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Golf writers Sean Zak and Dylan Dethier break down the biggest news and stories in the game. From in-depth interviews with golf’s biggest names to behind-the-scenes tales from tournaments to picks, takes, and more, the Drop Zone is the only golf podcast you’ll need!


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Golf writers Sean Zak and Dylan Dethier break down the biggest news and stories in the game. From in-depth interviews with golf’s biggest names to behind-the-scenes tales from tournaments to picks, takes, and more, the Drop Zone is the only golf podcast you’ll need!




Weekly Winners, Floating Golf Ball, LIV Claims, Ryder Cup Chatter

We touch 'em all this week, from Emiliano Grillo's bizarre PGA Tour win to the LPGA to LIV to the DP World Tour to the Challenge Tour and on as we recap the week that was, take stock of pro golf's status, project forward for LIV and for the Ryder Cup, talk about coverage, make a horrible Celtics prediction and more. Enjoy!


PGA RECAP: Brooks Koepka is BACK, Viktor’s fight, Bryson back too?

Brooks Koepka has done it. Major number 5! Sean and Dylan discuss what it means that Koepka has ascended to the mountaintop once again. We also break down Viktor Hovland’s pursuit, Rory’s intriguing week, Bryson DeChambeau’s return, and much more.


PGA CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Most at stake, best bets

From high stakes to best bets, here’s the PGA Championship preview you need! On the eve of another major week, Sean and Dylan run through who has the most to gain — and to lose — at Oak Hill, from Phil Mickelson to Rory McIlroy to the PGA Tour and LIV. Then they give you some leans on players they expect to contend. Enjoy!


Wells Fargo Recap, FedEx Madness, PGA Favorites, LIV Needs, Our Golf Goals

Dylan and Sean break down the Wells Fargo Championship, discuss who's in and who's out of the all-important FedEx Cup Top 50, discuss the latest pecking order ahead of the PGA Championship, dive into what LIV needs from its Tulsa event and then get honest about their respective golf games, with Sean laying out his goal for the season and Dylan reliving his U.S. Open qualifier. Enjoy! QUALIFIER ARTICLE: https://golf.com/travel/us-open-qualifying-dethier-wine-valley/


Tony Finau a Top 5 player? 10 questions for Sean and Dylan

This week we break down Tony Finau’s win in Mexico in the weirdest way possible — by NOT talking to each other. Sean and Dylan recorded their answers to five individualized questions and answered them on their own. No help from their co-host.


Golf’s New Major, Tiger Woods’ Future, Stories from Chevron

There was playoff drama at the all-new Chevron Championship and Zephyr Melton — who was on the ground in Houston all week — joins the show to discuss Lilia Vu's win, Angel Yin's near-miss, Nelly Korda's finish and Lydia Ko's changes. Sean and Dylan also talk through Tiger Woods' surgery and what we know about his future, muse on a path to the U.S. Open and chat through LIV's Adelaide event. Enjoy!


Spieth vs. Fitz, Cantlay’s Pace, Rory’s Absence

Dylan and Sean break down the post-Masters action from Hilton Head, headlined by Matthew Fitzpatrick’s RBC Heritage playoff triumph over Jordan Spieth. What does Fitz’s win mean? Where do we rank Spieth? The week also featured a notable performance from Patrick Cantlay and a notable absence from Rory McIlroy. Enjoy!


MASTERS RECAP: Rahm, Koepka, Phil, LIV, Tiger, Augusta — Good Week or Bad Week?

Still buzzing from a final-round showdown, Sean and Dylan break down all the Masters Week action. Who had a Good Week — and who had a Bad Week? From Jon Rahm to Brooks Koepka to Phil Mickelson to LIV Golf to the U.S. Ryder Cup team, Augusta National and more.


MASTERS PREVIEW: Who to Bet, What to Watch

It's OFFICIALLY Masters Week, folks! Get excited. Dylan and Sean preview the first major championship of the year by tossing a bunch of bets your way and breaking down the top five storylines we'll see at Augusta National this week.


Match Play Revelations, Rory’s Drive, Buy or Sell?!

The WGC-Match Play's final Austin edition made for a terrific finale. What's the future of Match Play on the PGA Tour? What do we make of Sam Burns' victory? How 'bout Rory McIlroy's viral tee shot? How are top pros shaping up for Augusta National? Sean and Dylan tackle a round of Buy or Sell, reflect on the action in Austin and much more. Enjoy!


This Is The New PGA Tour, Phil’s Comments, Explaining Golf Balls

Sean reports in from the Valspar Championship, where the PGA Tour wraps its Florida Swing and eyes the future. Phil Mickelson spoke out from LIV's Tucson event, where he took a new tack in pro golf's culture wars. And we're here to try to boil down the golf ball rules debate to the essentials — and offer a few suggestions in the process. Enjoy!


Players Recap! Scottie’s Dominance, Player Meeting Drama, PGA Tour’s State of the Union

Scottie Scheffler blew away the field at TPC Sawgrass, PGA Tour players made their opinions known, Jay Monahan spoke, Rory McIlroy struggled and Tyrrell Hatton showed up like we've never seen him before. Dylan and Sean recap all things Players Championship and even toss in a bonus Strategic Alliance proposal, free of charge. Enjoy!


Keegan Bradley Interview! Dreams, Anxieties, LIV Pals, Ryder Cups, Belly Putters, Shooting 88

At this week's Players, Dylan sits down with fellow New Englander Keegan Bradley for an in-depth sitdown. Bradley keeps it real, explaining why golf is so hard for him, how he channels his anxious energy, what it meant not to be invited to the Delaware meeting, how often he thinks about the Ryder Cup and what would have happened if they'd never banned the belly putter — and that's all BEFORE you get into his nightmarish round at Vermont's High School State Championship. We think you'll really dig this one. Enjoy!


Bay Hill Breakdown! Plus PGA Tour Changes—Good or Bad?

Let’s dive into the wildest PGA Tour Sunday of the year! How did Kurt Kitayama win? How did Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and others come up short? Dylan and Sean dive into the results from Bay Hill, run through an Up and Down segment and tackle the latest PGA Tour changes including James Hahn’s gripes with the PGA Tour — and whether they’re legit. Enjoy!


Geno Bonnalie Interview! Netflix’s Favorite Caddie Gets Real

Geno Bonnalie is Joel Dahmen's longtime caddie. He's also among the stars of Netflix's new show, 'Full Swing.' He joins the podcast from a hilarious location to talk through becoming a TV star plus what life is *actually* like on the bag for Joel. He tells an epic story of a player-caddie confrontation and reveals what he wishes Netflix hadn't cut. He also goes deep in comparing notes with Sean, who caddied for Joel one week while Geno was home. You'll learn something new in this episode — that's a Drop Zone guarantee! Enjoy! (and folks, please, consider leaving a 5-star rating, if you wouldn't mind...)


Rahm at Riviera, Homa at Home, Tiger Woods’ Future

Recorded from the balcony of the Riviera clubhouse, Sean and Dylan break down a week in Los Angeles. What makes Jon Rahm so good? What made Max Homa break down post-round? How promising was Tiger Woods' week, and what can we reasonably expect? Who was up this week — and who was down? All that and more in this week's podcast. Enjoy!


Tiger Woods Learnings, Netflix Winners and Losers

How did Tiger Woods look in person at the Genesis Invitational? What did he say? Plus Sean and Dylan break down life at Riviera Country Club — and then take a dive into the Netflix show (21:04), Full Swing, including Dylan's appearance, Winners, Losers, dreams for a second season and more. Enjoy!


Phil’s Back, Pebble’s ”Problem,” Netflix Sneak Peek

Phil Mickelson is back on the golf course, back at the microphone and back on Twitter. Pebble Beach feels diminished — but is that actually a problem? Dylan Dethier and Sean Zak unpack the week's hot topics, run through a session of Up and Down, dish on the Swilcan Bridge addition and provide a sneak peek of Netflix's new PGA Tour show. Enjoy!


We Ranked the 30 Best Golfers in the World

Who’s No. 1? In a time of uncertainty for the OWGR, the Drop Zone introduces a world ranking of its own — a collaborative, chaotic back and forth that explores how the best male golfers on Earth stack up against each other. From Rory McIlroy vs. Jon Rahm to questions about LIV vs. the PGA Tour, this episode is a fun way to evaluate where the golf world currently stands. Enjoy! And if you like the episode — consider leaving a generous rating and review! We’ll officially owe you one.


Inside Homa’s win, Rory vs. Reed, LIV’s new dilemma

Torrey? TeeGate? TreeGate? What a week in professional golf. Torrey Pines produced another exciting winner in Max Homa. Meanwhile Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed were embroiled in either the dumbest or most fascinating golf story of the year. Dylan and Sean break down Homa's new normal, run through the biggest winners from Torrey Pines and expand on LIV's best and worst case scenarios. Then they finish with Up and Down and Rec League. Enjoy!