The NCG Golf Podcast

The Slam podcast: Are the world golf rankings now irrelevant?

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Episode notes

Well, that was quite a week.

In this episode of The Slam podcast, Steve Carroll and Matt Coles look back on Lexi Thompson’s participation in the Shriners Children’s Open and ask whether more women should tee it up in PGA Tour events.

They also consider the Official World Golf Rankings’ decision to reject LIV Golf's application to become an eligible tour.

Was it the right thing for the sport? Does not having Bryson DeChambeau and co in the listings make a mockery of the figures – even if you accept the players took their own decisions?

Will LIV Golf eventually accepted into the fold anyway, and what should happen in the meantime with the majors?

With the first LIV players now set to be relegated, Steve and Matt also try and figure out what an earth ‘free agency’ is all about.

And with the first 10 PGA Tour cards about the be awarded on the DP World Tour – because of the strategic alliance between the two bodies – our pod team look at the talent that might set up stateside and ask what it means for the overall vibrancy and viability of golf on this side of the pond.

The views are forthright as always so what are you waiting for? Have a listen…

The Slam podcast is produced in association with Callaway Golf.