Golf writers Sean Zak and Dylan Dethier break down everything important and entertaining from the golf world, taking you behind the scenes with weekly recaps, hilarious segments and in-depth interviews. The Drop Zone is a must-listen for golf fans!
Phil’s Back, Pebble’s ”Problem,” Netflix Sneak Peek
Phil Mickelson is back on the golf course, back at the microphone and back on Twitter. Pebble Beach feels diminished — but is that actually a problem? Dylan Dethier and Sean Zak unpack the week's hot topics, run through a session of Up and Down, dish on the Swilcan Bridge addition and provide a sneak peek of Netflix's new PGA Tour show. Enjoy!
We Ranked the 30 Best Golfers in the World
Who’s No. 1? In a time of uncertainty for the OWGR, the Drop Zone introduces a world ranking of its own — a collaborative, chaotic back and forth that explores how the best male golfers on Earth stack up against each other. From Rory McIlroy vs. Jon Rahm to questions about LIV vs. the PGA Tour, this episode is a fun way to evaluate where the golf world currently stands. Enjoy!
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Inside Homa’s win, Rory vs. Reed, LIV’s new dilemma
Torrey? TeeGate? TreeGate? What a week in professional golf. Torrey Pines produced another exciting winner in Max Homa. Meanwhile Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed were embroiled in either the dumbest or most fascinating golf story of the year. Dylan and Sean break down Homa's new normal, run through the biggest winners from Torrey Pines and expand on LIV's best and worst case scenarios. Then they finish with Up and Down and Rec League. Enjoy!
Inside Golf’s Free Agency with Jonathan Wall
Money is changing everything in professional golf. Pros are making it differently. Sponsors are spending it differently. Big names are on the move, from Nelly Korda and Kevin Kisner to No Laying Up, Barstool and Good Good. For gear guru Jonathan Wall, January is the most exciting part of the golfing year, and the game’s best-connected equipment storyteller joins the Drop Zone to explain how and why the foundations of pro golf are shifting in real time. Then J Wall, Sean and Dylan run through a session of Up and Down (37:07) and finish with a debut segment called Rec League (51:30). Enjoy!
2023 Bold Predictions, Golf Media Landscape with James Colgan
Sean and Dylan are joined by James Colgan to share their boldest predictions for 2023 with thoughts on the Masters, LIV, major winners, Tiger and more.
Then James gives us a run-down of all the changes coming to golf broadcasts this year.
Patrick Cantlay Interview! Golf’s Mysterious Star Opens Up
When Patrick Cantlay speaks, it's worth paying attention. This week's Drop Zone — live from Kapalua! — features a wide-ranging discussion with Cantlay that covers the state of the professional game, LIV rumors, his perception among the general public, what constitutes success, how he's thinking about the future of pro golf and how he makes decisions. Enjoy!
Balanced and intelligent insight.
Great interview with Eddie Pepperell. Insightful
Echo of woke golf Twitter
Nothing insightful. No good dialogue bc they regurgitate takes and don’t debate anything. No ability to even an attempt to take a challenging argument.
Kind of shows where “journalism” has gone. No ability to even present an issue without injecting bias.
Best Golf Podcast
Awesome podcast. Love golfing but I don’t follow the professional game too closely. DZ interviews are thoughtful and entertaining, and Dylan and Sean have a nice dynamic. Plus, you gotta respect the commitment required to tape regular live shows with one host in Scotland and the other on in Seattle. THE BOYS ARE ON A MISSION TO PRODUCE THE GOODS.