2 Off the 1st

2 Off the 1st

2 Off the 1st is for the hardcore golf fan who can't get enough of the sport. Host Ryan Ballengee digs deep on two stories each weekday in a snack-sized show that will catch you up on the most important stories in the game. Whether it has to do with the pro game (PGA Tour, LPGA, LIV, Euro Tour, etc.) or the game we play, we'll make sure you're caught up without wasting your time.

Episodes

February 19, 2024 25 mins
On today's show, Ryan looks at Hideki winning at Riv and wraps up the West Coast Swing. He also looks at Jordan Spieth getting DQ'd and why keeping score matters.
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On today's show, Ryan looks at the debut of the Sun Day Red line from Tiger Woods and TaylorMade, as well as reaction to all facets of the launch. Then Ryan spends a little time on the ratings from Friday.

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On today's show, Ryan talks through the craziness at the Phoenix Open and what might actually be happening at Scottsdale, and he also gets into the debut of Tiger Woods' Sunday Red line.

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On today's catch-up show, Ryan gets into Cristobal del Solar's amazing 57 on the Korn Ferry Tour, weather issues in Phoenix, and LIV players wanting to play some PGA Tour events. Also, the PIF is apparently threatening their bankers and consultants with prison time for cooperating with the US Senate PGA Tour-LIV probe.
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On today's show, Ryan looks at the weekend ratings for LIV Golf and the PGA Tour to see the comparison, what to take away from the numbers and what this week might tell us. Also, Tiger is announcing something big next week.
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On today's show, Ryan looks at the void created by Pebble Beach not finishing all 72 holes and the space occupied by LIV in its absence. Some observations about the tone online, as well as the realities that haven't changed about that product.
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On today's show, Ryan looks at the reporting around a stomach bug infecting LIV Golf en masse (or not?) and then gets into some great women's golf news from the USGA and LPGA.

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On today's show, Ryan threads together comments from Spieth, Homa, Morikawa, McIlroy and more to figure out where things stand with the Saudis and how this all might finally benefit you, the golf fan.

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On today's show, Ryan digs in on the announced investment of Strategic Sports Group into PGA Tour Enterprises, what it means for players, fans, LIV Golf and what could happen in the fallout of all of this.
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On today's show, Ryan looks at the LIV Golf reveal of Tyrrell Hatton and Jon Rahm's team logo that looks a lot like the Thundercats logo. Also the LPGA-LET merger is in peril after the Saudis exerted influence on the deal.
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On today's show after a week off for the PGA Show, Ryan is really confused by everything that is and isn't happening with LIV, the Saudis, the PGA Tour, Strategic Sports Group and the DP World Tour. What in the world does all of this mean? Ryan tries to decide it all.

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On today's show, Ryan pays tribute to the life of Jack Burke Jr., the two-time 1956 major winner, former Marine and co-founder of Champions Golf Club. Also, we get into Patrick Cantlay's role in the Big Negotiation.
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On today's late show, Ryan gets into the pending $74 million lawsuit against Yasir Al-Rumayyan and how that might impact the PIF negotiations with Jay Monahan that are reportedly unfolding in Saudi Arabia right now.
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On today's show, Ryan looks at why Keith Pelley is staying with the DP World Tour until April and why Ken Weyand is playing in the Dubai Invitational this week.
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On today's show, Ryan looks at the abrupt exits of R&A CEO Martin Slumbers and European Tour Group CEO Keith Pelley, as well as what's next. Phil then says he's not the right man to captain at Bethpage Black, but it's more complex than that.

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On today's show, Ryan gets into Rory McIlroy's vision for the future of elite professional golf, including taking the game global and ending the idea of an "independent contractor" pro golfer.

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On today's show, Ryan digs in on the Tiger Woods and Nike split: how it happened, why, what's next and a look back. Also, the Sony Open in Hawaii may be a litmus test for how tough it'll be to get into PGA Tour fields this year for rookies and reshuffle players.

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On today's show, Ryan gets into the court order that Patrick Reed pay legal fees for defendants in his dismissed defamation suit(s), as well as a suggestion to spice up the NBC Sports booth with a rotating guest player analyst.

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On today's episode, Ryan looks at Round 1 at Kapalua, then digs in on the mystery of Jon Rahm being in Maui right now and seeing players. Then Greg Norman seems to misinterpret what Rory McIlroy said earlier this week.
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On today's show, Rory McIlroy shares his current thoughts on LIV players and being harsh on their decisions to leave for the Saudi-backed league, as well as what he hopes happens in the end. Then Mac Hughes offers some great, and different, perspective on the whole pro golf thing.

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