The Tour’s Yasir Al-Rumayyan problem, Jay goes to Saudi, and Blockie’s 2024 debut
Andy and Brendan fire it up for this Wednesday episode on the heels of a report in The Athletic that Yasir may face a lawsuit for some bad things he is alleged to have carried out on the instruction of Saudi Crown Prince MBS. Is this a golf and PGA Tour problem now and just the beginning of many? Also, it comes out while Jay Monahan is reportedly in Saudi Arabia trying to hammer out a deal. Andy and Brendan concede there is probably no choice now but how could this have gone differently than where we’re at with Yasir appearing to have an amount of control and authority. Then they rip through the schedule for the week, which includes many amusements and delights on the Amex in Palm Springs, the new “best teacher rankings,” Daniel Berger’s return, and “the best JT in the world.” They discuss more Rory comments about a world tour and a quick drive by of his on Kapalua, while Brendan delivers his own drive-by of an Antetokounmpo brother. They close with a Rahm rumored sighting, some questions on the LPGA at the start of its season, and make some one and done picks for the Champions Tour’s season opener.