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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!








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...


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 —...


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!


Inside Golf’s Free Agency with Jonathan Wall

Money is changing everything in professional golf. Pros are making it differently. Sponsors are spending it differently. Big names are on the move, from Nelly Korda and Kevin Kisner to No Laying Up, Barstool and Good Good. For gear guru Jonathan Wall, January is the most exciting part of the golfing year, and the game’s best-connected equipment storyteller joins the Drop Zone to explain how and why the foundations of pro golf are shifting in real time. Then J Wall, Sean and Dylan run through...


2023 Bold Predictions, Golf Media Landscape with James Colgan

Sean and Dylan are joined by James Colgan to share their boldest predictions for 2023 with thoughts on the Masters, LIV, major winners, Tiger and more. Then James gives us a run-down of all the changes coming to golf broadcasts this year.


Patrick Cantlay Interview! Golf’s Mysterious Star Opens Up

When Patrick Cantlay speaks, it's worth paying attention. This week's Drop Zone — live from Kapalua! — features a wide-ranging discussion with Cantlay that covers the state of the professional game, LIV rumors, his perception among the general public, what constitutes success, how he's thinking about the future of pro golf and how he makes decisions. Enjoy! LINK https://www.youtube.com/@dropzonegolf/


Kyle Porter Breaks Down 2022 (Golf Year In Review, Pt. 2)

Kyle Porter joins the show to analyze the past six months in pro golf, from Rory McIlroy's run at St. Andrews to what professional golf actually looks like to the Delaware Compromise to LIV's successes to what the heck happens now. Plus he tackles one tough question: Who does the PGA Tour miss the most? HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Head to radmorgolf.com and use code DROPZONE. And pick up Kyle's book at anormalsport.com Everybody wins!


Shane Bacon Breaks Down 2022 (Golf Year In Review, Pt. 1)

Shane Bacon joins the show for a plunge into the 2022 golf season, from LIV's intrusion to the PGA Tour's product to the moments you may have missed from the first half of the year. From World Ranking upheaval to drama at the Genesis to a wild Players through a PGA Championship story worth telling, Bacon brings it. (Plus some bonus Santa Claus analysis.) HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Head to radmorgolf.com and use code DROPZONE. Everybody wins!


What We Learned at the Hero: Tiger’s Takes, Tour’s Future, Norman, More

Fresh off a week at the Hero World Challenge, the Drop Zone breaks down sights and sounds from on the ground in the Bahamas. From Tiger Woods sightings — and Sam Bankman-Fried sightings! — to Elevated Events, blackjack tables, Jon Rahm, Greg Norman and more. Plus we debut a new segment, Up and Down, that dives into who won the week and who's down bad. Enjoy! RADMOR DISCOUNT CODE: Check out radmorgolf.com and use discount code DROPZONE for 25% off!


Why Golfers are Mad—and Whether They Should Be

Big-time figures in the golf world are mad. Mad about the OWGR, mad about the new schedule, mad about the players, mad about the leadership, mad about their sponsorships. From Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy to Greg Norman to tour sponsors, is their madness petty? Justified? Misplaced? On the mark? More complex? The Drop Zone breaks it all down; golf is staring down its offseason but there are plenty of loose ends left untied. RADMOR DISCOUNT CODE: Check out radmorgolf.com and use discount code...


What’s Tiger Woods doing? Why it’s now Tiger Season—and what it means

This episode is all about Tiger Woods. Where is Tiger in his golf career right now — and what can we expect for the future? Sean Zak and Dylan Dethier break down why Woods is playing a bunch in December and what that means for the PGA Tour and Tiger's future. RADMOR DISCOUNT CODE: Check out radmorgolf.com and use discount code DROPZONE for 25% off!


LIV Season Breakdown: Successes! Failures! What’s Next!

After a wild week at LIV Miami, LIV's first season is in the books — and our Sean Zak was there all week to bear witness. What did we learn? What should we make of LIV's successes and failures? What's next in terms of players, business plans, TV deals and more? Dylan Dethier returns from vacation to help break it all down. RADMOR DISCOUNT CODE: Check out radmorgolf.com and use discount code DROPZONE for 25% off!