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The Shotgun Start with Andy Johnson and Brendan Porath of Fried Egg Golf 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.

The Shotgun Start The Fried Egg

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    • 4.7 • 1.6K Ratings

The Shotgun Start with Andy Johnson and Brendan Porath of Fried Egg Golf 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.

    Oh Canada, NCAA heavyweight fight, and USWO preview: Whiparound Wednesday Medley

    Oh Canada, NCAA heavyweight fight, and USWO preview: Whiparound Wednesday Medley

    Is Tim Horton’s actually not good? How did Auburn golf become a powerhouse? Do we have to actually talk "Lexi Legacy" during this U.S. Women’s Open? This medley episode covers three events this week with a trio of guests. Meg Adkins of Fried Egg Golf jumps on before her trip to Lancaster for the USWO to discuss Nelly, Lexi, Lancaster, and a USWO “identity.” Sean Martin talks about his trip to a Saskatoon farm and the Canadian Open. Brentley Romine tries to console Andy on another Illinois match play loss, and previews a real heavyweight Wednesday fight between FSU and Auburn for the men’s national title with some amusing nuggets on a few of the main characters.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The death of Grayson Murray and a weekend wrap

    The death of Grayson Murray and a weekend wrap

    Andy and Brendan begin this Monday episode with the painful news of the death of Grayson Murray. They discuss the reaction to it across the golf landscape and his parents' impactful statement. If you are struggling, the 988Helpline is there as an immediate, 24/7 resource. They then discuss some the golf results from the weekend, beginning with Colonial, where a renovated course frustrated some and asked a few different questions than some other weeks on Tour. They praise Davis Riley’s effort and path to this point, and close it with an amusing Tosti Tale from the Colonial locker room. They discuss Dick Bland’s Senior PGA win and where he might rank on the LIV roster right now, as well as future senior tour plans. They close with some NCAA golf talk and “alma mater minute” on Illinois’s crazy run with less heralded recruits. 

    • 43 min
    Scheffler “crime scene” video, Blockie meets Andy, and SGS Golf Advice

    Scheffler “crime scene” video, Blockie meets Andy, and SGS Golf Advice

    It’s Friday! And heading into a holiday weekend no less! Andy and Brendan are bubbly due to the circumstances. They’re also eager to talk about Andy’s big day with Blockie and his experience playing in the Colonial Pro-Am. There are some amusing details from the day, like his movements in player dining with big Jay nearby, an encounter with the Town Crier himself, and his time on the course with The Showman. Then they get to the news of Louisville releasing the video footage they have of the Scottie Scheffler arrest and incident, and some of the misguided coverage around it. They hit on the women’s NCAA finals, U.S. Open qualifying names who got through this week, a new LIV venue in the USA, and a Senior PGA game within the game. They close it out with an SGS Golf Advice on a curious range encounter with none other than Omar Uresti his ownself.

    • 57 min
    Andy’s pro-am with Blockie, PIF-PGA Tour drama, and Valhalla fallout

    Andy’s pro-am with Blockie, PIF-PGA Tour drama, and Valhalla fallout

    This Wednesday episode is punchy, and it begins with a travel tale from Andy that had him quickly tucking his tail between his legs in Fort Worth ahead of his big pro-am round with Michael Block. Brendan has a lot of questions about his prep, what tees he’s playing, and what he expects to ask him. They also talk about some of the Valhalla fallout with a few amusing player testimonials about just how easy it was. Then they get to a lengthy and rambling schedule for the week that includes Andy clearly being corrupted again for Event of the Week honors, leaving his stand-up mixer on the curb for a round with Blockie. There’s also a story about Kevin Na and the Challenger he won. There’s some scuttlebutt on the continued PGA Tour board chaos, with another resignation in Mark Flaherty and a New York Times report that the deal with the PIF “is not dead.” The factions are at war. What’s next and where does the DP World Tour fit into it?

    • 51 min
    PGA Championship Sunday: Xander, Bryson, and Hov go crazy at Valhalla

    PGA Championship Sunday: Xander, Bryson, and Hov go crazy at Valhalla

    Andy and Brendan put a bow on PGA Championship week with the last of their daily episodes. They begin with Xander Schauffele, a house cat no more? They discuss X-man’s play in the final hour that edged Bryson by a shot at the very last. They discuss where he’s at in his career and what could be next. Then they hand out grades for some of the main characters for the week, including Bryson, Viktor Hovland, Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Tiger, and more. It prompts some hard discussions and grading for a few. Tosti's big shot is given the Who's Dialed moment of the day. Perhaps nothing got a worse grade than the host course, which is covered at the end. They express their dissatisfaction with it as a championship test, what made it so underwhelming, and why great fans and a good leaderboard can be mutually exclusive.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    PGA Championship Saturday: Contenders & Pretenders at a Birdiefest

    PGA Championship Saturday: Contenders & Pretenders at a Birdiefest

    Andy and Brendan begin this Saturday episode thrilled about the final round possibilities for the PGA Championship, but with some laments on how we got there. They discuss the “simulation” golf that Valhalla has produced through 54 holes, including a Saturday scoring fest that was among the lowest in its history. They wonder if Ted Scott is the key to all of Scottie Scheffler’s success. The Bushnell "Who’s Dialed" segment features some severe yips and several nominees, including Bryson DeChambeau. That takes them to a lengthy game of Contender/Pretender on a bunched leaderboard -- are Rory and Spieth too far back? They quickly eliminate a whole flock of people as pretenders to narrow things down.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Lumbie 22 ,

Excellent podcast

Excellent podcast usually but I certainly didn’t appreciate the Callum Tarren slander, please don’t continue with this.

ponoka ,

30 something opinions

Tried listening to these 30 something’s banter about subjects with their opinionated observations. Hard to swallow their total disrespect for people who try to follow the rules and maintain the integrity of golf etiquette both on and off the golf course.. Again proving 30 something’s have no clue !

Mandannjdjsnsjakamananm ,

Ads are insane

Can you guys just read from a script and keep the ads a tidy 2 min. 3-5 min ad reads where people have to skip back and forth are preposterous

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