Fore Play

Fore Play

Barstool Sports
Sports>Golf
371 episodes
"Fore Play" is a weekly podcast by common golfers, for common golfers. Trent, Riggs, Frankie, Lurch, and their wide variety of guests talk about everything golf like normal folks sitting at a bar watching coverage, venting about the game's difficulties, and weighing in on pro gossip. Your classic golf addicts, the "Fore Play" crew brings a young, unique voice to the rapidly-evolving game, discussing freely and openly everything golf. There is nothing like it.
  • Jon Rahm electrifies Torrey Pines and snatches his first U.S. Open. We break it all down: tomahawk fist pumps, tree balls, the course, Bryson’s meltdown, Rory’s close call, Louis racking up runner ups, the streaker, Wolff’s transparency, and more.
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  • The 2021 U.S. Open is here. It’s go time. It’s fight time. We breakdown our 3 days onsite at Torrey Pines: Trent putting a dummy mark on Kiz’s driver; Men of Streel catching up with Kevin Streelman; Brad Faxon’s history and the report of “Bryson declined”; much more. Then, we’re joined by Austen Dai...
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  • Podcasting live from the cliffs of Southern California, and joined by Craig Annis the chief branding officer for the USGA, we’re previewing the 121st U.S. Open championship. And we go through the history of our relationship with the USGA, both the ups and downs. Also: Rickie responded to Trent’s DM,...
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  • Hal Sutton (51:27) joins the show for the first time. He tells seemingly endless stories about the famous “be the right club today!” win against Tiger at The Players Championship in 2000, pairing Tiger and Phil together at the 2004 Ryder Cup, playing with Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, giving Trent...
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  • Golf is BUSY. Jon Rahm with a 6-shot lead was forced to WD from The Memorial after being alerted he tested positive for COVID-19 in spectacular fashion. The U.S. Women’s Open saw a collapse give way to a rising new star. Brooks vs Bryson has continued to ramp up. Frankie Borrelli has taken on the en...
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  • A lot going on. Riggs begins the show being confronted and confessing. The first episode of Trent’s breaking 100 series is out, and we discuss. Frankie survived games 1 and 2 vs Boston, but now he’s shipping up to Boston for games 3 and 4. Riggs is live from the U.S. Women’s Open, Spieth surrendered...
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  • Do we have a global snake crisis? Who is going to win the Brooks vs Bryson rivalry? Will Frankie make it through the Islanders vs Bruins series without spilling someone’s blood? Could the Fore Man Scramble break 100 playing 4-man alternate shot? Can Lurch list everything he’s eaten in the past 2 day...
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  • Dustin Johnson (80:26), the no. 1 ranked player in the world, joins the pod for the first time. We get great intel into DJ’s superstitions and the most nervous he’s ever been over a golf ball. Before DJ, we get into the infamous Brooks vs Bryson video and subsequent online banter. Does Phil run 100%...
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  • Out of the clouds, Phil Mickelson wins the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island, taking down Brooks Koepka and a handful of others down the stretch to earn his 6th major championship title. We react to it all: the scene coming up 18, the holed out bunker shot, the bombs, the hold-your-breathe mome...
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  • It’s go time in a lot of ways. Trent, Frankie, and Jake have been all over Kiawah Island gearing up for the PGA Championship, running into Justin Thomas, Max Homa, Joel Dahmen, Brooks Koepka, Scott van Pelt, (whoever else I forgot), the TaylorMade truck, and more. How’s the course look? What’s the f...
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  • Huge show. We’re joined by Mississippi State women’s head golf coach Charlie Ewing (25:28) to talk through the debacle in Baton Rouge and the subsequent birth of the Let Them Play Classic. What led to the infamous staircase announcement? How did a program like Mississippi State first react to Barsto...
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  • Golf is a better sport when Rory wins. Trent & Frankie had an epic day golfing on Long Island and mingling with Joe LaCava. Riggs played Torrey Pines again but from 1,200 less yards this time. Rickie watched the first round of the Masters with Tiger at his house. U.S. wins the Walker Cup. We catch u...
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  • Trent has begun his assault on double digits. Rory wins again. And we are joined by golf statistician & strategy consultant Scott Fawcett (31:24), who works with Will Zalatoris, Stewart Cink and many others, about course management. Where should you aim? Why? When should you go for it? Should you ev...
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  • The Miz (57:44) from WWE, Real World, and reality TV fame joins the show for the first time. We discuss turning “15 minutes of fame” into a 20+ year career, the humility of golf, and even get a little sparring between The Miz and The Butter Knife. Before the interview, we peek behind the curtain to...
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  • Will Zalatoris (41:09), coming off a 2nd place finish at last month’s Masters, joins the show for a full hour. We dive deep into 2021 Masters week, coming up just a stroke short, navigating Augusta with statistics as your guide, Happy Gilmore and much more. Before Will joins, we react to Sam Burns w...
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  • Live from the 18th green of Torrey Pines, we’re back. We’re joined the second half of the show by NHL legend, 7-time Stanley Cup winner Bryan Trottier (25:07). Before then, we give knee-jerk reactions to playing 2021 U.S. Open venue Torrey Pines from 7,800 yards: the bad, the ugly, and the even wors...
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  • The first Tiger photo post-accident has emerged and he looks... great. We react to Tiger’s post, the Zurich Classic ending in alternate shot playoff, and Brooks Koepka lefty vs Dave Portnoy (with Frankie on the bag). And we do this all live from the patio at Olympic Club, minutes after playing it. W...
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  • A very unique and fascinating guest on today’s show. Dr. Jared Van Snellenberg (54:40) was Happy Gilmore’s caddie, and today is a doctor conducting important research on the brain. As you may imagine, this takes us down a lot of different roads: what was the Happy Gilmore role like, how does the bra...
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  • Hoodies and casual wear are taking over golf; we love it and want more of it. We talk golf wardrobes, Frankie’s 76, Trent’s upcoming breaking 100 series, Si Woo Kim’s preposterous penalty, Stewart Cink’s dominant win, Lydia Ko returning to the top, and going all-in on Christmas this year. Then actor...
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  • Pat Perez (2:45) drinking a bottle of MJ wine joins the show from the RBC Heritage to cover it all: Hideki winning at Augusta, his relationship to Si Woo’s broken putter, the maddest he’s ever been on the course, defending Horschel and Poulter, not eating fish, what makes professional golf standout...
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  • Instant Masters reactions. Hideki wins as things tightened down the stretch. Augusta shined with great conditions. Xander came up short under pressure again. Zach Johnson looks like an astronaut. Billy Horschel is a lunatic. Spieth and Greller made things interesting. Bryson hasn’t figured out Augus...
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  • It is time! The Masters has arrived. We get into it all — course conditions, our picks, what we’re most excited for, and what we expect. We also react to the latest Tiger accident news and, once again, try to figure out how we truly feel about Bryson DeChambeau!
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  • Masters stories. Spieth is back. We’ve got a MONSTER 3 and a half-hour episode for you. We recap all the exciting action from the Valero Texas Open and Frankie eats crow after talking bad about Spieth. We chat about an amazing weekend at Augusta National for the Women’s Amateur as well as the first...
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  • Nate Bargatze (94:15) joins the show. We discuss his hilarious new Netflix special, the new golf simulator he installed in his house, matches vs Shay Mooney, going on Joe Rogan, and much more. Before Nate, we react to LA County keeping the cause of Tiger’s accident secret, the new Behind The Greens...
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  • We all love match play, but should the match play format be implemented for a major championship? Would it be awesome or stupid? Could it be both? We’re also PUMPED our friend Joel Dahmen breaking through and winning for the first time on the PGA TOUR in Puntacana. And we’ve got: Kevin Na & DJ’s awk...
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  • Songwriting stud and country music star Hardy (39:06) joins the show. Hardy dives into the idea of becoming famous and realizing your former self is gone forever (perhaps a parallel to Rory McIlroy admitting chasing distance has hurt his golf swing?). We also talk the Fore Man Scramble vs country s...
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  • It’s Match Play week and the boys are buzzing. Fresh off the Honda Classic, we break down Matt Jones' win, Riggs’ JB Holmes tweet that sent Steve Elkington into a tizzy, and Adam Scott’s adonis-like figure. Then we dive deep into Nick Faldo’s comments about Rickie Fowler potentially missing the Mast...
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  • The king of video games is back and in a BIG way. A one Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods just inked a new deal with 2K to bring back Tiger Woods video games. Frankie takes us on a deep dive into the history of golf video games, Riggs and Trent recount the time they spent living with Gary Player during The...
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  • Doug Ghim (62:05), who played in the penultimate group Sunday with Justin Thomas, joins the show to debrief and recap this year’s PLAYERS Championship: first tee nerves, playing alongside the eventual champ, how this was a learning experience, and much more. Before Doug joins, we react to JT’s clini...
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  • The Dadbod Classic at Pebble Beach was perhaps the greatest buddies golf trip ever assembled. And we were there. We relive the whole week, react to Bryson at Bay Hill, preview The Players, and much more!
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  • Legendary golf instructor Butch Harmon joins the show — the whole crew is live from Butch’s office at the Butch Harmon School of Golf in Las Vegas. Butch delves into stories on Tiger changing his swing, Phil winning the Masters, DJ committing to a new ball flight, and Spieth seeking a second opinion...
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  • “The wretched Borrelli” comes face to face with Abraham Ancer (41:10) where he rationalizes his tweet stating he wanted Ancer to, “quit the game of golf” once Tiger beats him in the Presidents Cup. We dive into the media taking Ancer’s quotes about Tiger out of context during the Presidents Cup, his...
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  • What might be the longest, most awkward 4 minutes in podcasting history occurs during today’s interview with Brian Baumgartner (68:04) as Frankie and Trent take the reins while Riggs sprints to his computer for the interview. Once the train gets back on the rails, we discuss spilling chili with Bria...
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  • U.S. Ryder Cup captain and 12-time PGA Tour winner Steve Stricker (53:38) joins the show alongside fellow Wisconsin native and 7-time PGA Tour Champions winner Jerry Kelly. We discuss playing with potential Ryder Cup bubble guys, how to setup Whistling Straits to benefit America, winning Trent’s pre...
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  • Pray for Tiger Woods
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  • Max Homa gets an extremely popular hometown win at Riviera while Tony Finau, again, comes up just short. We breakdown everything 2021 Genesis Invitational, from Max’s tree shot to Saturday’s wind delay to Tiger’s appearance and more. We also give our thoughts on the USGA and R&A’s new proposed amate...
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  • We’ve got earth-shattering news on today’s show... Does lurch love Frankie? What? We breakdown The Genesis Invitational and give our picks. Would we take a divot out of the 6th green at Riviera? Really how strenuous of a sport is golf? What it would be like to be a millionaire at 21 like Matthew Wol...
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  • Daniel Berger eagles the 18th at Pebble to outlast Maverick, Spieth, Lashley and more at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Speaking of Lashley, we had a full-blown four-jack meltdown late on Sunday complete with a putter slam. We discuss — How “back” is Spieth? Is Maverick McNealy the best name in sport...
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  • In typical golf fashion, the world is divided by something as dumb as rangefinders. Should they be allowed for pros? Is it faster? Does it ruin the “artistry” of the game? We also discuss DJ winning in Saudi Arabia then withdrawing from Pebble, the handicap police, and who will win another major fir...
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  • Jordan Spieth was back this weekend! For a few moments. Then big, bad Brooks Koepka showed up and dig what Koepka does. Where does this leave Spieth? How does it place the PGA TOUR landscape for the remainder of the year? In Saudi Arabia, DJ was DJ and Finau was Finau. At 45:07, Cubs outfielder Ian...
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  • While Riggs is live from the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Frankie takes control of the ship and hosts the show navigating us through tons of topics. Riggs recaps his performance during the WMPO Pro-Am and talks us through how he raised 10k for the Barstool Fund. Then we talk about Rory’s comments...
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  • The Patrick Reed saga, complete with cheating accusations & Justine’s exposed burner account, steal the show at Torrey Pines. Did he cheat? Does he care? Who’s really to blame? We discuss that, Dartmouth Golf, Riggs’ upcoming WMPO pro-am, & more. Then World Series-winning pitcher & huge golfer Ryan...
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  • Every topic takes a dark turn when Frankie speaks. Just one of those days, one of those shows. We take several From The Galleries including: Is Kiz a top 500 golfer of all time? Is it acceptable to go play bucket list courses by yourself? Why haven’t we sponsored a PGA Tour pro? This and much more....
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  • Pat Perez (76:38) joins us for the who knows how many-eth time. We preview the Fore Man Scramble full video, which will be released Tuesday night on our YouTube channel. Pat gives his thoughts on the round, his mindset going into it, the Fore Man Scramble having a chance on the PGA Tour, the Tiger D...
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  • Armen Keteyian (50:51), an 11-time Emmy winner, coauthor of the Tiger Woods biography, and executive producer of the Tiger HBO documentary, joins the show for the second time. We discuss the reactions (positive and negative) to the documentary, Armen’s genuine thoughts on Tiger’s life path, what it’...
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  • Marathon of a show. We go, and go, and go. A full review of the HBO Tiger doc. A full reaction to Ralph Lauren dropping Justin Thomas. An enthusiastic detailing of the mysterious & lost “Lido Club,” an iconic Long Island course that debuted during World War I and was gone by World War II. And, of co...
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  • We weigh in on a series of questions facing the 2021 golf season. Will Jordan Spieth win? Will Rickie? Tiger? Wolff? Will DJ or Rory win a Major? Which players who began this year in the top-5 will not finish it in the top-5? We also get a full recap of Frankie’s roller hockey men’s league debut. Oh...
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  • Big news: we’re officially TaylorMade sponsored athletes, most likely the worst in the world, and we filmed on-course videos with DJ, Morikawa, Wolff, Fleetwood, Higgs, Fassi and Redman. We react to what all this means and how the day of filming felt. In Headlines, we discuss Harris English winning...
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  • The 64th-ranked player in the world joins the show for the first time. In a 60+ minute hang, we discuss the trusty preowned hybrid he got online, losing to the Fore Man Scramble, putting with the split grip, wearing the bucket hat playing with Tiger, calling Sung Kang a cheater, how to fix Frankie’s...
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  • Happy New Year to all with our first in-person podcast in months! The crew is all together, and the biggest story in golf is a recent photo of Frankie Borrelli’s super-sized face. We spend plenty of time on that, on how to define “career low” after Lurch posts a 71, some 2020 stats, 2021 predictions...
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  • In our final show of the year, we go through 2020 from January debates to The PLAYERS playing one round before canceling to the Kisner match, Knives Creek, Behind The Greens, Barstool Classic, hulk Bryson, and Jack Nicklaus, to Tiger and Charlie Woods. And lots in between!!!
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