PGA Tour’s sluggish start, Pavon stomp-gate, and Signature exemptions gripes

Andy and Brendan get together in the middle of NFL conference championship Sunday to debrief on the weekend that was in golf. They bounce around on a variety of subjects both related and unrelated to golf, including the Ravens, Nelly Korda vs. Lydia Ko, the LPGA’s stringent Hall of Fame regulations, and more. Then on Torrey, they discuss the lumbering start to the PGA Tour season that now counts Mathieu Pavon among its winners. They discuss a troubling social media video of Pavon appearing to stomp around in the rough before hitting his shot-of-the-year style approach into 18 for the winning birdie. They also discuss the exemption roulette for Signature events, with some categories double dipping to keep two HUGE names out of the Pebble field for the Swing 5 category. The close is a mishmash of chatter on the Pissbear’s win, some swing teacher legends mad about the teacher rankings, their favorite 4A guys, and a new Masters ad without the music.