A loaded leaderboard and a new winner on Tour at the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek (1:52), while a certain top player tests positive for Covid. Meanwhile, the PGA announces fans will return in Houston and Bermuda (4:07). 

The golf attire debate rages on, this time thanks to the color of your socks at New South Wales (5:52). The lefties battle it out on the Champions Tour (8:25), and Phil is getting ready for another charity match (11:03). And as the Tour heads to the ZoZo Championship, relocated to Sherwood CC, Alex makes a podcast exclusive pick (13:05).

Off the course, the guys get Tuned In to ABC's lineup of the new "Supermarket Sweep" and "The Bachelorette" (14:23). And in Pop Politics, the second debate that wasn't (17:29), and an exclusive insider moment from the Vice-Presidential Debate.

This week's featured guest in Brandi Milloy, a TV host, lifestyle expert, and blogger who has been on The Today Show and multiple Food Network shows. Brandi shares all her best kitchen and family tips with us, including some ideas for your Thanksgiving Turkey (19:15).

Alex had a poor showing in his college football picks, but it wasn't as bad as Georgia Tech was against Clemson (47:31), or how bad his Patriots were against the Broncos (49:00). At least the Houston Astros lost (50:40).

As we #AlwaysEndWithFood, Michael tries out the new Ghost Pepper Donut from Dunkin', and a new map shows off every state's favorite Halloween candy, and the guys are not here for it (51:50).

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October 13, 2020

Vegas Shootout and Ryan Jahn

It was a shootout in Vegas for the Shriners Open, leading to a journey-mans victory and more Beefy Bryson drama (1:39). But was it all silenced by Tyrell Hatton's hoodie at the BMW PGA Championship in Europe (9:01)? For the next week, the Tour stays in Las Vegas for the CJ Cup, and Alex pulls the trigger on his podcast pick in a loaded field (11:50).

It was a busy week in Pop Politics, including Alex's trip to the Covid-less state of Florida (14:22), Mike Pence's new best friend (16:39), and the return of a Seinfeld great, Newman the Postman (19:12).

This week's guest is a trick shot artist and professional golfer, and fellow member of the Morning Read network, Ryan Jahn (20:11).

Alex continues his winning ways with his college football bets (42:44), but the winning ways stop with Alex as Michael's Giants continue to lose (43:23). Plus, the Yankees are out (47:38), and the Lakers win (48:48).

Our love of Seinfeld is clear as we #AlwaysEndWithFood, showcasing a Seinfeld Brunch pop up (51:35).

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October 6, 2020

Sergio Wins and Josh Koch

Down in Mississippi, Sergio Garcia came out of nowhere to claim victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship (1:45). Past guest Teo Gomez, and caddy to the defending champ, Sebastian Munoz, put up a fight early but faltered as the week went on.

Meanwhile, the Euro Tour's Scottish Open saw monsoon conditions on Saturday (5:40), and the LPGA's Mel Reid responded to Twitter's prediction that she'd choke in the ShopRite LPGA Classic (7:39).

Alex looks ahead to the Shriners Open in Las Vegas, and predicts that the 'rona may rear its head again (9:13).

October is upon us, and that means Halloween movies in this week's Tuned In (11:16). And did we forget we had a Presidential Debate last week? Alex and Michael break it down (13:17).

Josh Koch joins Alex to talk about being a World Ranked Long Driver, and shares some of his secrets in "hitting bombs" (18:10).

College football rolls on, and Alex cashes in (46:10). Meanwhile in the NFL, Alex's Patriots get some bad news, and Michael's Giants continue to stink it up (47:10). But Michael's Yankees move on in this extended MLB Postseason (49:55).

As the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, Michael gloats about all his recent successful baking adventures (50:41).

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The PGA Tour went south to Putacana for the Corales Championship, and a clutch par putt put Hudson Swafford back in the winners circle (1:43). And the Euro Tour had a very unique fan gallery at the Irish Open (3:54).

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods opened up Payne Valley and with the help of some friends, including Rory McIlroy, who really loves Dominos (5:25).

The PGA Tour travels to Mississippi for the Sanderson Farms Championship. Defending champion Sebastian Munoz, who has past guest Two Gomez on the bag again (10:31). Don't miss Alex's podcast exclusive podcast pick for the tournament.

For Tuned In, Alex shares the new TV show with his celebrity crush (12:35), and a new song with Vin Diesel. Meanwhile, the guys get ready for what should be an incredibly exciting first Presidential debate (16:20).

Barstool Sports radio personality Trysta Krick chats with Alex about creating content and golfing at Rivera (18:21).

College football is getting more crowded (44:44), and the NFL rolls on by disappointing Michael (46:29). And the MLB Postseason starts with a massive 16 team bracket (50:17).

We #AlwaysEndWithFood includes seafood, the cereal from the movie "Elf," and Pumpkin Spice Mac and Cheese (53:21).

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Beefy Bryson pulled out the "bomb and gouge" game plan, as usual, and it gave him a US Open Title (1:57). While there was carnage on the greens, Bryson's length allowed him to overcome the obstacles, and Michael had problems with that. Meanwhile, Jim Furyk went 2 for 2 on the Champions Tour (13:23), and the Tour now heads to Putacana (15:20).

As the guys "Tune In" to something outside of sports, Michael enjoys a childhood throwback, and Alex watches a socially-distant Emmy Awards (17:03).

The CoL Playcation series rolls on as Alex visits the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort just outside of Austin, and talks with Director of Golf Jason Boydston about the course and lifestyle (19:09).

Alex issues an apology for his college football picks (38:33), and the guys console themselves over the performance of their teams in the NFL in week 2 (39:32), and Cam Newton's fashion. Plus, a look at the final week of the MLB regular season (42:58).

Finally, we #AlwaysEndWithFood, including homemade Challah and pizza (44:44).

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It was the start of the 2020-2021 PGA Tour Season in Napa, California, and the orange sky of Mars descended on the players as Stewart Cink won again at 47 (1:49).

Meanwhile, past guest Tanner Beard hoisted the "Holey Moley" Trophy as the season 2 champion (4:40). Listen to Alex's interview with Tanner here. And the CoLPlaycation series rolls on as Alex heads just outside of Austin to visit the Hyatt Lost Pines (6:22).

Winged Foot hosts this weekend's US Open, and Michael and Alex are ready to talk about the tournament and who has the best chances at winning during a weekend that should be filled with carnage (7:57).

This week's featured conversation is with Garrett Bunting, AKA The 1 Arm Bandit (19:14). Born with only one arm, that hasn't stopped Garrett from enjoying the game of golf and much more.

College football rolled on this past weekend (49:22), but the real headline is the start of the NFL season (50:36). And as we #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex and Michael talk tailgate snacks (56:03).

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It was another smooth victory for Dustin Johnson as he wins easily at the TOUR Championship and earns $15 million as he hoists the FedEx Cup Trophy (2:41). Alex and Michael chat about the finale format, the money, and Rory being just like us. Meanwhile, across the pond the Euro Tour has an interesting outcome (9:16), and the guys are keeping tabs on former guest Mei Brennan and the "Holey Moley" finale on ABC on Thursday (10:13). And the 2020-2021 starts Thursday at the Safeway Open, and Alex shares his podcast exclusive pick (12:36).

Meanwhile, the US Tennis Open has some drama, and Alex is reliving some "Friday Night Lights" (14:56).

This week's featured guest, Zander Hughes, shot a 55 on a par 71 course and shares every detail with Alex (18:38).

Football is back, as Alex bets on college football (50:00) and podcast friend Anthony joins to chat about the upcoming NFL Season starting Thursday night (55:40).

And in honor of labor day, the guys share what's cooking as they #AlwaysEndWithFood (1:13:30).

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At Olympia Fields, the FedEx Cup Playoffs continued with one of the most difficult weekends this year, following by a firework filled Sunday and a DJ and Rahm playoff (2:09). Meanwhile, Phil dominates the senior circuit (7:38), Kuchar has more caddie woes (9:53), and the LPGA has a problem on their hands (11:53). As we look ahead to the next weekend, Alex and Michael check out the second year of the new setup the TOUR Championship, and Alex share's a podcast exclusive pick for the weekend (14:13).

The internet is Tuned In to the new Madden NFL '20, but not for any good reasons (22:01), and Alex shares it all with us.

This week's guest is Lindsay Hoskins, PGA professional and the Director of Instruction at TopGolf Las Vegas (23:39), who shares with Alex what it's like to work at one the of the coolest driving ranges in the world.

The College Football landscape continues to change, and continues to be our Fear of the Week (53:55), while the NFL continues to truck towards its opening weekend on September 10 (55:53). And Bill Belichick drones on about Cam Newton for 2 minutes (57:32), and Michael does his best impression of him.

And as we #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex shares his Birthday weekend food celebration (59:35), and Michael teases an ice cream cake recipe.

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It was an absolute Birdie Fest in Boston for the first leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at the Northern Trust (2:07), and Alex and Michael have a lot to say about the tournament in their old stomping grounds.

The guys talk about the other goings on in golf, including Phil tearing up the Champions Tour (6:35), a caddy winning the women's British Open (10:04), and thank everyone for making it possible to get Vermont junior golfer, and past guest, Sebastian Pell, a killer trophy (11:53).

Alex shares his Podcast Exclusive pick for the BMW Championship, while the guys keep loving on Webb Simpson (14:46).

For Tuned In, the guys try to decide if they will be getting the new PGA Tour 2k21 video game (17:13), something they want but will they be playing it?

The first guest this week is Willie Mack III, who shares his story of grinding it out to make it onto the Tour (18:55). Then, Alex chats with Pro Dustin Miller from Black Bear CC in Colorado, who shares what keeps him going as a club pro and the tools he uses to teach players to get better (41:42).

Alex shares this week's Fear of the Week, about athletes leaving their respective bubbles (1:07:05), and we recap week 2 of Hard Knocks (1:08:42). Finally, we #AlwaysEndWithFood (1:11:59).

 

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As the final event before the FedEx Cup Playoffs, Jim Herman's win at the Wyndham moves him into the Playoffs (2:20)! Plus, former guest Cheyenne Knight contends in Scotland (6:11), and Alex updates the trophy hunt for Sebastian Pell (7:09). Michael shares his magical par-3 play during his round this week (9:01), and then we get into how the pros will play during the FedEx Cup Playoffs, and the Northern Trust Open in Boston (11:34). On "Tuned In," Michael shares his current podcast playlist, and Alex is shocked at what the internet now thinks of Nickelback (17:25). Alex chats with Steve Scott, infamous for being the guy who almost beat Tiger in the 1996 US Amateur (20:40). Then, Ryan Brooks joins the podcast to discuss his record-setting round of 56 (55:06). The guys go around the world of sports and COVID with college football, baseball, basketball, and hockey (1:14:08). And Alex has a major announcement as the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood (1:23:01).

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