Reed’s statement signifying nothing, Bubba’s new LIV team name, Pebble’s fall
This was supposed to be a short one, but all manner of news, schedules, and Euro Tour names are discussed over the course of this hour. Andy and Brendan begin with Pat Reed issuing a statement no one asked for, satisfied no one, and only re-loaded another round of further scrutiny on him after Dubai. They also get to Bubba Watson’s quote from the Saudi International that he joined LIV because his 10 year old knew the team names. They also laugh about Phil claiming he’s “disengaging” from the drama. This leads to a “Shotgun Scoop” on Bubba’s new team name, as well as another re-brand and name for the Aussie quartet. Schedule for the week takes a long, hard look at the weak field at Pebble Beach of all places, and doles out some blame for this unacceptable trend. News hits on Bassy Munoz’s reported departure, the scrubbing of Will Zalatoris’s putts, and a draconian new rule on the PGA Tour for one-year bans even for non-members.