Hideki makes history at Riv, PGA Tour identity crisis, and a YouTube golfer qualifier

The shed door makes its triumphant and unexpected return to this Monday episode, which begins with the strong Sunday finish at Riviera. Andy and Brendan discuss Hideki’s “all-time” final round 62 and how the PGA Tour needed a marquee winner after an underwhelming West Coast swing. They compare this year to last year’s start of the season, and it’s not great. There are a few theories bandied about on why. The nuts, bolts, and meaning of Hideki’s win, Zalatoris’s flash, and a couple house cat fades are also broken down in detail. Riviera is praised as usual, and Scheffler’s putting is critiqued as usual. They also hit on Jim Nantz popping back at rules call-ins and tweeters, and lament CBS’s departure from the broadcast until the Masters. They close with a news section on the Chubb Classic, David Puig, and a Myrtle Beach Classic (a new PGA Tour event) qualifying tourney for YouTube golfers to get a spot and a shot at a PGA Tour purse.