The Tao of Scottie Scheffler and Rank-and-File Rumblings at the 2023 Players

Our Tuesday show covers a variety of topics related to the past week’s Players Championship. First, Garrett talks with Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) about whether Scottie Scheffler’s win should count as 0.5 of a major (0:35). Then Garrett brings in the PGA Tour’s Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) to discuss Scheffler’s mindset and approach to the game (8:05). Garrett and Sean touch on, among other things, the relationship between scrambling and faith. After that, Brendan rejoins the pod to chat with Garrett about the discontent that some rank-and-file players feel about the PGA Tour’s new designated event model (33:21), and they close with two golf storylines to track in the coming week (56:55).
NOTE: We recorded this podcast on Monday morning, before the USGA and R&A announced their plan to limit distance at the elite levels of the game by rolling back the golf ball. We will cover that subject in depth on our Thursday episode this week.