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The Cut: The BBC Golf podcast

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News, opinion, debate and analysis of the big golfing issues, including interviews with leading players and golfing personalities/celebrities, with Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter.

News, opinion, debate and analysis of the big golfing issues, including interviews with leading players and golfing personalities/celebrities, with Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter.
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News, opinion, debate and analysis of the big golfing issues, including interviews with leading players and golfing personalities/celebrities, with Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter.

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English


Episodes

Lowry and McIlroy join the Cut

9/18/2019
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Two Open champions join Iain and Andrew this week at the BMW at Wentworth. Shane Lowry talks kitchen design and reflects on his brilliant Open win at Portrush whilst Rory McIlroy pops by after winning the PGA Tour Player of the year gong. Luke Donald shows off his calf’s, Iain tries to find out who Bread Lee is, plus he claims he knows the origin of a world famous catchphrase. And a year out from the Ryder Cup, Iain and Andrew pick their European line up.

Duration:00:38:57

Europe win the Solheim Cup

9/15/2019
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Europe won the Solheim Cup with the final stroke of the tournament as Suzann Pettersen clinched a nerve wracking seven foot putt, her last as a professional golfer. It is the first time since 2013 Europe have held the title. Georgia Hall - who won every match she played - joins The Cut, along with her teammates - as Karen Stupples relives one of the most dramatic moments in golf.

Duration:00:40:27

The Solheim Cut - Day 2

9/14/2019
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A windswept Gleneagles witnessed a painfully slow second day of the Solheim Cup which saw rounds last six hours in 40mph winds. But it’s finely poised at eight points each going into singles day. Former Solheim Cup player Karen Stupples joins the team once again.

Duration:00:27:31

The Solheim Cut - Day 1

9/13/2019
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Europe lead after Day 1 of the Solheim Cup, but is momentum with the USA after a late dramatic comeback. Karen Stupples joins the team to reflect and pontificate over the speed of play, but she fails to make a dent in the chipping forecast.

Duration:00:20:42

The Solheim Cut

9/12/2019
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The Solheim Cup starts tomorrow morning with Europe hoping to win for the first time since 2013. Karen Stupples join Iain and Andrew along with European captain Catriona Matthew to talk through her pairings for the first morning, plus we find out which player tried to buy a tiger. Iain and Andrew also ask if Rory McIlroy deserves to be named PGA Tour Player of the year, all before Andrew dashes off to prepare for his role as warm up act for the opening ceremony.

Duration:00:35:42

2019 Solheim Cup preview

9/9/2019
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The pinnacle of women’s golf gets underway on Friday at Gleneagles. Can America make it three in a row against Europe in the Solheim Cup? Iain Carter is joined by Karen Stupples and Mel Reid who explain why the tournament brings out the best and worst of golfers in an event with its fair share of controversy.

Duration:00:50:37

McIlroy on majors and muscles

8/28/2019
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With Iain Carter away on holidays, Andrew Cotter is forced to find another co-presenter for this week's Cut. Rory McIlroy stepped in at short notice. Actually he didn't. Andrew just interviewed him so we decided we'd put that out instead. After winning the FedEx Cup at the weekend he reflects on a season that's also brought him the Players Championship and a stupendous round at the Canadian Open and questions if the majors should be spread out a bit more across the calendar. Plus find out...

Duration:00:09:18

Thomas triumphs, Tour Championship handicaps and getting tough on slow play

8/19/2019
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In the final episode before The Cut's mid-summer break, Andrew Cotter and Iain Carter consider Justin Thomas' low scoring victory at last week's BMW Championship and look ahead to the Tour Championship and its unique scoring system this year. There is team news for the Walker and Presidents Cups as well as a detailed look at the European Tour's new toughened up policy on slow play. Iain and Andrew also discuss the mixed format at the new World Invitational event in Northern Ireland and...

Duration:00:42:23

Matthew’s Solheim Gamble and Bryson’s Go Slow.

8/13/2019
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Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter discuss Europe’s Solheim Cup team selection for next month’s match at Gleneagles. Skipper Catriona Matthew sprang a surprise by picking Suzann Pettersen despite the Norwegian only playing two tournaments in the last couple of years. Matthew tells The Cut she has no doubts that the former world number two will deliver for Europe. Iain and Andrew also discuss the latest slow play row surrounding American Bryson DeChambeau and, a week late, they reveal the latest...

Duration:00:41:41

Shibuno is golf's newest star as the men head into the playoffs

8/5/2019
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This week Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter reflect on Hinako Shibuno's historic victory in the Women's British Open at Woburn. The 20 year old became only the second Japanese player to win a major and remarkably she did so at her first attempt, playing outside her home country for the first time in her career. She also captured the hearts of the crowds with her engaging, charismatic personality. Meanwhile the men's PGA Tour season came to a close ahead of this month's playoffs, which will take...

Duration:00:42:02

More McIlroy misery, the trouble with Sergio and Hall's stolen trophy

7/31/2019
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This week Andrew and Iain are at Woburn to preview the Women's British Open with former title holder Karen Stupples. They are joined by defending champion Georgia Hall who reveals how the trophy from her triumph twelve months ago was stolen from the boot of her car. Georgia also outlines how she plans to bounce back from indifferent recent form. Andrew, Iain and Karen also consider another disappointing result for Rory McIlroy, another win for Brooks Koepka and another temper tantrum from...

Duration:00:56:22

Lowry Open win is 'for the island of Ireland'

7/21/2019
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After Shane Lowry completed a procession on the way to winning the Claret Jug Iain and Andrew alongside Conor McNamara and Sarah Mulkerrins look at how culturally significant his victory could be. They round up the whole tournament at Royal Portrush which culminated with a leader board with five Brits in the top ten. Plus, who won this year's Chipping Forecast?

Duration:00:33:53

Shane Lowry: “This doesn’t feel like golf”

7/20/2019
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On a remarkable Saturday at the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Ireland’s Shane Lowry shot an 8 under par round of 63 to lead by 4 going into the final day. Wild scenes of celebrations greeted him on the 18th but is it all over? Iain, Andrew, Conor McNamara and Alistair Bruce-Ball try to make sense of it all.

Duration:00:21:50

It’s all about the cut

7/19/2019
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As Shane Lowry gets set to start Saturday as joint leader of the Championship, the team look out for who else could get close to claiming the Claret Jug.

Duration:00:22:48

Rory woe and Tiger struggles at Royal Portrush

7/18/2019
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After a hugely eventful first day at the Open - the team discuss how long Tiger can endure tough days on a links course and why Rory struggles when the spotlight is focused on him.

Duration:00:17:12

Can Rory bring it home?

7/17/2019
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We hear from Rory Mcllroy ahead of the Open on his home soil in Portrush, Northern Ireland. Iain and Andrew chat about whether or not it will inspire or hinder Mcllroy playing on his home turf.

Duration:00:16:22

The Big Open preview

7/16/2019
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We'll hear from Justin Rose ahead of the Open getting underway. Iain and Andrew deliver their 'Chipping Forecast' and we'll learn why Portrush is a caddies' dream.

Duration:00:39:34

We've arrived - it's Open week

7/15/2019
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As we get into the swing of Open week in Northern Ireland, we hear from the defending champion Francesco Molinari and Darren Clarke who will get the Championship underway.

Duration:00:24:34

How the Open came to Portrush

7/15/2019
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At the start of Open week Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter bring you a special edition of The Cut. 68 years after it was last played there they tell the story of how the Open came back to Royal Portrush and hear from Rory McIlory and the people who made the dream come true. They explain how McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell all played their part in bringing the Open back to Northern Ireland.

Duration:00:55:42

The Portrush Pod

7/14/2019
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At the start of Open week Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter bring you a special edition of The Cut. 68 years after it was last played there they tell the story of how the Open came back to Royal Portrush and hear from Rory McIlory and the people who made the dream come true. They explain how McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell all played their part in bringing the Open back to Northern Ireland.

Duration:00:55:42