In this episode, the hosts dive into the recent British Open and discuss Brian Harman's impressive win. Despite not having won a tournament since 2017, Harman showcased his accuracy and resilience throughout the tournament, making key birdies to bounce back from bogeys. However, the hosts note that the tournament lacked excitement and drama, with no real challenges to Harman's lead.
As expected, Harman's victory solidifies his spot in the Ryder Cup team. However, there is some debate among golf fans about whether he truly deserves it based on his recent performance. The hosts also touch on Justin Thomas, who is expected to be a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup team despite his recent struggles.
The Ryder Cup team selection process itself is causing controversy, with potential snubs of players who have had strong seasons in favor of more established players. The hosts delve into this topic and share their thoughts on the matter.
Aside from the British Open, the hosts discuss various other topics, including the Links Golf app, Rory McIlroy's performance, the difficulty of the Royal Liverpool course, and the subdued crowd at the tournament. They also give a shoutout to Brian Harman's caddy for keeping his equipment dry during the tournament.
Throughout the episode, the hosts touch on other sports and events, such as Lionel Messi's success in his first game with Inter Miami, their own bowling event, and the upcoming Barstool Bolero Invitational. They also briefly mention movies like Mission Impossible and Old.
The episode concludes with a congratulatory message to Brian Harman and ends with a playful drum pad crashing sound and the mention of "BORK!!!"
Brian Harman runs away with the 151st Open Championship. Do we feel bad rooting for a closer tournament? Are self-righteous golf tweeters the worst? Will Rory ever win another major? Will JT make the Ryder Cup team? We also get hyped up for our Korn Ferry Tour broadcast coming up this week, Messi delivering in his first game in Miami, and new movies.
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