#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.
18 Sep 2018
#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.
26 Jul 2018
#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.
11 Jun 2019
#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.
30 Oct 2018
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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.
9 Jul 2019
#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.
9 Oct 2018
#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.
10 Sep 2019
#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.
4 Sep 2018
#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.
13 Aug 2019
#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.
20 Nov 2018