Jordan wins! Dustin loses...and we've got one more short ep before we fly back home. Check us out!
It's night three of the U.S. Open extravaganza, and we're back with the core crew of Jon McCarthy, Teddy Greenstein, Stephanie Wei, Michael Witmer, and ME. We're one day away from finally getting some golf, and we're talking course setup, USGA devilry, and the players we love. We also do a lightning round fantasy draft, and things get HEATED. And as always, we take unnecessary shots at Stephanie. The week rolls on, and we continue to gain in strength. The Groupageddon is upon us.
We have the whole gang from last night, plus Mr. Michael Witmer of the Boston Globe, and we're chock full of new information gleaned from a Tuesday spent at the U.S. Open. It's a solid half hour of near-madness, and the information will blow you sky-high. Enjoy!
We're setting a new world record with podcast guests at a whopping FIVE. Teddy Greenstein (Chicago Tribune), Ryan Ballengee (GolfNewsNet), Jon McCarthy (Toronto Sun), Stephanie Wei (WeiUnderPar), and I are jamming with the first of a bunch of U.S. Open podcasts. All I can say is that it gets chaotic, and fast. Possibly too chaotic. Like the U.S. Open, it's nice to have once in a while, but you wouldn't want it every week. In the midst of the insanity, we do discuss the U.S. Open, and there are some actual intelligent takes. Enjoy, my friends!
It's the Sam Weinman episode! Sam just wrote an excellent piece on Golf Digest about his struggles as a mediocre golfer, and his long obsession with swing thoughts. It makes for the perfect topic, because I, too, have fallen into the golf rabbit hole, and this hour is more than a little like therapy. We also look ahead to the Memorial and U.S. Open as summer begins and major season heats up. Check it out!
We're back off our short hiatus, and welcoming Luke Kerr-Dineen into the Tiger's Den. There's plenty to discuss, including Steven Bowditch's win at the Byron Nelson and his story of recovering from severe depression. We go from there to talking about the pressures of being a pro golfer, and the outlets they choose, from the good to the bad. Have we done a bad job of turning players into single-issue people, from Bowditch to Compton to Rory to Rickie? Next, we touch on Luke's recent article about adderall use on Tour, and spend a moment or two on college golf. It's a conversation for the ages, and you can only hear it here, folks!