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Reed’s statement signifying nothing, Bubba’s new LIV team name, Pebble’s fall

This was supposed to be a short one, but all manner of news, schedules, and Euro Tour names are discussed over the course of this hour. Andy and Brendan begin with Pat Reed issuing a statement no one asked for, satisfied no one, and only re-loaded another round of further scrutiny on him after Dubai. They also get to Bubba Watson’s quote from the Saudi International that he joined LIV because his 10 year old knew the team names. They also laugh about Phil claiming he’s “disengaging” from the drama. This leads to a “Shotgun Scoop” on Bubba’s new team name, as well as another re-brand and name for the Aussie quartet. Schedule for the week takes a long, hard look at the weak field at Pebble Beach of all places, and doles out some blame for this unacceptable trend. News hits on Bassy Munoz’s reported departure, the scrubbing of Will Zalatoris’s putts, and a draconian new rule on the PGA Tour for one-year bans even for non-members.

Golf Architecture Mailbag: Rollback Possibilities, Pet Peeves, and Public Golf Problems

You asked, we answered. Andy and Garrett tackle a variety of golf architecture-related questions from listeners, including ones about the impact a potential equipment rollback will have on championship courses, which practices in modern golf course design are most objectionable, Robert Trent Jones II’s pot-stirring Golf Magazine interview, why the Covid boom has not translated into widespread muni renovations, whether great architecture is becoming elitist and unaffordable, and more.

Catching Up with Zac Blair

After a two-year layoff to recover from shoulder surgery, Zac Blair is back on the PGA Tour this season. He’s also back on the podcast, chatting with Andy about his return to professional golf. They also discuss the final stages of his Tree Farm project in South Carolina and the different contributions that he, Tom Doak, and Kye Goalby brought to the design and construction process. Finally, they turn their attention to the future, touching on potential golf developments Zac wants to be involved in and a golf trip that he’d like to take.