2017 School Report

In the latest Golfing World Podcast Mick Le Mare is joined by Jack Hayward and Sky Sports presenter/voice of the Golfing World television show Tony Wrighton for a fun look back on the progress made by some of the biggest names in the game in 2017.

In addition to our first ever 'school report' Mick, Jack and Tony also look back on a brilliant weekend for Australian golf fans that saw Wade Ormsby land a long awaited maiden European Tour triumph and talented 22-year-old Cameron Davis win on home turf at the Emirates Australian Open.

Keep your eyes and ears peeled for a bonus episode of the podcast that will be coming your way later this week...

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Rahmbo: Spanish Stud

In the latest Golfing World Podcast Mick Le Mare, Rob Phillips-Knight and Jack Hayward offer up their thoughts on a dramatic final day of the season on both the European Tour and the LPGA, respectively.

Leading the way in this episode is our look back on Jon Rahm's superb Sunday surge to victory at the DP World Tour Championship and the tense conclusion to the battle between Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose to be crowned Race To Dubai champion.

Hot on the heels of our Dubai chat we also reflect on an equally (if not more) dramatic climax to the year's LPGA action at the CME Group Tour Championship, where Ariya Jutanugarn took the title but Lexi Thompson won the season-long Race to CME Globe despite a shocking missed putt at the final hole.

Reaction to Austin Cook's confident maiden-PGA TOUR triumph and Final Stage of European Tour Qualifying School, as well as a look ahead to Tiger Woods' much anticipated return to competitive action completes this week's pod.

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All about that Grace, 'bout that Grace

Mick Le Mare is joined by Danny Prior and Jack Hayward for this episode of the Golfing World Podcast, which kicks off with the panel members being asked which golfer they would choose to get stuck on a desert island with for the rest of eternity.

In addition to this week's opening question Mick, Danny and Jack also offer up their thoughts on the biggest win of Branden Grace's career to date, which came on home soil at 'Africa's Major', the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player.

Also on the agenda this week is reaction to Patton Kizzire's breakthrough PGA TOUR triumph in Mexico and yet another Asian swing victory for China's Shanshan Feng, who now sits atop the Rolex Rankings after her second win in as many weeks.

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Rose all gobble no wobble in Turkey

Another week, another brilliant victory for Justin Rose and another episode of the Golfing World Podcast.

In the latest episode Jack Hayward is joined by Ollie Loe to discuss Rose's superb performance at the Turkish Airlines Open that saw him go back-to-back, Patrick Cantlay's emotional breakthrough PGA TOUR triumph and Shanshan Feng's successful title defence at the TOTO Japan Classic.

In addition to all of this Jack and Ollie went head-to-head once again in another round of Golf Maths and tackled a Sir David Attenborough/Blue Planet II-themed opening question.

There will also be a special extra edition of the podcast coming later this week, focusing on European Tour Qualifying School, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for that...

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Roses are red DJ is blue

Anna Whiteley is joined in the studio by Danny Prior and Jack Hayward to discuss Justin Rose's stunning comeback victory at the WGC-HSBC Champions in the latest episode of the Golfing World Podcast.

As well as Justin Rose's surge to glory, this week's trio also focus on Dustin Johnson's dramatic final day collapse that opened the door for the Englishman and Cristie Kerr's gutsy victory at the Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia.

This week's pod also features some scary fun in the form of a Halloween-themed opening question and a special edition of Golf Maths that focuses on some of golf's most memorable horror moments.

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Sergio the host with the most beats Joost

In the latest pod Golfing World team members Mick Le Mare, Jack Hayward and Ollie Loe discuss the latest goings on in the world of golf, kicking off with an opening question that encourages the panel to pretend for a few moments that they have just been named the new Chairman of Augusta National.

Also on the agenda this week is reaction to Sergio Garcia's glorious triumph as host on home soil at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, which saw him overcome a strong challenge from Dutchman Joost Luiten, as well as reaction to big wins in Asia for Justin Thomas at THE CJ CUP and Eun-Hee Ji at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship.

Last but by no means least, this week's Golfing World Podcast also features a quick preview of one of the year's most exciting events, the WGC-HSBC Champions, at Sheshan International in China.

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Postman Pat and Hatton deliver

Mick Le Mare is joined by the dynamic transatlantic duo of Jack Hayward and John Grabowski in the latest episode of the Golfing World Podcast, which focuses first and foremost on Tyrell Hatton's superb second win on the spin at the Italian Open.

Also up for discussion this week is Pat Perez's ongoing renaissance, which saw him triumph in Malaysia at the CIMB Classic and Jin Youn Ko's breakthrough LPGA victory on home soil in South Korea.

Justin Rose also features, speaking exclusively to us about his pride at being awarded an MBE, and the fun all starts in this week's pod an opening question based on Sergio Garcia's happy news that he and his wife Angela Akins are expecting their first child.

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Hats off to Hatton and Steele shows his mettle

Jack Hayward is joined by fellow team members Danny Prior and Ben Lane to discuss a week of back-to-back successes in the latest episode of the Golfing World Podcast.

In this instalment of the pod the guys mark musical legend John Lennon's birthday with this week's opening question, which sees them each suggest who from the world of golf they think could follow in the footsteps of the 'Fab Four' and join forces to make a successful band.

The guys also found time for less trivial matters in the form of Tyrrell Hatton's supreme display on route to becoming the first man ever to successfully defend at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and Brendan Steele's matching of this feat at the PGA TOUR's season-opening Safeway Open.

For those looking forward to this week's happenings in the world of golf, there is also a look ahead to the European Tour's fifth Rolex Series event of the year in the form of the Italian Open, the PGA TOUR's CIMB Classic and the LPGA KEB HANA BANK Championship.

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McIlroy OutDunne at the British Masters

In the latest Golfing World Podcast Mick Le Mare is joined by Danny Prior and Jack Hayward to react to Paul Dunne's supreme performance on route to victory at the British Masters.

Not only was this victory at Close House Dunne's first on the European Tour but it also came at the expense of Rory McIlroy who put in a masterful performance over the weekend in Newcastle but was denied by the first-timer winner's incredible closing 61.

In this week's pod the guys also reflect on a one-sided edition of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National, offer up their thoughts on what can be done to improve the event and applaud the age-defying feats of 20-year-old Brooke Henderson and 81-year-old Sir Bob Charles at the inaugural NZ Women's Open in Auckland.

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Special Schauff-er

In the latest episode of the Golfing World Podcast Mick Le Mare is joined by Jack Hayward to reflect on Xander Schauffele's incredibly composed performance on route to victory at the PGA TOUR's season-ending TOUR Championship.

The guys also look back on what has been an incredible season for Justin Thomas, who despite just missing out on winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake was crowned FedEx Cup champion after leapfrogging his great friend Jordan Spieth in the standings.

Also in the pod, Jack and Mick take a fun look ahead to the Presidents Cup which returns this week at Liberty National and they congratulate Denmark's Lucas Bjerregaard on his breakthrough European Tour triumph in Portugal.

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Leish makes his Marc

In this edition of the Golfing World Podcast Jack Hayward, John Grabowski and Ollie Loe reflect on Marc Leishman's supreme performance on route to victory at the BMW Championship and Anna Nordqvist's dramatic second major triumph at The Evian Championship.

Jack,  John and Ollie also found time to congratulate Romain Wattel on his overdue and well deserved first European Tour triumph, which came at the 187th time of asking and to look ahead to next week's climax to the PGA TOUR season, the TOUR Championship at East Lake.

You can listen to the latest episode, featuring this week's Justin Thomas-inspired opening question 'Who from the world of golf would you entrust with looking after your valuables and why?', by clicking play above.

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Matt-chu Beat-chu

In the latest episode of the Golfing World Podcast Matt Rose, Rob Phillips-Knight and Jack Hayward look back on another great week in the young life of Matt Fitzpatrick.

In addition to discussing Fitzpatrick's latest European Tour victory at the European Masters, this week's trio also reflect on another great performance from Lexi Thompson, this time at the Indy Women in Tech Championship presented by Guggenheim, in what has been a superb season for the young American.

Also on the agenda this week are a look ahead to the Evian Championship, Monty's return to the 'winners' circle' and USA's resounding Walker Cup triumph.

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Thomas the Bank Engine

Matt Rose was joined in the studio by fellow Golfing World team member Jack Hayward and Sky Sports News presenter, Golfing World voice over artist and host of the podcast Zestology, Mr. Tony Wrighton, for the latest episode of the pod.

This week's trio opened up proceedings by discussing who could play the lead role in a big-budget Tiger Woods biopic, which resulted in some weird and wonderful suggestions being offered up.

The guys also found time to shower Justin Thomas with praise following his brilliant fifth win of the current PGA TOUR season at the Dell Technologies Championship and paid tribute to Stacy Lewis following her return to winning ways at the Cambia Portland Classic, which was inspired by her pledge to donate all of her winnings to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Houston.

Haydn Porteous' REALly important second European Tour win was also on the agenda, as were his efforts on the dance floor. Listen to find out more about this...

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DJ TRUSTs in drive

Matt Rose returned to present this episode of the Golfing World Podcast and was joined in the studio by Senior Producer Danny Prior to reflect on the first week of the 2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Dustin Johnson's superb final day fightback and ultimate playoff triumph over fellow jackpot hunter Jordan Spieth at the NORTHERN TRUST topped the billing in this edition of the pod but there was also time for the pair to look back on big wins for talented youngsters Julian Suri and Sung Hyun Park on the European Tour and LPGA respectively.

Matt and Danny also found time to preview the Dell Technologies Championship, the D+D REAL Czech Masters and the Cambia Portland Classic, as well as catching Mayweather Vs. McGregor fever by suggesting which two golfers they would like to see square up in a boxing ring.

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Match play or the highway

In this episode of the Golfing World Podcast John Grabowski took the presenting reigns and was joined in the studio by Golfing World team member Ollie Loe, fresh off the back of his three-week stint in the States during which he filmed at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the PGA Championship and The Solheim Cup.

First on the agenda for the guys was a quick debate regarding whether there are enough match play events in the golfing calendar at present and whether a match play major could be on the horizon. Hot on the heels of this back and forth John and Ollie then looked back on an exciting week of action in Iowa, where USA ran out comfortable winners over Europe in The Solheim Cup.

Also up for discussion in this instalment of the pod were Henrik Stenson's return to winning ways at the Wyndham Championship and Adrian Otaegui's dramatic comeback triumph over Marcel Siem in the final of the Paul Lawrie Match Play.

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Who will make the field Quail at the PGA Championship?

In the latest Golfing World Podcast Matt Rose was joined in the studio by Danny Prior and Jack Hayward to reflect on Hideki Matsuyama's masterclass at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and I.K. Kim's long-awaited major breakthrough at the RICOH Women's British Open.

In addition to reacting to Matsuyama's victory Matt, Danny and Jack took a close look at the man himself, or rather at how little we know about him as a person, with the help of several golf journalists that have great insight into the enigmatic that is Hideki.

The second half of this week's pod saw the guys comprehensively preview the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, assisted by the return of the GW Podcast Power Rankings Top 10.

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(What's the story) JP & Rory?

Mick Le Mare was joined in the studio by Danny Prior and Jack Hayward for this episode of the Golfing World Podcast, in which they offered their take on the breaking news that Rory McIlroy has parted company with his long-time caddie JP Fitzgerald.

In happier news, the guys also looked back on a packed week in the golfing calendar that saw the likes of Jordan Smith, Mi Hyang Lee, Bernhard Langer and Jhonattan Vegas land big victories around the world.

There was also time for a chat on the phone with GW Presenter Anna Whiteley who was set to tee it up in the RICOH Women's British Open Pro-Am at Kingsbarns and a preview of the event itself, including tips for the title.

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Jordan Bennett!

In this episode of the Golfing World Podcast pod regular Jack Hayward took the presenting reigns and was joined by Ben Lane, to react to an amazing week of action and a bonkers final round at The Open Championship.

Jack and Ben reflected on the brilliant final round showdown between Champion Golfer of the Year Jordan Spieth and Matt Kuchar, as well as some of the other highlights from a dramatic week including Branden Grace's record-breaking round on 'Moving Day' and Alfie Plant's brilliant performance and even better support on his way to winning the Silver Medal.

There was, as ever, time for a Golf Maths shootout between Jack and Ben but who played the role of Jordan Spieth and who had to fill Matt Kuchar's unlucky shoes? Listen to find out...

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The Open Championship preview

For our Open Championship preview podcast we thought 'where better to record than in the grandstand overlooking the 18th green at Royal Birkdale?'

In this episode Matt Rose was joined by Anna Whiteley and Jack Hayward to run the rule over the host venue for this year's edition of golf's oldest major, including a look back at some of the most memorable moments from Open Championships gone by at Royal Birkdale.

Matt, Anna and Jack also took a look through the field and discussed some of the favourites to triumph, as well as a few names that are perhaps a little less fancied but will be interesting to keep a close eye on nonetheless.

There was also time for our panel to go head-to-head for the Golf Maths Claret Jug and for them to share their favourite historical Open Championship moments and memories from working at The Open over the past few years.

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