"Fore Play" is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game's difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the "Fore Play" crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There's nothing like it.
Shane Lowry wins his first major in emotional fashion. We breakdown Royal Portrush: the leaderboard, the spectacular golf course, the slow play, illegal drivers, Rory's disappointment and beyond. What a tournament.
It's time for the fourth and final major, the Open Championship. We talk all things Royal Portrush. From Phil and Zach (the needle) Johnson's strange video to Tiger saying his game isn't sharp, and Kiz having the third-longest drive of the day, we cover it all. Then Cristie Kerr (62:14) joins the show to discuss the LPGA, being a whiskey and wine aficionado, motherhood, and more.
We start the show breaking down the drama at the Barstool Classic: Foxwoods, and finish it previewing The Open Championship. How awesome is Royal Portrush going to be? Who do we like? Who don't we like? Is Kiz at 150/1 insulting?
From Erin Hills to Sand Valley to Whistling Straits and beyond, we breakdown our entire 4th of July week golf trip through Wisconsin. Riggs and Lurch rented a 12-person passenger van and toured through Wisconsin with 6 other buddies, and returned to talk about it. Kettle Loops, Sandboxes, Spotted Cows, Fescue Rescues and MUCH more.
David Feherty joins the show (50:17) and talks all things 2019 Open Championship, from Royal Portrush to what the tournament means for Northern Ireland (his home country). We also get Feherty's take on Matthew Wolff's swing, Tiger winning the Masters, and Koepka only caring about the majors. Before Feherty, we recap the 3M Open finish, touch on our 4th of July vacations, and deeply question the game of golf.
From Justin Thomas to Brooks Koepka to Bubba Watson and of course, Kevin Kisner, we put together a best of our best interviews so far in 2019. We've got highlights from our conversations with Kevin Chappell, Gary Woodland, Jake Owen, and more.
On this edition of Behind The Greens, we hear from a ton of veteran and active members of the military, including Captain Cons from Zero Blog Thirty. From running into moose on the fairway to firing golf balls off of submarine decks, and finding out which base has the best golf course, this episode is a great way to get your 4th of July week going.
We take a bunch of From The Galleries including WITB, how to book golf trips, golf dreams with Tiger Woods, should golf be less than 18 holes and more. We also preview Riggs and Lurch's upcoming Wisconsin golf trip.
Zach Sucher (47:55) maxed out credit cards to keep his golf dream alive. Then he finished T2 at the Travelers Championship for $633K. Then he joined Fore Play. We get Zack's story, what it took to get here, and what it was like going through a life-changing weekend in Connecticut. Then Riggs, Trent and Frankie do some singing, break down headlines, and talk golf courses from Greathorse to Lake of Isles to Whistling Straits and more.
U.S. Open champ Gary Woodland (2:24) joins the show in studio less than 48 hours after winning his first major championship at Pebble Beach. We talk drinking out of the trophy, hitting stingers, nipping chips off the 17th green at Pebble with the U.S. Open on the line and much more.
On our last night from Pebble, we relive the week. From our interactions with players like Fleetwood, Molinari and Tiger to Woodland's win to playing Spyglass, Pasatiempo and MPCC, we go through it all. Epic week.
We've been at Pebble for the U.S. Open for 3 days and we have a lot to talk about. Whitney joins us. Inside the ropes with Tiger, Kiz, JT and Spieth. Run ins with Cameron McCormick. Range time with Matthew Fitzpatrick, Bryson and more. And Riggs and Whitney discuss the much anticipated match.
Live from Pebble with Kevin Kisner (oh and we met Tiger Woods)
We caught up with Tiger Woods at Pebble Beach. It was awesome. We tell the story and talk running into Bryson, JT, and being on property day one. Then for an hour we catch up with Kevin Kisner (48:43) and caddie Dewey from Kiz's rental house to talk U.S. Open, how Pebble's playing, get stories, and laugh with Kiz. Major show for a major week.
The booth boys are back and this time we're going to Pebble. We all reunite for the first time in nearly a month and preview our upcoming week at Pebble Beach for the U.S. Open. We also talk Hank Haney, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, and take several From The Galleries.
With Commissioner Riggs in Boston for the inaugural Barstool Classic and Frankie in St Louis for the Stanley Cup Final, the boys find themselves chatting about the Barstool Classic, Tiger and the Memorial Tournament on a 3-way phone call with Trent and Lurch in the studio. From live podcasting with Stoolies to Lurch's strange apple diet, this episode is full of laughs.
Pacific Northwest Trip Recap (and special guest Dave Portnoy on the Pebble Beach mulligan challenge)
We toured golf in the pacific northwest, including two rounds at Chambers Bay, and lived to talk about it. We recap the entire trip, from playing Kevin Chappell's home course Aldarra with him to battling Chambers Bay and taking it DEEP at the Tacoma bars afterwards. Plus, we're joined by Dave Portnoy himself to get his side of the story on the 2019 mulligan challenge at Pebble Beach just weeks before the 2019 U.S. Open.
Pebble Beach Prevails, with Nancy Lopez and Dave Stockton
Live from Pebble Beach, we breakdown the 2019 mulligan challenge and the Fore Play crew taking a spin around Pebble Beach just weeks before the U.S. Open. Then golf legends Nancy Lopez and Dave Stockton join the show to tell stories, talk putting, and much more.
Fore Play at Bethpage: Full PGA Championship Week Recap
We weigh in on Brooks Koepka's fourth major title and recap our entire week being credentialed and inside the ropes at Bethpage. From meeting Spieth, to fist pounding Brooks, to being in Tiger's camp and beyond, we relive and retell it all. A PGA Championship we'll never forget.
Nick Faldo: A Knight at Borrelli’s (with a special Bryson DeChambeau appearance)
Sir Nick Faldo joins the show (51:34) over a glass of scotch at Borrelli's. We talk winning majors, doing impressions, and covering golf alongside Jim Nantz. The crew also recaps our first 3 days at the PGA Championship… and Bryson jumps in mid-show (41:20) to breakdown Frankie's chipping lesson.
Brooks Koepka joins the show (49:43) to talk defending the Wanamaker Trophy, his recent outspokenness, battling against Tiger at the last two major championships, and much more. Also, the crew is live from Bethpage Black for the 101st PGA Championship. We discuss our first day onsite including running into Bryson and the PGA of America's nod to Frankie.
1999 British Open champ Paul Lawrie joins the show to talk taking down Jean van de Velde at Carnoustie after Jean's epic collapse, life on the Champions Tour, and Scottish golf. In inner-show chatter, we dive into more Bethpage talk including Tiger showing up to the Black today. In From The Gallery, we debate when and where it's okay to chirp the group in front of you.
With the PGA Championship and US Open on the horizon, we talk about our upcoming plans for both tournaments as well as some upcoming interviews we have planned. Also, we preview round three of Tiger, Molinari, and Koepka at the PGA, debate whether or not Bethpage really is the best deal in all of golf, and there is a shocking amount of Senior Tour talk.
2016 PGA Championship winner Jimmy Walker joins the show live from Bethpage and tells an INCREDIBLE Tiger Woods story (1:10:10). Also, the whole crew spent the weekend at Bethpage, playing a round on the final weekend the Black is open to the public before the upcoming PGA. We relive the experience, including a nerve-racking first tee, Trent Daddy's on-course attitude, and discuss the stunning condition of the Black.
A family actually tried to swindle Augusta National by reselling tickets. What a bunch of idiots. We take a bunch of From The Galleries and discuss Michelle Wie, if Sergio's actually happy for Tiger, and a former MLB'er claiming he played 420 holes in 24 hours.
Tiger rolls into his restaurant rocking gym shorts and his green jacket and we roll into week two of the new post-Tiger's 5th green jacket world full steam ahead. It's a throwback to our roots as we first rip through headlines — DJ collapses, Spieth remains puzzling, Kiz stops streaking — then debate several From The Galleries: would you rather play mini golf with Tiger Woods or play Augusta National alone; what do you think is the updated value of Tiger's Scotty Cameron putter?
Where were you when Tiger won his 5th green jacket?
We take calls from listeners who were at Augusta National on Sunday, including our good friend Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings. We hear all about how loud it was on 16, how the crowds reacted when scoreboards were updated, what the Augusta security guard community had to deal with, learn of conversations over shots between Tiger and Joey, and much more. It's Behind The Greens 5: Where were you when Tiger won his 5th green jacket?
Questions from Augusta. Is Jack Nicklaus fucking with Tiger with his “easiest 64 ever” comments? Is Phil trolling everyone with hundreds hanging out of his pockets on the range at Augusta? Has there ever been a bigger week for Mr. Notahfications? Is Augusta putting the USGA and R&A on the hot seat with their distance comments? Are the Reeds the Kardashians of golf? Is Brooks Koepka undergoing the biggest self-sabotage in sports history, as Brandel says? We also got Lurch's Masters Takes and some From The Galleries, like: If you could play Augusta with 3 other living people, who would you choose and why?
The best week of the year is upon us — it's Masters Week. We talk through who we like and don't like in the field, how majestic Tiger looks early in the week, and relive a few past Masters moments. Oh and we recount Bryson burying Frankie yet again, this time for his chipping woes in Minneapolis.
We're still REELING from the Jake Owen interview as we take phone calls on Augusta Stories: Behind The Greens 4. We've got patron encounters with green-jacketed fellas, employees in the trophy room, and tales involving Freddie Couples, Bubba, Tiger, Gary Player and more. The callers always bring it.
Country music star and golf guy Jake Owen joins the show and delivers ALL TIME stories (38:42). He's got must-hear tales involving Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth, Wayne Gretzky, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Kisner and more. You simply have to hear this show. And of course we discuss Kisner's breakthrough win, Tiger beating Rory, and Sergio/Kuchar continuing their flawless 2019 public relations tour.
We breakdown the first day of the match play and answer a bunch of questions From The Gallery. Should Tiger bic his hair? Who would win between Krista Glover and Justine Reed in a steel cage match? Would you rather win 1 Masters or 5 PGA Championships? Albatross or hole in one? Also, Frankie requests a What's Up Doc.
Honda Classic winner Keith Mitchell joins the show for the first time (41:17). Keith relives beating Rickie and Brooks down the stretch, his fishing habits (ie: drinking near water), and how he's prepping for his Masters debut. Before Keith joins, we react to being spot on about Justine Reed, Kiz keeping his incredible T2-something streak alive, and the Match Play groupings (Tiger must win).
Behind The Greens 3: “Have you ever heard a dying goose?”
The call-in shows are back and, as always, they deliver. We've got caddies for Michael Jordan and multiple presidents; we've got caddies from St. Andrews; we've got irrigation experts; we've got a girls high school golf coach with stories for the ages and, of course, we have death (geese). You're going to want to giddy up for this one.
The PLAYERS is over and we've got the whole squad's reactions. Rory gets the “bugaboo” off his back; Rahm goes full psycho; Tiger melts down but looks healthy so all's good; Kiz posts a classic Kisner finish; Furyk nearly steals the show. In From The Gallery, we debate the market value of Tiger's Scotty putter, and, if our lives were on the line, which one pro we'd pick to make birdie for us.
It's an OG show as we take several From The Galleries and get hyped for The PLAYERS. We weigh in on the new PLAYERS trophy and theme song, on Tiger's new putting coach, on Jason Day's response to trolling, and on hardo golf twitter. In FTG we debate using beat up Pro V1s vs brand new crap balls and how to handle a partner who's terrified of the back nine (which is apparently a real thing).
Paul Azinger: "Being paired with Tiger is just different"
NBC lead analyst, major champion, and 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger joins the show for the first time (46:45). In a very honest chat, Zinger discusses his true thoughts on Rory's closing struggles, what it's really like taking Johnny Miller's seat in the booth, what it's like being paired with Tiger Woods, and what type of carnage he's hoping for at The PLAYERS Championship. Before Zinger hops on, we breakdown the best Notah Begay x Tiger Woods puns and go through headlines: Tiger arrives at Sawgrass; Molinari is a savage; does it really matter what anyone calls The PLAYERS Championship?
Pressing questions right out of the gate. What's the latest word on Tiger's “neck injury”? Did the USGA really just “upon further review” themselves on JT? Plus, What's Up Doc provides maybe the funniest moment in Fore Play history... and an accusation that Riggs submits emails about himself. Last but not least, From The Gallery delivers more hypotheticals.
Breaking: Our raw, immediate reaction to Tiger withdrawing from the API due to a neck strain. Hint: We're devastated but also optimistic. In Headlines, we talk JT vs the USGA, Keith Mitchell's heroics at the Honda Classic, and Vijay Singh's blast from the past. In From The Gallery, we've got golf dreams.
“This may surprise you, but the transfusion is not my no. 1 golf drink”
It's a throwback show as we carve our way through a bunch of From The Galleries. First, we breakdown reformed Brooks Koepka continuing to keep his foot on the media relations gas pedal. Then, in From The Gallery, we get into the best golf drinks, wearing a black glove, “golf dome” etiquette, how to most effectively attend a golf tournament, and much more. A nice throwback to our roots kinda show.
Darren Clarke, the 2016 European Ryder Cup captain and 2011 Open champion, joins the show from the Abaco Club in the Bahamas. Darren tells a phenomenal story about Tiger Woods, details what goes on behind the scenes as a Ryder Cup captain, and reveals how horribly he was putting heading into the 2011 Open. In Headlines, we react to Bryson's latest controversy, the backstopping brigade, and Tiger's weird approach in Mexico. Oh, and we revel at just how good Dustin Johnson is.
The local caddie episode was so successful we decided to open it up again. This time we welcome superintendents, maintenance workers, and caddies to the show. We get stories from wild animal encounters to unruly country club members to green-rollers rolling into bunkers. In Headlines, we react to Steve Stricker being named 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup captain (including Patrick Reed comments) and preview the outrageous distances we'll see at the WGC-Mexico. Producer Jake reveals what it's like in trenches of viral golf Instagram.
Riggs tries to run a “State of the Union” style show but fails miserably. Frankie is back, Lurch stays on, and we react to the unprecedented local caddies show, then breakdown Tiger's week, Holmes' pace of play, JT's disappointment, and Spieth's shocking 81. Hilarity ensues as we get wildly off topic FAST.
In light of the Matt Kuchar / El Tucan story, we welcome more than a dozen local caddies to the show. We hear stories about Morgan Freeman, President Obama, and Scotty Pippin. We hear from loopers at Pinehurst, Medinah, Kiawah, Cabot, Olympia Fields and more. Perhaps our most unique show as we mix it up for hours with local caddies from all over.
Kevin Na (plus Phil's darkness dispute and Tiger at Riv)
Kevin Na joins the show! (50:47) The 2-time TOUR winner details how he made a record 16 on a par-4, how he overcame the swing yips to win the 2018 Greenbrier, what the USGA needs to do to improve the U.S. Open, and how good it felt to make birdie after overruling his caddie at Colonial. Without Kevin, we discuss Phil's victory at Pebble (complete with a legendary darkness dispute), the current state of the Glover family, the upcoming Genesis Open featuring Tiger Woods, and Riggs makes his official Masters prediction. Side note: you gotta hear Frankie's voice.
“Must be something in that Spanish water” with Wesley Bryan
From The Gallery is back! Also, TOUR Winner Wesley Bryan joins the show as he recovers from surgery to talk about everything golf and beyond, from headlines to stories to our boss getting dragged out of the Super Bowl. Without Wesley, we discuss Brooks Koepka doing a FULL public reversal and delivering scorched earth takes, we breakdown Sergio's bunker tirade Spanish translation, and we discuss the contagiousness of the Butter Knives. Let's have some fun.
Danielle Kang 2019 (also featuring talk on Sergio, Rickie, and more)
The people's women's golfer Danielle Kang joins the show for the third time. She's hilarious and breaks down her 2018 case of the full swing yips. We also weigh in on Sergio's latest meltdown, Rickie's wild finish, and Johnny Miller's retirement. Riggs details his weekend at the WMPO and his round/interview with Bubba Watson.
Bubba Watson joins the show alongside longtime caddie Ted Scott just after playing 18 holes with Riggs. The two discuss their relationship and how the internet has interpreted it; they tell stories from winning two Masters; Bubba reveals what he's done with his green jackets and breaks down his relationship with the Ryder Cup; and Bubba discusses his struggles and why his 2018 rebound year means so much to him. There's also MUCH more. All time show.
Kevin Kisner (40:19), our good buddy and the most laid back guy on TOUR, joins the show for somewhere around the fifth time. We talk changes to Augusta, why Kiz thinks he has no chance at any of this year's majors, clears up his comments on Patrick Reed, chirps us relentlessly, and MUCH more. Also, we discuss the latest news in the Lucas & Krista Glover marriage, Adam Long getting it done in front of Phil, and Tiger making his 2019 debut. Let's go.
Matt Kuchar wins again amid swirling rumors he gypped a local caddie. We weigh in on all that, discuss Hosung Choi making his TOUR debut at Pebble next month, then are joined by renowned course architect David McLay-Kidd (49:04). DMK tells the stories behind building the original Bandon Dunes course as an inexperienced 27-year-old in the 1990s; then discusses the challenges behind designing the Castle Course at St. Andrews; he tells of the sentimentality behind building Machrihanish Dunes; he reveals his thoughts on Augusta National today; he shows his feelings towards rival architect Tom Doak. Truly, DMK is a fascinating guy who loves golf and has evolved dramatically as a course architect over the past two decades, recently building the highly-praised masterpiece that is Mammoth Dunes.
Kevin Chappell (plus JT interview and Kapalua reactions)
Kevin Chappell joins the show this week. Chappy's a 2017 Tour winner, threatened at the 2018 British Open, and has plenty of time to muck it up with us; he just had back surgery. We talk practice rounds with Kisner, why he didn't get the fusion, and what his plans are with golf's new rules. Before the interview, we tell the story of how the Justin Thomas interview came to be and breakdown our thoughts after nearly an hour chatting with JT.
Justin Thomas joins the show for a full hour interview. We've given JT a VERY hard time over the past year, so this is a big one. We ask how many times a day he sees the phrase "get in the bunker"; we break down the Honda Classic incident and the aftermath; we hear exactly what it's like hitting your first tee shot at the Ryder Cup then going 4-1-1; we hear about shooting 63 at the U.S. Open, 59 at the Sony, and winning the PGA with a 200+ yard 7-iron on the 71st hole. We hear about the friendships with Rickie, Rory, Tiger and MUCH more. It's a full length interview with one of golf's biggest stars. Let's go.
It was a big year for the Fore Play crew. Interviews with Tiger Woods on spinal fusion surgery; Bryson DeChambeau on the Frankie Butter Knives; Greg Norman on President Clinton falling at his house; Colin Montgomerie drinking whiskey and talking his near misses; David Feherty on golf's fans; Notah Begay on talking to Tiger before his Tour Championship final round; Keegan Bradley on breaking out of his slump; Kevin Kisner being Kevin Kisner; Stewart Cink on taking down 59-year-old Tom Watson at the British Open. And more. It's all in here -- enjoy the final show of 2018.
Riggs returns from Pebble to talk about playing Pebble, Spyglass, and Spanish Bay, then the guys take a reflective and hilarious walk down the unforgettable 2018 year of golf. From staying at Mr. Gary Player's Masters house to testing the unlimited mulligan theory at Shinnecock to interviewing Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau, the Fore Play crew had a hell of a year. Big thanks to all you guys, our listeners, for coming along.
Video games, movies, stolen clubs and... Australia?
It's golf podcasting in December -- we're talking Q-School dominance despite stolen clubs, reviewing The Golf Club 2019 video game, and getting deep into several From The Galleries. What's the proper protocol when course maintenance workers are in the way? Is Frankie Butter Knives stubborn or just dumb? Have we ever been happier than we are to learn we have fans in Australia?
Bryson DeChambeau pokes Frankie “Snapper McGee” Borrelli yet again as we're still buzzing from the Tiger Woods show. In Headlines, Tony Finau can't stop finishing second, Tiger's all set on 2018, and we recount what a drama-filled year it's been. In From The Gallery, how close is too close for the rangefinder, is the square strike illegal, and would you take a Tiger 2019 Masters win if it means he immediately retires?
On this podcast, you will hear Tiger Woods directly answering questions from Riggs. It's only about 3 minutes, but we got Tiger Woods, and it was awesome. Riggs tells the story of how meeting and interviewing Tiger came to be, how Riggs was nervously shaking, how Joey LaCava played a role, and what Tiger was like before, during, and after the chat (also a special Phil Mickelson story). Additionally, we deliver all our hot “The Match” takes, and reveal that Wolf Creek — from the Tiger video games — is actually a real golf course. Biiiiiig show.
Bryson Interview Reactions, 24/7 Breakdown, and a Preview of the Tiger/Phil Match
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone except Trent (you'll see why)! Still reeling from last week's monumental Bryson appearance on the show, we're back to breakdown the interview. How Bryson calling in from the hot tub came to be; our thoughts on his answers; our thoughts on the gruesome murder of Frankie Borrelli at the hands of the no. 5 ranked player in the world; where our relationship with Bryson stands going forward. Also, Riggs announces he'll be inside the ropes in Vegas for the Tiger vs Phil match, and we dissect the HBO 24/7.
Bryson DeChambeau joins the podcast for a full interview... and he does not back down. In the most iconic moment in Fore Play history, Bryson murders Frankie. We ask him about his scientific approach, the single length irons, spritzing his balls, putting with the flagstick in, dealing with the haters, the Ryder Cup fallout, and MUCH more. This is a Fore Play to be remembered.
No golfer is more polarizing to the Fore Play boys than Bryson DeChambeau. In the last week alone, the 25-year-old has said he'll putt with the flagstick in in 2019 (depending on the coefficient of restitution), said there's three quarters in hockey, detailed how he's "neurologically comfortable" on the course, and won his 5th PGA Tour event. Our house has never been more divided. We also talk Lucas Glover's unfortunate finish, Rickie taking ricochet shots, golf dreams and much more. Let's hit it.
Would you pay 20 bucks to watch Tiger Woods sleep?
Riggs played a round with Brandel Chamblee this weekend and we're back to discuss that, “The Match,” and much more. We try to figure out what we wouldn't pay $20 to watch Tiger Woods do (spoiler: very little). We also have an update on the logistics of range balls for the pros at tournaments. In FTG, we break down what to wear to an indoor golf simulator, the best course keepsakes, why Frankie pronounces things like an asshole, and adopt a new rule called the "Gallery Rule.”
WARNING: The Frankie Butter Knives may be a contagious disease spreading via this podcast. Listen with caution.
The listeners are crying out in droves — the Frankie Butter Knives appears to be a contagious disease infecting people everywhere. It's a dangerous time to be alive so we are warning all fans: listen with extreme caution. In Headlines, we discuss Johnny Miller retiring, Danielle Kang winning a dick trophy in Shanghai, Brooks ascending to world no. 1, and Tiger being all giddy over his machine golf ball putt. In From The Gallery, we debate how cold is too cold for golf, discuss good money games to play, and detail the proper protocol when finding a ProV1 in your range bucket.
Who wins in a crazy off, Justine Reed or Krista Glover?
Who's crazier, Justine Reed or Krista Glover? How do you handle cart path only? Did Frankie infect a listener with the "Frankie Butter Knives"? What's your recurring golf dream? The boys are back in town and we've got a ton of listener-submitted From The Galleries to get through. In Headlines, we got Johnny Miller retiring, DJ and Brooks making the most cringey video ever, and we debate if the Tiger v Phil match will suck or be awesome. Warning: You will laugh during this show.
Still reeling from our Greg Norman interview and inspired by the Ryder Cup drama, we're back and firing on all cylinders. We're back to digest and react to all the past week's Ryder Cup fallout. Did DJ and Brooks fight each other? Was Paulina involved? Does Spieth hate Reed? Does Reed's wife run his show? Was Jim Furyk disingenuous in his Golf Channel interview? Does Furyk just not have a brain? Is Tiger even more back now that he sucks at the Ryder Cup again? Lots of hot action. Lots to cover. Let's go.
Legend Greg Norman joins us in studio, and he's even more impressive in person. The Shark tells riveting stories and chops it up like he's simply one of the boys. If he could have one shot to do over again, which would it be? Does he have the best logo in the world? What's the most nervous he's ever been? Is there anything he wished he didn't say? What's his single favorite golf shot to hit? What happened to President Clinton's leg at Norman's house in 1997? What's the most outrageous thing he's heard from the fans? This, folks, is one of our MUST LISTEN shows.
Ryder Cup Reactions (sad and angry), U.S. Team In Turmoil
Frankie and Trent are joined by Riggs from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris as the crew breaks down the brutally disappointing Ryder Cup for the USA. Speaking of USA, the American team is in turmoil: Reed's wife cutting loose on Twitter and Reed going off on Spieth/Furyk to The NY Times. Riggsy also details what it was like being boots on the ground at Le Golf National.
Riggs calls in from Paris to talk all things Ryder Cup with Frankie and Trent. The guys talk pairings, how to behave in France, media center accommodations across the pond, European fans, Phil/Tiger and a whole lot more.
"TIGER WOODS WINS" with Tiger's buddy and analyst Notah Begay
Tiger wins the Tour Championship. We react to Tiger's first win in five years and welcome Tiger's close friend and NBC/Golf Channel analyst Notah Begay to the show. Notah spoke with Tiger at his hotel before the final round and recounts the lows and highs over his road back to the winning circle. Did you cry? We cried, and we're here to talk about it. The next Tiger era is officially off and running.
"Wait, starting at 10-under? So the TOUR Championship is changing into a full on clown show!?"
The PGA Tour dropped a bombshell this week and our crew is intensely divided on it. Frankie and Trent, anti-the clown show that will now be the starting at 10-under par TOUR Championship. Riggs loves it. What else could we be divided on? Bryson DeChambeau. He's spritzing his golf balls to simulate morning dew. Love it or hate it? Tons of news. Tons of From The Galleries. Tons of Ryder Cup excitement. Come talk some golf with us.
Riggs details meeting Tiger's caddie Joe LaCava last week. In From The Gallery, we answer listeners' pressing questions and concerns. Who is the most bland, cookie cutter guy on the PGA Tour? Would you take Tiger winning the Tour Championship if it meant the USA would lose the Ryder Cup? A story about "that guy" who never takes his turn putting the flagstick back in. Is it a "greaser" move to bring your own beers to play at your own country club? We also preview the Tour Championship and breakdown our close personal friend USGA's new rules. Let's talk some golf.
“What winning means” with 2018 BMW Champion, Keegan Bradley
The people's golfer 2.0 joins the show just 2 days after taking down the BMW Championship in a playoff over Justin Rose. We breakdown what the highs and lows have been over the past 6 years, texts from Phil Mickelson, playing golf with Tom Brady and Michael Jordan, the Tiger effect, and relive the details ofMonday's emotional win. We also discuss headlines and announce the launch of a HUGE new Titleist sweepstakes for our listeners. It's go time.
"Wait, starting at 10-under? So the TOUR Championship is changing into a full on clown show!?"
The PGA Tour dropped a bombshell this week and our crew is intensely divided on it. Frankie and Trent, anti-the clown show that will now be the starting at 10-under par TOUR Championship. Riggs loves it. What else could we be divided on? Bryson DeChambeau. He's spritzing his golf balls to simulate morning dew. Love it or hate it? Tons of news. Tons of From The Galleries. Tons of Ryder Cup excitement. Come talk some golf with us.
"Tiger told me, 'I wanted to kill you,'" with Author John Feinstein
John Feinstein was considered enemy number one to the Tiger Woods camp in the early days of Tiger's career, and he joins the show to describe his 4-hour dinner with Tiger and how it came to be via an unexpected encounter on the practice green at Augusta. John recently published a new novel called The Prodigy, which details the struggles of a teenage golfer deciding whether or not to turn pro as he contends at the Masters. Outside of the interview, we breakdown People's Golfer 2.0 Keegan Bradley's breakthrough win at the BMW, Justin Rose rising to no. 1 in the world, Tiger's blistering 62 complete thanks to #ScottySZN, Tony Finau rounding out the greatest Ryder Cup squad ever assembled, and if it's acceptable to root against American guys you don't like in Paris. Action packed. Come play with us.
“This is the best Ryder Cup team ever assembled, and Tiger Woods will win again” with Brandel Chamblee
Our old pal and recurring guest Brandel Chamblee joins the show for the first time since January. Golf's top analyst details what his “time off” looks like (ie: how meticulously he prepares for Ryder Cup coverage). Brandel then dissects the course, the teams, the pairings, and the players. Frankie (tries to) grill him on his Tiger takes; Brandel's wife Bailey makes her first cameo; we get the Cabot hole-in-one story that ruined Eamon Lynch's week; Frankie freaks out when Brandel refers to Bryson's game as “magic.” It's a full show. Proper show. Come ride with us.
"And Tiger shook my hand and said, "Looking forward to it, Kipper,'" with caddie Kip Henley
Nobody's got better golf stories than the caddies, and Austin Cooke's colorful looper Kip Henley joins the show to detail his experience caddying next to Tiger at the Northern Trust this past Sunday. Kip's gone to war for Tiger on Twitter over the past few weeks, and he's got a lot of good tales to tell about our guy. Also, the Fore Play crew was up in Massachusetts this week with Titleist getting custom fit for clubs and touring Ball Plant III, where much of the world's ProV1s are made. We debrief on the entire experience, including Frankie Butter Knives facing his worst nightmare head on.
The Whitney match is heating up after Whit decided to weaponize Spittin' Chiclets listeners. In headlines, we battle over the likability of Bryson DeChambeau following his dominate win at the Northern Trust, and we breakdown the Ryder Cup picks. Also discussed: our guy Kip Henley played with Tiger on Saturday; Nick Faldo put his glasses on upside down; the TOUR is considering having the FedEx Cup leader start the Tour Championship at 10-under par; Tiger's making headlines with his non-answer on Trump. In From The Gallery, we revisit holes in one on par 3 courses and make the case for Golf Channel to bring back The Big Break.
A Boondoggle Boy Convention with the OG Matt Ginella
The boondoggle OG himself, Matt Ginella, joins us to deliver crucial insight on all those questions you have about where to book buddies trips, how to do it, and why to do it. Matt's got great stories and unmatched experience. He's been EVERYWHERE. Frankie Butter Knives also joins the crew on the phone from Saratoga as we weigh in on the Phil/Tiger twitter beef forming for their upcoming match. Finally, we lay out what we expect, like, and don't like about the FedEx Cup playoffs.
"This match will be the most important event of my entire life."
The guys dissect all that transpired last week and over the weekend between Fore Play and Ryan Whitney. A match the likes of which the golf world has never seen is materializing before our very eyes. It's Riggs vs Ryan Whitney 2018 with Frankie Borrelli on the Fore Play bag and BizNasty on the Spittin' Chiclets bag. The details are still being ironed out, but there's plenty of fodder to talk about. We also discuss a golfer biting off another golfer's finger, the upcoming FedEx Cup Playoffs, the Ryder Cup, and Kip Henley firing off PHENOMENAL tweets defending Tiger Woods.
“Google me, you broom” with Ryan Whitney & Barstool Big Cat
Everybody's favorite muppet man Ryan Whitney hops on to defend his opinion that he'd take 10 albatrosses over 1 hole in one. He also, in a rare show of vulnerability, reveals that Frankie hurt him with his chirp about Whit's Bowen Cup loss. Also, in what is BY FAR the most heated, intense, and honestly uncomfortable exchange in Fore Play history, Big Cat sits down to discuss his Tiger trolling, to deliver a statement, and to negotiate how we're all going to move forward together in a post-fusion world. Buckle up, this show brings a level of fire that we've never brought before.
“What almost was” with Stewart Cink’s Caddie Taylor Ford
Following the most exciting golf tournament of the past decade, we catch up with Stewart Cink's caddie Taylor Ford. They played with Tiger on Saturday and in front of him Sunday, and Taylor has some FASCINATING insight from the weekend. We also relive Riggs inside the ropes with Tiger, the whole credentialed PGA Championship experience, give our thoughts on Brooks Koepka, and debrief following Tiger's epic Sunday run. Oh, and Riggs drops a stunning story about an encounter with Tiger Woods.
Credentialed Report from Bellerive featuring Bryson DeChambeau and Kevin Kisner
We are live from the PGA Championship recapping our entire first day at Bellerive. We grabbed Bryson DeChambeau (discussed the Carnoustie driving range video) and Kevin Kisner after their rounds. It's a major championship and we've got a major show. Riggs also breaks down the most passionate war on the internet, “Riggs vs American Airlines.”
The way Frankie Borrelli pronounces “Bellerive” may make the club itself reassess its own name. It's an off the rails PGA Championship preview with the most energetic instructor in the game, Michael Breed (Frankie begs him for chipping advice). In From The Gallery, we discuss the phenomenon of saying you hit a “baby 8 iron” to protect how long you are, and introduce heart rate monitors for golf coverage. Oh and Riggs will be at Bellerive. It's a major week - let's go!
12-year-old Tiger Woods says to 2010 Tiger Woods, “What the hell happened, man!?”
We introduce a brand new segment this week... and it absolutely delivers. In Headlines, we've got Tiger playing potentially 7 of the next 9 weeks; the Ryder Cup fast approaching; and Phil and Tiger continuing their bromance. In From The Gallery, we rank — from one to four — the best number of people to have in a group and also discuss how sports betting will change fans at golf tournaments. It's a BIG stretch of golf coming up. Let's do this.
Frankie got in a several-hours-long, heated debate with his golf buddies in the parking lot following a match this weekend. Is he the most wrong person in history? We discuss this plus a listener who can only putt inside 10 feet if he's drunk, and have a message for listener Shaun, who his buddies say is "shaving strokes." In Headlines, we breakdown Bryson DeChambeau making all kinds of news for the wrong reasons and our favorite thing about Dustin Johnson's game. Tiger's playing back-to-back weeks. It's crunch time. Let's do this.
Our good friend Ryan Whitney rejoins the show to discuss Carnoustie, his absurd golf trip to Scotland with NHL'ers, and to put Frankie's brain in a pretzel. Legitimately may have broken Frankie's brain. We take some FTGs and mix it up hard — it's a real fun time talking golf.
“It was happening... and then it wasn’t” - Carnoustie Recap
British Open reaction. We were live at a watch party and losing our minds as “it” was happening before our eyes. And then it was all sucked out of us. We discuss everything that happened at Carnoustie and take a few From The Galleries. The best tournament in years has us feeling all kinds of different ways. What a time to be alive.
“Alert: Tiger has de-lofted his 2-iron for the stinger.”
This one will make you laugh out loud. Riggs, Frankie and Trent are back and we go through pre-British Open headlines and an arsenal of From The Galleries. From Tiger de-lofting his 2-iron for some sort of special stinger; to tips for playing with a caddie for the first time; to Riggs joining the Mr. Borrelli school of golf and snap-ordering a swing aid; this is a classic golf guys show taking you all over the map. Two shows a week is just so damn fun.
Golf Channel analyst and commentator Frank Nobilo joins the show from Carnoustie to preview the British Open. Frank discusses finishing top-20 at Carnoustie in ‘99, how incredibly dry the course is, and what kind of player he likes to prevail this week. The guys also get into some daily fantasy golf talk and dissect Tiger's comments about intimidating his opponents. Oh, and Hank Haney picked Tiger to win. It's a major championship week at the UK's toughest venue - let's go!
"The transfusion is quite delicious, but it may kill ya"
The whole gang is back together with lots of news to talk about. Should Phil and Tiger have to put up their own 10 million dollars? Did Phil violate a new rule on purpose to save face? Is an LPGA player whiffing on the tee box good for golf? We also take a handful of From The Galleries including a listener's wild dream about dining tables on tee boxes in Scotland. It's a boys being boys kind of show. Pure fun.
It's travel time. We spent five days at Cabot Links on the cliffs of Nova Scotia playing the Cabot Cliffs and Cabot Links courses... and it was the most spectacular experience of our lives. From the Canadian customer service to a lobster broil on the beach to a belief that Cabot Cliffs is the single best golf course on earth, we have an all-time story to tell. A villa on the ocean; six rounds with caddies that can only be described as "Canadian beauties"; seeing every star in the universe at night; ordering lobster rolls for breakfast. Come take this journey with us -- you don't want to miss it.
We take a DEEP dive into the life and career of Tiger Woods this week. Co-author of the new, best-selling biography "Tiger Woods," Armen Keteyian, joins the show to discuss Tiger's life and career and the 3+ year research process to uncover it. Few people know more about Tiger than Armen, and we get his thoughts and reaction on the research process and on the past, the present, and future of Tiger (hint: Armen's as amazed as anybody about Tiger's latest comeback). Outside the interview, we discuss the latest Justin Thomas vs Barstool Sports saga and Tiger's performance at the Quicken Loans National.
In one of our finer moments, we drink whiskey live on the show with Colin Montgomerie, and talk quite loosely about golf. We go deep into the one shot of Monty's career he'd like to have back most; the best courses in Scotland; Monty's greatest memory from his Ryder Cup dominance; his thoughts on Phil Mickelson and Shinnecock; his history with the fans. This is an enthralling ride with a man who's both one of the best Ryder Cuppers of all time and one of the greatest players to have never won a major championship. In "Headlines," we weigh in on Bryson's compass, on Korean sensation Hosung Choi's iconic golf swing, and Riggs reveals that he may no longer hate Bubba Watson.
Top-20 finisher Dylan Meyer joins the show to recap the U.S. Open. Fresh off graduating from Illinois and competing in his first event as a pro, we ask Dylan's thoughts on the course setup; on the player complaints; on the New York crowds; we ask about both the best and worst shots he hit all week. Then Riggs, Frankie and Trent relive being credentialed and inside the ropes at Shinnecock. From breaking down the media food spreads to reliving walking up the 18th fairway with Phil Mickelson, the guys recap the whole experience in this must listen show. We also offer our thoughts on the Phil saga, the course condition, the player complaints, and everything U.S. Open 2018.
We are live and credentialed from Shinnecock Hill. Riggs was inside the ropes for the Wednesday practice round with Kisner, Chappell and List. Trent was at Rory's presser. Did he get in a question? How's the course playing? What's the buzz in the media center? We've got a report on EVERYTHING from being credentialed at the U.S. Open.
“We want carnage” w/ U.S. Open course setup man Jeff Hall
Jeff Hall from the USGA joins the show to breakdown setting up Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open. How far back does the preparation go? How does he monitor the firmness? What will be the winning score? The guys also preview the tournament, get ready to head out east for a fully credentialed U.S. Open experience, and discuss Jimmy Walker's “backstopping” comments. Oh, and Dustin Johnson is coming off a walk-off eagle and 6-stroke victory...
Our buddy Ryan Whitney is back to talk Tiger, Bryson DeChambeau, pushcarts, and commentate on Frankie's caddie tales. You will not believe what Judge Smalls did to Frankie during his first EVER loop. We also get an update on poor Lucas Glover, on Frankie's wedge game woes, and on Riggs' "Skokie Challenge" event at Skokie Country Club near Chicago. This is one of our more hysterical shows.
2018 U.S. Open champ and Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy joins the show to relive his victory at Shinnecock (shooting 67* with unlimited mulligans). Dave breaks down his strategy, execution, and the warm reception he received at Shinnecock Hills. For the rest of the show, Trent, Frankie and Riggs talk Lucas Glover's crazy wife, super pairings at this week's Memorial, and if it's acceptable to leave the guy you were randomly matched up with to play alone. Packed show, let's do this.
Fore Play Digs - Phil Mickelson vs The United States Open
The collapse at Winged Foot. The heartbreak at Merion. The carnage at Shinnecock. Fore Play Digs takes you through the complicated relationship (6 second place finishes) between Phil Mickelson and the U.S. Open Championship.
Stewart Cink joins the show this week and reveals incredible behind the scenes stories about his 2009 British Open win vs Tom Watson. His caddie Taylor also hops on to discuss the dynamic between the two. And Riggs returns from Shinnecock to detail El Pres' mulligan challenge at this year's US Open venue. Big week, big show, let's go.
Former NHL'er and golf nut Ryan Whitney joins the show this week to talk golf. In what might be our funniest show yet, the boys breakdown Webb Simpson making The Players Championship boring as hell, Johnny Miller delivering hot take after hot take, Tiger making a run (plus Whit tells the story of Tiger playing through him at Medalist), and Dufner's putting woes costing him hundreds of thousands of dollars. We also answer the question: is it a bender move to use a rubber driving range tee on the golf course?
After 121 holes at Bandon Dunes, Riggs walks Trent and Frankie through the entire weekend… including his brother's first ever hole in one. Is Bandon the single greatest place to play golf on planet earth? Listen to find out. The guys also react to Jason Day's win at Quail Hollow and to the TOUR going power pairings only at The Players Championship this week.
The debut of Fore Play Digs relives Tiger's legendary win at the 2008 US Open with a torn ACL and fractured leg. You'll get all the feels as Riggs takes you through what Tiger himself considers his greatest triumph, and does it with behind the scenes details, stories, quotes, and audio you've likely never heard. Let's get it.
“How many mulligans to win the US Open?” w/ Mike Ballo
Riggs makes a big announcement about the new podcast extension “Fore Play Digs," and Mike Ballo joins the show. Mike's the assistant pro at Winged Foot, played on the Web.com TOUR, played college golf with Keegan Bradley, and caddied for Jon Curran on the PGA TOUR this year. He reveals the prank Keegan and the boys played on him at the Honda Classic, surviving a nuke scare in Hawaii, his life as an assistant pro at one of the US Open's most famous tests, and what makes the world's best so good. In From The Gallery, Frankie, Trent and Riggs debate how many mulligans they'd need to win the US Open and if it's acceptable to rock a pull cart.
Full Streamsong Review: “Double transfusion and a 3 putt, please”
We have a FULL show this week. An in depth Streamsong Review, headlines, and several From The Galleries with the whole crew. Is it a hardo move to rock blade irons? How big of a life event would you miss to play a bucket list course? Would you miss your brother's wedding to play Augusta? Is Sergio more likable for throwing his driver in the woods? This and much more. Let's go!
“Stealing good golf balls at the range is fine, right?”
It's Riggs, Frankie, and Trent breaking down headlines and taking From The Galleries this week. Is it okay to steal good balls from the driving range? What's the single golf shot we have the least confidence in hitting? What're our thoughts on Patrick Reed and the media breaking down his family situation? How was Bethpage Black on opening day? Is Riggs a jerk for rocking a giant golf umbrella on the New York sidewalks? It's this and MUCH more, including many stories from Mr. Gary Player himself during Masters Week.
We recap the Masters! It's the whole gang -- Riggs, Trent and Frankie -- breaking down everything from the 82nd Masters. How do we feel about Patrick Reed winning? About Nick Faldo's weird commentary? About Rickie Fowler once again coming oh so close? About Jordan Spieth doing Jordan Spieth things? About Rory's struggles? About Rahm's temper? About the perfection that is Augusta National? About Tiger's disappointing week? It's our raw, instant reactions. It's the 2018 Masters recap recorded minutes after the conclusion of the 82nd Masters Tournament.
The boys spent Masters Week at Mr. Gary Player's house and recap the entire experience. From dinner with the Black Knight to workouts to house tours to driving down Magnolia Lane heading to the Champions Dinner, this was an unforgettable week. The guys breakdown their experience walking around Augusta National, and recap Thursday's play in the 82nd Masters.
The boys are in Augusta for the Masters after some late developments. They're staying with Mr. Gary Player in the Black Knight House, having dinner with the 3x Masters champ himself, and watching Tiger Woods compete at Augusta National for the first time in far too long before returning to New York for the weekend. The guys breakdown the course, the field, the hype, and detail their week to come in Augusta for the official 2018 Masters Preview. It's simply the best week of the year.
We're one week out from Masters Week and former Tiger Woods swing coach Hank Haney joins the show. Tiger racked up 6 majors and won 33% of the tournaments he entered under Hank, one of the most dominant stretches in golf history. Hank talks Tiger, the Masters, Ian Poulter's ability to shank the ball, Bubba Watson, Charles Barkley's swing and much more. The boys also recap the WGC Match Play and how Riggs doesn't sleep anymore because the last 50 Masters final rounds are now available on YouTube.
Riggs, Trent and Frankie definitively declare that golf is back following an incredible week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Massive crowds. Crazy drama. Huge fist pumps. Low valleys of emotion, high peaks, and everything in between. The boys breakdown several questions from the week: How confident are we about Tiger? Was Rory's call to limit alcohol sales soft? Do we love or hate Patrick Reed citing Jordan Spieth when bitching at a rules official about free relief? Do we love or hate Johnny Miller? It's a big week. It's a big show. Two weeks until Masters week. Golf is back.
The guys break down Tiger's impressive T2 finish at the Valspar Championship, including the “blood red” shirt Tiger wore Sunday, why the blue protracer is the best protracer, and contemplate if Tiger is actually swinging TOO fast. Then we confront Pardon My Take's Big Cat about his love for trolling Tiger Woods fans. Big Cat details his thoughts and feelings on Tiger, Tiger's fans, and what being “back” really means.
Lefty Returns To The Winners Circle w/ Paige Spiranac
The ForePlay boys are back. Riggs joins Trent and Frankie from the airport to talk Phil vs JT, why they root against certain players and Fusion Tiger committing back to back weeks for the second time. Paige Spiranac then sits down to talk about becoming a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and more.
David Feherty rejoins the show this week to give his takes on rowdy golf fans, the golf ball debate, the upcoming season of "Feherty," and much more. The guys also debrief following their TV debut on Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" last week and breakdown their feelings on Justin Thomas having a fan ejected from the Honda Classic (then winning), the state of Tiger's game, and the port a potty situation at Tour events.
BIG show this week as we kick it off with a huge Fore Play announcement then discuss why we do or don't like Bubba Watson (we don't), if we agree with Rory and JT's comments on crowds being too raucous (we don't), and why we play our best golf the first month of the season. For the second half, recent PGA Tour winner Austin Cook joins to chat about his upcoming Masters debut, winning for the first time, and what it's like having former Fore Play guest Kip Henley as his caddie.
Kevin Kisner joins the show to hash out details about his boy Beau fighting this weekend in Rough N Rowdy in Morgantown, West Virginia. Kiz and his crew of 9 are heading up on a private jet and sitting ringside; Kiz details their expectations and plans for the weekend. We also breakdown when and how he begins setting his sights on Augusta and some highlights from his first Presidents Cup appearance. In headlines, the boys talk Tiger teeing it at Riviera and Jason Day shouting out Barstool in his Pebble Beach press conference. In From The Gallery, Frankie Borrelli is back to talk amateur golfers matching brands head-to-toe and if there's a certain camera angle that jinxes Tiger Woods' putts.
Trent and Riggs spent the weekend in Phoenix at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and recap the entire experience, including arriving at 5 AM Saturday, sprinting to the 16th once the gates opened, and spending 4.5 hours in the bleachers before seeing a single golf shot. Was this the greatest Saturday at a sporting event anybody's ever had? Just may be.
The guys breakdown their reactions from Tiger's return at Torrey Pines, including his game, his non-collared shirts, and a fan screaming in his backstroke. JB Holmes' incredibly slow play and the 6 hole playoff won by Jason Day are also discussed. In a special live radio appearance, the viral caddie who had a putter head cover thrown in his face before being fired on the spot tells his side of the story.
Tiger Woods is BACK in action at Torrey Pines and his former swing coach Sean Foley joins the show. Sean talks all about what it was like working side by side with Tiger for four years from 2010-2014, what he thinks of his game now, his scientific theories on the golf swing, and what makes Justin Rose's game so pure. In From The Gallery, the guys share their most heinous/embarrassing stories from the course, and Frankie reveals he bought his father, an avid gimmicky club user, a brand new club from an infomercial.
Patton Kizzire joins the show just a day removed from his second PGA Tour win at the Sony Open. He details surviving Hawaii's nuclear missile scare (including how other players like Dustin Johnson handled the incident), prevailing in a 6-hole playoff, his life after winning 2 PGA Tour events in his last 4 starts, how he celebrated after, and MUCH more. In Headlines and From The Gallery, Riggs, Trent and Frankie breakdown the ridiculous "limited" Sunday coverage, if it's better to watch an event live or on TV, and if it's a hardo move to still use persimmon woods. Note: we're just a week away from Tiger's 2018 debut.
“Did Dustin Johnson just hit the greatest shot ever hit?” w/Brandel Chamblee
Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee joins the show for a record third time to defend his scorching hot take that Dustin Johnson's drive on Kapalua's 12th hole is the greatest shot ever hit. Also get into plenty of Tiger talk and rolling back the golf ball. In from the gallery, the gang discusses if you'd rather make 9 birdies and 9 bogeys or just 18 pars, why Justin Thomas tweets the way he does, would you play Augusta if you had to play opposite-handed, and more.
New Year’s Week w/ 61-year-old College Golfer Don Byers
Huge week to kick off the new year as the guys are joined by 61-year-old college golfer Don Byers. Don details how he got recruited, going back to college 40 years later, what his wife thinks, and much more. In From The Gallery with Frankie: would you play Augusta under the stipulation that if you didn't break 95 you could never play golf ever again? Is wearing pants in 80+ degree weather a hardo move? Plus, Frankie makes a MASSIVE mistake at a Florida course's practice range.
Perhaps the Tour's biggest beauty, Pat Perez joins the show to tell the guys about winning with a terrible diet and without working out. PP details the fallout following his comments about Tiger Woods earlier in the year, his disdain for Golf Channel, his plans for 2018, the best shot he's ever hit, and how he eats thousands of calories minutes after burning hundreds. In From The Gallery, the boys debate the best Tiger Woods video game, if they'd go all the way to Augusta to play one hole, which hole that'd be, and more. The boys also breakdown Justin Rose's hot streak and Tiger losing 9 straight games of H.O.R.S.E. to caddie Joe LaCava then refusing to talk to him for the rest of the day.
Trent, Riggs, and Frankie Borrelli breakdown golf's new rule changes including no more call-ins and the incorrect signing of a scorecard. The guys also take SEVERAL from the galleries: a handful of golf pet peeves; is it worth it to get lessons? How many practice swings are permissible? What are the best and worst golf Christmas gifts? And much more.
Tiger Return Recap w/ Golf Channel Reporter Steve Sands
Steve Sands joins the show to break down everything he witnessed firsthand from Tiger's return in the Bahamas. In From The Gallery, Trent, Frankie and Riggs talk through their biggest pet peeves on the course and debate if it's possible to enact topspin on a golf ball with a golf club. The guys also detail their own thoughts on Tiger's return, Rickie's 61, Dufner's twitter beef with Brandel Chamblee, and much more.
Major Champ and People's Women's Golfer Danielle Kang returns to the show this week to break down her breakout 2017 season. Riggs and Trent dissect all the hype surrounding Tiger's return, expectations for the week, and for Tiger going forward. And, as is tradition, Frankie joins in From The Gallery to talk playing golf with your girlfriend's father, least favorite course features, and much more.
The people's analyst Brandel Chamblee joins the show for a second time to answer pressing questions on Tiger's looming return. How's his swing looking? Is he over the chipping yips? Will he ever win again? Brandel also dissects what makes Jordan Spieth so good, his latest twitter beef with Billy Horschel, and much more. In From The Gallery, Frankie, Trent, and Riggs discuss their choices for a 3-club tournament and the top 5 golf-related beers one can have.
World renowned course architect Gil Hanse joins the show to talk everything golf course architecture. From designing the Olympic Course in Rio and Castle Stuart in Scotland to restoring American classics like Winged Foot and Merion, Gil details what it's like to be one of the most sought after architects in the world. Does he hate trees? Does he ever trick himself when playing his own courses? Frankie Borrelli also becomes a permanent fixture in From The Gallery, talking about the burden of having the best eyes in the group and debating the best small things country clubs do that make you happy. Thank you to our Sponsors: Omaha Steaks - for only $49.99, you can get my Family Gift Pack when you go to OmahaSteaks.com and enter my code FORE in the search bar – That's 75% off! New Barstool App - Make sure you're staying up to date with everything Barstool. You don't want to miss the latest in-office grudge or must see video. Get everyone's hot take by going to the app store and downloading the NEW, UPDATED Barstool app today!
The passionate and controversial Frankie Borrelli rejoins the show to break down his “home course,” Bethpage Black. The guys talk about its difficulty, their favorite holes, and Frankie relives how 11 became his “doom hole.” Riggs and Trent also dissect Tiger's latest podcast appearance and golf's latest headlines. In From The Gallery, the boys talk riding vs walking, and a few other course predicaments
Tiger's Return Announcement Week w/ Francis and Nate
A wild episode this week as the boys are joined by fellow bloggers Francis and Nate. Francis tells his story of playing Royal County Down for the first time with this dad. The guys also debate peeing on the golf course and if it's okay to lie to your significant other about how long golf takes. In headlines, the crew breaks down Tiger's return announcement and Justin Rose overcoming an 8-shot deficit against DJ in China. Plenty of random behind-the-scenes Barstool chatter sprinkles its way into the show.
The guys are joined for a very rare and unique chat with Winged Foot superintendent Steve Rabideau, who's preparing the course for its 6th US Open in 2020. Steve details how Gil Hanse is helping restore the club's greens to their 1920s contours, why he LOVES taking down trees, and how he expects Winged Foot to hold up in 2020. Steve also tells us the most annoying things for a superintendent amateur golfers do on the course and tells us why aerations are necessary. Riggs and Trent also breakdown Tiger's new “stinger” video, JT's win in Korea, and the proper etiquette on returning or leaving driving range buckets.
BIG show this week as the guys find out live while recording that Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity. Riggs also details his recent trip playing Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Spanish Bay for the first time. Mid-Amateur champion Matt Parziale, a Brockton, Massachusetts firefighter and longtime Stoolie, also joins the show to break down what it's like knowing he'll play in next year's Masters and US Open, and what it took to get there.
On this edition of Foreplay, Riggs and Trent spend the episode talking to the one and only, Mr. Gary Player. Ever heard of him? One of the most legendary golfers of all-time joins the podcast to talk all things golf, including the Presidents Cup, the best places to golf in the world, the most clutch shot he's ever hit, and much much more.
The United States of America Win The Presidents Cup
On this week's episode of Foreplay, Riggs and Trent proudly discuss how the United States of America absolutely dominated the international team in the Presidents Cup over the weekend. While DJ and Spieth were killing it on the course, Kisner was killing it in the stands, slugging beers with the fans. Phil Mickelson had an awkwardly hilarious exchange with a foreign reporter. Trent even got to take a selfie with Paulina Gretzky. As always, we finish off with some questions from the gallery.
2017 Presidents Cup Week w/ Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell, and Kevin Kisner
It's Presidents Cup week in NYC and the guys sit down with Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chappell and recurring guest Kevin Kisner. We talk behind the scenes with the US team, including assistant captain Tiger Woods. We also detail who talks the most trash, what to expect from the course, and ask the guys what the dumbest rules in golf are. Riggs and Trent also breakdown the FedEx Cup finish at East Lake.
Country music star Toby Keith joins the guys this week to talk about his new jam "Shitty Golfer." He also chats about playing in the Pebble Beach Pro Am, what a round with the boys at his local club is like, and what the scene's like on the tour bus (the genesis of his new album "The Bus Songs"). Riggs and Trent also explain what to do if your buddies cancel on a tee time, breakdown the FedEx Cup playoffs, and detail their trip playing golf and tailgating in Louisville this weekend
Harold Varner III joins the boys this week to chat about retaining his PGA Tour card for next year, the weirdest things he's heard from the gallery, his thoughts on The Bachelor, and much more. In From The Gallery, Riggs and Trent talk about acceptable logo combinations on the course, playing a solo mid-week round, and take on a new hole in one or not scenario. Riggs also played Liberty National just a few weeks before it hosts the Presidents Cup.
Riggs is back in New York after 4 days, 4 nights, and 6 rounds in the St. Andrews area. Trent grills him on what it was like, how he played, what he thought of each course, and all the details of playing the Old Course for the first time. The guys also breakdown the JT/Spieth showdown in Boston.
2017 Dell Technologies Championship Week with Peter Jacobsen
The guys welcome NBC Sports/Golf Channel tower analyst Peter Jacobsen. We talk bathroom patterns in the booth, Spieth's 13th hole at The Open Championship, the upcoming FedEx Cup and Presidents Cup events, and much more. Trent and Riggs also breakdown the intense finish at The Northern Trust, hanging out with Kisner after his round, detail the proper way to go about acquiring beers on the golf course, and prepping Riggs for his upcoming St. Andrews trip.
The guys welcome Kevin 'Kiz' Kisner on this weeks show, chatting about playing in the final group at the PGA Championship, racing golf carts, and drinking beers during casual rounds with the boys. Trent and Riggs also make their picks for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, breakdown the US Amateur and the lady golf at the Solheim Cup, and debate if a 12-handicap committing full time could become a professional golfer.
This week the guy's are joined by 2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley to talk Quail Hollow, Tuesday games with Phil Mickelson, the first tee at the Ryder Cup, playing with Michael Jordan, and much more. We also break down this year's PGA, Trent's loyalty to Ryder Cup Americanism, and even the US Women's Amateur.
On this week's show, the boys chat with Bud Cauley who's on-site at the PGA Championship. We talk course setup, conditions, where the PGA stacks up compared to the other majors, our thoughts on moving it to May, and who we like this week. With Bud, we also get deep into Netflix shows like Making A Murderer and Breaking Bad. In From The Gallery, the guys debate taking financial responsibility if you inadvertently stab your buddy with a broken club shaft.
On this week's show, Trent and Riggs chat with the fierce lefty Brian Harman, who finished T2 at the US Open and has some choice thoughts about Big Foot. The boys also breakdown the Canadian Open, drama at the girl's junior amateur, who Rory's new caddie will be, if they'd pay $1,000 for a hole in one, and Riggs reveals he's on a links golf kick.
Greenbrier Week 2017 w/ LPGA Major Champ Danielle Kang
On this weeks show Trent joins us live from the corn fields of eastern Iowa where he compares his weekend festivities with that of Riggs, who spent the holiday weekend out in Montauk. LPGA Major Champion Danielle Kang joins us for an electric interview.
2017 Travelers Recap w/ Kyle Rudolph and Frankie Borrelli
The Boondoggle Boys are live from Minnesota at Kyle Rudolph's charity golf event. This episode features the long awaited return of the pizza maker, Frankie Borrelli, plus a cameo appearance from another well known Barstool personality. The boys recap the Travelers and what a finish it had. Riggs discusses his experience playing Sebonack this past weekend and Frankie confesses to something that can only be described as either genius or absolutely insane.
2017 U.S. Open Recap w/ Shane Bacon and US Open Caddie Mike Welch
The Fore Play boys break down all the events that happened in this past weekend's U.S. Open Championship. Patrick Reed and his Ryder Cup outfits, the irony between Rory McIlroy and Kevin Na, the beef between Johnny Miller and Justin Thomas, Rory putting Elk in a body bag on twitter plus much more. Great interviews with Fox sports reporter Shane Bacon and US Open caddie Mike Welch. We had some great From the Galleries and don't forget the Fore Play boys will be at the Travelers this week. Wednesday night the boys will be at Chicago Sam's and on Thursday they will be following Keegan Bradley around during his round. Hit it hard!
On this episode of Fore Play the boys prep for the U.S. Open at Erin Hills. They discuss getting roasted by Howard Stern, Riggs going viral over the weekend, Kevin Na's Instagram video plus more. Also, reoccurring guest Steve Elkington comes on the show to talk course conditions, his opinions on Phil missing the Open and his take on Tiger Woods.
Fed Ex. St. Jude Classic Week 2017 w/ Paige Spiranac
On this episode of Fore Play the boys recap the big match between Riggs and Paige Spiranac. We also talk chubby Duff, Phil Mickelson missing the US Open, some more Tiger Woods updates and great From the Galleries.
On today's episode of Fore Play we interview Ollie Horovitz, author of "An American Caddie in St. Andrews." Ollie shares many of his hilarious stories and lets us in on his experiences golfing in some of the most unique places in the world. The boys talk Tiger Woods, The upcoming Memorial Tournament, and some great From the Gallery action
The boondoggle boys are back at it again at TPC Potomac, interviewing Billy Hurley III, talking about the conclusion of The Players, Ian Poulter playing for second, if you'd take a golf ball to the face for $25K, and much more.
Riggs and Trent have David Feherty in the studio for a must listen interview where they talk about the 1991 Ryder Cup, losing trophies, and which commentators would win in hypothetical fights. Plus, Trent celebrates John Daly's first win in 13 years, Riggs provides a statement from Willy Wilcox, and Producer Rob says goodbye.
Wells Fargo Championship Week 2017 w/ George Brett and Willy Wilcox
The Golf Boys have a jam packed episode this week, with Willy Wilcox recapping the Zurich Classic, MLB Hall Of Famer George Brett talking about his current golf game and his best round ever, and Fore Play's tale of pissing the PGA off this weekend and becoming the Bad Boys Of Golf.
Riggs and Trent recap the Valero Texas Open and Riggs' wild Vegas trip, discuss Ian Poulter losing his PGA card, and talk to Uncle Chaps from Zero Blog Thirty about getting back into golf/vices on the course.
Riggs and Trent are joined by The Pizza Maker himself, Frankie Borrelli, who hopped on the podcast directly after getting back from Augusta National on Masters Sunday. To call it the best day of his life would be a massive understatement.
The Golf Boys talk about being at Augusta National for a few days, what the course is like, what the REAL Augusta is like, give their Pimento sandwich reviews, discuss Dustin Johnson's (maybe) fake injury, and continue the Masters dicussion
The Golf Boys recap the amazing Match Play tournament this past weekend, make big announcements for Augusta, discuss whether or not The Rock can hit a golf ball 490 yards, and contemplate citizens arrests on the course. Plus, an interview with Ryan Palmer!
WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Week 2017 w/ Shooter McGavin
Riggs and Trent talk going viral AF in Times Square, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, throwing putters off cliffs, and preview the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tourney this weekend. Plus, an exclusive interview with the man behind the famous @ShooterMcGavin_ account on Twitter!
Live from Sawgrass, Riggs and Trent recap their round at the famous course, talk to Smylie Kaufman about rule changes, The Masters, and Spring Break, and build the perfect golfer. Plus, Riggs' anonymous source looks to bounce back with some hot picks.
Riggs and Trent talk to Wesley Bryan about trick shots vs the tour, the Bear Trap, and more! Plus, an exclusive clip from David Feherty's interview with Phil Mickelson, Riggs' anonymous Twitter source's pick for the WGC Mexico, and updated Player Feelings.
The Golf Boys talk to Jon Curran about being a Stoolie, his love of vandalism, and much more. Also, the Genesis Open is recapped, a new segment is born, and Riggs' Twitter source has some gambling picks for you this weekend.