Join Tom Coyne on his fortnightly forays into the golf’s uncovered corners and characters.
Episode 89: Why I Hate The Ryder Cup
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Even Michael Wolf who, just last week, took to Twitter to declare the 24 reasons he hates The Ryder Cup. After recovering from his initial shock (and perhaps some heartbreak), host Tom Coyne reached out to Wolf in hopes of unpacking his gripes against golf's most beloved biennial competition. The two go deep on the commercialization of The Ryder Cup, the PGA of America's motives, the viewing experience and its rightful place in golf history.
Episode 88: Chandler's Plan
With stops at legendary clubs like Seminole, Merion and Hazeltine National, golf professional Chandler Withington has already lived a full golf life. Withington joins host Tom Coyne and uses his Ryder Cup experience at Hazeltine—including the advice he gave then-captain Davis Love III on setting up the course, why Tiger Woods implored the 2016 U.S. team to celebrate and how he got Michael Jordan kicked out of the team room—to formulate his strategy for a U.S. victory this week.
Episode 87: Southern Style with Davis Love III
Only 15 people in history have made more money on the golf course than Davis Love III. But now, at 57 years old with a newly-replaced hip, the World Golf Hall of Famer is trying his hand at some things away from it.
This year's Ryder Cup vice-captain joins the show to talk about his new 12-hole design at Belmont, how to clean a cast-iron skillet, why broadcasting didn't suit his eye, and, of course, Team USA's locker room situation at Whistling Straits.
Episode 86: Blazers Off with Roger Bennett
Roger Bennett is well known in the soccer community as the co-host of the wildly popular podcast-turned-television-show Men in Blazers. But he’s also a huge golf fan. Today he joins host Tom Coyne to discuss hosting television coverage of the Open at Royal Portrush, why Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Craig Stadler are his favorite players, and how the golf chapter was cut from his New York Times best-selling book, (Re)born in the USA: An Englishman’s Love Letter to his Chosen Home, and more. Courage!
Episode 85: Live from The Olympics
Good morning, Tokyo! On this week's TGJ Podcast, we catch up with Chris Reimer, who has spent the last several weeks in Japan running the media center for the Olympic Golf competitions. Following the conclusion of the men's tournament, Reimer joins TGJ Editor Travis Hill to report back on life in the village, the debates over pros vs. amateurs and the stroke-play format, how to buy a real samurai sword and how stars like Rory McIlroy are not immune to the power of the Olympic spirit.
Episode 84: Royal Etiquette
We all remember where we were during Jordan Spieth’s infamous drop on No. 13 at Royal Birkdale during his win at the 2017 Open Championship. So does today’s podcast guest David Bonsall: He was the rules official who orchestrated the ordeal. Bonsall also happens to be the Captain (club president) at Royal St. George’s, host of this week’s Open. He sits down with host Tom Coyne to discuss Royal St. George’s place in history, strategy and the inside scoop on what happened next to that Titleist truck
One of the Best!
I love the mag. I love coyne. DJP was ok. But this needs to get over itself. And ep 68 was just it. It's just insufferable inside the beltway snark. I like golf.