Episode 19

Published on:

12th Jan 2024

Is There a Future IF Rory McIlroy Apologizes?

In this episode, the hosts discuss Rory McIlroy's interview, his change of stance on LIV golf, Tiger Woods' partnership with Nike, the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the controversy surrounding LIV golf and the PGA Tour, and answer a listener question about Victor Hovland's bunker shot. The conversation revolves around the speculation of which players will join the LIV Golf League and the potential composition of the Rippers team.

The hosts discuss their predictions and opinions on the matter, highlighting the names of players they believe may join or have already had discussions. The episode concludes with closing remarks and a mention of future content on their YouTube channel.


  • Rory McIlroy's interview on Stick to Football revealed a change in his stance on LIV golf, indicating a potential future involvement with the PIF.
  • The hosts discuss the implications of Rory's change of stance and the possibility of other players following suit.
  • The hosts speculate on the future of Nike Golf and its potential involvement with LIV golf.
  • The Sentry Tournament of Champions saw low scores and a victory by Chris Kirk, highlighting the need for more compelling storylines and personalities on the PGA Tour.
  • The controversy surrounding LIV golf and the PGA Tour continues, with players like John Rahm and others being banned from certain events.

The hosts answer a listener question and discuss Victor Hovland's bunker shot during the Sentry Tournament of Champions. There is ongoing speculation about which players will join LIV.

The hosts predict that players like Jason Day, Ricky Fowler, and Adam Scott may join the league.

Adam Scott is seen as a potential talisman for the Rippers team due to his strong relationships with Greg and Cam Smith.

The hosts express excitement about future content on their YouTube channel.


  • 00:00 Introduction and Rory McIlroy's Interview
  • 10:35 Rory's Change of Stance on Live Golf
  • 22:12 Tiger Woods' Partnership with Nike
  • 31:00 Discussion on the Sentry Tournament of Champions
  • 38:09 Controversy Surrounding Live Golf and the PGA Tour
  • 39:08 Listener Question: Victor Hovland's Bunker Shot
  • 39:31 Speculating on the Next Players to Join the Premier Golf League
  • 41:56 Predicting Potential Players for the Rippers Team
  • 42:39 Adam Scott as a Potential Talisman for the Rippers
  • 43:36 Closing Remarks and Future Content

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Jamal S

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Jay (@ProGolfCritic) is a graduate of Duke University in Statistical Analysis.
A native New Yorker residing in California, he's been playing competitive amateur golf for over 25 years and is passionate about Golf being a global game and a game for everyone.
PGC firmly believes we need more Truth, Transparency, Logic & Common Sense in Pro Golf (and all media) and it is his mantra.
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Ben (Golf Lover UK) has been a casual golf fan all his life but in 2012 the bug bit. A huge fan of all things golf, PGAT, LIV, Ladies and Seniors. Ben is ticking off courses in the UK trying to play 20-25 new courses each year.

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Mark (@GolfDadUK) is a podcasting industry expert and an early industry leader in the United Kingdom and USA. He's also an avid golfer, huge fan of all things golf and is trying to get down to single digits over the next two years. Pah!