Alarm in the top 10, the U.S. Am changes, TaylorMade’s “survey” and SGS Golf Advice
This Friday episode is a potpourri of thoughts on the Match Play and Puntacana championships. Andy and Brendan ponder which elite player from last year should be more concerned given recent runs of form: Will Zalatoris or Matt Fitzpatrick? There’s also some quick Rickie appreciation following his takedown of Jon Rahm. Then they get into the USGA making some significant changes to the qualifying processes for the U.S. Amateur, its original championship. They discuss what those changes will do to the field and also some unintended consequences. The TaylorMade survey is also given a few minutes of amusement. SGS Golf Advice hits on a Schenk putter effect, breaking it down for some slow playing in-laws, a scorecard issue lowering your handicap to dangerous levels, and how to get more Mid-Am reps.