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European Tour Race to Dubai Golf Podcast

Former European Tour professional Robert Lee hosts a weekly golf podcast with unparalleled access to the top players. The Race to Dubai Show features exclusive interviews with star names, incisive analysis of the latest action, all the key news and a light-hearted look at life on tour. Robert and fellow former pros will guide you through the season from start to finish, and test their predictive skills by trying to pick the winner of each European Tour event!

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Jordan Spieth wins The 146th Open

Richard Kaufman, Paul Eales and Matt Adams review The 146th Open on a dramatic final day at Royal Birkdale, where the American Jordan Spieth emerged victorious after a battle with playing partner and compatriot Matt Kuchar. We hear from the new Champion Golfer of the Year and the magnanimous runner up. There’s reaction from Li Haotong and Matthew Southgate, whose superb final rounds pushed them into the top ten, plus Rory McIlroy, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Henrik Stenson and the Silver Medal winner Alfie Plant. And there’s a preview of this week’s action at the Porsche European Open and the Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex.

36mins

24 Jul 2017

Rank #1

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Rafa sweeps to Rolex victory in Scotland

Richard Kaufman and Paul Eales review the fourth event in the Rolex Series, the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open where Rafa Cabrera Bello won his first European Tour event in over five years. We hear from the Spaniard as well as Callum Shinkwin, who lost out in a play-off. Plus there’s also a special preview of the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale featuring Rory McIlroy, Sergio Garcia, Tommy Fleetwood and Padraig Harrington.

32mins

17 Jul 2017

Rank #2

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Super Swede Noren wins the BMW PGA Championship

Dan Roebuck and Robert Lee speak exclusively to Alex Noren after the Swede swept through the field to claim victory in the inaugural event in the Rolex Series, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. We also hear from runner-up Francesco Molinari as well as Henrik Stenson, Nicolas Colsaerts and Shane Lowry. Plus, there’s a preview of the Nordea Masters as the European Tour heads to Scandinavia.

38mins

29 May 2017

Rank #3

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Europe Triumph in The Ryder Cup

Europe thrashed the USA to regain The Ryder Cup, in Paris. Francesco Molinari, Ian Poulter, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Alex Noren, Jon Rahm and Thorbjorn Olesen all claimed singles wins on Sunday to earn Europe a 17.5 to 10.5 overall win. Richard Kaufman, Gordon Brand Jnr and Matt Adams review Europe's triumph, and they hear from all the big names, including winning Captain Thomas Bjorn plus Jon Rahm, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Webb Simpson, Jim Furyk and Tommy Fleetwood. They also look ahead to the next event on the European Tour, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews.

52mins

1 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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Sergio Garcia: Host and Champion!

Robert Lee and Jamie Spence review the Andalucia Valderrama Masters hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation, which ended in a third win of the season for Sergio Garcia. We hear from both the home favourite and from second placed Joost Luiten. Daniel Brooks chats to us after saving his European Tour card with 3rd place in Spain and we also get the thoughts of 2014 Ryder Cup hero Jamie Donaldson, who made the Race to Dubai Top 100 by finishing 4th. Plus, there’s a preview of the next event on the European Tour, the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

28mins

23 Oct 2017

Rank #5

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Waring finally a winner!

Robert Lee and Richard Boxall speak to a mightily relieved Paul Waring after the Englishman claimed a first European Tour title at the two-hundredth time of asking at the Nordea Masters. There’s also reaction from Sweden from runner-up Thomas Aiken, third place Maximillian Kiefer and Thorbjorn Olesen, who by finishing fourth, now occupies an automatic qualifying spot for the European Ryder Cup team. The guys also look ahead and make predictions for the next event, the D+D Real Czech Masters in Prague.

37mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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Justin joins Major club

Robert Lee, Jamie Spence and Bob Bubka hear from Justin Thomas after the American landed his first Major title with a two-shot victory at the US PGA Championship at Quail Hollow. There’s also reaction from Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy as well as previews of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Match Play and the Fiji International.

39mins

14 Aug 2017

Rank #7

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Brilliant Brooks Beats Terrific Tiger

Brooks Koepka won the US PGA Championship, his second Major title of 2018, holding off his childhood golfing heroes Tiger Woods and Adam Scott. We hear from all three players, as well as defending champion Justin Thomas, who threatened to win again at Bellerive Country Club. Robert Lee and Jamie Spence are joined by U.S. broadcaster Bob Bubka to analyse the action in St. Louis and talk about the eight men who have qualified for Jim Furyk’s U.S. Ryder Cup team as of right. Plus, Robert and Jamie fill you in on the medals won at the European Golf Team Championships at Gleneagles and preview the next event on the Race to Dubai, the Nordea Masters in Sweden.

37mins

13 Aug 2018

Rank #8

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Rahm revels in home comforts

Dan Roebuck and Robert Lee review Jon Rahm’s win at his home event, the Open de Espana, hearing from the man himself as well as closest challengers Paul Dunne and Nacho Elvira. Rob reveals hapless on-course advice given to him by his former caddie while the guys also discuss Tommy Fleetwood playing 18 holes with Pep Guardiola, the fact Dan’s never had a drive-thru and how Edoardo Molinari reacted to Juventus’ exit from the Champions League. The latter also features in our preview of the next event, the Trophee Hassan II.

40mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Gorgeous from George as Phil tops the bill in Mexico

Robert Lee and Jamie Spence look back on victories for Phil Mickelson at the WGC – Mexico Championship and George Coetzee at the Tshwane Open. We speak exclusively to the latter about his latest win and how he avoids sharks whilst surfing in his native South Africa. Plus there’s also a look ahead to the next event, the Hero Indian Open.

46mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #10

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Thomas Bjorn joins our Ryder Cup preview

Thomas Bjorn speaks exclusively to Robert Lee, Jamie Spence and U.S. broadcaster Bob Bubka about his approach to building a winning European team for the contest at Le Golf National. You’ll hear from Tommy Fleetwood, Alex Levy and Ross Fisher about the possibility of teeing it up in France this September and from Jordan Spieth on the American team unity in Hazeltine two years ago. Which twenty four players will battle it out, as Europe look to wrestle the trophy back from the United States? How many rookies will there be among Europe’s dozen? And could we again see Tiger Woods playing on the U.S. Ryder Cup team?

56mins

1 Jan 2018

Rank #11

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Fitzpatrick Emulates Seve And Beats Faldo To 5

Gordon Brand Jnr and Dan Roebuck analyse Matt Fitzpatrick’s successful defence of his Omega European Masters title at Crans-sur-Sierre. Seve Ballesteros was the last to win this event in consecutive seasons. Fitzpatrick also surpasses Sir Nick Faldo as the youngest Englishman to triumph five times on the European Tour. His victory came after a play-off against Lucas Bjerregaard. We hear from both Fitzpatrick and the in-form Dane, as well Mike Lorenzo-Vera who was third in Switzerland. And there’s a preview of the next event on the European Tour, the KLM Open in Holland.

32mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #12

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Jon Rahm dazzles to win Dubai Double

Jon Rahm speaks exclusively to Robert Lee and Jamie Spence from Jumeirah Golf Estates after his stunning victory at the DP World Tour Championship, which sees him clinch the 2019 Race to Dubai title. We’ve recorded this podcast live from Dubai, with several guests dropping in to chat to our team, including Rookie of the Year Robert MacIntyre. We also hear from Tommy Fleetwood and Mike Lorenzo-Vera.

49mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Abu Dhabi Double For Fantastic Fleetwood

Race To Dubai champion Tommy Fleetwood joins Robert Lee and Jamie Spence to talk over his successful title defence at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA. The Englishman also chats about his Ryder Cup ambitions and about comparing his game to playing partners Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy in the U.A.E.. We hear from the returning McIlroy, who finished tied 3rd with Matt Fitzpatrick and from Ross Fisher, who was pipped by Fleetwood in Abu Dhabi. There’s all the week’s golf news – including wins for Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia – as well as a full preview of the next European Tour golf in the gulf, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

43mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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Olesen Shines In Rolexcellent Win

Dan Roebuck and John Hawksworth hear from Thørbjorn Olesen after his 5th European Tour success. The Dane's Italian Open victory moves him move right into contention for the European Ryder Cup team. Francesco Molinari, Lee Slattery, Andy Sullivan, Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood all speak following Top 5 finishes, while 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett joins us to chat exclusively about his battle back to form, after making the Top 10 at the Gardagolf Country Club. There’s also a preview of another innovative event on the European Tour, the Shot Clock Masters in Austria, where players will have to beat the clock as well as each other.

42mins

4 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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Rahm Rules in Ireland

Robert Lee, Gordon Brand Jnr and Jack Hayward look back at Jon Rahm’s victory at The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open , which gave the Spaniard his third Rolex Series title.  As well as hearing from the winner they get reaction from second placed Andy Sullivan and Paul Waring, who’s Top 10 finish ensured a trip to The Open. The team also preview the next event on the European Tour the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

41mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #16

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Colsaerts ends seven year wait with Amundi Open de France victory

Nicolas Colsaerts joins Robert Lee, John Hawksworth and Matt Cooper to reflect on his victory at the Amundi Open de France. It was the Belgian’s first win on the European Tour in seven years. Also hear from runner-up Joachim B. Hansen and George Coetzee. And there’s also a preview of the next event on the European Tour, the Portugal Masters.

53mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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Adam Scott headlines the Australian PGA Championship

Robert Lee, Jamie Spence and Jack Hayward take us down under as Australia’s first Masters Champion Adam Scott headlines the Australian PGA Championship. We make our predictions for who will win the event on the Gold Coast. We also talk Tiger Woods’ Presidents Cup victory, and we bring you an inspirational interview with disability golfer Ian St John.

45mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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Pavan’s the man

Robert Lee and Paul Eales speak to Andrea Pavan after the Italian prevailed over Padraig Harrington to claim a first European Tour title at the D+D Real Czech Masters in Prague. Elsewhere, Gavin Green reacts to winning a year’s supply of beer and Eddie Pepperell tells us why he decided to give a spectator one of his clubs. Plus, there’s also a raft of Ryder Cup chat ahead of this week’s final qualifying event, the Made In Denmark.

35mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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2018 Ryder Cup Preview

Richard Kaufman is joined by former Ryder Cup player Gordon Brand Jnr, ex-PGA Tour professional Carl Paulson and veteran broadcaster Ron Jones to preview the 42nd Ryder Cup LIVE from Le Golf National. We hear from Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose and many more ahead of the biennial contest in Paris.

49mins

26 Sep 2018

Rank #20