A sChef in the Pancake Zone, Xander’s sketchy ruling, and wimpy layups
Andy and Brendan ignore the start of the Super Bowl to record this Monday episode on a strong weekend at the designated debut of the Phoenix Open. They discuss Scottie Scheffler’s return to No. 1 in the world and how he enters the Pancake Zone without having his “best stuff” in a loaded event with some difficult playing conditions. But there’s also some early scorn for the layup approaches taken by Nick Taylor and Jordan Spieth as they tried to chase down Scheffler. The sketchy Xander Schauffele ruling raises several questions and an extended discussion on why it’s even a crutch of the rule, why second opinions are even allowed, and the process of hitting into a free drops via the grandstands. The predict-a-ball gizmo on CBS is also given further attention after its use at TPC Scottsdale.