Episode 20

Published on:

19th Jan 2024

Will We Ever See LIV Golf Getting Bigger TV Deals?

The conversation covers various topics including team news, the LIV 2024 schedule, Ben's partnership announcement, and the accessibility of LIV Golf.

The hosts discuss the speculation surrounding John Rahm's team news and the remaining team rosters. They also touch on the importance of broadcast media in reaching a wider audience.

The conversation concludes with a review of the Dubai Invitational and the Sony event. The conversation covers Rory McIlroy's performance, scar tissue affecting future performance, Tommy Fleetwood's performance, controversy surrounding Ken Whalen's invitation, an upcoming international team event, announcement of meetups, Grayson Murray's victory, Keegan Bradley's putting controversy, discussion on aimpoint putting method, a controversial drop by Carl Yuan, Russell Henley's swing, and the lack of big names in the tournament.


  • Speculation on team news and rosters generates excitement and interest among golf fans.
  • The LIV 2024 schedule offers a diverse range of events and locations, with potential for further expansion.
  • Partnerships and collaborations, such as Ben's with Sub 70 and Eleven Golf, contribute to the growth and development of the golfing community.
  • Accessibility and distribution of LIV Golf through broadcast media are important factors in reaching a wider audience.
  • The Dubai Invitational and Sony event provide opportunities for players to showcase their skills and compete at a high level.


  • 00:00 Introduction and Team News
  • 05:33 Discussion on John Rahm's Team News
  • 08:36 Speculation on Remaining Team Rosters
  • 19:58 Review of the LIV 2024 Schedule
  • 23:28 Ben's Partnership Announcement
  • 30:28 Broadcast Media and Accessibility
  • 41:32 Review of the Dubai Invitational and Sony Event
  • 43:53 Rory McIlroy's Performance
  • 46:12 Scar Tissue and Future Performance
  • 47:20 Tommy Fleetwood's Performance
  • 47:51 Ken Whalen's Performance
  • 49:20 Controversy Surrounding Ken Whalen's Invitation
  • 52:14 Upcoming International Team Event
  • 55:11 Announcement of Meetups
  • 56:23 Grayson Murray's Victory
  • 58:22 Keegan Bradley's Putting Controversy
  • 01:00:08 Discussion on Aimpoint Putting Method
  • 01:00:38 Controversial Drop by Carl Yuan
  • 01:01:09 Russell Henley's Swing
  • 01:02:10 Lack of Big Names in the Tournament

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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 Mason

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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.

Mark Asquith

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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!