A Designated Dud, Coronation and Coach scripting, and Ryder Cup rumblings
Andy and Brendan make a pledge at the start of this episode that it will absolutely not go over a certain mark, and then they blow past that as they forgot to do an ad read. They begin with some thoughts on the IL Crown format, the relatively un-dramatic 2023 edition, and the pieces in place. Then they get to Wells Fargo, where Andy and Brendan debate whether this is proof that the Designated model will have some real issues next year when it’s not mandatory that top players, such as Rahm and Scheffler, show up to play. There’s some Rickie chatter, and a good bit on Michael Kim earning an Open exemption. There’s also discussion about the Warriors “coach” uniforms and the preposterous Coronation scripting. On the Euro Tour, they discuss Adrian Meronk’s win and push to make the Ryder Cup, and how terrible the golf course looks. The Champions Tour has a real, legit interesting dustup with the angry tweets of Paul Goydos about rampant cart usage on that circuit, with a big shot at Commish Jay mixed in for good measure.