Scott Stallings’ transformation, Charlie Woods’ swing, AmEx picks
Jan 14, 2020 01:10:40
Three-time PGA Tour winner Scott Stallings talks to Golf Digest about his new workout regimen, his goals for 2020, and Phil Mickelson’s calves. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Daniel Rapaport discuss the Sony Open’s exciting playoff and Charlie Woods’ swing. Then, Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers drop in to go over their best bets of the week for the American Express.
Getting golf fit for 2020
Jan 7, 2020 01:03:38
Golf Digest Senior Editor Ron Kaspriske joins the podcast to discuss golf fitness, how to prepare for the upcoming season, and what goes into the 50 Best Trainers list. Also, Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers drop in to discuss the Sentry TOC, Patrick Reed’s ongoing drama, and their predictions for the 2020 majors.
Top 10 majors of the decade
Dec 23, 2019 01:03:48
Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Ryan Herrington break down the top 10 majors from 2010-2019 and discuss what made the decade in golf so great.
Presidents Cup recap, Tiger Woods' epic year, Harold Varner III
Dec 16, 2019 00:58:14
PGA Tour pro Harold Varner III talks to Golf Digest about his relationship with Michael Jordan, his approach to golf, and what he’s working on for 2020. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Keely Levins, and Daniel Rapaport discuss an exciting Presidents Cup, Tiger Woods' busy week, and more Patrick Reed controversy.
Patrick Reed's rules controversy, Presidents Cup preview, Bradley Hughes
Dec 9, 2019 01:11:45
Inaugural Presidents Cup participant and Brendon Todd’s swing coach Bradley Hughes talks to Golf Digest about why he loves Royal Melbourne, what playing in the biennial event is like, and what he and the red-hot Todd have worked on. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss Patrick Reed’s latest controversy and how the U.S. team will fare in Australia. And Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers drop in to discuss their best bets of the week.
Shorts on tour, Hero World Challenge picks, Harry Higgs
Dec 3, 2019 01:10:20
PGA Tour rookie Harry Higgs talks to Golf Digest about his first season on tour, being college teammates with Bryson DeChambeau, and recreating a famous “Seinfeld” scene. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss a new European Tour policy and playing through pain. And Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers stop by for a brand-new weekly gambling segment.
Turkeys of the year, fall golf wrap-up, Scott McCarron
Nov 26, 2019 01:07:42
Three-time PGA Tour winner Scott McCarron talks to Golf Digest about winning the PGA Tour Champions' season-long points race and his controversial putting stroke. Also, Alex Myers, Ryan Herrington, and Keely Levins discuss the "Turkeys" of 2019, Brendon Todd-mania, and the biggest check in LPGA history.
Brendon Todd’s unbelievable run, the worst golf penalties, Davis Love III
Nov 18, 2019 01:00:11
World Golf Hall of Famer Davis Love III talks to Golf Digest about Tiger Woods as a Presidents Cup Captain, playing in team competitions and his secret to playing for so long. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Daniel Rapaport discuss the Brendon Todd renaissance, recent golf penalties and the Sergio García baby reveal. This episode is presented by WHOOP.
Presidents Cup picks, crazy Euro Tour finish, stats with Justin Ray
Nov 11, 2019 01:21:00
Stats guru Justin Ray talks to Golf Digest about Rory McIlroy’s emphasis on advanced stats and his work at 15th Club. Also, Alex Myers, Keely Levins, and Daniel Rapaport discuss Tiger choosing Tiger (and Patrick Reed) for the Presidents Cup, the U.S. DQ at the Spirit International, and a wild finish on the European Tour.
Phil Mickelson's snapped streak, Charles Davis of FOX Sports
Nov 5, 2019 01:11:57
Charles Davis of FOX Sports talks to Golf Digest about Tiger at Stanford and his love of golf. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Daniel Rapaport discuss Rory McIlroy's latest (on course) response to Brooks Koepka and Mickelson's streak of 26 years in the top 50 coming to an end.
Tiger's record-tying victory, the PGA Tour's nicest guys
Oct 28, 2019 00:57:48
Golf Digest's Dave Shedloski breaks down our latest Nice Guy ranking and explains why Rickie Fowler is this year's No. 1. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Stephen Hennessey discuss Tiger Woods tying Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record at the Zozo Championship with his 82nd career win.
'The Challenge: Japan Skins' recap, Lanto Griffin on his first PGA Tour win
Oct 21, 2019 00:59:46
Golf Digest's Daniel Rapaport reports from Japan on how Tiger looked at "The Challenge: Japan Skins" and Jason Day's victory. Then, Lanto Griffin answers questions about his first PGA Tour win. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Stephen Hennessey discuss the upcoming ZOZO Championship and the Rory McIlroy-Brooks Koepka rivalry.
Lanto Griffin at the Houston Open, recurring golf nightmares, Bill Coore on designing courses
Oct 14, 2019 01:01:36
Golf course architect Bill Coore talks to Golf Digest about designing new courses, Sheep Ranch at Bandon Dunes and how he thinks about wind. Also, Alex Myers and Sam Weinman discuss Lanto Griffin's compelling story, dreaming about golf and beautiful courses.
Kevin Na’s playoff win, spouse golf tips, Kevin Robbins’ upcoming book on Payne Stewart
Oct 7, 2019 01:11:08
Author Kevin Robbins talks to Golf Digest about his upcoming biography “The Last Stand of Payne Stewart” and what made Stewart such a compelling player. Also, Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey, and Keely Levins discuss Kevin Na’s impressive Shriners Hospital Open victory and what it takes to teach your significant other how to play golf.
Danny Willett's comeback, new Skins Game on tap, first-time PGA Tour champ Sebastián Muñoz
Sep 23, 2019 00:52:36
Sanderson Farms champion Sebastián Muñoz talks to Golf Digest about his first PGA Tour victory, who he’s heard from after Sunday’s win and what’s going right for him so far this season. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss Danny Willett’s surprising win at the BMW PGA Championship, Tony Romo’s golf career and the best insults on the course.
Solheim Cup recap, Joaquin Niemann's breakthrough win, expectations for fall events
Sep 16, 2019 00:59:54
Keely Levins talks about covering the Solheim Cup and the unbelievable play she saw in Scotland. Also, Alex Myers and Stephen Hennessey discuss what happened at The Greenbrier, who to bet on for this week and Kevin Chappell's nine birdies in a row.
Sleepers for upcoming season, new fall events, Monday Q Info (Ryan French)
Sep 9, 2019 01:16:46
The man behind the popular Twitter account Monday Q Info (@acaseofthegolf1) talks to Golf Digest about his relationship to golf, Monday qualifiers and some unsung heroes of the game. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Steve Hennessey talk about what they're looking forward to this upcoming season and who they're most likely to put their money on.
Korn Ferry Tour Championship, Tiger at U.S. Open, 2019 FedEx Cup runner-up Xander Schauffele
Sep 3, 2019 00:48:14
FedEx Cup runner-up Xander Schauffele talks to Golf Digest about his late-season run, what he's going to do with five million dollars and how he can improve next season. Also, Alex Myers, Ryan Herrington and Joel Beall discuss the Korn Ferry Championship, Tiger's new friendship with Rafael Nadal and Rory losing a wild five-man playoff.
Tour Championship recap, Rory McIlroy vs. Brooks Koepka, World Long Drive No. 1 Kyle Berkshire
Aug 26, 2019 01:20:09
World Long Drive No. 1 Kyle Berkshire talks to Golf Digest about the upcoming Volvik world championship, the difference between his sport and golf, and his signature long hair. Also, Alex Myers, Keely Levins and Sam Weinman discuss the Tour Championship, the player of the year debate and Jin Young Ko's dominance.
BMW Championship recap, Phil Mickelson's hotel fire and Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter
Aug 19, 2019 01:01:30
Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter talks to Golf Digest about Rory McIlroy's police escort in 2012, playing golf with his son, and hopefully, becoming a captain. Also, Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Joel Beall talk about the BMW Championship, their picks for the Tour Championship, and some really bad luck on the course.
The Northern Trust's slow-play controversy, U.S. Open champ Justin Rose
Aug 12, 2019 01:03:14
Justin Rose, U.S. Open champion and Olympic gold medalist, talks to Golf Digest about the FedEx Cup Playoffs, an exhausting 2019 and what he’s most recognized for. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Chris Powers recap the Northern Trust and talk about the slow-play discussion between Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka.
FedEx Cup Playoff preview: Tiger's quiet practice round, Northern Trust picks
Aug 6, 2019 00:43:56
Alex Myers, Chris Powers, and Joel Beall talk about what they've seen so far at The Northern Trust in New Jersey and who they think will play well during the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Brooks Koepka's latest statement win, Rory's struggles, three-time US Open champ Hale Irwin
Jul 29, 2019 01:23:04
Three-time US Open champion Hale Irwin drops by Golf Digest offices to talk about his decorated career, his remarkable longevity and winning the 2019 Payne Stewart Award. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Keely Levins talk about Brooks Koepka's resounding victory and Rory McIlroy's latest stumble in the WGC.
Open Championship review: Shane Lowry, Portrush emerge as big winners
Jul 23, 2019 00:42:50
After Shane Lowry's emotional win in the Open Championship, Alex Myers, Ryan Herrington, and Sam Weinman assess the Irishman's breakout performance, and discuss why Royal Portrush was such a successful host venue. Also the trio discuss another Impressive Brooks Koepka run, and try to put in perspective Tiger Woods' disappointing week.
2019 Open Championship Preview & Picks
Jul 16, 2019 00:47:35
What can we expect from Royal Portrush? How will Rory McIlroy handle the added pressure of playing in front of his home crowd? Who are the sleepers to look out for when placing a few pounds? Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Ryan Herrington discuss all the burning questions heading into the 2019 Open Championship.
Matthew Wolff's breakthrough win & George Gankas
Jul 9, 2019 01:13:19
Instructor George Gankas discusses his star pupil Matthew Wolff's breakthrough PGA Tour victory, his philosophy on swing speed, and the star golfer he'd like to coach. Plus, Golf Digest photo editor Michael Sneeden stops by to talk about his experience caddying on the Korn Ferry Tour, and Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins break down an exciting week in professional golf.
The PGA Tour's "Content Kings" & Steve Stricker
Jul 1, 2019 01:01:44
Steve Stricker discusses his dominant performance at the U.S. Senior Open, his duties as U.S. Ryder Cup captain, and his philosophy on putting. Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins talk about our PGA Tour Content Kings ranking, Nate Lashley's emotional victory, and a celebrity golfer's incredible pro shop shopping spree.
Henni Zuël on the switch from pro golf to broadcasting; Hannah Green's breakthrough win
Jun 26, 2019 01:13:15
GOLFTV's Henni Zuël joins the podcast to talk about her rapid rise in golf, the painful injury that caused her to stop playing, and her transition to broadcasting. Plus, Alex Myers, Keely Levins, and Hally Leadbetter wrap up a busy week in golf that includes Hannah Green's improbable win in the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Gary Woodland wins U.S. Open in Brooks Koepka-like fashion
Jun 17, 2019 00:38:20
In the aftermath of Gary Woodland's impressive win in the 119th U.S. Open, Alex Myers, Joel Beall, and Ryan Herrington discuss the evolution of his game, break down the events of Sunday afternoon, and analyze Brooks Koepka's near three-peat.
2019 U.S. Open preview & Tony Finau
Jun 9, 2019 01:18:05
Tony Finau talks about U.S. Open setups, that Masters final pairing with Tiger Woods, and his signature dish in the kitchen. Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Chris Powers preview the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, look back at past majors there, and offer their picks to win the year's third major championship.
Patrick Cantlay and Jeongeun Lee6 each take steps forward, Hank Haney's tough week
Jun 4, 2019 00:55:52
The Golf Digest crew wraps up an eventful week in golf, including Patrick Cantlay's win at Memorial and Jeongeun Lee6's breakthrough at the U.S. Women's Open, with Chris Powers checking in from the Country Club of Charleston. Plus, they revisit Hank Haney's controversial remarks about women's golf, and whether the criticism toward the teacher is justified.
Kevin Na's Colonial win & Colin Montgomerie
May 29, 2019 01:14:50
World Golf Hall of Fame member and Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie discusses some peculiar captain's duties, road-tripping across America, his toughest loss, and the time Jack Nicklaus jinxed him. Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Ryan Herrington talk about Kevin Na's win at Colonial, controversial sponsor exemptions, and the arrival of golf's next big star.
2019 PGA Championship recap from Bethpage Black
May 20, 2019 00:30:53
After witnessing Brooks Koepka win a fourth major in eight tries, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Christopher Powers recap a surprisingly suspenseful Sunday at the 2019 PGA Championship. Plus, the gang discusses Koepka's place in golf history, Dustin Johnson's latest close call, and Bethpage Black's atmosphere.
PGA Championship sleepers & Bubba Watson
May 15, 2019 00:49:49
Bubba Watson joins the Golf Digest Podcast to talk about his green jacket habits, the time he got blocked by Tracy McGrady, and the other reason he was rooting for Tiger Woods to win the Masters. Plus, Ryan Herrington joins Alex Myers and Sam Weinman from Bethpage Black to discuss course conditions and some last-minute PGA Championship sleeper picks.
2019 PGA Championship preview
May 9, 2019 00:47:50
Bethpage Black will host its first major championship in a decade with the 2019 PGA Championship. Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, and Joel Beall discuss their favorite parts of the famed public course, their favorites to win the year's (now) second major, and the John Daly golf cart saga.
Brooks Koepka, Max Homa's out-of-nowhere win, wedding golf formats
May 6, 2019 00:39:32
Brooks Koepka was in NY this week, so Keely Levins caught up with the three-time major champion to talk about a rivalry with Tiger, his back-to-normal diet, and the frantic major schedule. Plus, Levins, Sam Weinman and Stephen Hennessey discuss Max Homa's remarkable Wells Fargo win, and debate the best formats for wedding golf tournaments.
Tiger's limited schedule & Ryan Palmer
May 1, 2019 00:59:03
Ryan Palmer discusses an emotional win at the Zurich Classic, how his partnership with Jon Rahm came to be, and why Skittles became a key ingredient in New Orleans. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins talk about Tiger Woods' limited schedule, a fantasy Augusta National itinerary, and a slow play whistleblower on the European Tour.
Masters ramifications & CBS' Amanda Balionis
Apr 24, 2019 01:03:58
CBS' Amanda Balionis discusses a crazy Masters, her unusual career path, and interviewing the game's biggest stars. Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins weigh in on C.T. Pan's maiden PGA Tour win, Jordan Spieth's weekend struggles, and Tiger Woods' super casual first green jacket appearance.
Holy Sh!t, Tiger Woods won the Masters
Apr 15, 2019 00:36:25
In the immediate aftermath of Tiger Woods' improbable win in the 2019 Masters, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, and Keely Levins gather at Augusta National Golf Club to discuss a historic Sunday. We also hear from Woods himself from his post-round press conference, and debate whether this win brings the chase of Jack Nicklaus' 18 majors back to the front burner.
Masters Prep! Augusta changes, Koepka's weight loss, Valentino Dixon's arrival
Apr 10, 2019 00:45:07
On the eve of the 2019 Masters, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Joel Beall, and E. Michael Johnson discuss changing course conditions at Augusta National, the incredible shrinking Brooks Koepka, and who to place last-minute wagers on. Also exonerated artist Valentino Dixon discusses his incredible journey to Amen Corner.
2019 Masters preview & Xander Schauffele
Apr 7, 2019 01:04:33
Xander Schauffele stops by to talk about what he learned as a Masters rookie, how he's able to perform his best in big events, and why he's still driving around a "scuffed-up" Toyota Camry. Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, and Joel Beall discuss this year's most compelling Masters storylines as well as offer their picks to win at Augusta National.
WGC-Match Play gimme controversy & Jim Nantz
Apr 2, 2019 01:04:10
Legendary CBS announcer Jim Nantz joins us to tell tales about caddying for Jack Nicklaus, working the 1986 Masters, and celebrity aces at his Pebble Beach backyard golf hole. Plus, the crew discusses Kevin Kisner's WGC-Match Play title, Matt Kuchar-Sergio Garcia's gimmegate, and the unexpected fist pump of the year.
Paul Casey emerges as a Masters pick & James Patterson
Mar 25, 2019 01:16:30
Prolific writer and best-selling author James Patterson joins the podcast to talk about his newest golf-themed novel, "Miracle at St. Andrews." Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington and Keely Levins discuss Paul Casey's repeat win at Innisbrook, a rare drug suspension, and the PGA Tour debut of a junior phenom.
Rory McIlroy's Players win & Jon Rahm's questionable decision
Mar 18, 2019 00:43:32
Are we too tough on Rory McIlroy? Is having the Players Championship in March a good thing? What the heck was Jon Rahm thinking on the 11th hole during the final round?! Alex Myers and Sam Weinman are joined by Chris Powers in Jacksonville to answer all the burning questions following an exciting week at TPC Sawgrass.
Remembering the great Dan Jenkins & Francesco Molinari's latest triumph
Mar 11, 2019 00:53:52
Golf Digest executive editor Mike O'Malley shares his memories of legendary sportswriter Dan Jenkins and talks about what it was like to be his editor for more than two decades. Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss Francesco Molinari's win at Bay Hill, Michelle Wie's engagement, and give their Players Championship picks.
PGA Tour/USGA rules tension escalate & Martin Trainer
Mar 4, 2019 00:50:07
Martin Trainer talks about winning his first PGA Tour title, his unusual route to the big leagues, and his dreams of developing a golf-centric sitcom. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Max Adler discuss Keith Mitchell's breakthrough win, the escalating tension between the PGA Tour and the USGA over the rules, and an impressive celebrity performance on the senior tour.
John Smoltz on his senior tour aspirations & his crazy backyard golf setup
Feb 25, 2019 01:12:26
Baseball Hall-of-Famer John Smoltz discusses his recent celebrity golf win, his upcoming sponsor exemptions on the PGA Tour Champions, and his crazy backyard golf setup. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss Dustin Johnson's dominant win in Mexico, the LPGA backstopping controversy, and a new PGA Tour rookie's funny winning press conference.
Why golfers are still slow, Kuchar's apology, Rafael Campos
Feb 20, 2019 01:07:00
In the wake of J.B. Holmes' glacial win at the Genesis Open, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Keely Levins discuss the ongoing issue of slow play. Plus, they debate Matt Kuchar's belated apology and payment to his fill-in caddie, and talk to Rafael Campos, who is playing in his native Puerto Rico Open.
Phil wins at Pebble & teen phenom Akshay Bhatia
Feb 11, 2019 00:56:41
Seventeen-year-old phenom Akshay Bhatia discusses being the world's best junior golfer, his hectic schedule, and his decision to turn pro when he turns 18. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Keely Levins discuss Phil Mickelson's wild win at Pebble Beach, pro-am highlights (and lowlights), and why you need to be careful when naming your buddies trip tournament.
Darius Rucker on his new golf gig; Sergio's meltdown; Rickie's ugly win
Feb 6, 2019 00:56:16
Rock-turned-country music star Darius Rucker joins talks to Alex Myers and Sam Weinman about his new role with the PGA Tour and his own middling golf game. Plus, Myers, Weinman and Keely Levins discuss Sergio Garcia's bizarre DQ in Saudi Arabia, Rickie Fowler's stressful win, and Johnny Miller's emotional farewell.
Inside the Golf Digest Hot List process
Jan 29, 2019 00:50:16
With the release of the 2019 Golf Digest Hot List, senior equipment editors Mike Johnson and Mike Stachura joined the podcast to talk about the extensive process, trends, and tips for those looking to update their clubs. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss Justin Rose's latest win, Tiger Woods' PGA Tour return, and a new rule that led to a controversial penalty.
CBS' Peter Kostis talks "Tin Cup" memories & Tiger's soft side
Jan 23, 2019 01:00:01
Longtime CBS analyst and coach Peter Kostis shares stories about his pivotal role in the classic movie "Tin Cup," a softer side of Tiger Woods viewers don't see, and the unexpected way he got into broadcasting. Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Ryan Herrington discuss Adam Long's stunning win over Phil Mickelson and give their Tiger predictions for 2019.
Matt Kuchar's resurgence & PGA Tour Live's John Swantek
Jan 15, 2019 01:01:24
Longtime voice of the PGA Tour John Swantek stops by to chat about a new season on PGA Tour Live, why streaming content has changed the media landscape, and how he broke the news of one of sport's all-time biggest trades. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Hally Leadbetter discuss Matt Kuchar's resurgence, Ho-sung Choi's Pebble Beach invite, and one of the craziest ball-striking rounds in history.
Breaking down America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses with Ron Whitten
Jan 8, 2019 00:59:10
Golf Digest senior editor and course architect Ron Whitten discusses the latest America's 100 Greatest ranking, from its meticulous process to some surprises on the list. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Keely Levins, and Stephen Hennessey talk about Xander Schauffele's incredible final round at Kapalua and Bryson DeChambeau's flagstick strategy.
Cody Blick tells his crazy Q School story & our Christmas wish lists
Dec 12, 2018 01:00:00
Cody Blick discusses the incredible 63 he shot to earn his Web.com Tour card after having his golf clubs stolen. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins debate the Q School system, and give their Christmas golf wish lists.
GD Stories: The Grit Factor — What It Takes To Succeed & Improve In Golf
Dec 5, 2018 00:29:38
The second in a series bringing classic stories from the Golf Digest archive to life is an audio version of "The Grit Factor: What It Takes To Succeed & Improve In Golf," an eye-opening look at how popular concepts in education about persistence and embracing challenge transfer to golf. Read by Steven Kearney.
Tiger vs. Phil reaction, and what's next for "The Match"?
Nov 27, 2018 01:04:55
Golf Digest's Dave Shedloski discusses what it was like being in Las Vegas for Tiger vs. Phil, and the future of "The Match." Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins talk about the best and worst parts of the broadcast, a couple of big golf weddings, and a popular win by Ho-sung Choi.
Golf's crazy fall & our favorite prop bets for "The Match"
Nov 20, 2018 00:42:40
Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Hally Leadbetter discuss emotional wins for Charles Howell III, Danny Willett, and Lexi Thompson, and make their predictions for "The Match" between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Golf Digest Stories: My Last Round
Nov 14, 2018 00:18:11
The first in a series bringing classic stories from the Golf Digest archive to life is an audio version of "My Last Round," a first-person account from longtime editor John Barton about his complicated relationship with golf, and the reasons he made the painful decision to stop playing. Read by Steven Kearney.
Cameron Champ on cracking drivers and managing expectations
Nov 6, 2018 01:02:18
Cameron Champ discusses his breakthrough PGA Tour win, breaking drivers with his off-the-charts swing speed, and managing expectations as one of the game's rising star. Plus, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Hally Leadbetter talk about Bryson DeChambeau's latest victory, a bizarre cheating scandal and golf's best Halloween costumes.
Prodigies real and imagined: John Feinstein on his latest golf novel; the rise of Cam Champ
Oct 31, 2018 01:09:01
John Feinstein talks to Sam Weinman about his golf novel, The Prodigy, and how much of it is rooted in truth. Plus, Alex Myers, Christopher Powers, and Weinman talk about Cam Champ's impressive win in Mississippi, and debate when to bump it from off the green and when to flop it.
Jimmie James on playing all 100 Greatest courses, new world No. 1 Koepka; Azinger replaces Miller
Oct 23, 2018 01:12:46
Jimmie James, a retired oil executive, joins Alex Myers to talk about his remarkable feat playing all of Golf Digest's 100 Greatest courses in one year. Also, Myers, Sam Weinman, and Steve Hennessey discuss new world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, and what to expect from Paul Azinger as he takes over for Johnny Miller as NBC's lead golf analyst.
Gary Player on fitness misconceptions, Tiger Woods' comeback, and his secret sweet tooth fix
Oct 16, 2018 00:59:36
Nine-time major champ Gary Player reacts to some of the "nonsense" he hears regarding golfers in the gym, talks Tiger Woods' return to the winner's circle, and admits to having a weak spot for a certain candy. Plus, Alex Myers, Keely Levins, and Sam Weinman discuss the newest World Golf Hall of Fame class and a sneaky all-time great golf year.
Jeremy Roenick on the best celebrity golfers, the new NHL season, and his Golf Channel
Oct 9, 2018 01:01:53
NHL legend Jeremy Roenick discusses his golf obsession and his new gig as a judge on the Golf Channel show "Driver vs. Driver." Also the gang breaks down the PGA Tour season opener won by Kevin Tway.
Ryder Cup recap with Tom Watson
Oct 2, 2018 01:02:57
Eight-time major champion Tom Watson joins the Golf Digest Podcast to discuss the 2018 Ryder Cup, why he originally paired Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth, and relive his magical run at the 2009 Open Championship. Also, Alex Myers, Ryan Herrington, Keely Levins, and Joel Beall breakdown what went wrong for the Americans in France and all the ensuing team drama.
Stewart Cink on Ryder Cup nerves, having Anthony Kim as a teammate, and his U.S. ping-pong ranking
Sep 26, 2018 00:59:45
Five-time Ryder Cupper and 2009 British Open champ Stewart Cink joins us to discuss what it's like to play in the biennial event, be teammates with Tiger Woods and Anthony Kim, and give his Team USA ping-pong rankings. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Joel Beall, and Steve Hennessey preview this year's clash between America and Europe in France.
Tiger Woods wins again (and we're not sure we can handle it)
Sep 24, 2018 00:42:57
Tiger Woods added the most compelling chapter to his storybook return by winning the Tour Championship on Sunday, and Joel Beall, Alex Myers and Sam Weinman break it all down. The gang discusses where it ranks among Woods' all-time biggest wins, how it compares to some of sports' all-time biggest comebacks, and how many episodes a Tiger Woods "30 For 30" might actually require.
How Golf Digest helped an inmate win his freedom after 27 years
Sep 21, 2018 00:24:10
No story in the history of Golf Digest has been anything like the one of Valentino Dixon, an inmate for 27 years in an upstate New York prison who helped bide his time by drawing golf courses. Dixon's initial connection to editorial director Max Adler led to Adler examining the questionable details of his murder case, and raised enough questions to eventually lead to Dixon's release from prison this week. Adler joins Sam Weinman and Keely Levins to tell the remarkable story of how a golf writer helped win a man his freedom, and what comes next.
Can meditation help your golf game?
Sep 18, 2018 01:16:25
Meditation teacher and 1 Giant Mind founder Jonni Pollard discusses how meditation can help your golf game. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins talk about about an unusual major championship record and preview the Tour Championship.
Chris Riley on playing the Ryder Cup with Tiger, why he sat out, and his new coaching gig
Sep 11, 2018 01:01:37
Former PGA Tour player Chris Riley joins the podcast to discuss his experience in the 2004 Ryder Cup when he paired successfully with Tiger Woods, only to mysteriously sit out the afternoon, and his new position as head coach at the University of San Diego. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss Keegan Bradley's comeback win, Justin Rose's ascendance to No. 1, and Tiger's latest near miss.
Ryder Cup captain's picks, and Tyrrell Hatton on harnessing his emotions and "defying gravity"
Sep 5, 2018 01:04:25
Alex Myers and Keely Levins talk with the entertaining — and emotional — Tyrrell Hatton ahead of his first Ryder Cup appearance. They also discuss Bryson DeChambeau's dominant postseason, a hole-in-one business idea, and a co-worker's costly bet involving Jim Furyk's captain's picks.
Creative FedEx Cup changes, Bryson DeChambeau's Ryder Cup case, and Tyrrell Hatton's timely purchase
Aug 29, 2018 01:11:24
Alex Myers, Joel Beall, and Keely Levins discuss Bryson DeChambeau's big win, an unusual — but smart — purchase by Tyrrell Hatton, and bathroom breaks on the course. Plus, Brian Wacker calls in from this week's PGA Tour stop to discuss the expected major changes to the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
FedEx Cup/Northern Trust preview and James Hahn on tour life and his Craigslist obsession
Aug 22, 2018 01:07:17
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall come to you "live" from Ridgewood Country Club, site of the Northern Trust, to discuss the start of the 2018 FedEx Cup playoffs. Also joining the podcast is James Hahn, who discusses his storybook career from shoe salesman to PGA Tour winner, his obsession with Craigslist and his other thrifty habits.
PGA review: Koepka's resounding statement & Tiger's incredible run
Aug 13, 2018 00:38:59
Alex Myers and Joel Beall wrap up a wild Sunday in the season's final major, with Brooks Koepka capturing his second major of the season, and Tiger Woods at least giving him a scare.
Brandel Chamblee on the PGA, Tiger's biggest missteps & facing his critics
Aug 8, 2018 01:12:16
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee joins Alex Myers and Sam Weinman to discuss who he likes in the PGA, how Tiger Woods wasted valuable years in his prime, and his own return to competition. Also, Joel Beall checks in from Bellerive to give his take on the dicey conditions.
DeChambeau's handshake etiquette, Scotland golf, shanks nightmares
Aug 1, 2018 00:40:52
Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Keely Levins discuss Bryson DeChambeau's controversial handshake, a dream golf trip to Scotland, and one editor's case of the shanks. Also, the gang discusses Tiger Woods' upcoming swan song at Firestone.
Open Championship review: Francesco Molinari's win, Tiger's impressive run, Jordan Spieth's collapse
Jul 23, 2018 00:37:07
Alex Myers, Hally Leadbetter and Ryan Herrington wrap up a frenetic Sunday from Carnoustie, where Francesco Molinari claimed his first major title in impressive fashion, holding off Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and others. They also talk Jordan Spieth's collapse and look ahead to the PGA.
Open Championship Preview: Tiger, Spieth & Rory's chances on baked-and-brown Carnoustie
Jul 17, 2018 00:36:56
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington checks in from Carnoustie to fill in Alex Myers and Sam Weinman on the the baked-out conditions, assess Tiger Woods' chances, and identify a couple of sleepers to pick in the season's third major.
Kevin Na on his "unusual ratio," his slow-play rep, and overcoming actual golf nightmares
Jul 13, 2018 00:59:53
Two-time PGA Tour winner Kevin Na talks to Alex Myers about his emotional win at the Greenbrier, his unusual career path, and trying to make a first Ryder Cup team. Also, Sam Weinman and Keely Levins join Alex to discuss the PGA Tour's revamped schedule, a tour pro finding a caddie on Twitter, and Tony Romo's big golf win.
David Toms on his Senior Open win, Tiger Woods' new putter, and the latest cheating scandal
Jul 3, 2018 00:42:20
U.S. Senior Open champ David Toms talks to Sam Weinman about his first win on the 50-and-over circuit, and its eery similarities to his landmark win in the 2001 PGA. Also, Alex Myers checks in with Sam and Keely Levins from his big golf trip to talk about his driver yips, Tiger Woods' latest strong showing, and another cheating controversy.
Upgrading your golf trip, Bubba Watson as Hall of Famer, and Bryson DeChambeau's "secret" weapon
Jun 26, 2018 00:57:10
The secret keys to a great golf trip, from format to food. Also, Alex Myers, Keely Levins and Sam Weinman debate Bubba Watson's worthiness as a Hall of Famer, and whether Bryson DeChambeau's use of a compass actually works.
U.S. Open Wrap-up: Brooks goes back-to-back, Phil's improbable rake & more Shinnecock drama
Jun 18, 2018 00:38:14
In the aftermath of a wild U.S. Open, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Ryan Herrington break down the big happenings at Shinnecock Hills, including Brooks Koepka's impressive title defense, Phil Mickelson's temporary insanity, and whether the USGA went too far with another treacherous Shinnecock setup.
Report from Shinneock: Mini-tour pro Mike Miller, Dustin Johnson's strong start, Tiger's struggles
Jun 16, 2018 00:44:08
Mini-tour pro Mike Miller joins the podcast to talk about his experience playing in his second U.S. Open. Plus, Alex Myers, Joel Beall, and Christopher Powers discuss Dustin Johnson's strong start, and the trouble had by (seemingly) everyone else.
Sergio Garcia on Shinnecock, changing diapers, and life without the green jacket
Jun 13, 2018 00:45:33
Sergio Garcia talks to Alex Myers about life as a new father and his chances this week in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills. Also Myers, Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, and Christopher Powers check in from Shinnecock to assess the golf course and try to predict who it might favor.
Brad Faxon talks all things Shinnecock in our 2018 U.S. Open preview
Jun 11, 2018 01:13:00
Brad Faxon joins Golf Digest's Alex Myers, Joel Beall and Ryan Herrington to talk about Shinnecock Hills and all the key storylines in advance of the 2018 U.S. Open
U.S. Open odds with a Vegas insider
Jun 7, 2018 01:14:04
Noted Las Vegas oddsmaker Jeff Sherman joins Alex Myers to talk about the future of gambling in golf in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling, the challenge of handicapping Tiger Woods, and the golfer who draws the most action.
John Smoltz, Bryson DeChambeau's next big step, and a wild U.S. Women's Open
Jun 6, 2018 01:18:26
Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz talks to Alex Myers about qualifying for the U.S. Senior Open, the gang revisits Byrson DeChambeau's Memorial win, and Keely Levins describes her wild week covering Ariya Jutanugarn's win in the U.S. Women's Open.
Aaron Wise, the rising appeal of college golf, and Tiger returns at Memorial
May 30, 2018 00:57:49
Rookie Aaron Wise, fresh off his win in the AT&T Byron Nelson, joins the pod to talk about his heady first season and his awkward celebration with his girlfriend. Plus Ryan Herrington enlightens Alex Myers and Sam Weinman on the intricacies of college golf, and the gang looks ahead to Tiger Woods' return at the Memorial.
John Feinstein on Ryder Cup intrigue, schedule changes, and players' complicated private lives
May 22, 2018 01:11:36
Best-selling author and Golf Digest contributing writer John Feinstein joins Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins to discuss the changing PGA Tour schedule, the surprisingly thoughtful note he received from Patrick Reed, and the most important takeaway from the sad Lucas Glover story. The gang also discusses Aaron Wise's impressive win in the Byron Nelson, the good and bad of Trinity Forest, and looks ahead to the Fort Worth Invitational.
Webb Simpson caddie Paul Tesori, surviving TPC, and Tiger's latest run
May 16, 2018 01:12:27
Paul Tesori played 21 events on the PGA Tour, but has made a far bigger impact as one of the premier caddies in the game, winning 20 times alongside the likes of Webb Simpson, Vijay Singh, and Jerry Kelly. Tesori joins Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Keely Levins to discuss the long road back to the winner's circle for he and Simpson, some tense exchanges during difficult times, and sharing a hotel room with the boss. Also the gang makes picks for this week's Byron Nelson played at the new Trinity Forest Golf Club.
Willy Wilcox, Players hot topics, and Jason Day’s resurgence
May 9, 2018 01:42:08
Tour pro Willy Wilcox talks about getting scolded by Tiger Woods, getting a nickname from Drake, and his famed hole-in-one on No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass. Also, Alex Myers, Keely Levins and Joel Beall discuss Jason Day's historic putting performance, a Tiger Woods first, and their picks to win the Players Championship.
Former NHLer Ryan Whitney, alternate golf formats, and walk-up music fails
May 2, 2018 01:06:35
Retired NHL defenseman turned podcaster and avid golfer Ryan Whitney talks golf in the hockey culture. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Joel Beall discuss team formats, a joint PGA Tour and LPGA event, walk-up music fails, and their picks for the Wells Fargo Championship.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Apr 25, 2018 00:38:08
Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers talk all things Zurich Classic as they explore their favorite two-man teams in this revamped PGA Tour event. Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith (shown) are defending their title, but the duos that have our guys' eyes include Patrick Reed and Patrick Cantlay, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, and Rory Sabbatini and John Daly. Come for the picks and stay for the breakdown of the walk-up music that select teams will be sporting as their arrive at the first tee.
Episode 132: Jimmy Walker
Apr 23, 2018 00:24:35
Jimmy Walker, the 2016 PGA champion joins Alex Myers to discuss his ongoing battle with Lyme Disease, his recent resurgent play, and his hopes of making another U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Valero Texas Open
Apr 18, 2018 00:15:35
Joel Beall, Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers are back to break down the fantasy options for this week's Valero Texas Open. The guys discuss the most obvious pick at TPC San Antonio (Charley Hoffman, who owns the AT&T Oaks course), while also exploring some other safe bets and sleepers to consider.
Episode 131: The amazing story of 'Caddyshack'
Apr 18, 2018 00:31:04
One of the great misconceptions is that the golf comedy 'Caddyshack' was a hit right from the start. It wasn't. The script was a mess, there was infighting among cast members, and almost everyone on the set was high on something. Chris Nashawaty, author of a new book, 'Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story' joins Sam Weinman in studio to tell the intricate story of how the film came together, and how it grew over time into the iconic film it is today.
Episode 130: Joe LaCava
Apr 12, 2018 00:36:45
The veteran PGA Tour caddie who was on the bag for Tiger Woods' return to the Masters discusses the differences between Woods and his previous longtime boss Fred Couples, his preparation for tournaments, and how he got his start as a looper.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 RBC Heritage
Apr 11, 2018 00:13:41
Golf Digest's Joel Beall, Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers explore the RBC Heritage, breaking down the field at Harbour Town Golf Links, in Hilton Head, S.C., where Wesley Bryan is the defending champion. The short and tight course is different than a lot of PGA Tour venues, caused the guys to discuss some names you don't always consider when filling out a fantasy golf lineup.
Episode 129: 2018 Masters recap — Patrick Reed wins edition
Apr 9, 2018 00:19:20
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington, Joel Beall and E. Michael Johnson recap the 82nd Masters, where Patrick Reed held off Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth to win the green jacket. Our trio explores the exciting final round, discussing the winners and losers and what we are to make of Patrick Reed as a major champ.
Rory McIlroy discusses his third round 65 in the 2018 Masters
Apr 8, 2018 00:15:06
Rory McIlroy meets with the media to discuss his seven-under 65 and his upcoming final round showdown with Patrick Reed.
Episode 128: 2018 Masters — "Halftime" edition
Apr 7, 2018 00:25:18
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington, Joel Beall and Brian Wacker breakdown the opening two rounds of the Masters, where Patrick Reed has a two-stroke lead over Marc Leishman, with a star-studded leader board chasing him. What to make of the final 36 holes and who will walk away with the green jacket? Our experts discuss.
Tiger Woods discusses his opening 73 in the 2018 Masters
Apr 5, 2018 00:07:16
Listen to Tiger Woods' interview session with the media following his opening 73 in the 2018 Masters.
Episode 127: The Spirit of the Masters with Erik Anders Lang
Apr 4, 2018 00:40:57
It's Masters Week, and Erik Anders Lang, host of Adventures in Golf, joins Sam Weinman and Ashley Mayo at Augusta National to talk about the unique vibe of the season's first major, and how so much of the tournament's appeal has to do with more than who wins.
Episode 126: 2018 Masters preview (w/special guest Fred Couples)
Mar 30, 2018 00:40:01
Sam Weinman, Joel Beall and Ryan Herrington take a look at the early storylines ahead of the 2018 Masters. Among the players discussed: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and, of course, Tiger Woods. In the second half of the podcast, Stephen Hennessey interviews 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples to get his thoughts about the fabled tournament.
Special Longform Podcast: Jack and Jackie Nicklaus re-watch the '86 Masters
Mar 29, 2018 00:34:54
The author of the greatest Masters victory of all and his caddie had never watched the CBS broadcast of that magical afternoon—until we came by with the tape. Listen as Jack and Jackie Nicklaus describe their emotions, their decision-making, and the unique circumstances behind the 1986 Masters, and what that day means to them now. Narrated by Guy Yocom. Produced by Brittany Romano.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Houston Open
Mar 28, 2018 00:17:04
Golf Digest's Joel Beall and Christopher Powers discuss the Houston Open, where several top-name players (Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose to name three) are hoping to play well in their final start before the Masters. It's not just the stars, however, focused at G.C. of Houston, but guys like Steve Stricker hoping to catch lightning in a bottle, win and earn the last ticket to Augusta.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship
Mar 20, 2018 00:20:26
Golf Digest's Joel Beall, Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers break out the brackets from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship to find who can survive and advance all the way to the title at Austin Country Club. Can Dustin Johnson repeat as champ? Or will the vagaries of match play—or merely a tough draw—get him and some of the other big names in the field?
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Mar 14, 2018 00:27:45
Golf Digest's Joel Beall, Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers break down the field at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to uncover a few fantasy sleepers when picking your lineups this week for Bay Hill. The conversation includes a look at defending champion Marc Leishman, but quickly explores the value in taking Tiger Woods after his T-2 showing at the Valspar Championship.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Valspar Championship
Mar 7, 2018 00:39:01
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall pick through the field at the Valspar Championship to identify the best bets as you fill out your fantasy lineup. Tiger Woods is playing at Innisbrook outside Tampa for the first time as a pro on the PGA Tour, but do our guys feel good enough about his game to take him in their lineups? And who else has their eye? Listen up!
Fantasy Fix: 2018 WGC-Mexico Championship
Feb 28, 2018 00:35:36
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss the field at the WGC-Mexico Championship. World No. 1 Dustin Johnson aims to defend his title, but will be chased by some of the game's best, with Jordan Spieth, Tommy Fleetwood and Jon Rahm among the top-ranked players who Myers and Beall debate whether to take for your fantasy lineups this week.
Episode 125: Tiger Woods' big step forward
Feb 27, 2018 00:33:56
It's the rare podcast centered around a player who finished 12th place in a tournament, but when that player is Tiger Woods, who at one point not long ago seemed destined for only past tense references, exceptions are made. Brian Wacker, Sam Weinman, and Alex Myers discuss Woods' 12th-place finish in the Honda Classic and pose the inevitable question of whether even bigger things are still to come.
Episode 124: Training the game's top players
Feb 22, 2018 00:22:24
Increasingly, golfers who want to compete at the highest level need to pay greater attention to their fitness. Joey Diovisavli, or "Joey D" is the trainer to Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and others, and has been named one of Golf Digest's top golf fitness professionals in the U.S. He joins us to talk about what players are doing when they log so many hours in the gym, and what you can do physically to up your game this year.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Honda Classic
Feb 21, 2018 00:29:01
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall breakdown the field at this week's Honda Classic. While happy to see Tiger Woods playing, the guys aren't skeptical about taking him for their Fantasy lineups, but other marquee players such as Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler do seem to catch their eye. Oh, and the surprise disagreement on Oscar contending sports movie should keep you listening until the bitter end!
Episode 123: Billy Hurley III
Feb 15, 2018 00:18:18
What prompted PGA Tour winner Billy Hurley III to put out an "attack ad" against Jordan Spieth as both men pursued the chairmanship of the tour's Player Advisory Council? What exactly does the PAC do? Hurley explains to Sam Weinman in this week's bonus episode.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Genesis Open
Feb 14, 2018 00:37:56
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall are back together in studio, breaking down the field for the Genesis Open at Riviera Country Club outside Los Angeles. Dustin Johnson is back to defend his title in a stacked field that includes Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and some guy named Tiger Woods.
Episode 122: Inside Golf Digest's Hot List 2018
Feb 13, 2018 00:36:38
Golf Digest equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson join Sam Weinman to discuss the 2018 Golf Digest Hot List: how the process works and what you need to know to be knowledge about the latest and greatest in golf equipment.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Feb 8, 2018 00:28:50
Golf Digest’s Joel Beall and Stephen Hennessey break down the field at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. There are a handful of players who regularly perform well in the old Crosby Clambake, including Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Brandt Snedeker and defending champion Jordan Spieth. Our guys help you figure out who among them is worthy picking again as you fill out your fantasy lineup.
Episode 121: Gary Woodland
Feb 7, 2018 00:20:31
Golf Digest's Sam Weinman talks with Gary Woodland about his emotional win this past weekend at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Woodland discusses about the challenges of 2017, in which he and his wife Gabby went through heartbreak and joy during her pregnancy with twins, and his renewed efforts to become a more complete player.
Episode 120: Tony Finau
Feb 1, 2018 00:14:45
Rising PGA Tour star Tony Finau talks to Golf Digest's Stephen Hennessey on this week's podcast. Finau joins us from the Waste Management Phoenix Open having just signed a new club deal with local equipment manufacturer Ping. Finau talks about his acclimation to the PGA Tour, the power game he possesses and what it's like to play in front of the wild crowds at TPC Scottsdale.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open
Jan 31, 2018 00:28:14
Golf Digest's Stephen Hennessey and Joel Beall break down the field at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Can Hideki Matsuyama make it three wins in three years at TPC Scottsdale? And how will the party atmosphere impact this year's event?
Episode 119: Sam Saunders
Jan 26, 2018 00:21:21
Sam Saunders joins Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington on the latest podcast. The two discuss how Saunders, in his fourth full season on the PGA Tour, is coming into his own as a player as well as how he has embraced his unique identity in golf as the grandson of the legendary Arnold Palmer.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Farmers Insurance Open
Jan 23, 2018 00:27:40
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Stephen Hennessey break down the field at the Farmers Insurance Open where, you may have heard, Tiger Woods makes his official return to the PGA Tour. Is Woods one of the guys' picks? And who else do they think is worth your while as you fill out your fantasy golf lineup for Torrey Pines?
Episode 118: Losing weight while eating burgers—and playing golf
Jan 19, 2018 00:29:11
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington talks to the magazine's fitness editor, Ron Kaspriske, about how he lost 23 pounds in a year while still eating pizza, ice cream and burgers. And guess what? Golf played an important role!
Episode 118: Losing weight while eating burgers—and playing golf
Jan 19, 2018 00:29:11
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington talks to the magazine's fitness editor, Ron Kaspriske, about how he lost 23 pounds in a year while still eating pizza, ice cream and burgers. And guess what? Golf played a important role!
Fantasy Fix: 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge
Jan 17, 2018 00:25:37
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall are back to recap the Sony Open in Hawaii and to offer their fantasy picks for this week's CareerBuilder Challenge. Can Adam Hadwin post another 59 like he did a year ago at this event? Or do the guys like other players, such as defending champion Hudson Swafford. The guys debate.
Special Longform Feature: Chasing Ty Tryon
Jan 11, 2018 00:48:47
In 2001, 17-year-old Ty Tryon became the youngest player to earn his PGA Tour card through qualifying school. Billed as a future superstar, Tryon barely lasted more than a full season. Some 15 years later, we wanted to know what exactly happened, and that led to our chase, both the literal and figurative variety, of Ty Tryon. In digging into this story, we spoke with people from Ty’s past: his former coaches, teammates, his caddie, other journalists who covered him, and more. The result is a story of a young man’s relationship with this confusing, unfair game that’s full of as much hurt as it is hope. Host and reporter: Keely Levins; Producer: Brittany Romano; Additional Editing: Mason Leverington; Executive Producer: Sam Weinman. For more pictures and information on Ty Tryon, go to https://www.golfdigest.com/story/chasing-ty-tryon
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Sony Open in Hawaii
Jan 10, 2018 00:30:09
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall recap the start of the season at Kapalua and make their selections for this week's Sony Open in Hawaii. The guys discuss whether the crazy low numbers from a year ago at Waialae Country Club will be seen again in 2018—and who you should be picking to take advantage of the scoring.
Fantasy Fix: 2018 Sentry Tournament of Champions
Jan 4, 2018 00:39:39
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall, our fantasy golf experts, are back for 2018 as the PGA Tour returns with the Sentry Tournament of Champions. The guys preview the event at Kapalua Resort in Hawaii (where reigning player of the year Justin Thomas is the defending champion) as well as take a look at the season ahead.
Episode 117: 2017 Golf Year In Review
Dec 20, 2017 00:30:04
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington, Sam Weinman, Joel Beall and Keely Levins discuss the year in golf 2017, the highs (Justin Thomas, U.S. Presidents Cup team), the lows (Rules snafus, Donald Trump), the biggest surprises (Tiger's comeback), the sentimental stories (Sergio gets his major) and what we’ll remember most from the past 12 months.
Episode 116: Julian Suri
Dec 15, 2017 00:34:45
Golf Digest's Max Adler talks to Julian Suri, a 26-year-old former All-American at Duke who jumped from 1,148th on the World Ranking to start 2017 to 62nd at the end of the year, thanks to a solid season on the European Tour that included a victory at the Made in Demark tournament. Suri discusses his circuitous route to pro golf, his decision to play on the European Tour and his goals for the future.
Episode 115: Lexi Thompson
Dec 8, 2017 00:17:41
Golf Digest's Keely Levins talks with Lexi Thompson as they recap an eventful—and successful—2017 season for the 22-year-old LPGA star. Thompson, playing alongside Tony Finau and competing against the men at this week's QBE Shootout, discusses her thoughts about the past year and what she's focusing on with her game in preparation for 2018.
Episode 114: Tiger Woods' return at the 2017 Hero World Challenge
Nov 29, 2017 00:38:34
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers, Joel Beall and Brian Wacker discuss the competitive return of Tiger Woods at this week's Hero World Challenge. We break down what's different about this comeback in the Bahamas and the optimism, fueled by fellow players and fans, over just what to expect from the 14-time major champion this week and beyond.
Episode 113: Gerina and Martin Piller
Nov 22, 2017 00:33:36
Golf Digest's Alex Myers interviews Gerina and Martin Piller, the first couple of golf. The wife-husband team talk about what it's like for both of them to compete professionally on their respective tours, and how they balance their careers with their family life. The Pillers describe their humorous courtship and the novel ways they can support each other (and their game) while apart.
Episode 112: Dru Love
Nov 16, 2017 00:21:58
Dru Love, son of Hall of Famer Davis Love III joins Alex Myers to talk about his appearance in his hometown RSM Classic, and his attempts to make it to the PGA Tour.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 RSM Classic
Nov 15, 2017 00:32:00
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall review Patton Kizzire's win in Mexico, the controversial finish at the Schwab Cup and their fantasy best bets at the final official fall tournament, the RSM Classic at Sea Island. Could this week find another player—Ollie Schniederjans perhaps?—grab his first PGA Tour title? Our guys break it down.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Nov 8, 2017 00:26:18
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall are back to break down the field at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, where Rickie Fowler is among the highest ranked players in the field. Can defending champ Pat Perez repeat, or will a young player like Chesson Hadley or Beau Hossler carry over their solid play from Vegas and bring it to Mexico?
Episode 111: Greg Norman
Nov 2, 2017 00:26:40
The former world No. 1 and golf Hall of Famer joins Max Adler in our 1 World Trade Center studio to talk about his new business venture with Verizon, the "Shark Experience," which seeks to transform how we spend our time in golf carts.
You can read more about it here: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/greg-normans-new-business-venture-aims-to-make-the-golf-course-experience-bigger-and-better
Fantasy Fix: 2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Nov 1, 2017 00:19:25
Golf Digest's Joel Beall and Stephen Hennessey pick through the field at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin outside of Las Vegas. The guys explore local favorites, like UNLV alum Charley Hoffman, as well as a few other players who might be off your radar but are worth a look.
Episode 110: Playing golf 1,200 miles across Mongolia
Oct 28, 2017 00:35:42
A different type of guest this week as we speak with Adam Rolston, who this summer played golf across Mongolia, traveling 1,200 miles and needing 20,093 shots over 82 days. You can also read more about his amazing journey along with his friend and caddie Ron Rutland here: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/conquering-the-worlds-longest-golf-hole-mongolia
Episode 109: What makes a great teacher?
Oct 19, 2017 00:26:43
With the release of Golf Digest's biennial 50 Best Teachers in America list, Matthew Rudy joins Sam Weinman to talk about how the list is constructed, why certain teachers rank ahead of others, and the growing influence of technology in golf instruction.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges
Oct 18, 2017 00:18:29
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Stephen Hennessey break down the field for the inaugural CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, the PGA Tour's first official stroke-play event in South Korea.
Episode 108: Jerry Kelly
Oct 13, 2017 00:42:05
The PGA Tour Champions rookie joins Alex Myers to talk about Wisconsin, hockey, and life on the mulligan circuit.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 CIMB Classic
Oct 11, 2017 00:19:24
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Stephen Hennessey break down the CIMB Classic, the first of three straight PGA Tour events in Asia. Two-time defending champion (and 2017 FedEx Cup winner) Justin Thomas is an obvious here, but the guys debate some other golfers to consider as well, including Brendan Steele, Charl Schwartzel and Ian Poulter.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 Safeway Open
Oct 4, 2017 00:31:29
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall are back from their long off season (one week?!?) to break down the 2017-'18 PGA Tour's season opener, the Safeway Open.
Episode 107: World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2017 members
Sep 27, 2017 00:21:32
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington talks to Ian Woosnam, Lorena Ochoa, Meg Mallon and Davis Love III, the four living members of the World Golf Hall of Fame Class of 2017, on the eve of their induction ceremony in New York City. The players discuss their careers and some of the moments along the way that helped define them as Hall of Fame golfers.
Episode 106: 2017 Presidents Cup Preview
Sep 26, 2017 00:25:44
Golf Digest's Sam Weinman, Alex Myers and Ryan Herrington discuss the upcoming Presidents Cup at Liberty National, exploring whether this will be the lopsided American victory that many are predicting or whether the International side is ready to pull off the upset outside New York City.
Episode 105: Amateur standout Stewart Hagestad
Sep 19, 2017 00:34:53
Defending U.S. Mid-Am champ Stewart Hagestad joins the podcast to discuss a dream 2017 season in which he was the low amateur in the Masters, qualified for the U.S. Open, and delivered the clinching point for the U.S. Walker Cup team at his home course, Los Angeles Country Club.
Episode 104: Peter Uihlein
Sep 15, 2017 00:16:41
The former amateur standout on his road to qualifying for the PGA Tour.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 BMW Championship
Sep 13, 2017 00:29:39
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall survived the PGA Tour's week off and they're back to discuss their fantasy picks for BMW Championship, the third event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Among the players up for discussion: Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and ... Pat Perez (!?).
Episode 103: Stacy Lewis
Sep 6, 2017 00:17:00
Golf Digest's Alex Myers talks with Stacy Lewis about her emotional victory on Sunday at the LPGA's Cambia Portland Classic. The Houston native and former World No. 1, winless in three years but with 12 runner-ups in that time, had pledged before the event to donate all her earnings to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. She made good on that with her first-place check and discussed the most memorable victory of her career.
Episode 102: Jim McLean on developing junior golfers
Aug 30, 2017 00:23:45
Jim McLean is a perennial on Golf Digest's ranking of America's Best Teachers, as well as a longtime professional editor for the magazine. Well versed in every aspect of golf instruction, McLean has great insight into raising junior golfers, how to develop talent while making it fun, and where we often go wrong.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 Dell Technologies Championship
Aug 30, 2017 00:35:12
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall are back to dissect the field at the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston and offer their picks for your fantasy lineup. Among the players discussed: Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Rory McIlroy and Charley Hoffman.
Episode 101: Masters chairman Billy Payne retires
Aug 25, 2017 00:22:03
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington and Jaime Diaz discuss Billy Payne's retirement as chairman at Augusta National and of the Masters Tournament, his legacy at the club and what to expect from his successor, Fred Ridley.
Fantasy Fix 2017: 2017 Northern Trust
Aug 23, 2017 00:19:17
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Christopher Powers discuss their favorites from a fantasy golf perspective from Glen Oaks, site of the The Northern Trust, as the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs kick off this week.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 Wyndham Championship
Aug 16, 2017 00:27:02
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall review last week's events at the PGA at Quail Hollow and break down the field at the Wyndham Championship, the PGA Tour's last regular season event for 2016-'17.
Episode 100: Gary McCord
Aug 10, 2017 00:35:54
Golf Digest's Stephen Hennessey catches up with CBS Sports TV commentator Gary McCord at Quail Hollow Club, on the eve of the 99th PGA Championship. The pair discuss the year's final major, Jordan Spieth's impressive pursuit of the career Grand Slam and the origin of McCord's signature 'stache.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 PGA Championship
Aug 9, 2017 00:29:03
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall explore the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club and who they like/dislike in filling out their fantasy golf lineups for the year's final major.
Episode 99: PGA Preview! Jordan Spieth, the career Grand Slam, and more
Aug 4, 2017 00:36:04
The season's final major is upon us with the PGA Championship at Charlotte's Quail Hollow Club, and the biggest storyline is whether Jordan Spieth can complete the career Grand Slam. Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers, and Joel Beall discuss Spieth's chances, whether his feat would be more impressive than when Tiger Woods did it, as well as how Rory McIlroy is expected to fare with a new caddie in tow.
Episode 98: Annika Sorenstam
Aug 3, 2017 00:19:02
Golf Digest's Keely Levins talks to Annika Sorenstam ahead of this month's Solheim Cup, asking the European captain about the upcoming event as well as discussing the health of the LPGA Tour and women's golf overall.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Aug 2, 2017 00:15:00
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall look ahead to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and the golfers who are your best bets when filling out your fantasy lineups. Among the players discussed: Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Tommy Fleetwood and Jon Rahm.
Episode 97: Terry Jastrow
Aug 1, 2017 00:44:25
Longtime golf television producer, author, and actor Terry Jastrow joins the podcast to talk about his career in golf television in which he produced more than 60 major championships, and his new book, "The Trial Of Prisoner 043," which is out August 1.
Episode 96: Michael Phelps
Jul 27, 2017 00:15:37
Golf Digest's Alex Myers talks with Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps to talk about his new obsession, golf, the big bet he has in the sport and the time be made the longest televised putt in history.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 RBC Canadian Open
Jul 26, 2017 00:36:09
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall recap the thrilling finish at the British Open and break down their fantasy picks for this week's RBC Canadian Open.
Episode 95: Jim "Bones" Mackay
Jul 19, 2017 00:16:03
On the eve of his first official gig as an on-course reporter for NBC/Golf Channel, the former caddie joins Ryan Herrington talk about trading a golf bag for a mic, and what he's looking forward to most.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 British Open Championship
Jul 17, 2017 00:38:07
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss their favorites and dark horses to win the claret jug as the British Open Championship approaches at Royal Birkdale.
Episode 94: British Open Preview!
Jul 14, 2017 00:28:57
Sam Weinman, Alex Myers, and Ryan Herrington break down the upcoming British Open (aka the Open Championship) at Royal Birkdale, including who among the favorites can prevail, and why the Open tends to reward the dark horse.
Episode 93: Danielle Kang
Jul 7, 2017 00:24:59
The KPMG Women's PGA champion joined Keely Levins to talk about the road to her first major title, and what lies ahead.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 Greenbrier Classic
Jul 6, 2017 00:21:26
Alex Myers, Joel Beall, and Stephen Hennessey break down the field for the 2017 Greenbrier Classic.
Episode 92: John Feinstein
Jun 30, 2017 00:34:45
Golf Digest and Golf World contributor John Feinstein joins this week's podcast to talk about the health of the PGA Tour's Quicken Loans National, the highlights of the 2017 tour season to date and what he thinks about the mindset of today's young upstart tour pros.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 Quicken Loans Invitational
Jun 28, 2017 00:33:02
Golf Digest's Joel Beall and Alex Myers are back to help you set your fantasy golf lineup for this week's Quicken Loans Invitational. The guys discuss the new venues (TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms) and some of the players to watch for, including Rickie Fowler, Bill Haas, Kevin Chappell and Brendan Steele.
Episode 91: Billy and Brittany Horschel
Jun 22, 2017 00:26:44
In the aftermath of Billy Horschel's win at the Byron Nelson last month, his wife Brittany announced she had been in treatment for alcoholism and was celebrating a year of sobriety. The couple joins Sam Weinman to discuss Brittany's triumph in acknowledging her problem, the toll those struggles had taken on their family, and the outpouring of support they've received since Brittany's revelation.
Episode 90: Adam Scott
Jun 20, 2017 00:24:22
Adam Scott is the 2013 Masters champ and a former No. 1 player in the world. Fresh off playing in the 2017 U.S. Open, Adam joined Alex Myers to discuss whether the USGA got things right with Erin Hills, talk about if he's still bothered by the anchor ban, and share his hidden talent.
Episode 89: The making of a U.S. Open course
Jun 15, 2017 00:20:53
Golf Digest architecture editor was one of the co-designers of Erin Hills, site of this year's U.S. Open. On the eve of the national championship, Whitten talks with Sam Weinman about the process of bringing a championship golf course to life, and what he expects from the best players in the world there this week.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 U.S. Open
Jun 13, 2017 00:35:39
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall breakdown the field at the 117th U.S. Open, identifying the players they've got a good feeling about—and a few they'd stay away from—this week at Erin Hills.
Episode 88: U.S. Open preview ... Erin Hills, Phil, DJ and more
Jun 12, 2017 00:37:48
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington, Joel Beall and Alex Myers take a look at the early storylines playing out on the eve of the 117th U.S. Open. Among the talking points: Erin Hills as a first-time major venue, Phil Mickelson's scheduling conflict, the USGA championship woes, DJ going for the repeat, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and a few Erin Hills sleepers.
Episode 87: Joe Buck
Jun 10, 2017 00:29:50
Fox Sports' announcer Joe Buck joins Ryan Herrington on the Golf Digest podcast to discuss the upcoming U.S. Open at Erin Hills and his preparation for the network's third crack at covering the USGA's marquee championship. Buck talks about some of the emerging storylines and also how he and his colleagues at Fox have become more comfortable televising golf.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic
Jun 7, 2017 00:22:51
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down the field at the FedEx St. Jude Classic to identify guys to pick and guys to stay away from when filling out your fantasy lineups for the Memphis tournament. Among the players discussed are Phil Mickelson, Kevin Chappell, Brooks Koepka, Billy Horschel and Adam Scott, among others.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 Memorial Tournament
May 31, 2017 00:22:46
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall examine the field at the Memorial Tournament and help identify the players to consider for your fantasy golf lineups at Jack Nicklaus' event in Ohio. The guys discuss the chances for several players, including former Memorial winner Hideki Matsuyama, Jason Day, Kevin Kisner, Matt Kuchar and Bill Haas.
Episode 86: Tiger Woods' latest scandal
May 31, 2017 00:30:20
No golf writer has written longer or more insightfully about Tiger Woods than Golf Digest senior writer Jaime Diaz. On this week's Golf Digest Podcast, Diaz joins Sam Weinman and Ryan Herrington to talk about Woods' arrest for DUI, what it means for his golf future, and what could be next.
Fantasy Fix: 2017 Dean & DeLuca Invitational
May 24, 2017 00:19:29
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss the Dean & DeLuca Invitational at Colonial and offer their thoughts on who take this week for your fantasy golf lineups. The guys discuss the pros and cons of defending champ Jordan Spieth, Ryan Palmer, Jason Dufner, Zach Johnson, Brandt Snedeker, among others.
Episode 85: Juli Inkster, and more listener calls!
May 18, 2017 00:19:10
LPGA Hall of Famer Juli Inkster joins the podcast to talk about her busy schedule as U.S. Solheim Cup captain, a still-active LPGA player, and broadcaster. Plus, listener questions about Ian Poulter's decision to lay up, and whether golf can be used as a verb. To have your question answered on air, call 212-286-1812.
Fantasy Fix: AT&T Byron Nelson
May 18, 2017 00:23:48
Can Jordan Spieth get back on track in his hometown? Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down this week's action at TPC Las Colinas.
Episode 84: Rory McIlroy
May 10, 2017 00:16:25
Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy joins Golf Digest senior equipment editor E. Michael Johnson to discuss his move to TaylorMade equipment, what went into his decision, and what he learned from a similar move four years earlier.
Fantasy Fix: The Players
May 9, 2017 00:29:45
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall help you fill out your fantasy lineups by discussing the best bets in the field at this week's Players Championship.
Episode 83: Dan Hicks
May 5, 2017 00:39:49
NBC Sports' Dan Hicks joins Golf Digest's Alex Myers to talk about the upcoming Players Championship, his long-time partnership with Johnny Miller and his career broadcasting not just golf but football and swimming among other sports.
Fantasy Fix: Wells Fargo Championship
May 3, 2017 00:17:03
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down the field at the Wells Fargo Championship and highlight players to consider as you fill out your fantasy lineup. Among the topics: Is Dustin Johnson a good pick as he returns for the first time since his injury at the Masters?
Episide 82: Ex-NFL kicker Josh Scobee
Apr 26, 2017 00:36:57
Former NFL kicker Josh Scobee, who until his retirement this month, was the best professional athlete golfer, joins Alex Myers to talk about golf and football, his occasional tweaks ofTiger Woods, and more.
Episode 81: Wesley Bryan
Apr 19, 2017 00:21:25
Newest PGA Tour winner and trick shot artist Wesley Bryan joins Alex Myers to talk about his rapid ascension on tour, his big win at Hilton Head, and his celebratory dinner at Taco Bell.
Fantasy Fix: Valero Texas Open
Apr 19, 2017 00:29:21
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall are back again, breaking down the field at the Valero Texas Open. Not surprisingly, among their top choices for those in Fantasy Golf Leagues is defending champion Charley Hoffman, whose track record at TPC San Antonio is particularly impressive. Give a listen to hear their other top picks.
Fantasy Fix: RBC Heritage
Apr 12, 2017 00:27:40
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss the field at the RBC Heritage and offer their advice on players to consider when filling out your fantasy golf lineup. A year after making his first pro start at Harbour Town, can Bryson DeChambeau break through? Or should you be considering South Carolina natives Wesley Bryan and Kevin Kisner. The guys break it all down.
Episode 80: Driving From Augusta after Sergio's Big Win
Apr 11, 2017 00:39:14
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman and Alex Myers are on the road from Augusta to Atlanta in the wake of an electric 2017 Masters. We talk Sergio Garcia's big win, the best moments of Sunday, and why Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, and others stumbled.
Episode 79: Halfway Through the Masters, Can Rickie or Sergio Break Through?
Apr 8, 2017 00:28:12
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, and Alex Myers break down a crowded leader board at the halfway mark of the 81st Masters, and debate who they think will be wearing a green jacket come Sunday night.
Episode 78: The Masters! Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth & More
Apr 5, 2017 00:31:16
It's the first major of the year, and Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, and Phil Mickelson all weigh in on their chances at Augusta National. while Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, and Alex Myers discuss the week's most pressing storylines.
Fantasy Fix: The Masters
Apr 3, 2017 00:32:34
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down the field for the 81st Masters, identifying some favorites and some sleepers to consider as you fill out your fantasy lineup for the year's first major.
Episode 77: Where have all the golf writers gone?
Mar 30, 2017 00:32:55
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington, Jaime Diaz and Tim Rosaforte discuss the state of the golf media and how the industry is undergoing a contraction that has meant fewer newspapers and print outlets covering the game. Our discussion ventures into what means for fans and how the media landscape is evolving.
Fantasy Fix: Shell Houston Open
Mar 29, 2017 00:26:04
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss the fantasy prospects at this week's Shell Houston Open, where the tournament mimics the course conditions found at Augusta National for those using the event as final preparation for the Masters. The guys discuss the favorites, like Jordan Spieth, and value picks, like Peter Uihlein, in the new FanDuel golf fantasy games.
Episode 76: Tommy's Honour director Jason Connery
Mar 28, 2017 00:30:46
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington speaks with Jason Connery, director of the soon-to-be-released golf movie "Tommy's Honour," a film about Old and Young Tom Morris, the legendary father-son Scottish duo who changed the face of golf in the late 19th century. Connery, son of famed actor Sean Connery, explains the directing process as well as the challenges of making a golf film set more than 120 years ago.
Fantasy Fix: WGC Match Play and Puerto Rico Open
Mar 23, 2017 00:30:15
The PGA Tour splits this week, with top players heading to the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, and others heading south for the Puerto Rico Open. Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down both events.
Episode 75: A Tiger sighting! And more listener calls!
Mar 22, 2017 00:19:14
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman and Keely Levins discuss Tiger Woods' recent promotional appearance in support of his new book, and speculate on when he might play again. Plus, more listener calls. To have your question answered on the Golf Digest Podcast, leave a message at 212-286-1812.
Episode 75: Justin Rose
Mar 16, 2017 00:16:47
Justin Rose joins Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington for this week's podcast. Seven months removed from winning his Olympic gold medal, the 36-year-old Englishman discusses his new appreciation for the accomplishment, putting it in context as he prepares for the 2017 major season. He also shares a fun story of his son's mishap with the medal while playing with it one day at their home.
Fantasy Fix: Arnold Palmer Invitational
Mar 16, 2017 00:18:41
Golf Digest's Joel Beall and Stephen Hennessey discuss this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational and who are the best bets to take in your golf fantasy lineup. As usual, the pair explore the merits of picking the defending champion—in this case Jason Day—even if he hasn't been quite on form in recent weeks. Come for the banter, stay for the expert picks.
Episode 74: David Feherty & more listener calls!
Mar 7, 2017 00:29:49
Golf Channel & NBC host David Feherty joins Alex Myers to talk about the new season of his show, "Feherty." Also, Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman and Keely Levins answers more listener calls, including when you should get your kids started in golf, and why you should manage your expectations when you do. To have your question answered on the show, be sure to call us and leave a message at 212-286-1812.
Episode 73: The USGA's Thomas Pagel On Big Changes To The Rules of Golf
Mar 2, 2017 00:33:50
Thomas Pagel, the USGA's Senior Director of Rules, joins Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman and Ryan Herrington to talk about the potentially groundbreaking rules changes the USGA announced it is considering.
Fantasy Fix: WGC Mexico Championship
Mar 1, 2017 00:19:42
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss Rory McIlroy's return to golf at the first World Golf Championship of the season.
Episode 72: More Calls! How To Play A Top 100 Course & What's Up With Tiger
Feb 24, 2017 00:20:46
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman and Keely Levins answer a series of listener calls, touching on everything from Tiger Woods' health, how to play a top 100 course, and what grip you should use. To have your question answered on the air, call 212-286-1812.
Fantasy Fix: Honda Classic
Feb 23, 2017 00:19:50
The PGA Tour heads east for the start of the Florida Swing in the Honda Classic. Can Rickie Fowler win at PGA National? Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss.
Episode 71: Bubba Watson, and now, listener call-ins!
Feb 17, 2017 00:27:27
Bubba Watson, defending champion of the Genesis Open, talks with Golf Digest's Ashley Mayo about life on tour and dealing with haters on social media. Also, editors Sam Weinman and Keely Levins respond to listener calls. To ask your question, call and leave a message at 212-286-1812.
Fantasy Fix: Genesis Open
Feb 16, 2017 00:27:44
Golf Digest's Alex Myers, Joel Beall and Stephen Hennessey discuss the players to watch at Riviera Country Club outside Los Angeles for the Genesis Open.
Audio Short: Joe Buck's Errant 9-iron
Feb 12, 2017 00:01:45
Joe Buck tells the story of his errant approach shot at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am that struck an old woman.
Episode 70: Inside the Hot List
Feb 9, 2017 00:29:30
Each year Golf Digest goes through the exhaustive process of rating and reviewing the newest golf clubs on the market. The result is our annual Hot List, which is the best place to start for golfers looking to upgrade their equipment. Golf Digest senior editors Mike Stachura and Mike Johnson join Sam Weinman to talk about putting together the Hot List, what the biggest surprise were this year, and what we can deduct from Tiger Woods' recent move to TaylorMade.
Fantasy Fix: AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
Feb 9, 2017 00:31:10
Our Fantasy Fix gurus Alex Myers and Joel Beall are joined by fellow Golf Digest editor Steve Hennessey to discuss the best bets at this week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Among the topics of discussion: Will two-time AT&T winner Dustin Johnson be finally win again with Wayne Gretzky as his partner?
Episode 69: Is Phoenix's Crazy Atmosphere Good For Golf?
Feb 2, 2017 00:24:13
No tournament in golf compares to the Waste Management Open considering its rowdy atmosphere. Golf Digest's Sam Weinman, Ashley Mayo, and Brian Wacker discuss whether the scene is good for golf, or if it goes too far.
Fantasy Fix: Waste Management Phoenix Open
Jan 31, 2017 00:20:28
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall are back, talking about the players they think will play well at the uniquely rowdy Waste Management Phoenix Open. The guys also dish on who they were able to grab in the draft for their golf fantasy league team, Masters of None, and their picks for Super Bowl XL
Episode 68: Maverick McNealy
Jan 26, 2017 00:25:01
Stanford All-American Maverick McNealy, the No. 1 ranked amateur golfer in the world, talks to Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington to discuss college golf. McNealy reveals what it's like to try to chase down Tiger Woods' all-time victory mark at Stanford and why after graduating this spring he might bypass professional golf for a job in the business world.
Fantasy Fix: Farmers Insurance Open
Jan 25, 2017 00:21:47
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss this week's Farmers Insurance Open, including Tiger Woods' return and Jason Day looking to get back to the winner's circle.
Episode 67: Justin Thomas
Jan 20, 2017 00:17:14
With two wins to start 2017, Justin Thomas is the hottest player in golf. He joins Sam Weinman and Ashley Mayo to talk about his new role in helping to feed the hungry alongside Citi, why Jordan Spieth doesn't respond to texts, and why he feels the need to treat himself after a big win.
Episode 66: Kyle Thompson
Jan 20, 2017 00:25:35
Golf Digest’s Alex Myers talks to Kyle Thompson, winner of the Web.com Tour’s wild season-opening event. Thompson, 37, talks about the crazy weather players faced in the Bahamas, where his winning score was the only under-par total for the week. He also discusses what life is like as a five-time winner on the developmental tour who has bounced back and forth between the PGA and Web.com tours.
Fantasy Fix: CareerBuilder Challenge
Jan 18, 2017 00:15:57
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall are back again, explore the best options for your Fantasy golf lineup at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Palm Springs, Calif. Among the players discussed is Bill Haas, the 2010 and 2015 winner who has earned more money in the event than any player in tournament history.
Fantasy Fix: Sony Open in Hawaii
Jan 10, 2017 00:15:52
Golf Digest fantasy experts Alex Myers and Joel Beall breakdown the first full-field PGA Tour event of 2017, the Sony Open in Hawaii. Topics for discussion include two-time Sony winner Jimmy Walker's driver tweak, buddies Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth, and whether Hideki Matsuyama's hot play continues at a tournament where he has never made the cut.
Episode 65: The inside story of our America's 100 Greatest Golf Course ranking
Jan 5, 2017 00:36:41
Golf Digest senior architecture editor Ron Whitten talks with Sam Weinman about Golf Digest's biennial ranking of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses, how we construct the ranking, who votes on it, and what makes a great golf course.
Fantasy Fix: SBS Tournament of Champions
Jan 4, 2017 00:20:23
Golf Digest's Fantasy Gurus Alex Myers and Joel Beall return for the new year with their analysis of the 32-player field at the SBS Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. Among their topics: the pros/cons of taking defending champion Jordan Spieth in this limited-field event.
Episode 64: Golf's Top Newsmakers of 2016
Dec 22, 2016 00:32:11
Ryan Herrington, Jaime Diaz and Alex Myers discuss golf's biggest newsmakers in 2016. The conversation touches on memorable players (Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth) and moments (Ryder Cup, Olympic golf) as well as the passing of Arnold Palmer.
Episode 63: The New Rules Of Golf Etiquette
Dec 14, 2016 00:34:10
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Keely Levins, Alex Myers, and Joel Beall discuss the do's and don'ts of golf etiquette, and how they've evolved in the 21st century.
Episode 62: The best golf gift ideas
Dec 8, 2016 00:19:46
Golf Digest fashion director Marty Hackel talks with Sam Weinman about what makes a great golf gift, and the best ideas for 2016.
Episode 61: Tiger Woods Returns To Golf!
Nov 30, 2016 00:26:11
With Tiger Woods set to return to competition after 15 months away from the game, Golf Digest's Sam Weinman, Matthew Rudy and Brian Wacker discuss Woods' outlook and what would constitute a successful showing.
Episode 60: The dos and don'ts of the college golf search process
Nov 18, 2016 00:41:23
John Brooks, a former college golf coach who founded Red Numbers Golf, a company that helps juniors navigate the college placement process, talks with Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington about the college search process. Brooks discusses how high schoolers—and their families—can make the search less daunting and find the right place to continue their golf careers.
Fantasy Fix: The RSM Classic
Nov 16, 2016 00:18:40
Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall offer their expert analysis for 2016's final official PGA Tour event, the RSM Classic. A year ago at Sea Island, Kevin Kisner finally ended a run of close calls with an six-stroke victory. Will Kevin Chappell, a six-time tour runner-up including here a year ago, be this year's break-through winner? Or will Brandt Snedeker, Zach Johnson or Matt Kuchar, who all live in the area, enjoy being at home?
Episode 59: How to set up the perfect golf trip
Nov 11, 2016 00:38:32
It's the time of year where many golfers are already thinking ahead to planning their annual golf trip for 2017. Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Ashley Mayo and Alex Myers discuss what's needed to set up the perfect trip: How do you balance on and off course activities? How competitive should it be? How do you set up tee times and logistics? And, most importantly, how do you keep everybody happy?
Fantasy Fix: OHL Classic at Mayakoba
Nov 10, 2016 00:21:49
The field is wide open at this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba, but Golf Digest's Alex Myers and Joel Beall can help you lock in on your fantasy lineup The recent play of Chris Kirk, Keegan Bradley and Ryan Moore is something our guys discuss, along with whether this is another course where we'll see low scores.
Episode 58: Florian Fritsch (aka the Euro Tour pro who doesn't fly)
Nov 3, 2016 00:46:18
European Tour pro Florian Fritsch shares his fascinating story with Golf Digest's Alex Myers. The 31-year-old German retained his tour card in 2016 despite not flying to a single event. Fritsch tells the story of how his fear of flying started after playing college golf in the U.S. and how he has managed to continue playing professional golf while only driving and taking a trains and ferries.
Episode 57: Jon Rahm
Oct 27, 2016 00:25:53
Jon Rahm joins Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington on this week's podcast. Rahm, the 2016 college player of the year at Arizona State, needed just four PGA Tour starts in the summer to earn enough money to qualify full-time in 2016-17. He talks about the quick assimilation into PGA Tour life, how he survived four years of college and the four-wheeled present he bought himself after earning his tour card.
Fantasy Fix: WGC-HSBC Champions
Oct 27, 2016 00:24:24
The PGA Tour plays in Shanghai this week at the WGC-HSBC Champions event, and our fantasy gurus, Alex Myers and Joel Beall, discuss Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and other smart plays for your fantasy lineup.
Episode 56: Madelene Sagstrom
Oct 20, 2016 00:21:42
Sweden's Madelene Sagstrom shattered nearly every Symetra Tour record in 2016, becoming the first player not just to earn $100,000 in a single season, but also break the $150,000 mark. The 23-year-old former college golfer at LSU joined Golf Digest's Alex Myers to discuss the dominant season, what she's looking forward to about playing the LPGA Tour in 2017 and ... jigsaw puzzles.
Fantasy Fix: CIMB Classic
Oct 19, 2016 00:20:34
Alex Myers and Joel Beall, our Fantasy Golf gurus, discuss the players to watch for (and a few to avoid) when filling out your lineups for the CIMB Classic in Malaysia.
Episode 55: The Golfers On The Famed "Sully" Flight
Oct 15, 2016 00:26:16
Among the fortunate passengers on US Airways Flight 1549 were six golfers headed for a buddies weekend in Myrtle Beach. One of those golfers, Jeff Kolodjay, joins Sam Weinman to talk about the most surreal episode of his life, and seeing that story depicted on the big screen in the new movie "Sully".
Fantasy Fix: 2016-'17 PGA Tour preview
Oct 12, 2016 00:31:24
Our fantasy experts, Alex Myers and Joel Beall, preview the 2016-'17 PGA Tour season from a Fantasy perspective, highlighting some of the up and comers (such as Jon Rahm) and sleepers to watch for. They also give you their picks for this week's Safeway Open.
Episode 54: Tiger's Return On Hold
Oct 11, 2016 00:24:30
Alex Myers and Joel Beall hold an emergency podcast to discuss Tiger Woods' abrupt withdraw from this week's Safeway Open and the postponement of his much-anticipated return to competitive golf.
Episode 53: Brandel Chamblee
Oct 6, 2016 00:33:01
The outspoken former tour player and Golf Channel analyst talks to Alex Myers about the recent Ryder Cup, his on-air spat with David Duval, and whether Phil Mickelson was vindicated by the Ryder Cup win.
Episode 52: A Wacky Start To Ryder Cup Week
Sep 30, 2016 00:19:39
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers, Geoff Shackelford, and Brian Wacker discuss an eventful build-up to the 2016 Ryder Cup, from Phil Mickelson's spat with Hal Sutton, to Danny Willett's brother stirring the pot.
Episode 51: Arnold Palmer's life and legacy
Sep 27, 2016 00:29:08
Golf Digest senior writer Jaime Diaz talks to digital editor Sam Weinman about Palmer's remarkable gift for human connection, and his underrated playing career.
Episode 50: Mike Tirico
Sep 24, 2016 00:37:13
On the eve of the 40th Ryder Cup, one of NBC's lead announcers, Mike Tirico, joins Alex Myers on the Golf Digest Podcast. Tirico talks about his transition to NBC from ESPN, his plum assignments since coming over, his place in cable TV history, his Super Bowl prediction and why we all owe Tiger Woods and Chris Berman (Yes, Chris Berman) a debt of gratitude.
Episode 49: Andrew "Beef" Johnston
Sep 23, 2016 00:17:59
Andrew "Beef" Johnston, cover star of our October issue, talks to Alex Myers about his dizzying rise to fame, and his hopes for 2017.
Fantasy Fix: Tour Championship
Sep 21, 2016 00:25:29
The 2015-16 PGA Tour season comes to a close at the Tour Championship with our fantasy gurus Alex Myers and Joel Beall giving their picks for East Lake. They also mull who wins the player of the year award and who gets the final U.S. Ryder Cup captain's pick.
Vin Scully On Sandy Koufak
Sep 17, 2016 00:04:09
Legendary baseball play-by-play announcer tells a story about Sandy Koufax.
Episode 48: TaylorMade CEO David Abeles
Sep 17, 2016 00:30:19
TaylorMade CEO/president David Abeles joins Ryan Herrington on the Golf Digest Podcast to talk about the challenges that the golf-equipment industry faces and why the consumers should be bullish about the future golf.
Episode 47: Tiger Woods announces his return to golf
Sep 8, 2016 00:22:54
In the wake of Tiger Woods' announcement he hopes to return to competition in October, Golf Digest editors Ryan Herrington, Sam Weinman, and Alex Myers discuss what it means for golf, and how competitive Woods can expect to be.
Fantasy Fix: BMW Championship
Sep 7, 2016 00:23:14
We're getting into crunch time for the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Playoffs. Our fantasy experts, Alex Myers and Joel Beall, discuss if there's anybody besides Rory McIlroy that you should be taking for your fantasy lineup from the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club outside Indianapolis.
Fantasy Fix: Deutsche Bank Championship
Sep 1, 2016 00:29:23
Our fantasy fix gurus, Joel Beall and Alex Myers, preview the Deutsche Bank Championship, with its Labor Day Monday finish at TPC Boston, by offering their expert advice on who to pick for the second FedEx Cup Playoff event.
Episode 46: Ryder Cup roundtable and all things across the pond
Aug 31, 2016 00:30:43
With the U.S. and the European Ryder Cup team rosters starting to fill out, the upcoming event at Hazeltine National is starting to get interesting. Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington and Alex Myers are joined by our European reporter, John Huggan, to discuss how things are shaking out and which team has the edge.
Episode 45: Jim Furyk
Aug 23, 2016 00:18:03
PGA Tour veteran Jim Furyk joins Golf Digest's Alex Myers to discuss his recent bit of golf history, shooting a 58 at the Travelers Championship, along with his attempt to make the U.S. Ryder Cup team (in which he already an assistant captain) and the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Episode 44: Chubby Chandler
Aug 17, 2016 00:23:47
Golf agent Chubby Chandler joins Sam Weinman to talk about the state of the golf business, his view on the Olympic Games, and the future of the European Tour.
Episode 43: The Olympic Golf Scene In Rio
Aug 10, 2016 00:24:39
Golf Digest's Sam Weinman talks to Geoff Shackelford about the scene so far in Rio, where golf is making a return to the Olympics after a 112-year absence.
Fantasy Fix: The Olympics & John Deere Classic
Aug 10, 2016 00:22:54
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss the field in the Olympic men's golf competition, and why Martin Kaymer could be a sneaky pick for a gold medal.
Fantasy Fix: Travelers Championship
Aug 4, 2016 00:29:41
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss this week's Travelers Championship and debate who you should add to your fantasy lineup.
Episode 42: Jimmy & Erin Walker
Aug 3, 2016 00:22:28
Newly crowned PGA champion Jimmy Walker, along with his wife Erin, join Alex Myers to talk about a stressful finish to the season's final major, and the frenetic days since.
Episode 41: Wrapping Up A Wild PGA Championship
Aug 1, 2016 00:19:04
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers, and Joel Beall reflect on a long and eventful week at Baltusrol Golf Club, which ended with Jimmy Walker capturing his first major championship.
Episode 40: Davis Love III
Jul 28, 2016 00:17:31
U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III joins Alex Myers to talk about this year's matches at Hazeltine, and what he'll be looking for out of potential players this week at Baltusrol.
Episode 39: PGA Championship Preview
Jul 22, 2016 00:32:48
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Alex Myers, Matthew Rudy and Ryan Herrington discuss the storylines and favorites for the upcoming PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club.
Fantasy Fix: RBC Canadian Open
Jul 21, 2016 00:20:15
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down the upcoming RBC Canadian Open and advise who you should add to your fantasy lineup.
British Open Final Round Recap
Jul 18, 2016 00:22:07
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers, Steve Hennessey and Geoff Shackelford recount an electric final round of the British Open, in which Sweden's Henrik Stenson shot 63 to claim his first major title.
British Open Round 3 Recap
Jul 17, 2016 00:20:14
Golf Digest editors Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers and Steve Hennessey discuss the third round of the British Open from Royal Troon.
British Open Round 2 Recap
Jul 16, 2016 00:16:14
Golf Digest editors Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers, and Steve Hennessey discuss the second round at Royal Troon.
Golf Digest Podcast 2016 British Open Day 1
Jul 15, 2016 00:16:42
Golf Digest editors Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers and Stephen Hennessey discuss the events from the first round of the 2016 Open Championship at Royal Troon, including Phil Mickelson's 63, Patrick Reed's impressive day and disappointing scores from Jason Day and Dustin Johnson.
Episode 38: British Open Preview
Jul 9, 2016 00:31:17
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Alex Myers, Joel Beall and Ryan Herrington discuss the storylines and favorites for the upcoming British Open at Royal Troon.
Episode 37: Vegas golf oddsmaker Jeff Sherman
Jun 30, 2016 00:26:04
Jeff Sherman, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Manager and golf oddsmaker, talks to Golf Digest's Alex Myers about how he sets golf lines each week, what mistakes gamblers typically make and who he likes at the British Open
Fantasy Fix: WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Jun 29, 2016 00:25:36
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall breakdown the field at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational to help fill out your fantasy golf lineup.
Episode 36: Olympic Golf withdrawals
Jun 29, 2016 00:22:13
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Joel Beall, Matthew Rudy and Ryan Herrington discuss the recent decisions from Rory McIlroy and Jason Day to skip playing in the Olympics, joining other prominent golfers, and what this means as the sport returns to the Games for the first time since 1904.
Episode 35: Jim Furyk
Jun 23, 2016 00:17:45
Jim Furyk discusses his T-2 performance at the U.S. Open, his progress in recovering from wrist surgery, how the USGA handled things on Sunday at Oakmont and his involvement in this year's Ryder Cup.
Fantasy Fix: Quicken Loans National
Jun 23, 2016 00:25:07
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down the field at the Quicken Loans National at Congressional C.C. and weigh in on who you should add to your fantasy lineup.
Episode 34: U.S. Open Recap
Jun 20, 2016 00:25:43
Ryan Herrington, Joel Beall and Geoff Shackelford discuss the dramatic conclusion to the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, where Dustin Johnson claimed his long-awaited first major championship but not without the USGA creating some controversy along the way.
U.S. Open Champion Dustin Johnson's Winning Press Conference
Jun 20, 2016 00:20:28
After an eventful final round, Dustin Johnson discusses the controversial penalty he was assessed and why he was still able to hold on to win his first major title.
U.S. Open: Jordan Spieth On His First Round
Jun 18, 2016 00:08:16
Jordan Spieth discusses the stop-and-start first round at Oakmont Country Club, in which he shot an opening 72.
U.S. Open: Rory McIlroy On His Disappointing 1st Round
Jun 18, 2016 00:02:26
Rory McIlroy reflects on his opening 77 in the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.
Fantasy Fix: U.S. Open
Jun 15, 2016 00:27:40
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down the field at the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club and weigh in on who you should add to your fantasy lineup.
Episode 33: Dr. Bob Rotella
Jun 15, 2016 00:26:35
Leading sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella talks to Sam Weinman before the 2016 U.S. Open about the mental test players face at Oakmont Country Club, and how he prepares them for it.
Episode 32: U.S. Open Preview
Jun 11, 2016 00:31:37
Is the U.S. Open the best test in golf? Just how tough is Oakmont? And who are we picking to win? Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers, and Joel Beall engage in a freewheeling discussion ahead of the 116th U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club.
Fantasy Fix: FedEx St. Jude Classic
Jun 8, 2016 00:18:22
Golf Digest editors Joel Beall and Alex Myers break down the field in this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic, the final tune-up before the 2016 U.S. Open.
Episode 31: Paula Creamer
Jun 8, 2016 00:26:55
GolfDigest.com deputy editor Ryan Herrington interviews Paula Creamer on the eve of the KPMG Women's PGA Championship to talk about the state of women's golf, all the young players winning this year on the LPGA Tour and what she's doing to return to the winner's circle. Paula also talks about the part of her weekly off-course routine that she just can't live without (hint: It's rather girlie).
Episode 30: Geoff Ogilvy
Jun 2, 2016 00:36:23
Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy talks to Golf Digest's Sam Weinman about the 10 years since his breakthrough win at Winged Foot, the differences between Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, and his aspirations as a budding architect.
Fantasy Fix: The Memorial
Jun 1, 2016 00:14:35
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall analyze the field in the star-studded Memorial and discuss who they like for their respective fantasy lineups.
Fantasy Fix: Dean & DeLuca Invitational
May 25, 2016 00:20:09
Golf Digest's Joel Beall and Alex Myers break down the Dean & DeLuca Invitational (aka the Colonial), where Zach Johnson looks to break out of a sluggish start to the season.
Episode 29: The Struggles of Jordan, Phil, and Tiger
May 24, 2016 00:34:38
Golf Digest's Jaime Diaz and Sam Weinman dissect a difficult week for Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, and Tiger Woods. They discuss Rory McIlroy's recent win at the Irish Open and the possibility he might not play in the Olympics, and they analyze Jason Day's recent hot play.
Episode 28: Nathaniel Crosby
May 19, 2016 00:34:48
Nathaniel Crosby, son of the famous entertainer Bing Crosby and author of "18 Holes With Bing," talks about life with his famous father and his own love of golf that included a win in the 1981 U.S. Amateur.
Fantasy Fix: AT&T Byron Nelson
May 18, 2016 00:15:55
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss the field in the Byron Nelson Championship, and whether Jordan Spieth can recover from a missed cut in the Players.
Episode 27: Jerome Bettis
May 12, 2016 00:18:25
NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis talks to Golf Digest's Alex Myers about the role golf plays in his retirement, and how the once bruising running back is more of a finesse player on the course.
Fantasy Fix: The Players
May 11, 2016 00:16:23
Golf Digest editors Alex Myers and Joel Beall break down the field at the Players, and discuss who you should tap for your fantasy lineup.
Episode 26: Darren Clarke
May 6, 2016 00:19:57
European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke talks about the surprising breadth of responsibilities he has heading into this fall's matches at Hazeltine.
Episode 26: Darren - Clarke
May 6, 2016 00:19:57
European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke talks to Golf Digest's Sam Weinman about the surprising breadth of responsibilities he has heading into this fall's matches at Hazeltine.
Fantasy Fix: Wells Fargo Championship
May 5, 2016 00:16:22
Alex Myers and Joel Beall discuss the Wells Fargo Championship and who you should add to your fantasy lineup.
Golf DIgest Fantasy, Wells Fargo Championship
May 5, 2016 00:16:22
Alex Myers and Joel Beall look at the field of this week's Wells Fargo Championship and help you fill out your fantasy lineup.
Episode 25: Paul Azinger
Apr 28, 2016 00:28:09
Paul Azinger talks to Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington about his new gig as the lead analyst at Fox Sports, the U.S. Open at Oakmont, a Tiger return and why seeing shirtless American golfers on vacation is good for the game
Episode 24: Jack Nicklaus
Apr 20, 2016 00:17:53
Eighteen-time major champion Jack Nicklaus joins Alex Myers to talk about the Masters, the state of the game, and his own viral moments.
Jordan Spieth Discusses His Masters Collapse
Apr 11, 2016 00:05:50
Jordan Spieth discusses the events that led to his disappointing runner-up finish in the 2016 Masters.
Episode 23: Breaking Down The 2016 Masters
Apr 7, 2016 00:19:52
GolfDigest.com editors Sam Weinman, Ryan Herrington, and Alex Myers discuss the field in the 2016 Masters, featuring comments from Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Phil Mickelson.
Episode 22: Gary Player
Mar 31, 2016 00:24:56
Hall of Famer and three-time Masters champion Gary Player talks about the state of the game, what he looks forward to most each year at Augusta National, and where Tiger Woods went wrong.
Episode 21: Steve Williams
Mar 24, 2016 00:29:11
Steve Williams, best known for his tenure caddying for Tiger Woods from 1999-2011, discusses his new book, Out of the Rough, his time on the bag for some of the world's greats, and his expected return at the 2016 Masters.
Episode 20: Tim Rosaforte
Mar 17, 2016 00:37:58
Golf Digest and Golf World Senior Writer speaks with Sam Weinman about Arnold Palmer's decision to not hit the ceremonial opening tee shot at the Masters, the current crop of personalities he covers on tour, and when we might see Tiger Woods next.
Episode 19: Hank Haney
Mar 10, 2016 00:30:28
Golf Digest Top 50 instructor Hank Haney, best known for his time coaching Tiger Woods between 2004-10, talks to Golf Digest's Sam Weinman and Matt Rudy about Adam Scott's resurgence, when we might next see Tiger Woods, and how better golf instruction could hook more people
Episode 18: Kira Kazantsev
Mar 3, 2016 00:25:55
Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev is an avid golfer. Now that her reign is over, she talks about her crazy year of travel, how she manages to get her rounds in, and what could be done to get more women interested in golf.
Episode 17: Tony Finau
Feb 25, 2016 00:15:18
PGA Tour player Tony Finau joins Sam Weinman to talk about the expectations for his second year on tour, his switch to Nike, and why he plays more basketball than he should.
Episode 16: Can A Golfer Overdo It In The Gym?
Feb 18, 2016 00:29:55
Recent comments about Rory McIlroy's intense fitness regimen raises the question: Can a golfer overdo it in the gym? Golf Digest Fitness Editor Ron Kaspriske weighs in.
Episode 15: Choosing Golf Over College Football
Feb 11, 2016 00:20:10
Florida high school senior Matt Heuerman had a standout high school football career and offers to play Division I ball in college. But he turned it down to see if he could walk on as a golfer. He talks about his decision, what he needs to get better, and how he suspects one sport will prepare him for the other.
Episode 14: Behind The Hot List
Feb 4, 2016 00:34:29
The annual Hot List in Golf Digest is our comprehensive review of the newest and best golf equipment on the market. Golf Digest senior equipment editors Mike Stachura and E. Michael Johnson discuss the exhaustive Hot List process and the biggest takeaways from this year's crop of new clubs.
Episode 13: PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua
Jan 28, 2016 00:19:00
PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua visits with Ryan Herrington at the PGA Merchandise Show to discuss the busy year ahead in golf, the challenges facing the golf industry, and why he's encouraged by how the game is trending.
Episode 12: Golf on TV
Jan 21, 2016 00:30:26
With the news that Greg Norman will not return as Fox Sports' lead golf analyst, Golf Digest's Sam Weinman, Jaime Diaz, and Alex Myers discuss who might replace him, and what we're looking for in a model golf broadcast.
Episode 11: Holly Sonders
Jan 14, 2016 00:21:08
Holly Sonders talks with Golf Digest's Cory Bradburn, an old friend from junior golf, about her first year at Fox, the difference between covering golf and football, and how she stays in shape on the road.
Episode 10: Justin Thomas
Jan 7, 2016 00:16:16
Justin Thomas, fresh off his first win on the PGA Tour last season, says he'd prefer to be part of a victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team than win a major in 2016. We ask him about that and his plans for the season ahead.
Episode 9: 2015 In Review
Dec 24, 2015 00:37:30
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Alex Myers, and Matt Rudy discuss the biggest stories in golf in 2015, the biggest surprises, and what to expect in the year to come.
Episode 8: Paige Spiranac
Dec 17, 2015 00:25:39
Paige Spiranac, an aspiring professional golfer and an Instagram star, talks about her rapid rise to fame, the lessons of her first pro tournament, and what she needs to do next.
Episode 7: Mike Greenberg
Dec 10, 2015 00:28:39
Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN Radio's popular "Mike & Mike In The Morning" discusses his passion for golf, how he worked his way down to a single-digit handicap, and how golf factors into his side career as a novelist.
Episode 6: Walter Iooss
Dec 3, 2015 00:23:56
Golf Digest Photographer-at-Large Walter Iooss Jr. discusses his legendary career photographing the giants of golf, and sports ar large.
Episode 5: Peter Malnati
Nov 26, 2015 00:28:28
Recent PGA Tour winner Peter Malnati discusses his long road to success on tour, and what he hopes for next.
Episode 4: NBA legend John Starks
Nov 19, 2015 00:30:46
Former New York Knicks crowd favorite John Starks on playing with Michael Jordan and Donald Trump, and whether his golf obsession is why he once got traded.
Episode 3: How to take your driving range game to the course
Nov 12, 2015 00:29:38
Mental performance coach Ed Tseng on how to achieve peak mental performance on the course.
Episode 1: How to plan a trip to the Old Course
Nov 6, 2015 00:46:01
Golf Digest editors discuss planning a golf trip to the Old Course at St. Andrews.
Episode 2: David Feherty
Nov 5, 2015 00:12:52
Golf broadcaster and personality David Feherty talks to Joel Beall about his move to NBC, and who he'd like to interview most.