2017 US Open Preview with Ryan Ballengee

June 13, 2017

After a two month break we are back at major golf with our 2017 US Open Preview.  As always we are joined by Ryan Ballengee (thegolfnewsnet.com) to help us prep for the 2nd major of the season.  We'll discuss:

  • What does this Erin Hills, a new course, have in store for the competitors? (Ryan has actually played it)
  • Can Dustin Johnson's length off the tee overcome his poor bunker play on this "links style" course?
  • Concerns over Jordan Speith's game?
  • Will Phil Mickelson play in the US Open?
  • Who will be in the final two pairings on Sunday?

Plus I'll discuss whether the inevitable Warriors win is good for the NBA in bringing in casual fans.  And why the NHL has a problem with it's "stars".

Be sure to follow Ryan on Twitter at @RyanBallengee.


Go Crazy Cleveland!

June 21, 2016

So you're telling me the Cleveland Cavaliers are NBA Champions, Dustin Johnson is a Major Champion and the Cubs are in 1st place by 12 games?  What crazy mixed up world do we live in?

We'll take a look at how the Cavs were able to overcome a 3-1 deficit to win the NBA Finals.  Plus, we'll be joined by Max Adler from Golf Digest to look back at a crazy finish to the US Open.

-Did Dustin Johnson violate a rule on the 5th green?
-Will the USGA look at changing their rules and guidelines as a result?
-Is DJs win one of the best mentally tough wins at a major?
-Can his bombing style win at Royal Troon in a few weeks?

Be sure to follow Max on Twitter @MaxAdlerGD and at golfdigest.com.


Episode 72 - US Open Recap “This close”

June 22, 2015

Yep, Dustin Johnson was "this close" to winning the 2015 US Open.  But it was Jordan Spieth who pulled off the victory.  In our US Open Recap we'll take a look at how Dustin Johnson let another one get away.  How did Jordan Spieth do it again? Was the criticism of the USGA justified and how does this set up for the Rory/Jordan showdown at St. Andrews.  Plus how Fox Sports went from a thumbs up to a big thumbs down.


Episode 70: US Open Preview

June 15, 2015

"Go West Young Man!"  At least that's what the USGA is finally doing with the first US Open help in the pacific northwest at Chamber Bay.  And if it's major time that must mean it's time to check in with Ryan Ballengee from Yahoo Sports.  Ryan is on site and will give us an idea of what this rare links style US Open course has in store for the players.  What players benefit from this style?  How will the weather effect the tournament? Does Tiger have any chance?  And can Jordan Spieth go back to back majors?

Plus we'll finally talk NBA.  Don't get too excited I don't have much to offer on this one.