelle Wie, if Sergio's actually happy for Tiger, and a former MLB'er claiming he played 420 holes in 24 hours.
Tiger rolls into his restaurant rocking gym shorts and his green jacket and we roll into week two of the new post-Tiger's 5th green jacket world full steam ahead. It's a throwback to our roots as we first rip through headlines — DJ collapses, Spieth remains puzzling, Kiz stops streaking — then debate several From The Galleries: would you rather play mini golf with Tiger Woods or play Augusta National alone; what do you think is the updated value of Tiger's Scotty Cameron putter?
We take calls from listeners who were at Augusta National on Sunday, including our good friend Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings. We hear all about how loud it was on 16, how the crowds reacted when scoreboards were updated, what the Augusta security guard community had to deal with, learn of conversations over shots between Tiger and Joey, and much more. It's Behind The Greens 5: Where were you when Tiger won his 5th green jacket?
Questions from Augusta. Is Jack Nicklaus fucking with Tiger with his “easiest 64 ever” comments? Is Phil trolling everyone with hundreds hanging out of his pockets on the range at Augusta? Has there ever been a bigger week for Mr. Notahfications? Is Augusta putting the USGA and R&A on the hot seat with their distance comments? Are the Reeds the Kardashians of golf? Is Brooks Koepka undergoing the biggest self-sabotage in sports history, as Brandel says? We also got Lurch's Masters Takes and some From The Galleries, like: If you could play Augusta with 3 other living people, who would you choose and why?
The best week of the year is upon us — it's Masters Week. We talk through who we like and don't like in the field, how majestic Tiger looks early in the week, and relive a few past Masters moments. Oh and we recount Bryson burying Frankie yet again, this time for his chipping woes in Minneapolis.
We're still REELING from the Jake Owen interview as we take phone calls on Augusta Stories: Behind The Greens 4. We've got patron encounters with green-jacketed fellas, employees in the trophy room, and tales involving Freddie Couples, Bubba, Tiger, Gary Player and more. The callers always bring it.
Country music star and golf guy Jake Owen joins the show and delivers ALL TIME stories (38:42). He's got must-hear tales involving Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Wayne Gretzky, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Kisner and more. You simply have to hear this show. And of course we discuss Kisner's breakthrough win, Tiger beating Rory, and Sergio/Kuchar continuing their flawless 2019 public relations tour.
We breakdown the first day of the match play and answer a bunch of questions From The Gallery. Should Tiger bic his hair? Who would win between Krista Glover and Justine Reed in a steel cage match? Would you rather win 1 Masters or 5 PGA Championships? Albatross or hole in one? Also, Frankie requests a What's Up Doc.
Honda Classic winner Keith Mitchell joins the show for the first time (41:17). Keith relives beating Rickie and Brooks down the stretch, his fishing habits (ie: drinking near water), and how he's prepping for his Masters debut. Before Keith joins, we react to being spot on about Justine Reed, Kiz keeping his incredible T2-something streak alive, and the Match Play groupings (Tiger must win).
The call-in shows are back and, as always, they deliver. We've got caddies for Michael Jordan and multiple presidents; we've got caddies from St. Andrews; we've got irrigation experts; we've got a girls high school golf coach with stories for the ages and, of course, we have death (geese). You're going to want to giddy up for this one.
The PLAYERS is over and we've got the whole squad's reactions. Rory gets the “bugaboo” off his back; Rahm goes full psycho; Tiger melts down but looks healthy so all's good; Kiz posts a classic Kisner finish; Furyk nearly steals the show. In From The Gallery, we debate the market value of Tiger's Scotty putter, and, if our lives were on the line, which one pro we'd pick to make birdie for us.
It's an OG show as we take several From The Galleries and get hyped for The PLAYERS. We weigh in on the new PLAYERS trophy and theme song, on Tiger's new putting coach, on Jason Day's response to trolling, and on hardo golf twitter. In FTG we debate using beat up Pro V1s vs brand new crap balls and how to handle a partner who's terrified of the back nine (which is apparently a real thing).
NBC lead analyst, major champion, and 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger joins the show for the first time (46:45). In a very honest chat, Zinger discusses his true thoughts on Rory's closing struggles, what it's really like taking Johnny Miller's seat in the booth, what it's like being paired with Tiger Woods, and what type of carnage he's hoping for at The PLAYERS Championship. Before Zinger hops on, we breakdown the best Notah Begay x Tiger Woods puns and go through headlines: Tiger arrives at Sawgrass; Molinari is a savage; does it really matter what anyone calls The PLAYERS Championship?
Pressing questions right out of the gate. What's the latest word on Tiger's “neck injury”? Did the USGA really just “upon further review” themselves on JT? Plus, What's Up Doc provides maybe the funniest moment in Fore Play history... and an accusation that Riggs submits emails about himself. Last but not least, From The Gallery delivers more hypotheticals.
Breaking: Our raw, immediate reaction to Tiger withdrawing from the API due to a neck strain. Hint: We're devastated but also optimistic. In Headlines, we talk JT vs the USGA, Keith Mitchell's heroics at the Honda Classic, and Vijay Singh's blast from the past. In From The Gallery, we've got golf dreams.
It's a throwback show as we carve our way through a bunch of From The Galleries. First, we breakdown reformed Brooks Koepka continuing to keep his foot on the media relations gas pedal. Then, in From The Gallery, we get into the best golf drinks, wearing a black glove, “golf dome” etiquette, how to most effectively attend a golf tournament, and much more. A nice throwback to our roots kinda show.
Darren Clarke, the 2016 European Ryder Cup captain and 2011 Open champion, joins the show from the Abaco Club in the Bahamas. Darren tells a phenomenal story about Tiger Woods, details what goes on behind the scenes as a Ryder Cup captain, and reveals how horribly he was putting heading into the 2011 Open. In Headlines, we react to Bryson's latest controversy, the backstopping brigade, and Tiger's weird approach in Mexico. Oh, and we revel at just how good Dustin Johnson is.
The local caddie episode was so successful we decided to open it up again. This time we welcome superintendents, maintenance workers, and caddies to the show. We get stories from wild animal encounters to unruly country club members to green-rollers rolling into bunkers. In Headlines, we react to Steve Stricker being named 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup captain (including Patrick Reed comments) and preview the outrageous distances we'll see at the WGC-Mexico. Producer Jake reveals what it's like in trenches of viral golf Instagram.
Riggs tries to run a “State of the Union” style show but fails miserably. Frankie is back, Lurch stays on, and we react to the unprecedented local caddies show, then breakdown Tiger's week, Holmes' pace of play, JT's disappointment, and Spieth's shocking 81. Hilarity ensues as we get wildly off topic FAST.
In light of the Matt Kuchar / El Tucan story, we welcome more than a dozen local caddies to the show. We hear stories about Morgan Freeman, President Obama, and Scotty Pippin. We hear from loopers at Pinehurst, Medinah, Kiawah, Cabot, Olympia Fields and more. Perhaps our most unique show as we mix it up for hours with local caddies from all over.
Kevin Na joins the show! (50:47) The 2-time TOUR winner details how he made a record 16 on a par-4, how he overcame the swing yips to win the 2018 Greenbrier, what the USGA needs to do to improve the U.S. Open, and how good it felt to make birdie after overruling his caddie at Colonial. Without Kevin, we discuss Phil's victory at Pebble (complete with a legendary darkness dispute), the current state of the Glover family, the upcoming Genesis Open featuring Tiger Woods, and Riggs makes his official Masters prediction. Side note: you gotta hear Frankie's voice.
From The Gallery is back! Also, TOUR Winner Wesley Bryan joins the show as he recovers from surgery to talk about everything golf and beyond, from headlines to stories to our boss getting dragged out of the Super Bowl. Without Wesley, we discuss Brooks Koepka doing a FULL public reversal and delivering scorched earth takes, we breakdown Sergio's bunker tirade Spanish translation, and we discuss the contagiousness of the Butter Knives. Let's have some fun.
The people's women's golfer Danielle Kang joins the show for the third time. She's hilarious and breaks down her 2018 case of the full swing yips. We also weigh in on Sergio's latest meltdown, Rickie's wild finish, and Johnny Miller's retirement. Riggs details his weekend at the WMPO and his round/interview with Bubba Watson.
Bubba Watson joins the show alongside longtime caddie Ted Scott just after playing 18 holes with Riggs. The two discuss their relationship and how the internet has interpreted it; they tell stories from winning two Masters; Bubba reveals what he's done with his green jackets and breaks down his relationship with the Ryder Cup; and Bubba discusses his struggles and why his 2018 rebound year means so much to him. There's also MUCH more. All time show.
Kevin Kisner (40:19), our good buddy and the most laid back guy on TOUR, joins the show for somewhere around the fifth time. We talk changes to Augusta, why Kiz thinks he has no chance at any of this year's majors, clears up his comments on Patrick Reed, chirps us relentlessly, and MUCH more. Also, we discuss the latest news in the Lucas & Krista Glover marriage, Adam Long getting it done in front of Phil, and Tiger making his 2019 debut. Let's go.
Matt Kuchar wins again amid swirling rumors he gypped a local caddie. We weigh in on all that, discuss Hosung Choi making his TOUR debut at Pebble next month, then are joined by renowned course architect David McLay-Kidd (49:04). DMK tells the stories behind building the original Bandon Dunes course as an inexperienced 27-year-old in the 1990s; then discusses the challenges behind designing the Castle Course at St. Andrews; he tells of the sentimentality behind building Machrihanish Dunes; he reveals his thoughts on Augusta National today; he shows his feelings towards rival architect Tom Doak. Truly, DMK is a fascinating guy who loves golf and has evolved dramatically as a course architect over the past two decades, recently building the highly-praised masterpiece that is Mammoth Dunes.
Kevin Chappell joins the show this week. Chappy's a 2017 Tour winner, threatened at the 2018 British Open, and has plenty of time to muck it up with us; he just had back surgery. We talk practice rounds with Kisner, why he didn't get the fusion, and what his plans are with golf's new rules. Before the interview, we tell the story of how the Justin Thomas interview came to be and breakdown our thoughts after nearly an hour chatting with JT.
Justin Thomas joins the show for a full hour interview. We've given JT a VERY hard time over the past year, so this is a big one. We ask how many times a day he sees the phrase "get in the bunker"; we break down the Honda Classic incident and the aftermath; we hear exactly what it's like hitting your first tee shot at the Ryder Cup then going 4-1-1; we hear about shooting 63 at the U.S. Open, 59 at the Sony, and winning the PGA with a 200+ yard 7-iron on the 71st hole. We hear about the friendships with Rickie, Rory, Tiger and MUCH more. It's a full length interview with one of golf's biggest stars. Let's go.
It was a big year for the Fore Play crew. Interviews with Tiger Woods on spinal fusion surgery; Bryson DeChambeau on the Frankie Butter Knives; Greg Norman on President Clinton falling at his house; Colin Montgomerie drinking whiskey and talking his near misses; David Feherty on golf's fans; Notah Begay on talking to Tiger before his Tour Championship final round; Keegan Bradley on breaking out of his slump; Kevin Kisner being Kevin Kisner; Stewart Cink on taking down 59-year-old Tom Watson at the British Open. And more. It's all in here -- enjoy the final show of 2018.
Riggs returns from Pebble to talk about playing Pebble, Spyglass, and Spanish Bay, then the guys take a reflective and hilarious walk down the unforgettable 2018 year of golf. From staying at Mr. Gary Player's Masters house to testing the unlimited mulligan theory at Shinnecock to interviewing Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau, the Fore Play crew had a hell of a year. Big thanks to all you guys, our listeners, for coming along.
It's golf podcasting in December -- we're talking Q-School dominance despite stolen clubs, reviewing The Golf Club 2019 video game, and getting deep into several From The Galleries. What's the proper protocol when course maintenance workers are in the way? Is Frankie Butter Knives stubborn or just dumb? Have we ever been happier than we are to learn we have fans in Australia?
Bryson DeChambeau pokes Frankie “Snapper McGee” Borrelli yet again as we're still buzzing from the Tiger Woods show. In Headlines, Tony Finau can't stop finishing second, Tiger's all set on 2018, and we recount what a drama-filled year it's been. In From The Gallery, how close is too close for the rangefinder, is the square strike illegal, and would you take a Tiger 2019 Masters win if it means he immediately retires?
On this podcast, you will hear Tiger Woods directly answering questions from Riggs. It's only about 3 minutes, but we got Tiger Woods, and it was awesome. Riggs tells the story of how meeting and interviewing Tiger came to be, how Riggs was nervously shaking, how Joey LaCava played a role, and what Tiger was like before, during, and after the chat (also a special Phil Mickelson story). Additionally, we deliver all our hot “The Match” takes, and reveal that Wolf Creek — from the Tiger video games — is actually a real golf course. Biiiiiig show.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone except Trent (you'll see why)! Still reeling from last week's monumental Bryson appearance on the show, we're back to breakdown the interview. How Bryson calling in from the hot tub came to be; our thoughts on his answers; our thoughts on the gruesome murder of Frankie Borrelli at the hands of the no. 5 ranked player in the world; where our relationship with Bryson stands going forward. Also, Riggs announces he'll be inside the ropes in Vegas for the Tiger vs Phil match, and we dissect the HBO 24/7.
Bryson DeChambeau joins the podcast for a full interview... and he does not back down. In the most iconic moment in Fore Play history, Bryson murders Frankie. We ask him about his scientific approach, the single length irons, spritzing his balls, putting with the flagstick in, dealing with the haters, the Ryder Cup fallout, and MUCH more. This is a Fore Play to be remembered.
No golfer is more polarizing to the Fore Play boys than Bryson DeChambeau. In the last week alone, the 25-year-old has said he'll putt with the flagstick in in 2019 (depending on the coefficient of restitution), said there's three quarters in hockey, detailed how he's "neurologically comfortable" on the course, and won his 5th PGA Tour event. Our house has never been more divided. We also talk Lucas Glover's unfortunate finish, Rickie taking ricochet shots, golf dreams and much more. Let's hit it.
Riggs played a round with Brandel Chamblee this weekend and we're back to discuss that, “The Match,” and much more. We try to figure out what we wouldn't pay $20 to watch Tiger Woods do (spoiler: very little). We also have an update on the logistics of range balls for the pros at tournaments. In FTG, we break down what to wear to an indoor golf simulator, the best course keepsakes, why Frankie pronounces things like an asshole, and adopt a new rule called the "Gallery Rule.”
The listeners are crying out in droves — the Frankie Butter Knives appears to be a contagious disease infecting people everywhere. It's a dangerous time to be alive so we are warning all fans: listen with extreme caution. In Headlines, we discuss Johnny Miller retiring, Danielle Kang winning a dick trophy in Shanghai, Brooks ascending to world no. 1, and Tiger being all giddy over his machine golf ball putt. In From The Gallery, we debate how cold is too cold for golf, discuss good money games to play, and detail the proper protocol when finding a ProV1 in your range bucket.
Who's crazier, Justine Reed or Krista Glover? How do you handle cart path only? Did Frankie infect a listener with the "Frankie Butter Knives"? What's your recurring golf dream? The boys are back in town and we've got a ton of listener-submitted From The Galleries to get through. In Headlines, we got Johnny Miller retiring, DJ and Brooks making the most cringey video ever, and we debate if the Tiger v Phil match will suck or be awesome. Warning: You will laugh during this show.
Still reeling from our Greg Norman interview and inspired by the Ryder Cup drama, we're back and firing on all cylinders. We're back to digest and react to all the past week's Ryder Cup fallout. Did DJ and Brooks fight each other? Was Paulina involved? Does Spieth hate Reed? Does Reed's wife run his show? Was Jim Furyk disingenuous in his Golf Channel interview? Does Furyk just not have a brain? Is Tiger even more back now that he sucks at the Ryder Cup again? Lots of hot action. Lots to cover. Let's go.
Legend Greg Norman joins us in studio, and he's even more impressive in person. The Shark tells riveting stories and chops it up like he's simply one of the boys. If he could have one shot to do over again, which would it be? Does he have the best logo in the world? What's the most nervous he's ever been? Is there anything he wished he didn't say? What's his single favorite golf shot to hit? What happened to President Clinton's leg at Norman's house in 1997? What's the most outrageous thing he's heard from the fans? This, folks, is one of our MUST LISTEN shows.