LIV Laff Golf Podcast

LIV Laff Golf Podcast

We talk LIV golf, PGA Tour golf, major championship golf, and LPGA golf. A pro golf podcast with less politics, more laughs, and no preaching.

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February 21, 2023 83 min

After a very brief hiatus, LLG  is back in the podcast saddle. Duffer sounds like he's yelling into a tin can as the gang talks about the weather, Seth Raynor, tampongate, and LIV Golf's kickoff in Mexico.

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It's been seven hours and 15 days. Since we took the pod away. But like Pat Perez, we're back, baby. In the latest episode, OTP Lefty and desertduffer report on their trip to South Florida for the LIV Team Final in Miami, where Nothing Compared 2 the 4 Aces. The LLG crew give their thoughts on the most valuable and most disappointing players in the LIV inaugural campaign, and talk about what might be coming in 2023. Plus JS...

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It's a "soft sportswashing" kind of week as the LLG gang recaps LIV Jeddah, the Zozo, the Andalucía Masters, and the Aramco Team Series. All this professional golf, and the PGA Tour Champions, too!

In addition to so much golf talk, desertduffer OTP Lefty, and JScore make some time to check in on some of our favorite hypocrites, haters, and losers, including the angry hobbit Eamon Lynch, Freddie Couples, and members of th...

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No fighting (but we do have Haters and Losers). Huge episode this week from LLG. The gang starts off with a deep-dive recap of LIV Bangkok and the breakthrough win for 22-year-old Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra. It was also a big week for his countrymen as Jon Rahm won the Spanish Open, and Sergio Garcia captained the Chacarra and the rest of the Fireballs to their first LIV team win. Ball don't lie. Rahm's victory speech made a ma...

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Does the city know what the city is getting? The crème de la crème of the golf world descends upon Thailand for LIV Bangkok, and the LLG crew has takes, picks, and rants. 

Last week, only a few yards separated despair and ecstasy for Bryson at the long drive championship in Nevada. Justin Thomas put on his best cool guy clothes and kicks for a trip to 30 Rock to twirl with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show. And OTP Lefty and JScore s...

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Litigation updates, litigation updates, and more litigation updates. The PGA Tour has answered the LIV suit in California and filed a counterclaim. Does it have any more merit than the defamation lawsuit the dynamic duo of Reed and Klayman have moved to Florida?

Also, OTP Lefty ruminates on Rory's master plan, we discuss whether Jay Monahan has any real future as PGA Tour Commissioner, and another episode of The Ratings Game!

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Take a break from the spin doctors telling you the Presidents Cup was much closer than the score indicated, and listen to the LLG crew tell you what really happened at Quail Hollow this week. Duffer, OTP Lefty, and JScore watched the the PGA Tour's premier team exhibition so you wouldn't have to. Thank them by listening to this episode. If you won't do it for them, do it for the shield.

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Cameron Smith gets his first LIV win at the Chicago Invitational, and Cameron Tringale makes his short pants debut as a professional to mixed reviews. Our man on the ground OTP Lefty takes center stage with a recap of all things LIV Chicago as the LLG gang is back with its third episode in less than a week to touch on our Aussie winner, Catalan pronunciations, and offer sartorial musings on shorts, socks, and ethical belt productio...

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The Chicago Marathon is a couple of weeks early as the gang powers through the longest episode in pod history. We start by following Jay Monahan's Citation X escapades from Montana to St. Lucia. Then OTP gives us a preview of what to expect at LIV Chicago, including the musical stylings of St. Lucia. desertduffer introduces a new LLG game show -- The Ratings Game (44:40). Eventually, OTP gets a second wind and delivers a very l...

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In the childhood home county of Harry Potter and Emma Woodhouse, Irishman Shane Lowry wins the DP World Tour's marquee event and self-deprecatingly declares himself "one of the good guys." Duffer, JScore, and OTP Lefty discuss whether it might be time to fit Lowry for a black hat. (He's definitely Slytherin House.) We recap the play at Wentworth West, discuss Sergio Garcia's early return home to Austin, and diss...

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It was a momentous week in central Massachusetts for LIV Golf, as Dustin Johnson won for the first time in the new tour's first playoff. Of course, with success come haters and losers, and the LLG gang acknowledges the week's saltiest, including desertduffer's picks of DJ Pie and Chris "Soly" Solomon of No Laying Up (52:48).

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LLG has boots on the ground in central Massachusetts as World #2 Cam Smith leads an impressive international contingent of new signings at LIV Boston. desertduffer has all the highlights from the introductory press conferences, and pulled himself away from the lunch buffet in the media center to walk alongside Smith and Marc Leishman in their first practice round as LIV golfers. duffer also gives the lowdown on the Australian spide...

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desertduffer provides an update on the antitrust case in the N.D. Cal, as four players drop from the lawsuit, and one upstart golf tour joins. The LLG gang discusses whether the new PGA Tour changes will be a win for the fans, the tour, or neither. And just who are the Raine Group, and what do they want with pro golf? Plus, OTP Lefty professes his undying love for primetime sim golf.

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Patrick Cantlay wins the Due Diligence Invitational in every fictitious person's favorite state, but the big news out of Delaware is the semi-secret meeting at the Hotel du Pont. Depending on which paragon of journalistic excellence you're inclined to believe--Alan Shipnuck or Eamon Lynch--Tiger and his acolytes either planned to remake the PGA Tour into a LIV-light, for-profit corporation, or have planned a series of one-d...

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August 16, 2022 41 min

With no new legal developments since the last episode, the "LIV Bots" talk golf this week. desertduffer calls in from a potato somewhere in the Boston area looking for the Northern Trust Open, and the gang discusses Willy Z's win in Memphis, the dastardly conspiracy against Cameron Smith, the OWGR, and Akshay Bhatia's hair.

We also name new Haters and Losers of the Week, JScore shouts out the golf illuminati, and OTP...

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August 9, 2022 55 min

After a marathon unbillable session watching the TRO proceedings via Zoom in Mickelson v. PGA Tour, Inc., desertduffer shares the bad news about the LIV players' failed efforts to crash the FedEx Cup playoffs in Memphis. The LLG crew discusses what's next for Gooch and the gang, and whether there's any escape route from Judge Labson Freeman's courtroom.

We also talk Murifield, OTP Lefty's charity golf scramble, a...

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August 4, 2022 32 min

The shroud of the PGA Tour's dark side has fallen! The legal war for the future of golf has begun in the form of Mickelson v. PGA Tour, Inc. 

LLG's resident lawyer desertduffer is back with OTP Lefty and JScore to recap the initial skirmishes at pro golf's legal Lexington and Concord, to predict what might come next, and to remind you that the good stuff is always in the exhibits.

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On the heels of being stripped of the Ryder Cup captaincy, Henrik Stenson wins the LIV Bedminster Invitational by two strokes over a resurgent Matt Wolff and Dustin Johnson. The LIV Laff Golf crew dissects Henrik's win, and debates whether the 4 Aces juggernaut can be stopped. desertduffer compares the Torque GC with the mid-80s St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. Is Julie Crenshaw the current day Joaquin Andujar?

The gang also s...

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July 28, 2022 65 min

The inaugural episode of LIV Laff Golf sees desertduffer, OTP Lefty, and JScore make their picks for LIV Golf Bedminster. OTP chooses one of golf's sacred cows as his Hater of the Week; JScore wonders if being Ryder Cup Captain is really that great a gig; and desertduffer shares some rumors about the timing of impending antitrust lawsuits. Plus, bonus discussion about Brandel Chamblee's companion on his 60th birthday boondo...

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