Podcast by Golf Digest
In 2001, 17-year-old Ty Tryon became the youngest player to earn his PGA Tour card through qualifying school. Billed as a future superstar, Tryon barely lasted more than a full season. Some 15 years later, we wanted to know what exactly happened, and that led to our chase, both the literal and figurative variety, of Ty Tryon. In digging into this story, we spoke with people from Ty’s past: his former coaches, teammates, his caddie, other journalists who covered him, and more. The result is a story of a young man’s relationship with this confusing, unfair game that’s full of as much hurt as it is hope. Host and reporter: Keely Levins; Producer: Brittany Romano; Additional Editing: Mason Leverington; Executive Producer: Sam Weinman. For more pictures and information on Ty Tryon, go to https://www.golfdigest.com/story/chasing-ty-tryon
Jan 10 2018
The veteran PGA Tour caddie who was on the bag for Tiger Woods' return to the Masters discusses the differences between Woods and his previous longtime boss Fred Couples, his preparation for tournaments, and how he got his start as a looper.
Apr 12 2018
Jim McLean is a perennial on Golf Digest's ranking of America's Best Teachers, as well as a longtime professional editor for the magazine. Well versed in every aspect of golf instruction, McLean has great insight into raising junior golfers, how to develop talent while making it fun, and where we often go wrong.
Aug 30 2017
Defending U.S. Mid-Am champ Stewart Hagestad joins the podcast to discuss a dream 2017 season in which he was the low amateur in the Masters, qualified for the U.S. Open, and delivered the clinching point for the U.S. Walker Cup team at his home course, Los Angeles Country Club.
Sep 18 2017
Golf Digest editors Sam Weinman, Keely Levins, Alex Myers, and Joel Beall discuss the do's and don'ts of golf etiquette, and how they've evolved in the 21st century.
Dec 14 2016
The former world No. 1 and golf Hall of Famer joins Max Adler in our 1 World Trade Center studio to talk about his new business venture with Verizon, the "Shark Experience," which seeks to transform how we spend our time in golf carts.
You can read more about it here: https://www.golfdigest.com/story/greg-normans-new-business-venture-aims-to-make-the-golf-course-experience-bigger-and-better
Nov 01 2017
The PGA Tour Champions rookie joins Alex Myers to talk about Wisconsin, hockey, and life on the mulligan circuit.
Oct 12 2017
Instructor George Gankas discusses his star pupil Matthew Wolff's breakthrough PGA Tour victory, his philosophy on swing speed, and the star golfer he'd like to coach. Plus, Golf Digest photo editor Michael Sneeden stops by to talk about his experience caddying on the Korn Ferry Tour, and Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins break down an exciting week in professional golf.
Jul 09 2019
Golf Digest's Dave Shedloski breaks down our latest Nice Guy ranking and explains why Rickie Fowler is this year's No. 1. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Stephen Hennessey discuss Tiger Woods tying Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record at the Zozo Championship with his 82nd career win.
Oct 28 2019
Golf Digest's Sam Weinman, Alex Myers and Ryan Herrington discuss the upcoming Presidents Cup at Liberty National, exploring whether this will be the lopsided American victory that many are predicting or whether the International side is ready to pull off the upset outside New York City.
Sep 26 2017
Eighteen-time major champion Jack Nicklaus joins Alex Myers to talk about the Masters, the state of the game, and his own viral moments.
Apr 19 2016
Golf Digest's Joel Beall and Alex Myers break down the Dean & DeLuca Invitational (aka the Colonial), where Zach Johnson looks to break out of a sluggish start to the season.
May 25 2016
NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis talks to Golf Digest's Alex Myers about the role golf plays in his retirement, and how the once bruising running back is more of a finesse player on the course.
May 11 2016
With the release of Golf Digest's biennial 50 Best Teachers in America list, Matthew Rudy joins Sam Weinman to talk about how the list is constructed, why certain teachers rank ahead of others, and the growing influence of technology in golf instruction.
Oct 19 2017
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee joins Alex Myers and Sam Weinman to discuss who he likes in the PGA, how Tiger Woods wasted valuable years in his prime, and his own return to competition. Also, Joel Beall checks in from Bellerive to give his take on the dicey conditions.
Aug 08 2018
Increasingly, golfers who want to compete at the highest level need to pay greater attention to their fitness. Joey Diovisavli, or "Joey D" is the trainer to Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and others, and has been named one of Golf Digest's top golf fitness professionals in the U.S. He joins us to talk about what players are doing when they log so many hours in the gym, and what you can do physically to up your game this year.
Feb 21 2018
Golf Digest's Ryan Herrington, Alex Myers, Joel Beall and Brian Wacker discuss the competitive return of Tiger Woods at this week's Hero World Challenge. We break down what's different about this comeback in the Bahamas and the optimism, fueled by fellow players and fans, over just what to expect from the 14-time major champion this week and beyond.
Nov 29 2017
Sam Weinman, Joel Beall and Ryan Herrington take a look at the early storylines ahead of the 2018 Masters. Among the players discussed: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and, of course, Tiger Woods. In the second half of the podcast, Stephen Hennessey interviews 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples to get his thoughts about the fabled tournament.
Mar 30 2018
Tiger Woods added the most compelling chapter to his storybook return by winning the Tour Championship on Sunday, and Joel Beall, Alex Myers and Sam Weinman break it all down. The gang discusses where it ranks among Woods' all-time biggest wins, how it compares to some of sports' all-time biggest comebacks, and how many episodes a Tiger Woods "30 For 30" might actually require.
Sep 24 2018
Brad Faxon joins Golf Digest's Alex Myers, Joel Beall and Ryan Herrington to talk about Shinnecock Hills and all the key storylines in advance of the 2018 U.S. Open
Jun 11 2018
Apr 07 2020
Once again from their respective quarantines, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Daniel Rapaport discuss what a Masters in November would look like, the postponement of the Olympics and how PGA Tour players are helping their caddies. Also, golf journeyman Mark Baldwin talks to Golf Digest about the economics of the Korn Ferry Tour during the pandemic and all of the newfound time he’s spending with his new baby.
Mar 30 2020
From the comfort of their own homes, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Daniel Rapaport discuss all of the updates in the golf world over the last week due to the coronavirus spread. They also rank their favorite match play moments and discuss whether the Tour should add more match play events. Then, four-time Euro Tour winner Matt Wallace talks to Golf Digest about how he’s social distancing, his jumping between tours and a viral moment with his caddie.
Mar 23 2020
A turbulent period in golf and beyond has our editors trying to make sense of it all. Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, Daniel Rapaport and Mike Stachura discuss whether people should still be trying to play golf and how the coronavirus has drastically altered the 2020 PGA Tour schedule. Also, English phenom Matthew Fitzpatrick talks to Golf Digest about his best experiences on the Tour, how he got started at Northwestern University and his love for Sheffield United.
Mar 17 2020
Sure, Rory McIlroy is the heavy favorite. But our experts are looking elsewhere with their best bets to win the Players Championship. Our experts (Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers) break down the field and give their picks to win at TPC Sawgrass.
Mar 10 2020
Sky Sports commentator and 2002 PGA Championship winner Rich Beem talks to Golf Digest about playing against Tiger under pressure, the preparation that goes into discussing golf on TV, and the tour pro he has a "man-crush" on. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss the results of Golf Digest's latest player survey and debate which PGA Tour events consistently produce the strongest leader boards.
Mar 09 2020
Rory McIlroy is a Tiger-like favorite at the Arnold Palmer Invitational (5-to-1), but our experts explain how you can find value in betting him. Our resident degenerates (Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Christopher Powers) discuss that strategy, why Rickie Fowler is actually worth considering and their other best bets and longshots for this week.
Mar 03 2020
Veteran PGA Tour caddie Paul Tesori talks to Golf Digest about his partnership with Webb Simpson and common arguments between players and caddies. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Daniel Rapaport discuss Paul Azinger's incendiary remarks about the European Tour, Sung-jae Im’s breakthrough and the increase of young winners.
Mar 02 2020
Golf Digest’s gambling gurus, Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey, and Chris Powers discuss a difficult betting week in Mexico and why Lee Westwood or Charl Schwartzel might be worth putting a few dollars on in Florida. Plus, the former FedEx Cup champ they all like at PGA National and a surprising twist in the degenerate of the week award.
Feb 25 2020
1983 PGA Championship winner and two-time Players champ Hal Sutton talks to Golf Digest (35:26) about the infamous Ryder Cup Tiger-Phil pairing, beating Jack and Tiger down the stretch, and his often copied “Be the right club today.” Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Daniel Rapaport discuss Patrick Reed’s win in Mexico (10:27), last week’s Reed criticism, and Daniel’s side gig as a PGA Tour caddie.
Feb 24 2020
We’re back by popular demand! Golf Digest’s gambling gurus, Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers, return to discuss Riviera’s greens and DJ's dominance in Mexico, in addition to their value plays and longshot bets of the week.
Feb 18 2020
PGA Tour rookie and 2019 Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year Scottie Scheffler talks to Golf Digest about the differences between the two tours, how he’s dealing with the new schedule and the golfers that are the best at ping pong. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Daniel Rapaport discuss the chaotic week at Riviera, Tiger’s disappointing weekend and CBS’ coverage of the event.
Feb 17 2020
In our new weekly gambling podcast, we break down our best bets for the Genesis Invitational. Golf Digest’s Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers discuss Tiger’s chances for a record-breaking 83rd PGA Tour win, in addition to their value plays and longshot bets of the week.
Feb 11 2020
Golf Digest editor-in-chief Jerry Tarde discusses his unique experience playing in the final group of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am alongside tournament winner Nick Taylor. His final round included fending off trash talk from Phil Mickelson and making a run at the pro-am title. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman and Keely Levins discuss Phil at Pebble, the crazy LPGA schedule and whether Bryson DeChambeau is in better shape than Brooks Koepka.
Feb 10 2020
CBS Sports’ lead on-course reporter and two-time major champ Dottie Pepper talks to Golf Digest about preparing for Tiger’s 83rd PGA Tour victory and how she got sick from celebrating her biggest win. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Keely Levins discuss Webb Simpson's hot streak and a potential PGA Tour rival. Then, Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers drop in to go over their best bets for Pebble Beach.
Feb 04 2020
Equipment editors and Hot List gurus Mike Stachura and Mike Johnson drop in to discuss this year’s ranking of the best golf clubs and all that goes into this undertaking. Then, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Stephen Hennessey discuss the legacy of Kobe Bryant and his impact on the golf world. Finally, Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers give their best bets for the Phoenix Open and Super Bowl.
Jan 28 2020
Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Chris Powers discuss a milestone win for Lee Westwood, the unfortunate return of backstopping, and the latest in the Brooks-Bryson feud. Also, Daniel Rapaport calls in to break down Tiger’s activity since the Presidents Cup, his prospects for 2020, and his new go-to shot off the tee.
Jan 21 2020
Three-time PGA Tour winner Scott Stallings talks to Golf Digest about his new workout regimen, his goals for 2020, and Phil Mickelson’s calves. Also, Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Daniel Rapaport discuss the Sony Open’s exciting playoff and Charlie Woods’ swing. Then, Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers drop in to go over their best bets of the week for the American Express.
Jan 14 2020
Golf Digest Senior Editor Ron Kaspriske joins the podcast to discuss golf fitness, how to prepare for the upcoming season, and what goes into the 50 Best Trainers list. Also, Alex Myers, Stephen Hennessey and Chris Powers drop in to discuss the Sentry TOC, Patrick Reed’s ongoing drama, and their predictions for the 2020 majors.
Jan 07 2020
Alex Myers, Sam Weinman, and Ryan Herrington break down the top 10 majors from 2010-2019 and discuss what made the decade in golf so great.
Dec 23 2019