Episode 21

Published on:

2nd Feb 2024

Why Do the Major Golf Tours Have Such Weak Fields?

In this conversation, the hosts discuss updates on Golf Lovers United and the addition of Tyrell Hatton to LIV Golf.

They also analyze the field strength of the DP World Tour and PGA Tour, highlighting the impact of LIV Golf on the talent pool. The hosts express their concerns about the future of the DP World Tour and the European Tour.

They also discuss the significance of the Farmers Insurance Open and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the mental aspect of golf and the challenges it presents.

The conversation covers the challenges of golf for professional athletes, preseason LIV golf rankings, company branding, and a golf meetup. The hosts also provide closing remarks and a call to action for listeners.


  • The addition of Tyrell Hatton to LIV Golf brings a strong personality and talent to the league.
  • The field strength of the DP World Tour and PGA Tour has been impacted by the emergence of LIV Golf.
  • The European Tour has faced challenges due to the talent drain caused by LIV Golf.
  • The mental aspect of golf plays a significant role in a player's performance. Golf presents a unique challenge for professional athletes who are used to excelling in other sports.
  • Preseason live golf rankings are being shared on Twitter, providing insights and predictions for the upcoming season.
  • Company branding plays a role in the golf industry, including merchandise such as hoodies.
  • A golf meetup is being planned, with limited spots available for supporters of the podcast.


  • 00:00 Introduction and Golf Lovers United updates
  • 01:31 Introducing Mr. Pro Golf Critic and Mr. Golf Lover UK
  • 03:24 Discussion on the DP World Tour and PGA Tour
  • 08:14 The impact of the LIV Golf season on field strength
  • 13:24 The importance of balance and the potential for a stronger future
  • 19:14 The significance of the Farmers Insurance Open and AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
  • 25:30 Updates on LIV Golf and the Mayakoba Golf Classic
  • 29:26 The addition of Tyrell Hatton to Live Golf
  • 32:04 Possible transfer windows in LIV Golf
  • 34:06 Discussion on the mental aspect of golf
  • 40:10 The Challenge of Golf for Professional Athletes
  • 41:10 Preseason LIV Golf Rankings
  • 41:50 Company Branding and Golf Meetup
  • 43:35 Closing Remarks and Call to Action

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  • Lisa Lamagna - https://www.twitter.com/LisaLamagna


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Golf Lovers United: Discussing Golf, the Fair Way
Deep discussions for the love of golf, the fair way.
Welcome to "Golf Lovers United," the comprehensive podcast dedicated to all aspects of golf.

Hosted by @GolfLoverUK, @ProGolfCritic, and @GolfDadUK, we release episodes once a week that explore the multifaceted, ever-changing world of golf.

From the professional sphere of the PGA Tour to the evolution of LIV, from the triumphs of women's golf to the heart and soul of the amateur game, we love and cover it all. Our hosts engage in thoughtful conversations with tour players, coaches, caddies, and insiders, providing unique insights and perspectives.
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If you share our love for the sport, join us weekly as we delve into the trends, techniques, stories, and people that shape golf. "Golf Lovers United" is here to provide a rich and welcoming space for you, the passionate golf fan.
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About your hosts

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.
#MakeGolfFunAgain #TeamTaylorMade

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!