Podcast by LPGA Tour
Podcast by LPGA Tour
Azahara Munoz has dealt with Hashimoto's disease for likely a long time, but finally went to a dermatologist a couple years ago. She is starting to feel a lot better and recently finished in second place at the LOTTE Championship in Hawaii. Munoz details what she has gone through, how she found out and what she is currently doing to counteract the thyroid condition. In our roundtable discussion, Amy Rogers and Bret Lasky discuss Brooke Henderson's big win at the LOTTE Championship, talk about the field for the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open and deliver bold predictions a quarter of the way into the season.
What's it like to caddie on the LPGA? What's it like to caddie for the most prominent player of the last decade plus? We sat down with Michelle Wie's caddie Matthew Galloway, a former college and mini tour golfer, to find out how they connected and what it is like to caddie for Michelle. We also discussed his career goals and the time he looped for Lee Janzen. In addition, we explore the lifestyle of a caddie and even the finances of being a caddie. We even talk about his offseason gig and his favorite courses on the LPGA. In our roundtable discussion, Amy Rogers, Ron Sirak and Bret Lasky talk about Ariya Jugtanugarn's first win of the year at the Kingsmill Championship, the passing of Carol Mann and Michelle Wie's history at the U.S. Women's Open. We also play "Go for it or Lay up" and explore Nasa Hataoka's upside, Brooke Henderson's chances at the U.S. Open and Juli Inkster vs. Catriona Matthew -- a little early Solheim Cup banter.
Marina Alex spent her off week at The Masters and joined "On The Tee" to discuss her first experience at Augusta National as a fan. She had the chance to play the famed course in college through a booster at Vanderbilt, who is the starter at The Masters. Alex also discusses her breakout 2017, playing the '17 U.S. Open in her home state of New Jersey, being inspired by Pernilla Lindberg, pressures of trying to win and watching Sergio's disaster at the Masters. Golf Channel analyst and former major champion Karen Stupples joins to breakdown the state of the LPGA, the ceiling for Michelle Wie, what's wrong with the swing of Lydia Ko and more. Adam Stanley and Ron Sirak are our roundtable guests to preview the LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey. We also discuss the new Q-Series, which is headed to Pinehurst in October.
Commissioner Mike Whan joins "On The Tee" to talk about the state of the LPGA. He discusses new events, new sponsors, growth of the LPGA and even tells a fun Michelle Wie story. The commish also talks about what keeps him up at night and what the LPGA needs to continue to grow. Stephanie Meadow - who finished 3rd at the 2014 U.S. Open - joins the podcast to talk about her tough road back to success. She won a recent Symetra Tour event. Meadow lost her father shortly after turning professional and her golf game suffered. She has found it again! In our roundtable, Amy Rogers and Ron Sirak talk about Moriya Jutanugarn's win at the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open and Inbee Park returning to #1.
MICHELLE WIE! Of course the roundtable begins with Michelle's Wie big win at the HSBC Women's World Championship. Bret Lasky, Amy Rogers and Ron Sirak also discuss Jessica and Nelly Korda and the #1 ranking in the world. In our big interview, we catch up with new mom Sydnee Michaels who returns to the Tour next week at the Bank of Hope Founders Cup. She talks why she believes she can still compete and contend even with new life priorities. Plus, our favorite Aussie commentator Ali Whitaker joins "On the Tee" to play "Go for it or Lay Up" with topics including Juli Inkster, Cheyenne Woods, Phil Mickelson and more.
On Episode three, Bret Lasky, Amy Rogers and Ron Sirak start with a roundtable discussion on the Super Bowl, the Waste Management PGA event, the Suzann Pettersen v. media controversy, Brittany Lincicome, the upcoming ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open and the UL International Crown and the chances legend Karrie Webb will make the team. Two-time European Solheim Cup member Sandra Gal is the big guest this week. She talks about a wide array of topics from her love of music and painting to going to two meditation retreats and how those have helped her in life and golf. Gal also talks about her motivation for 2018 and an upcoming project where she is selling her art work to raise money for charity.
Newly crowned ANA Inspiration champion Pernilla Lindberg joins the podcast to discuss her amazing victory, beating Inbee Park, the 30-footer to win, what she'll do with the paycheck and never doubting herself. She also tells us about all the kind people that reached out including quite a few PGA TOUR players that were preparing for The Masters. The podcast starts with a roundtable discussion of the ANA Inspiration and the Masters. Amy Rogers joins from Augusta for the roundtable. Also on the podcast, Annika Sorenstam comes on to talk about the first major and watching a fellow Swede have a breakthrough win. Finally, new co-host of the Golf Channel show "Shotmakers" Amanda Blumenherst comes on to talk about the show, playing on the LPGA, leaving the LPGA and working in television. In "Would You Rather", we debate being Villanova coach Jay Wright or CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz.
The roundtable starts with a conversation about Inbee Park and her win at the Founders Cup. We also discussed Laura Davies' stellar performance last week and how she's not ready to retire. We also tipped our cap to Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman, who recently announced she was leaving Golf Channel after 22 years. Our big interview is with Mo Martin, who shares very personal stories about her unique childhood, being a walk-on at UCLA, winning the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open and why she thinks 2018 will be a special year. We also talked to Symetra Tour champion Lauren Kim, who thought about quitting five months ago. She detailed her path from nearly quitting to winning. . In "Go for it or Lay up", we talk Rory, Lydia, Marina and whether more women will coach the top ranked players one day.
It's U.S. Women's Open week!! The biggest event in women's golf is here and we caught up with two-time champion Juli Inkster to talk about the importance of the tournament, why it gives her credibility around the world, the long wait for her first U.S. Women's Open title, edging Annika Sorenstam, raising kids on the LPGA and why 1999 was the best year of her career. We even ask Juli how much longer she'll compete. In our roundtable, Ron Sirak, Amy Rogers and Bret Lasky give the latest on the storms in Shoal Creek and what it means for the tournament. We also discuss if the USGA should go to "life, clean and place" versus playing the ball down. In addition, we make picks! In "Go For It or Lay Up", Amy and Ron debate Sung Hyun Park's prospects of defending and if the USGA should set up the the U.S. Women's Open courses a bit more birdie friendly.
Karrie Webb has won 41 times on the LPGA and has 57 worldwide titles. The Hall of Famer stopped by "On The Tee" on location at the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic. Webb talked her part-time schedule and what she misses about playing full-time. She also discusses her career, the Karrie Webb Scholarship, what she does with all her trophies and how much longer she'll compete. Amy Rogers and Bret Lasky start the podcast with a roundtable discussion about Lydia Ko's big win in San Francisco and preview the event in Texas. In "Go For It or Lay Up", topics include the baby boom on the LPGA, Jessica Korda's strong start the year and a mixed team discussion.
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