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Rose’s “generational” debut, Hovland’s spicy Memorial, and US Open Sectionals
There are no Sunday scaries here, as Andy and Brendan are bubbling to talk about a fantastic day and weekend of golf. They begin with the LPGA, where Rose Zhang debuted as a pro, and won. They discuss the incredible achievement, the hype train that’s chugging full steam, and caution about setting insane expectations. They also hit on the concurrent AJGA event and the abominable pace of play at Liberty National. On the PGA Tour, they praise Viktor Hovland’s “mettle” to survive a brutally hard Muirfield Village, a venue that Hovland had some spicy thoughts about earlier in the week on Norwegian television. They elaborate more on the test at Jack’s place, and debate whether you should be more concerned about Scheffler’s putting or Rory’s approach play following that Sunday. There’s some intel about Matt Wolff’s departure from Team Smash, and more news on a Memorial schedule change. Lastly, they run through the U.S. Open Final Qualifying sites, picking a name, or two from each one to watch on Monday -- beware of Brian Stuard at Springfield!
Pros fight back on rollback, Wolff out of Smash and LIV?, SGS Golf Advice
It’s a whiparound Friday episode, with Andy and Brendan discussing various maladies and which occupations might be the worst for someone who is chatty. Then they get to the rough ride of the Frugalites in Central Ohio. Also out of Columbus was news of a player meeting with the USGA and continued critical comments about the MLR. Is it possible there is a retreat or a few majors just played with different equipment? There’s further information on J.B. Holmes’s shenanigans in Tennessee. Matt Wolff washing out of Team Smash is discussed. The concept of the “Reverse Zatch” is also explored. SGS Golf Advice begins with a wild tale of a player looking for a game in Beirut, and finding one in an less-than-friendly area.
NCAAs, LIV DC, “Jack’s Place,” Phil’s tweets, and a J.B. Holmes controversy
Due to the Monday holiday in the United States, this is a BEEFY hybrid episode discussing all that happened in golf over the weekend with a look forward to the shhhhedule for the week. There is a lot of college golf talk at the top as Andy braces for Illinois’s run in Arizona. They discuss some disappointments, flops, and contenders for the ECCO Event of the Week at the men’s national title. There’s also lots of chatter about the LIV event in DC and some of the young players on that Tour performing in relative anonymity. Andy has some thoughts on PGA Frisco’s championship debut as Stricks goes for a Social Security Slam. The second half hits on the upcoming shhhhedule for the week, with some Memorial picks and thoughts on Muirfield Village, Rose Zhang’s pro debut, and some Euro Tour eligibility questions. News hits on Phil’s Twitter spat with Brandel and an amusing, perhaps disturbing, Internet rumor about J.B. Holmes playing as an eight handicap in an event somewhere in Tennessee.
Blockie assesses his game against Rory’s, Claude Harmon’s LIV takes, and Golf Advice
This Friday episode continues on the Michael Block takeover of the golf world, and maybe the larger sports world. Andy and Brendan record as Mr. Block plays through his first round at Colonial, and discuss his comments on a podcast that he’d be one of the top players in the world with Rory’s distance. They lament some of the overcoverage, praise him for his interview endurance, and are happy he’s getting his during this big moment. Then they move on to Claude Harmon III’s incendiary comments about LIV coverage, Brooks doubters, fake stars like Will Zalatoris, and much more. Some unsubstantiated rumor Friday nuggets discuss yet another class of events that might be coming to the PGA Tour. They close with SGS Golf Advice on some range etiquette, a fake St. Andrews tale, and a cocky caddie
Michael Block mania continues, Brooksy’s LIV DC prep, Sergio returns to the majors
This punchy Wednesday episode begins with the continued Michael Block whirlwind that has completely taken the national discourse by storm. Andy and Brendan react to his appearance on all three network morning shows, some of his betting odds for Colonial, and his tee time grouping for the first two rounds. Schedule for the week bounces around, first heaping praise on Rose Zhang as the GOAT of women’s college golf and giving out the ECCO event of the week to the NCAAs. Then they discuss some of the other amusements from Colonial and the Stand-up mixer Championship’s debut at PGA Frisco. There’s some disturbing news from the grounds of the KFT event. LIV returns with an event in DC, where Brooks may not be in ship shape after a week of partying in South Florida. Sergio Garcia’s qualification for the U.S. Open is cause to reflect on his career vis-a-vis Brooks and their comparable talents. News hits on Jim Nantz being named a design consultant for a short course in Minnesota.
The Shotgun Start with Andy Johnson and Brendan Porath of The Fried Egg is a podcast waiting for you early in the morning that quickly blasts through a variety of topics (usually) related to golf and (ideally) relevant to the day. It covers news from the pro tours around the world, amusing and important topics from the amateur game the rest of us play, and some irreverent stuff in between. There will be short interviews, previews, reviews, and dives into the archives. It provides what you need to know on golf through a rapid and fun catch-up discussion.