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The 19th Hole Golf Show

The 19th Hole Golf Show is a golf podcast featuring in-depth intelligent discussion of the most important topics in golf. Each week, host Ryan Ballengee tackles topics ranging from professional tournament news to issues facing the amateur, everyday golfer.

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Recapping Rory's win at The Players and my trip to Puerto Rico


After a month on the road, Ryan's back to talk about the incredible finish at The Players. TPC Sawgrass was A-plus in March, and the finale on Sunday was the most entertaining of the year. We dig in on Rory McIlroy's win, Jim Furyk's resurgence, Jon Rahm's meltdown and what to expect next March. Ryan kicks off the show talking about his near-month on the road, including playing in the PGA Tour pro-am for the Puerto Rico Open and his trip to the island.

Matt Kuchar and JB Holmes were both slow to act; did either really win?


On this week's show, we had two controversies to discuss coming out of the Genesis Open.  After some tone-deaf comments about his payment arrangement with El Tucan to caddie for him in Mexico, Matt Kuchar comes around and agrees to pay David Ortiz his requested $50,000\. So now what? JB Holmes won the Genesis Open on Sunday, and he frustrated a lot of golf fans in the process with is slow (yet clutch) play. The PGA Tour has to do something to improve its product, so why aren't they?

Ep. 130: Ireland, Scotland, Philly and more in Tom Coyne’s Emergency 9


Golf-travel author Tom Coyne returns for this second episode on “Talking GolfGetaways” with answers from around the world — Ireland, Scotland, Philadelphia and the Monterey Peninsula — when taking the Emergency 9 quiz. Plus, his thoughts on haggis, travel roommates, golf raingear and, yes, ball-stampers.

El Tucan speaks and Phil Mickelson wins again at Pebble


On this edition of the podcast, El Tucan (aka David Ortiz), who was the fill-in caddie on the bag for Matt Kuchar's win at the Mayakoba Golf Classic, shared what he was actually paid to loop in Mexico that week. Was he paid enough? What would fix this whole thing? Then we dig into Phil Mickelson's fifth-career win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, including his last-minute push to finish the tournament on Monday. Paul Casey proved himself right in choosing to wait until Monday. Does Phil's win mean much of anything for his US Open chances?

What Phoenix gets right, and why the Saudi tournament is wrong


After a hiatus of a few weeks for the PGA Show and the launch of, Ryan's back to talk about the European Tour's mistake in hosting the Saudi International in Saudi Arabia, as well the other problem countries on golf's global calendar. Then Ryan goes on the other extreme and lauds the Phoenix Open for everything it gets right, including so much more beyond the infamous 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale.

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