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Life On Tour Golf Podcast

The Life on Tour Podcast brings you stories from the world of golf and The European Tour. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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#08 – Padraig Harrington – Practice makes Padraig

Padraig Harrington provides a fascinating insight in to his journey from not wanting to be a professional golfer to becoming one of the very best players in the world. There’s Major successes, Major regrets, mental strength, misconceptions as well as Ryder Cups, Rammstein, the crucial role of Patrick Swayze and why it’s taken him so long to find catharsis from the 72nd hole at Carnoustie.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 21mins

18 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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#04 – Justin Rose – From baggy red jumpers to golf’s global golden boy

In this very special episode recorded in the clubhouse at Walton Heath, where Rose will play host to the 2018 British Masters later this year, the Englishman tells Andrew Cotter about his journey from childhood prodigy to global glory and everything in between. The 37 year old looks back at the boy in the baggy red jumper at Birkdale, the infamous 21 straight missed cuts, words of encouragement from Seve Ballesteros, how he bounced back to become one of the world’s best and learning to love The Ryder Cup. There’s also stories of that unforgettable US Open triumph at Merion in 2013, sharing the gym with other Olympic athletes en route to gold at Rio 2016, going head-to-head with Sergio at the 2017 Masters and why he’ll always be grateful for the infectious attitude of one Ian Poulter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #2

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#12 – Ian Poulter – Always delivering

In the first episode of Season 2 of the Life on Tour podcast presented by Hilton, Ian Poulter pulls the curtain back on a colourful career that has seen him go from humble beginnings in Hertfordshire to Ryder Cup hero. The ‘Postman’ discusses his special match-play prowess, why he once posed naked as well his affection for his fine collection of Ferraris. There’s also the truth behind asking Tiger for a lift on his private jet plus why we shouldn’t be surprised if a future chapter in the career of ‘Mr Ryder Cup’ is called ‘Bethpage’. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

11 Jun 2019

Rank #3

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#10 – Eddie Pepperell – Outlier

Eddie Pepperell shares his unique take on life and a career that has seen him go from not being able to afford to pay hotel bills to two-time European Tour champion. There’s also the positives and perils of Twitter, hallucinating in a Portuguese hospital, playing golf with President Trump plus an unfortunate incident involving his brother, a pool cue and Brian Lara Cricket.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

30 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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#14 – Jose Maria Olazabal – Peaks and troughs

Jose Maria Olazabal lifts the lid on his unique journey from growing up on a golf course in the Basque region of Spain to Ryder Cup hero and two-time Major champion. The man affectionately known as ‘Ollie’ talks dances moves at Muirfield Village, miracles at Medinah and mauling Monty at match play as well as his unique relationship with Seve Ballesteros and how he battled back from a career threatening injury to once again reign supreme at Augusta.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 5mins

9 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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#09 – Martin Kaymer – Driven to Succeed

Martin Kaymer discusses his journey from honing his craft on the outskirts of Düsseldorf to becoming a two-time Major champion. There’s how he won at Whistling Straits, powered passed the field at Pinehurst as well as the story behind that putt at Medinah. Other topics include the perils of karting, DIY, gymnastics, Scottish football and why being the best golfer in the world isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 9mins

9 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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#18 – Danny Willett – Where there’s a will there’s a Willett

In this episode of the Life on Tour podcast presented by Hilton, Danny Willett opens up on a career which has taken him from Sheffield to the European Tour, culminating in Masters success in 2016. Willett talks candidly about his shock at winning The Green Jacket, the downfall that followed, including a disastrous 2016 Ryder Cup campaign, and his resurgence which led to his DP World Tour Championship victory in Dubai at the end of 2018. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47mins

10 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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#07 – Fanny Sunesson – The Queen of Clubs

Fanny Sunesson shares her remarkable journey from growing up in the south of Sweden to becoming the first female caddie to win a men’s Major. There’s finding fame and further Major success with Sir Nick Faldo, how Ryder Cup disappointment eventually turned to delight and why she’s not ruling out a return to roaming the fairways with a golf bag over her shoulder. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

4 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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#16 – Andrew Johnston – Being Beef

In this episode of the Life on Tour podcast presented by Hilton, Andrew Johnston lifts the lid on a career that has seen him go from humble beginnings in North London to one of golf’s most recognisable figures. The man affectionately known as ‘Beef’ discusses his career to date, including the Open in 2016 which brought him worldwide acclaim, winning at Valderrama and meeting Michael Jordan. He also opens up about mental health and looks to the future with his fiancé Jodie, as they expect their first child.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

39mins

13 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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#11 – Live in Dubai – Pelley, Bjorn, Molinari, Sharma & Westwood

Recorded in front of a live audience at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm ahead of the final event of the season in Dubai, Andrew Cotter chats to European Tour Chief Executive Keith Pelley, triumphant Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn, Major champion and Ryder Cup hero Francesco Molinari, two-time European Tour winner and 2018 Rookie of the Year Shubhankar Sharma, as well as recent winner of a Rolex Series event and multiple winner on the European Tour, Lee Westwood.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 10mins

20 Nov 2018

Rank #10