Each week, PGA TOUR COUNTDOWN brings you player interviews and tournament insight from the Clubhouse, Media Center, Practice Range, Players Locker Room, and Inside The Ropes...
The Future of Golf: A Dialogue with Nelly Korda and Tony Finau
Get ready to tee off with us as we countdown to the much-anticipated PGA Tour. Our special guests, golfers Lilia Vu and Joel Dahmen, are gearing up for the Grant Thornton Invitational. Here's a sneak peek into their camaraderie - Joel can't stop praising Lillio's putting skills and Lilia is eager to learn from Joel's gameplay. Despite limited preparation, they appear undeterred, confident in their abilities to sink birdies.
Round two of our countdown brings the phenomenal LPGA winner Nelly Korda and PGA Tour winner Tony Finau into the spotlight. As they also prepare for the Grand Thornton Invitational, they share their course insights and discuss the challenges they anticipate. And get this, they're playing under the team name "Vutang Clan" - an amusing nod to their competitiveness. Listen in as they talk about using Masterclass, a platform that connects experts and learners, to further hone their skills.
In the final segment, we engage in an enlightening discussion about the future of golf with Korda and Finau. They discuss their recent preparations, their shared love for sports and family and their ambassadorship for Grant Thornton. The conversation also dives into the ever-increasing prize money in the LPGA and the recent rollback of the golf ball. As they express their excitement about being part of the event, they view it as a significant step forward for the sport. So, grab your headphones and settle in for an enriching episode that looks at golf's present and future through the eyes of its stars.
Exclusive Interview: Tiger Woods' Anticipated Return and the Future of Golf
Get ready for an exclusive interview with the golfing great, Tiger Woods! As he gears up for his third comeback at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, Tiger Woods pulls back the curtain on his preparations, his recovery journey from ankle surgery and the anticipation of hitting the greens again. To add to the excitement, Hero MotoCorp, the tournament's sponsor, reveals a significant increase in the prize money, setting the stakes even higher.
We go further, delving into Tiger's health, his role in the upcoming golf agreement, and his future plans. Understand how his recent surgery has altered his life and golf game, and learn about the measures he's taking to adapt and overcome. Hear from Dr. Manjal on the importance of elevating the Hero World Challenge and rewarding players. We also present an in-depth discussion on the uncertainty shrouding the professional golf landscape and Charlie Woods' future role.
The finale? An exploration of Tiger's potential schedule for the next year, reflections on his successful 1999 season, and his thoughts on PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan's work. We lay bare the discussions surrounding the new company, PGA Tour Enterprises, and the role of team golf in shaping the sport's future. With Tiger emphasizing the importance of safeguarding the tour's integrity while accommodating players who join rival leagues, strap in for a riveting examination of golf's future. Don't miss out on these enthralling insights!
INSIDE THE PGA TOUR with Ludvig Aberg & Mackenzie Hughes
Ready to hear the scoop on all things PGA Tour? We're letting you in on everything from recent developments, swirling rumors, to expected changes at PGA Tour Enterprises. We've got all the insights from Ludvig Aberg's victorious press conference at the RSM Classic and the thoughts of runner-up Mackenzie Hughes. We're also speculating on what the future holds for dynamos like Jon Rohm and Patrick Cantlay. So join us as we discuss our predictions for the upcoming tournaments at Pebble Beach and Riviera, and the potential of Ludvig Aberg, a rising star to watch out for.
Our chat with a professional golfer is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. How did he feel during the nail-biting final stretch of a recent tournament, and what's the secret behind his unique golf swing? You'll hear about the tactics he uses to stay composed under pressure, his exciting recruitment to play for Texas Tech, and his game plan for the weeks ahead. Plus, join us in celebrating his recent achievement of securing a spot at the cherished Augusta tournament. There's nothing like hearing the sheer joy in his voice as he gears up for this life-changing opportunity. Tune in to this episode for an insider's view you won't find anywhere else.
The RSM Classic Media Center Interviews
Ready to discover the captivating world of professional golf? Join us for a riveting PGA Tour Countdown episode, where tournament host Davis Love III provides insights into the exciting anticipation surrounding the RSM Classic at scenic Sea Island. Tag along as we explore the impact of weather conditions on the two courses being played, the significance of FedEx Cup points for players, and how Davis is preparing to get back to playing golf.
Round off this engaging golf experience with a profound reflection on Zach Johnson's tenure as the Ryder Cup captain and his thoughts on future opportunities. Lastly, we leave you with an affectionate glance into Davis Love III's life journey, his victories in golf, and the crucial role of time in affecting player performance in competitive golf. This episode promises a feast of insights, emotions, and conversations, so brace yourself for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the golfing world.
Keith Mitchell and Sahith Theegala on Mastering the Greens
Tee off with us as we navigate through the thrilling landscapes of the Worldwide Technology Championship, hosted in the beautiful locale of Los Cabos, Mexico. Our special guest is none other than Keith Mitchell, who gives us a hole-by-hole analysis of the Tiger Woods designed course, El Cardinal at Diamante. Get ready to walk in his shoes as he discusses the intricate strategies he has to plan while navigating this challenging field, and his reflections on the importance of these events in securing a spot in future tournaments like the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and the Genesis Invitational.
Further adding to our golfer's tee party is PGA Tour rookie, Sahith Theegala. Fresh from his victory at the Fortinet Championship, Sahith takes us on a journey through his debut season, allowing listeners to share in his joy and gratitude for the support of his loved ones. But that's not all - Keith Mitchell returns to the fore, sharing his experiences from the Latino America tour, emphasizing the need for adaptability in the face of different cultural contexts and the hurdles posed by language barriers and travel hiccups. Join us as we navigate the fairway, taking in the lessons learned along the way, on this exciting journey into the world of professional golf.
Adam Scott, Xander Schauffele & Rickie Fowler Discuss Strategies, Experiences, and THE ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP
What does it take to prepare for the Zozo tournament in Japan? Adam Scott, golf champion and aficionado, joins us in this episode to share his insider knowledge and his game plan. From an in-depth discussion about his preferred golf putter to his well-curated strategy for the first and fourth holes, Adam pulls back the curtain on his approach to the game.
But that's not all. We also catch up with Xander Schauffele, another top-tier golfer. Xander takes us on a journey, from his exhilarating experience at the Tokyo Olympic Games to his aspirations for the ZOZO Championship. His candid revelation about the challenges of rewarding Ryder Cup players and his anticipation to return to Paris makes for a compelling listen.
Lastly, we have a fantastic reflection on the unmatched hospitality of our Japanese hosts. This episode is a mixed bag of insights, strategies, memories, and aspirations, all centered around the fascinating world of golf. So, come along for an engaging episode of PGA Tour Countdown where we discuss, reflect, and anticipate golfing magic.