Show Notes

Show Notes is a weekly summary of what went down on the Sunday edition of the No Laying Up podcast. Want the TLDR and every reason to listen? A recap of the recap, if you will! Words and research by Jordan Perez.

What went down: A substitute teacher appearance: TC and Cody take over the Sunday recap pod to touch on a *ton* of golf that went down this past week. (Side note: Congrats are in order for our very own Casey Landman, who won her club championship this past week!)

(5:15) The duo opens things by chatting about the 3M Open, where Lee Hodges totally dominated with a 24-under week, winning by a whole SEVEN shots for his first PGA Tour title.

TC and Cody tag team Down the Leaderboard before jumping into Ryder Cup implications. (13:00) TC has some Ludvig explaining to do…and asks him to STEP UP!

(19:15) Cody brings up an excellent point: Why doesn’t someone like Akshay Bhatia (a non-member) get FedExCup points, even with a special temporary membership?

(22:30) Jordan…I mean me…ok, I’m not gonna refer to myself in the third person. I hop on to talk with the guys about the Evian Championship and the U.S. Junior Amateur. Celine Boutier outlasted a top-notch leaderboard to become the first Frenchwoman to win the Evian, and earned her first major in the process. I claim she “Brian Harman’d that sh*t” after being the 54-hole leader and winning by six shots.

(27:00) That’s the kind of win to lock Celine into her second Solheim Cup appearance – and make Team Europe look extra dangerous. Let’s assess their chances. A Ciganda conspiracy? TC dives into Carlota Ciganda’s DQ, which resulted from her refusing to sign her scorecard according to a 2-stroke slow play penalty assessed during her second round. Was that the right hill to die on given her spot on the Solheim Cup points list?

(33:40) So…is Evian legit yet? I argue that by proxy of the field and identification, it’s a piece of a larger puzzle.

(42:20) Cody notes Team USA is in TROUBLE. Danielle Kang is making the Solheim Cup team with this kind of year? 73-79 at Evian to miss the cut. And Lexi Thompson skips Evian for the third time in a row?

(45:00) We come up with who we’d most love to play a Pro-Am with: Patty Tavatanakit, Charley Hull, Rose Zhang, Angel Yin, Jenny Shin, Nasa Hataoka and Minjee Lee all make our individual lists, for different reasons.

(47:15) Time to talk some U.S. Junior Am! Certainly a strange year at the Junior Amateur with too many weather delays to count and a championship match spanning two days. Does the U.S. Junior indicate better professional success vs. the U.S. Amateur? Billy Davis is emerging from his twin Anna’s shadow!

Incoming Duke freshman Bryan Kim defeated Joshua Bai, 2 up, in his final junior event. Very back-and-forth match, but Kim won the final two holes down the stretch…and didn’t even have to putt for the title? A tough sequence from Bai, who tried to go for the green in two resulted in three disastrous chips – one involving TIO.

(59:06) Back to TC and Cody. TC quickly indulges in the gnarly conditties at the Royal Porthcawl, where Alex Cejka bested Padraig Harrington on the second playoff hole to win the Senior Open title.

(1:01:30) Big Jay is back on the job after sending out a massive memo on Wednesday night. The PGA Tour details its opposition to the USGA’s proposed rollback and the announcement of the “Player Benefit Program,” aka, reparations for those who never made the jump to LIV. Basically, Jay wants to get back in the good graces of the PGA Tour membership. Also in the works is the assembly of a committee designed to “develop potential pathways back to the PGA Tour for LIV players who wish to reapply in the future.”

(01:14:15) PGA Tour Canada cheating controversy! Just a little change up of a score after Justin Doeden hit it in the water on the final hole of his round and changed a 7 to a 5, hoping his playing partners wouldn’t notice after they left scoring. Sike. They totally did.

(01:16:30) Shouts to Barstool and the Korn Ferry Tour for innovation on the coverage side, and to Michael Thorbjornsen for coming out on top on the PGA Tour U rankings.

Best take: (33:40) Fine, TC. It might take a little longer to elevate the Evian, and it might start with the course. The Evian Resort Club has some legitimacy to it, but we might be Bellerive’ing it here in giving too much weight to the leaderboard.

Worst take: (47:15) Look, maybe, just maybe, we have an equal amount of flukey winners on both the Junior and the U.S. Am side. I’ll nominate myself. Still, @ me.


(45:46) “I’ve watched Rose Zhang in a pro-am before…I don’t know that Rose Zhang should be playing golf with mortals. It’s just not a thing that should happen.” - Jordan

(52:02) “He literally has to win the Masters for people to stop saying ‘Oh yeah, that’s Billy, Anna Davis’s brother.’” - Cody

(59:35) “Alex Cejka won in a playoff over Padraig Harrington, who looked like he didn’t know how to wear a beanie. It was awesome.” -TC

Times TC stressed about inclement weather during recording: 5

Down the leaderboard menu: Some light hors d'oeuvres for the 3M Open and Evian Championship.

3M Open (7:15)

T2 J.T. Poston, -17  “Bummed. -TC on J.T. Poston’s triple on 18 to spoil straight 66s

T5 Keith Mitchell, -16 “Like seeing Keith heat up.” -TC

T7 Tony Finau -15, “Had some rollback comments that we will certainly get to later.”

T10 Emiliano Grillo, -14 “Such a good year.” -Cody

T13 Beau Hossler, -13  “The sheepdog coming in clutch. I think he tied the tournament course record there. (RE: final round 62)” -Cody

Evian Championship (37:30)

2 Brooke Henderson, -8 - “Not a putting contest.” -TC

T3 Yuka Saso, -7 - “Very good stretch from her of late.” -TC

T9 Atthaya Thitikul, -5 “Some stolen valor.” -TC

T16 Minjee Lee, -3 “Kinda shocking.” -TC

T20 Jin Young Ko, -2 “Continues to just simmer right below the surface.” -TC

T20 Angel Yin, -2 “Just an awesome performance in a major championship with a 76 on her scorecard.” -Cody

T48 Patty Tavatanakit, +2 “Not doing this again. You’re not getting me this time, (Patty).” -Jordan

T61 Lydia Ko, +6 “Feels like we’re a long way off, still.” -Cody

68 Paula Reto, +7 “Not a Camilo, but a post-cut Camilo.” -TC

MC Danielle Kang, +10 “What are we doing?” -Cody

Referenced works:

27:40 Carlota’s Instagram response to her slow-play DQ

01:01:30 write-up on the PGA Tour memo

01:03:00 Jason Gore (PGA Tour executive vice president and chief player officer) on the rollback

1:10:30 Phil Mickelson’s response to the announcement of the pathway back to the PGA Tour

01:14:15 PGA Tour Canada cheating story by Monday Q Info


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