Live from Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon. We’ve played Bandon Trails, Pacific Dunes, and The Preserve, and we lived to talk about it: 40mph winds, spectacular views, lost golf clubs, links conditions, exposing audio, elite drones, gaping holes, spreading apart, and much more.
Kevin Kisner is not on the Ryder Cup team. Riggs is now a European Ryder cup fan, and Kirk Minihane (00:05:29) joins Trent and Frankie to grill him on his stance, his plan, and his disloyalty. How will he hold up if USA wins? Will he try to join the celebration? Will he continue his European fandom if Europe wins? Is he rooting for Sergio Garcia to beat Brooks Koepka down the stretch if that determines the 2021 Ryder Cup? Then we’re joined by former top-10 tennis player in the world, Mardy Fish (01:15:13), who takes us through his new Netflix documentary and what it was like competing against Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and others.
We have a solution for the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup playoffs format, and we’re enlisting Lurch to create a deck we can send to the PGA Tour. This, naturally, leads to a discussion on work decks and the misery of corporate lexicon. Following the weekend, there’s much to talk about — Cantlay wins the FedEx Cup; Europe wins the Solheim Cup; Koepka withdraws from the Portnoy match; Bryson likens himself to Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk; the crew is soon visiting Bandon Dunes; we’ve got our next Fore Man Scramble match; and much more.
As contentious of a show as we’ve had all year. Fellow podcaster vs fellow podcaster. Man vs man. Is the Tour Championship scoring stupid or does it make sense? Are the analogies for it good or bad? Is the Tour lame for banning fans from yelling “Brooksie?” Is Riggs a turncoat for threatening to root for Europe if Kiz isn’t on the U.S. Ryder Cup team? Is he a coward for reaching for ways out of it? Is golfer tracker Twitter clouded by drama? This and much, much more in a long, heated show.
What a playoff. Bryson falls to Patrick Cantlay and there’s plenty of chatter to go around. “Patrick, stop walking please.” Bryson allegedly having a confrontation with a fan post-round. Cantlay draining putts. Rory throwing clubs. In East Lake talk, Riggs finds himself on a rare island discussing the Tour Championship scoring format. Finally, Brandon Wu (01:30:12) joins the show to discuss life on the Korn Ferry Tour, what it means graduating to the PGA Tour, and much more.
Big show, 3 guests. Collin Morikawa (00:47:32) (the 2021 Open champion), Anna Nordqvist (01:01:09) (the 2021 Women’s Open champion), and James Piot (01:25:36) (the 2021 U.S. Amateur champion) all join the show. How is Collin feeling about wearing a suit to the Northern Trust per Frankie’s recommendation and what was it like battling it out down the stretch at Royal St. George’s? How proud is Anna after holding off an army of contenders this past Sunday at Carnoustie? How is James handling his newfound U.S. Amateur fame, and what’s it like from his end being a Barstool Athlete? This and we react to Tony Finau finally getting it done at Liberty National.
Patrick Peterson (01:35:27) of the Minnesota Vikings joins us to talk training camp, golf, and providing kids in need with shopping sprees. Before Patrick joins, we discuss the dangerous chaos that is a PGA Tour pro-am, the lack of accountability facing meteorologists, debate the absurdity of Frankie mixing cereals, and Riggs expresses concern over Bryson competing in the World Long Drive the day after the Ryder Cup.
Scottie Scheffler (0:33:02) & Wyndham Clark (01:12:55) join the show live from our set overlooking 18 at Liberty National. Scottie talks his history with us, with following Barstool, getting mad on the course, and being a top-20 player in the world. Wyndham talks about how he and his caddie settle on yardages, how serious talks became with The Bachelor, getting competitive games with other pros, and having style as a golfer. We also breakdown our interactions at the Northern Trust with Phil Mickelson, Joel Dahmen, Harry Higgs, Keith Mitchell, Abraham Ancer and more.
“Fore Play” is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs, Frankie, Lurch, and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game’s difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the “Fore Play” crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There is nothing like it.
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