Golf

Sean Zak and Dylan Dethier break down the world of golf every single week, from the wins and losses on the top tours to the granular rules decisions and the wacky social media posts from the game’s best players. We help analyze everything in the game for the fan at home.

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Tiger Woods made his first public appearance in nine months on Tuesday at the Bahamas and Dylan Dethier was in the room. He and Sean Zak break down Woods' recovery, his future prospects, questions about his accident, what he revealed and what he left unsaid.

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This week's Drop Zone kicks off with a swinging Tiger Woods and how our own Claire Rogers once celebrated his "progress" by sending a gift to his surgeon. Then we "Pivot to Video" for an interview with DJ Piehowski from No Laying Up (11:22) on the evolution of Tourist Sauce and Strapped before ending with our favorite segment in a long time: PGA Tour comps for character's in HBO's Succession (44:13). Who is the PGA Tour's Logan Roy? It's actually quite obvious. 

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What makes a golf course "good" anyway? We celebrate the release of GOLF's Top 100 Courses in the World with Lukas Michel, an elite amateur golfer who doubles as a course rater and aspiring course architect. We talk Augusta National, the best hole in the world and exciting new projects in golf course architecture's immediate future.

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Martin Trainer joins the Drop Zone fresh off contending at the Houston Open to talk about riding pro golf's emotional rollercoaster, plus Sean Zak and Dylan Dethier break down Nelly Korda's win, Lexi Thompson's near-miss, Jason Kokrak's latest PGA Tour victory and the fine line between winning and losing.

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On this week's Drop Zone — from on the ground in our Pinehurst AirBnB! — we break down Viktor Hovland's win at Mayakoba, the generational shift happening on the PGA Tour, the seismic shift looming in professional golf and this week's biggest winners and losers. 

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Sean Zak holds tightly to the mic this week as Dylan Dethier enjoys his honeymoon (and his birthday). Sean offers up four stories, ideas and takes he's been thinking about lately. Those topics are:

- A Beatles-themed golf course

- A course devoted to female players

- Rory McIlroy's mindset

- Mr. Runner Up

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It's that time of year folks — when golf course ranking lists get compiled! So we decided to dive in on the ranking fun. Sean and Dylan rank their 10 favorite golf courses. NOT the 10 best courses they've played. Their 10 FAVORITE tracks in the world. Chambers Bay? Yes. Pine Valley? Perhaps. A quiet plot of land in the French countryside? Definitely.

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This week we break down the news that our own host, Dylan Dethier broke: Brooks vs. Bryson is happening, and it's very real. Dylan and Sean Zak dive into the details of what we know about The Match V, how Phil Mickelson won again on the Champions tour, how Sungjae Im makes golf look impossibly easy and the absurd stretch of golf Jin Young Ko has piled up lately. 

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This week on the Drop Zone we are visited by James Colgan, who spent most of the week with Bryson DeChambeau as he competed at the World Long Drive Championship in Nevada. We break down everything you missed from behind the scenes as Bryson advanced further than any of us could have imagined out in the desert. 

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Why was this Ryder Cup different? Sean Zak, Dylan Dethier and Luke Kerr-Dineen were inside the ropes at Whistling Straits to witness the wild scenes from Team USA's blowout victory. From Bryson DeChambeau's week in the spotlight to Rory McIlroy's emotional reaction to Dustin Johnson, press conference king, they share favorite moments from on site, break down the strategies from each team and try to answer the Ryder Cup's toughest question: Now what?

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We break down the entire Ryder Cup field on our road trip to Whistling Straits, and we do it alongside resident Englishman Luke Kerr-Dineen. Is Collin Morikawa more valuable than Jon Rahm? How about Dustin Johnson vs. Tommy Fleetwood? We lay out the rosters and predict how the Ryder Cup will play out.

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This episode is sponsored by Arnold Palmer Spiked Lemonade! Support our show by heading to arnoldpalmerspiked.com/dropzone 

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Without a PGA Tour event to discuss, Sean and Dylan share their best PGA Tour comps for NFL starting quarterbacks. Or their best quarterback comps for PGA Tour stars. Who is the Brooks Koepka of the NFL? Tune in to find out.

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Captain Steve Stricker added six players to his American Ryder Cup team this morning, which means we've got six happy players, at least a dozen unhappy players, all kinds of potential pairings and two very happy podcast hosts breaking it all down. 

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Sunday's golf may have been the most exciting finish of a non-major in years. Patrick Cantlay is your champion, but does it change how we think of him? Bryson DeChambeau is your runner-up, but has he turned a corner? What does it all mean for Whistling Straits. We discuss it all. 

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After countless second-place finishes, Tony Finau has won again. It was a Monday finish on the PGA Tour so we bring you a Tuesday morning podcast that dives into Finau's win, Rahm's peak, Cam Smith's horrible tee shot, and finally an appreciation for Anna Nordqvist's impressive career. 

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We're here to tell you that Kevin Kisner, despite his win, is NOT a lock for the Ryder Cup. And that Adam Scott's missed playoff putt ... wasn't that surprising. And that the Women's British Open at Carnoustie will be the best golf you'll watch this week. Enjoy!

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Xander Schauffele is your gold medalist at the men's Olympic golf competition, and the Drop Zone was all over it. We've spent plenty of time with Xander over the years, as well as his legendary father Stefan. This week, Sean was right there next to Stefan as his son won gold. We detail everything that went down last week at the Olympics.

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Jon Rahm is out. Bryson DeChambeau is out. But co-host Sean Zak is IN Tokyo for the Olympics. We discuss everything you need to know about the course, about the event and what to expect from the men's competition this week. We also delve into what Dylan is watching from home, and how he'd like to fix Archery ... and the golf competition as well. 

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From Morikawa to McIlroy, with Mickelson and a bunch of others in between, we discuss the Open Championship and the gauntlet of seven majors in 11 months. We hand out letter grades for the 20 most relevant pros from Tyrrell Hatton's F to Collin Morikawa's A+. Also, Sean makes public two of his spiciest takes that he's been keeping private for months. 

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It's a BIG week in golf with the final men's major of the year. Sean and Dylan get you ready for the British Open, Open Championship, The Open, etc. Dylan also shares his stories from the ground at the American Century Celebrity Championship where he cozied up next to Charles Barkley, Patrick Mahomes and a bunch of others in Tahoe. 

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This was a weird week in golf. There's no other way to put it, really. Sean and Dylan recap that weirdness by diving into Phil Mickelson's oddball week in Detroit. We also look forward to who needs to be on Bryson DeChambeau's bag and what the British Open might feel like this year. 

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Sean and Dylan dive into two-horse race that was the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, the ridiculous playoff on the PGA Tour, Harris English's Ryder Cup chances and a special trip to Northern Michigan. 

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Sean and Dylan break down every storyline from Jon Rahm’s epic win at Torrey Pines, including reactions from on-site and the odds that Torrey could host the Open again in the future. We also play Good Week/Bad Week with everyone on the leaderboard. 

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Sean and Dylan get deep into what we should expect from Brooks Koepka, Mr. Major, and his foil, Bryson DeChambeau. We explain why Torrey Pines is good, but what we'd change about it to make it great. We also buy, sell and hold the stocks of the biggest names this week, and tell you which penny-stock players you should get your money involved with. 

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It was a wild weekend, from Lexi Thompson's blown five-shot lead to Yuka Saso, star on the rise to the peculiar case of Jon Rahm's Covid-19 WD. What did it all mean? Dylan Dethier and Sean Zak break down the best and worst from the week in golf.
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