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Ep 46 | O’Keeffe conquers all at The European Club + Is McIlroy back?
47:28On this week’s edition of the podcast we were delighted to be joined by the form amateur golfer in Ireland, Peter O’Keeffe. Fresh off completing an extremely rare Irish Amateur Close/Open double, the Douglas man talks about the significance of the win, the test that was Pat Ruddy’s European Club and his Walker Cup ambitions. There was also the small matter of PGA Tour win number 20 for Rory McIlroy to get through while we round-up a brilliant weekend of Irish action with Kinsale’s John Murphy once again to the fore after a brilliant podium finish on the Challenge Tour. As ever, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don’t forget to subscribe and let us know what you think.
Ep 45 | America, F**k Yeah! It's our Ryder Cup review
58:21On this week's edition of the podcast we review the only show in town, the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits where Team USA lived up to their billing to record a record breaking win over Europe in Wisconsin. We react to the 19-9 demolition at the hands of Steve Stricker's immensely talented team on a difficult week for Europe's Captain, Padraig Harrington. We look at where the contest was won and lost, and what the manner of America's win means for the Ryder Cup as a whole as we take a view towards Rome in two years time. As ever, we have the Irish angle covered too in what was a highly emotional week for both Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy. As ever, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know what you think.
Ep 44 | Paul McGinley - Ryder Cup Preview
28:43On this week's edition we catch up with Paul McGinley to preview the Ryder Cup. Everything from pairings, wildcard picks and some behind the scenes secrets from the 2016 Ryder Cup captain
Ep 43 | Ryder Cup team reaction
50:15On this week's edition of the podcast we react to news of the confirmed twelve players set to represent Team Europe at the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits from September 24-26. We ask the question, 'did Padraig Harrington get his wildcard selections right?', look at the reasons behind Justin Rose's omission and discuss Europe's chances of retaining the Cup in Wisconsin. We also discuss Leona Maguire's homecoming and the hopes for a Women's Irish Open off the back of her Solheim Success. Talk The Open's return to Royal Portrush in 2025, a big week for John Murphy and take aim at our heroes and villains for the week. As always, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know what you think.
Ep 42 | Hello world - I'm Leona
53:13On this week's edition of the podcast we scour our list of superlatives to sum up Leona Maguire, no longer just a star of Irish golf but now a superstar on the world stage. The rookie racked up 4.5 points out of a possible 5 in an historic debut performance, leading Team Europe to a second straight Solheim success and a second in three stagings on US soil. We look at the knock-on effects her performance is sure to have in inspiring the next generation of golfers at home and abroad while we also tear into the Tour Championship and the FedEx format, look at how the Italian Open impacted the Ryder Cup standings and round-up the Irish angle from another busy weekend of golf. As always, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know know what you think.
Ep 41 | No love lost as Cantlay cracks Bryson + Ryder Cup countdown is on
56:35On this week's edition of the podcast there was no place else to start than the showdown at Caves Valley between Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau at the BMW. Bryson proved box-office once more but it was Cantlay who prevailed in a no love lost affair between the two American teammates. As ever, we've got the Irish angle sorted with Rory McIlroy marching onto East Lake while Shane Lowry flies home quietly confident of a Ryder Cup start. We dive deep into the make-up of both Team Europe and Team USA with just weeks to go to Whistling Straits while we also take a look at action from further afield with the Curtis Cup, a near-miss for Michael Hoey and double-joy for Tim Rice all on the agenda. As ever, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know what you think.
Ep 40 | Leona makes Solheim history + Tony comes good + Ryder Cup conundrums
56:58On this week's edition of the podcast there was only one place to start - Leona Maguire becoming the first Irish woman to be selected to represent Europe at the Solheim Cup. We catch up with the Slieve Russell star to get her reaction on making the team and look back on the AIG Women's Open where amateur Lauren Walsh put in an excellent performance in making the cut. We also tackle the Northern Trust where Tony Finau finally delivered. We look back at Seamus Power's playoff near-miss, chat Lowry's Ryder Cup hopes and examine the movers and shakers to try and get a handle on Captain Harrington's team. As ever, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know what you think.
Ep 39 | Hero Open & St. Jude recap + Irish Open reservations
57:27On this week's edition of the podcast we have a whole lot of golf to catch up on, from good finishes for Niall Kearney and Rory McIlroy, to David Higgins' Carne win, golf at the Olympics, an Irish Open cash injection and much, much more. Bryson DeChambeau continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons but has the Bryson bashing gone too far? We also take a look at how the Ryder Cup teams are shaping up ahead of next month's renewal, pick out our heroes and villains and look ahead to another bumper week of golf for the Irish on Tour. As always, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know what you think.
Ep 38 | We've got the Power! + Morikawa 'The Merciless'
55:36Who would've thought on the Monday after The Open the top story on our agenda would be an Irishman winning the Barbasol Championship but that's exactly where we start this week's edition of the podcast courtesy of Seamus Power's maiden PGA Tour win. The pre-tournament favourite justified the tag, toppling all on his way to securing his PGA Tour card while pounding down the door to a Players start, a first Major and much more. We soak in a breakthrough win for Power and also look back on a superb Open renewal where Collin Morikawa didn't give an inch on his way to winning on debut at Royal St. George's. We also take a look at Shane Lowry's defence and what it means for his Ryder Cup prospects while we try to get our heads around a strange week for Rory McIlroy and wonder where he goes from here. As ever, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know what you think.
Ep 37 | Open Championship Preview - 149th Royal St Georges
54:39It's Open week at Royal St. George's and on this week's edition of the podcast, we try to narrow down our idea of the winner at the last men's Major of the year. Shane Lowry finally gave back his Claret Jug after a two year reign but he'll be hoping it is back in his grasp in a few days time in Sandwich. Rory McIlroy says he's found something ahead of Thursday's start. Is it McIlroy's time to shine and end a seven-year wait for one of golf's Major titles? Jon Rahm will no doubt have something to say about the fate of the famous piece of silverware but are the favourite's odds a fair reflection of where this field is at? We delve deep into all these questions and more, and look ahead to another busy week on the fairways further afield, especially where Seamus Power narrows in on a PGA Tour card at the Barbasol. As ever, we hope you enjoy the listen. Don't forget to subscribe and let us know what you think.