Friends of Tiger, Episode 19: Scott Michaux of the Augusta Chronicle

We’re back where we belong in our Durham, NC studio, and today we’re welcoming Scott Michaux of the Augusta Chronicle as our featured guest. Scott and I talk about the complicated figure of Bubba Watson, this week’s Travelers Championship Winner, and beyond Bubba, we hit on everyone from Paul Casey (we like him!) to Phil (he seems to like gambling!) to Jordan Spieth (how dare he not spend the next month at St. Andrews!). It’s a fun return to form with a first-time guest, so check it out!

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Episode 18: U.S. Open Wrap-Up

Jordan wins! Dustin loses…and we’ve got one more short ep before we fly back home. Check us out!

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Friends of Tiger, Episode 17: The Groupageddon

It’s night three of the U.S. Open extravaganza, and we’re back with the core crew of Jon McCarthy, Teddy Greenstein, Stephanie Wei, Michael Witmer, and ME. We’re one day away from finally getting some golf, and we’re talking course setup, USGA devilry, and the players we love. We also do a lightning round fantasy draft, and things get HEATED. And as always, we take unnecessary shots at Stephanie. The week rolls on, and we continue to gain in strength. The Groupageddon is upon us!

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Friends of Tiger Episode 16: The U.S. Open Groupstravaganza No. 2

We have the whole gang from last night, plus Mr. Michael Witmer of the Boston Globe, and we’re chock full of new information gleaned from a Tuesday spent at the U.S. Open. It’s a solid half hour of near-madness, and the information will blow you sky-high. Enjoy!

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Friends of Tiger, Episode 15: The Groupening

We’re setting a new world record with podcast guests today at a whopping FIVE. Teddy Greenstein (Chicago Tribune), Ryan Ballengee (GolfNewsNet), Jon McCarthy (Toronto Sun), Stephanie Wei (WeiUnderPar), and I are jamming with the first of a bunch of U.S. Open podcasts from Chambers Bay this week. All I can say is that it gets chaotic, and fast. Possibly too chaotic. Like the U.S. Open, it’s nice to have once in a while, but you wouldn’t want it every week. In the midst of the insanity, we do discuss the U.S. Open, and there are some actual intelligent takes. Enjoy, my friends!

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The Golf Channel Videos

Here they are in one place, from my appearance Thursday morning, June 11, on Morning Drive.

General discussion of Slaying the Tiger:

Thoughts on Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy:

Thoughts on Bubba Watson, and the personality of other pros:

Gary Williams, Damon Hack, and Paige McKenzie debate the merits of the books:

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The Slaying the Tiger Media Spectacular! Excerpts, Interviews, Reviews, More

Slaying the Tiger is out! I’ll be keeping a compilation of links on this space—interviews, excerpts, reviews, etc. Order the book here.

Excerpts

From the Matt Every chapter, on Golf.com

From the Augusta National chapter, on Deadspin

13 Revelations on Golf Digest

Business Insider, on Tiger

Interviews

The Golf Channel: Watch all four clips here

No Laying Up (podcast)

FTW USA Today (podcast)

At GolfWRX (written)

Golf Unfiltered with Adam Fonseca (podcast)

TheGolfClub with Danielle Tucker (radio)

The Will Leitch Experience (podcast)

At The Sand Trap (written)

Doug Gottlieb Show (radio)

Devil Ball Golf with Jay Busbee at Yahoo (podcast)

ESPN Triangle with Adam and Joe (radio)

GolfNewsNet (podcast)

Cooper and Rupert (podcast)

David Glenn Show (radio, Raleigh)

Reddit AMA

Sports Radio Knoxville (radio)

750 the Game (radio, Portland)

1040 Vancouver (radio)

Inside Sports with Reid Wilkins (Edmonton):

Reviews

Examiner.com

CBS Sports

Christian Science Monitor

GolfNewsNet

WeiUnderPar

USA Today

Golf Unfiltered


Fayetteville Observer

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Friends of Tiger Episode 14: Sam Weinman of Golf Digest

It’s the Sam Weinman episode! Sam just wrote an excellent piece on Golf Digest about his struggles as a mediocre golfer, and his long obsession with swing thoughts. It makes for the perfect topic, because I, too, have fallen into the golf rabbit hole, and this hour is more than a little like therapy. We also look ahead to the Memorial and U.S. Open as summer begins and major season heats up. Check it out!

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Friends of Tiger, Episode 13: Luke Kerr-Dineen of USA Today!

We’re back off our short hiatus, and welcoming Luke Kerr-Dineen into the Tiger’s Den. There’s plenty to discuss, including Steven Bowditch’s win at the Byron Nelson and his story of recovering from severe depression. We go from there to talking about the pressures of being a pro golfer, and the outlets they choose, from the good to the bad. Have we done a bad job of turning players into single-issue people, from Bowditch to Compton to Rory to Rickie? Next, we touch on Luke’s recent article about adderall use on Tour, and spend a moment or two on college golf. It’s a conversation for the ages, and you can only hear it here, folks!

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Friends of Tiger, Episode 12: Alex Myers of Golf Digest!

Alex Myers of Golf Digest is making his first appearance on the show, and I know what you’re thinking: IS HE READY FOR THE FIRE PIT?! Good news: He is! We talk about Rory’s big win at the Wells Fargo, and just why we find the guy so darn appealing. Will anyone be his Rafa—the guy who emerges as a true competitive rival? Could it be Jordan? Our conversation ranges from stat nerdery to history to tennis to NBA basketball. All of it, of course, loops back to our favorite game. Don’t miss this one!

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