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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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United Kingdom

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BBC

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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

New season, new rules and a new approach from Rory

1/16/2019
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Having been invited back for that ‘difficult second season’, The Cut assesses whether it can live up to the crushing mediocrity of the first series. We think we can. Lee Westwood is this week’s special guest in Abu Dhabi as the golfing season gathers momentum at the first Rolex Series event of the year. There are new rules to get to grips with - some of them not popular with the pros - and we put our slant on the big stories of 2019. Lots has happened since the end of last season. Rory...

Duration:00:49:38

The Hall and Molinari Christmas Special

12/23/2018
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Open champion Francesco Molinari and Ricoh Women's British Open winner Georgia Hall sit down with Iain Carter to reflect on a great 2018. Hall explains how her boyfriend - and caddie - is dealing without his ten per cent of her Open winner's cheque and Molinari looks back on beating the world at Carnoustie and the Americans at the Ryder Cup. Also, find out how he ended up in bed with Tommy Fleetwood.

Duration:00:30:59

The season and series finale

11/20/2018
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Danny Willett gets back to winning ways in Dubai and opens up about the mental and physical struggles he's faced since becoming a major champion in 2016. It was a hugely impressive win for Willett in the Middle East - but not huge enough to earn one of The Cut's coveted end-of-season awards. We look back at the best of a spectacular golfing season, albeit one not without its faults. On Friday, for example, it's The Match, where Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods slug it out for $9million in Las...

Duration:00:45:30

McIlroy's mindset, Westwood wins and another Moliwood blockbuster

11/13/2018
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This week’s episode comes from the European Tour's season-ending event in Dubai where two of the sport's biggest names are in contention to end the year as Europe’s number one. Ryder Cup teammates Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari are teeing it up against each this week at the DP World Tour Championship, where only a win will do for the Englishman. Rory McIlroy explains why he might only play in two European Tour events next season, and could 2019 be a special year for Lee Westwood, who...

Duration:00:44:38

Q School, life on Jupiter and cheats

11/6/2018
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European Tour players Oliver Wilson and Tom Murray finished tantalising outside the top 15 on the Challenge Tour, so instead of having a couple weeks off and preparing for the new season they’re off to the infamous Q School in Spain to scrap for their cards. They’re both alongside Iain Carter and Andrew Cotter to share their thoughts ahead of a tournament – and pressure – unlike anything else in professional golf. We also speak to Mel Reid who successfully regained her card at the LPGA Q...

Duration:00:56:16

Horsey, Canter and the curious case of Taner Yamac

10/31/2018
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There’s an unmistakeable equine feel to this episode in which we’re joined by two recognisable faces from the European Tour. One is a big hitter, the other isn’t, which allows us to examine the infinitesimal differences between keeping your card and heading back to Q School. David Horsey and Laurie Canter are with us to talk power, putting, percentages and, among other minor irritations, not playing against Andy Murray at tennis. We also dissect one of the most beautiful and dynamic things...

Duration:00:52:08

The rise of Rose and the big Bjorn wind-up

10/24/2018
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European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has his say on Rory McIlroy’s prank call requesting individual cryotherapy chambers for players at the Ryder Cup. Justin Rose is the new world number one after his second-placed finish in the latest Fed Ex Cup event on the PGA Tour. And should we really be concerned about Sergio Garcia’s form ahead of Paris? We discuss why the Ryder Cup works so well for him. There's also been a very special hole-in-one in The Cut community, which we just have to talk...

Duration:00:40:56

Triumphs, trials and trolls

10/24/2018
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We’re joined by two of the rising stars of the women’s game, Carly Booth and Meghan MacLaren, both winners on the Ladies European Tour, who are in the studio to talk about the “rollercoaster” of life on Tour. In the past 12 months, MacLaren has tasted success in Australia - but financially only broke even for the week - while Booth has been the subject of online abuse, been hacked and had to come to terms with having hundreds of private pictures posted on the internet. We’re also joined by...

Duration:00:59:55

The Pepper pod

10/17/2018
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Special guest Eddie Pepperell returns to talk about his win at the British Masters at Walton Heath and much, much more. He’s broken into the world’s top 35 players after his win at the weekend - but will he be able to defend his title next year with the tournament struggling to secure sponsorship? Justin Rose says fewer events might be the way forward for the European Tour’s schedule and we hear from Luke Donald who’s confident he can return to his best after months out with a back injury.

Duration:00:47:06

Molinari magic and Mickelson moans

10/11/2018
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This week we speak to Francesco Molinari about his extraordinary season, his coach Denis Pugh also joins us to discuss how the Italian’s become a Ryder Cup star and major winner. Phil Mickelson’s comments about the course at the Ryder Cup send Iain’s phone into meltdown, and we find out who’s the latest golfer to benefit from The Cut ‘bounce’.

Duration:00:40:27

Europe win the Ryder Cup

9/30/2018
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As the sun sets on a remarkable week in Paris, The Cut team reassemble for the final time to review Europe’s victory, the record breaking Sergio Garcia, Francesco Molinari’s five from five, plus Craig Connely’s Mum calls mid way through.

Duration:00:33:41

Ryder Cup day two review

9/30/2018
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The Cut reflect on a remarkable day for Europe finishing with a commanding 10-6 lead, but has their singles pairings opened the door to a USA comeback? Plus hear from Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari (AKA Moliwood)after they made it four wins out of four.

Duration:00:29:16

Ryder Cup: Day 1 Review

9/28/2018
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Iain Carter, Oliver Wilson and Alex Miceli react to an extraordinary first day of the Ryder Cup as Europe lead 5-3. Plus a look ahead to Saturday’s action.

Duration:00:26:38

Ryder Cup Eve

9/27/2018
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The talking is almost over as we now know the pairings for the opening day's fourballs at the Ryder Cup in Paris. Mark Chapman and the 5 live team head out into the darkness of Le Golf National to discuss all of the intriguing match-ups.

Duration:00:53:16

RYDER CUP: The Europeans and Faldo

9/26/2018
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Sir Nick Faldo joins Andrew Cotter, the former Ryder Cup player Oli Wilson and caddie Craig Connelly to dissect the Europeans and their chances ahead of the Ryder Cup. David Ginola flies the flag for Paris and find out why Kurt Russell lived up to his name during a recent interview.

Duration:00:46:49

Ryder Cup: The Americans

9/25/2018
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When Samuel L Jackson, Michael Phelps and John McEnroe agree to speak to you it must mean the Team USA PR is in full spin. They join the Cut as the strengths and weaknesses of Jim Furyk’s side are poured over.

Duration:00:47:40

The Ryder Cup kick-off and Woods a winner again

9/24/2018
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Is Le Golf National set up to suit Tiger Woods who's returned to the winners' circle after a five-year absence? Caddie Craig Connolly joins Iain Carter and Mark Chapman to give us the lowdown on the course and reflect on the significance of Woods' victory in the first of our Ryder Cup week of pods.

Duration:00:26:19

Caddie rifts and Ryder Cup gifts

9/19/2018
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Martin Kaymer's long-time former caddie Craig Connelly opens up about their recent split. He's this week's special guest, alongside Jamie Donaldson. Both are on the 5 live team at Le Golf National. They relive some of the key moments in recent Ryder Cup history - notably at Medinah and Gleneagles - and share their thoughts on how things could unfold in Paris. Also, find out why 'Spanish madness' could be the secret to beating Brooks Koepka in a fight.

Duration:00:47:07

The rise of Rose and the big Bjorn wind-up

9/12/2018
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European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has his say on Rory McIlroy’s prank call requesting individual cryotherapy chambers for players at the Ryder Cup. Justin Rose is the new world number one after his second-placed finish in the latest Fed Ex Cup event on the PGA Tour. And should we really be concerned about Sergio Garcia’s form ahead of Paris? We discuss why the Ryder Cup works so well for him. There's also been a very special hole-in-one in The Cut community, which we just have to talk...

Duration:00:40:56

Pairings, personalities and Pod on the pod

8/27/2018
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Ryder Cup vice-captain and three-time major winner Padraig Harrington joins us from Prague following his second-placed finish at the Czech Masters. Former Ryder Cup player Oli Wilson says form is more important than reputation at this stage of the qualification race for Paris. He gives us his wildcards ahead of Thomas Bjorn's team announcement next week and also picks his ultimate Ryder Cup team. And Iain Carter can't stay away - he joins us from a balcony in Spain.

Duration:00:48:33