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.
FLASHBACK: Tom Watson talks the 2009 Open months after his close call
It's been 10 years since Tom Watson was a yard away from winning the Open Championship at the age of 59. In October 2009, Mr. Watson joined me to talk about his game, his experiences at Turnberry and what he thought about that week just months after one of the most incredible runs in major championship history.
The Road to The Open and playing dream golf courses
On this episode, Ryan talks about the 3M Open and the upcoming Open at Royal Portrush, as well why it could be such an important event beyond golf. Then Ryan digs in on an interesting social media question of which courses you'd play for the rest of your life. Finally, Ryan explains his plans to air The 19th Hole twice per week starting in the second half of July.
Hank Haney's screw up and previewing the Memorial
Hank Haney screwed up royally on his SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio show (https://thegolfnewsnet.com/golfnewsnetteam/2019/05/30/hank-haney-suspended-by-pga-tour-from-siriusxm-pga-tour-radio-for-remarks-114574/) . So what happens next for Tiger Woods' old teacher? Ryan plays the audio from "Hank Haney Golf Radio" and digs in on why it's such a bad look. Then he gets into a preview of the Memorial Tournament, leading into the US Open at Pebble Beach as we're nearly onto the third men's major of the year.
Recapping the PGA and the Senior Women's Open
On this episode, Ryan recaps the 2019 PGA Championship from Bethpage Black, with Brooks Koepka winning his fourth major championship. We look forward from Koepka's win, as well dig in on the performances of Tiger, DJ, Rory, Spieth and more. Can anyone stop Brooks? Then Ryan talks about his week in the Pinehurst area for the US Senior Women's Open, won by Helen Alfredsson. He gives a special shout out to Jane Crafter for her great week at Pine Needles and shares some details on the golf courses he was able to play in town.
On Max Homa's amazing journey and liking the PGA in May
On this episode, Ryan gets into Max Homa's win at the Wells Fargo Championship, discussing how Homa overcame so much doubt and struggle to get to this incredible point. Homa's win also provides a window into the common struggles of pro golfers, and it shows they're more like us than we think. Also, Ryan shares his thoughts on the PGA Championship being in May, making a better flow for the majors.
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