Longtime golf journalists John Hawkins and Jeff Rude give their takes on the No. 1 theme of the 2015 PGA Tour season, the biggest disappointments, the breakout players and the most memorable tournaments. Listen to Hawk & Rude Podcast here:
There aren’t many things Hawk and Rude like better than a feline fight. OK, maybe there are–like love, peace, majors and presidential debates. But now that you’re reading this, we call your attention to the Solheim Cup controversy involving Suzann Pettersen. Hawk says everybody wins: Motivated U.S. team (rallies from 10-6 down in singles), the Solheim Cup (attention), golf (attention) and even Pettersen (after delayed apology). Rude isn’t so sure about the latter, saying the conduct figures to follow Pettersen for a good while. Also, the boys talk FedEx Cup playoffs, Jason Day, Player of the Year (not Day) and Tiger Woods’ back surgery. Listen here:
Comic Larry David, creator of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, says he likes Jordan Spieth partly because Spieth is “going to be wildly bald” like David someday. So Hawk and Rude talk about the best bald golfers. And they express strong opinions about how perceptions have changed in the past month with regard to Spieth and Jason Day. Plus, they weigh in on the great golf city of Chicago and the unfortunate fact that the PGA Tour doesn’t have an annual event in the Windy City. If all that isn’t enough, the boys talk Caddyshack, which, to put it mildly, isn’t one of Hawk’s favorite movies because he thinks it’s “silly.” Silly?!
What’s the bigger story – Rickie Fowler winning or Jordan Spieth missing consecutive cuts? Hawk and Rude disagree.
Should Phil Mickelson have been picked for Presidents Cup? Hawk and Rude disagree.
So jump in here and listen.
The boys dig in on this one. Their opinions seem stronger than zoo dirt on this issue. Other media outlets are debating whether Jason Day can win Player of the Year over Jordan Spieth. Hawk and Rude say there is no debate. They say no way, while applauding Day’s rare achievements. Have a listen and a few laughs: