Smylie Kaufman is a winner on the PGA TOUR, an on-course reporter walking a new fairway every week, and the host of “The Smylie Show.” Every week, Smylie checks in with analysis on all the latest happenings in the world of golf, and shares a new conversation with athletes, artists, and a variety of other interesting people.
Predicting Tiger's 2024 schedule + Rahm to LIV rumors heat up
Smylie Kaufman and Charlie Hulme break down yet another eventful week in golf's "offseason," with Smylie's live from the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. SK & CH cover Tiger Woods' return to competitive golf after an injury at the 2023 Masters and predict his 2024 playing schedule, discuss the growing rumors that world #3 Jon Rahm will depart the PGA Tour for LIV, and react to the news that the USGA and R&A plan to roll the golf ball back for not only professionals, but all amateur players as well.
On the Tee with Max Homa
Fresh off his win at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa (and quick trip back to Las Vegas to play in the Netflix Cup), Max Homa joins Smylie Kaufman for a wide-ranging conversation covering stories from Max's time at Cal, to memories from his first year of fatherhood. While Max is now the 7th-ranked player in the world, he worked hard to establish himself on the PGA Tour, a struggle he and Smylie shared. Max and Smylie look at swing video tracking Max's progress to where he is now, a place he finds "aesthetically pleasing."
Thanksgiving League (aka TGL) Draft
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! And here's something to pass the time as you travel to and from family gatherings...
Tiger and Rory's tech-infused indoor league called the TGL is, of course, delayed a year to 2025. But the other TGL - the "Thanksgiving League" remains very much on schedule. Similar to the original TGL, this league is comprised of six teams - but the roster, drafted by Smylie Kaufman and Charlie Hulme, looks very different.
Make sure to follow us on social media @thesmylieshow and tell us which team is your favorite!
Åberg's 1st PGA Tour win, TGL delayed, and Tiger returns at the Hero
Smylie Kaufman and Charlie Hulme break down an unusually robust docket of fall golf news, beginning with a first PGA Tour win for a star in the making, Ludvig Åberg. News breaks during the show that the launch of the TGL, an indoor golf league founded by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy featuring PGA Tour stars, will be postponed a year due to structural damage at the brand new venue when the roof collapsed. Finally, Tiger's return at the Hero World Challenge is discussed, including what should be expected from Tiger playing his first competitive golf since withdrawing from the 2023 Masters.
On the Tee with Lance Armstrong
Lance Armstrong joins Smylie Kaufman to discuss a wide range of topics, from his battle with cancer - one he shares with Smylie's producer and co-host, Charlie Hulme - to the complicated reconciliation of his brilliance as a cyclist with the rampant doping that clouded the sport for years. Lance also shares about his obsession with the game of golf, and how it has helped him bounce back from life's low points.
On the Tee with David & Maxwell Ford
Smylie and Charlie recap the second emotional victory in a matter of weeks on the PGA Tour, as Camilo Villegas dedicates a win to the memory of his daughter Mia at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship. They also discuss Rory McIlroy's comments - and Tiger Woods' attempted intervention - on Patrick Cantlay and Joe LaCava. University of North Carolina juniors - and two of the top-ranked amateur players in the world - David & Maxwell Ford join the show ahead of their start in the RSM Classic this week.
Why am I just hearing about this Podcast. Great interviews. Continued success.
Added to my favorite pod lists. Keep it moving forward.
Very easy to listen to and informative. Smylie is knowledgeable and gives fair assessment of what's happening.