The Course Of Life

Rory Roars Back to the Top and Daniela Iacobelli

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The World's best golfer is once again Rory McIlroy, and he won again, this time at Congaree, the new home in South Carolina to the CJ Cup. Hosts Alex Lauzon and Michael Russell marvel at Rory's 2022 year, when he was a model of consistency while also playing stand-in PGA Tour Commissioner (1:42).

The PGA Tour announced the entire "elevated" tournament list, adding more mainstay tournaments to a list of bigger purse championships (6:04).

The LPGA wrapped up its weekend in Korea, where Lydia Ko continued her great stretch of golf this year with another win (8:00).

LIV Golf heads to Trump Doral for its season finale, where Pat Perez's Four Aces are favorites to win the season long team prize (8:45).

The PGA Tour, meanwhile, heads to the Butterfield Bermuda Championship at Port Royal, where several past podcast guests headline the field (10:23).

In Tuned In, Michael is marveling at an incredible animatronic Halloween display in a Savannah neighborhood, while Alex went to the theaters for the critically panned "Halloween Ends" (12:25).

This week's guest is Daniela Iacobelli, widely considered the "John Daly of women's golf." Daniela chats with Alex about her many years on the LPGA and Epson Tours, her love of lighting up heaters on the course, and how she may be the only golfer who hates the off-season (15:47).

Alex's college football picks where pretty good this week, but only if you looked at his full slate, and not his Run Your Pool picks. A completely flip of his luck last week (40:24).

In the NFL, Michael's Giants are now Super Bowl contenders, while Alex's Patriots continue to have questions as to who is the started quarterback (43:20).

Major League Baseball heads to the World Series, and Michael's Yankees are woefully absent after an atrocious showing to the Astros. Alex now wonders is Aaron Judge will jump ship to the rival Mets or Red Sox (45:14).

As the guys #AlwaysEndWithFood, Alex is sharing his Halloween meal plans to avoiding eating all the candy, while Michael is trying out a new sourdough bread combination of figs, goat cheese, and honey (48:39).

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