I'm psyched to have my good friend Stephanie Wei on the show, and we waste no time getting into the nitty-gritty of Jim Furyk's win at the RBC Heritage. He came out storming with a Sunday 63, and survived two grueling playoff holes against a game Kevin Kisner to win his first event since 2010. It's a big moment for Furyk, and we talk about how people will view the playing legacy of one of the most thoughtful, but also contradictory, players on the Tour. We touch on Kisner's heroics, and we round it out by talking about our experiences on the PGA Tour with angry players (*ahem* Els and Poulter *ahem*), paranoid tournament hosts, and overzealous locker room attendants. It's a humdinger!
Today I'm joined by Kyle Porter of CBS—the perfect shot in the arm for our collective Masters hangover. We're talking about Jordan Spieth and his appearance on David Letterman, Bubba Watson's latest foray into the world of hip-hop, Phil's lunacy, and why it seems like the PGA Tour pros like Spieth better than Rory McIlroy—and why we're so ready to move beyond Rory and place the crown on young Jordan. It's a really fun hour with Kyle, so don't miss a minute!
We didn't fold after episode one! This week, we're talking Jordan Spieth's Masters victory with Shane Bacon of Fox Sports (you can read Shane's post-Masters article here). We also touch on Tiger's bone-poppin' skills, Shane's hilarious Tiger illustrations from last week, and the good and bad from Augusta. Also, is Jordan Spieth exciting, boring, or somewhere in between? Take a listen, my friends!
In the first ever "Friends of Tiger" podcast, Shane welcomes Chris Solomon, co-owner and co-proprietor of NoLayingUp.com. It's Masters week, and the dudes discuss all the hot topics, including Rory's chances to win, Tiger's resurgence, Spieth's composure, and the ESPN player poll that has Bubba as the least-liked golfer on Tour. There are some red-hot takes in this episode—wear a flame-retardant poncho.