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:
The king of the live shows is BACK. Soly makes his return (congrats to both Soly and Hannah!!), boasting at epic proportions as his pick for the week got it done, effectively avoiding his DFL fate. D.J. and TC report from D.J.’s garage after a week spent at the BMW Championship, and Cody misses out on his Mid-Am qualifier to hold down the fort as the guys digest the second week of the newly formatted FedExCup Playoffs.
(3:30) Viktor Hovland shoots a 61 for a course record-setting victory at Olympia Fields, breaking free from a tie with Scottie Scheffler with a clutch birdie on the 18th. Hovland shot a 28 on his back nine to rocket up the leaderboard on a day that appeared to be Scheffler’s for the taking. It’s Hovland’s second victory of the year in what’s been a career year for the 25-year-old – he hasn’t missed a cut this year!
(16:30) Olympia Fields is a venue that once again rose to the occasion. Thick rough, enough variance and deceptive greens. TC and DJ dig into their on-site experience, including TC’s pro-am and some insight on the Evans Scholar program.
(24:00) Soly steals TC’s thunder and leads down the leaderboard, which includes some wholesome Max Homa moments with the crew and Saturday’s unruly spectator. Why are we letting an actual piece of string be the separation between very public figures and fans?
(33:00) Sahith Theegala just missing the Tour Championship spurs a conversation of notables to miss (Denny McCarthy, Cameron Young, Sam Burns-ing his Ryder Cup chances?) Were they deserved?
(37:00) Soly does his best to contain TC’s desire to go all the way down the leaderboard but eventually surrenders. TC won’t admit to ever calling Tom Kim a fraud (deflects to “thirsty”), but witnesses and receipts say otherwise.
(40:00) Is Lucas Glover going to get a captain’s pick? Soly is manically dying on the JT Ryder Cup hill! Contends that the “American Poulter” needs to be on the team. Brooks Koepka, Cameron Young, Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa and Rickie Fowler seem set. So who is getting the last? Let’s play the culture fit game, which is mostly Soly declaring JT the only option.
(57:00) Team Europe discourse! Our resident Team Europe correspondent Tron assembles the captain’s picks.
(1:01:30) A few more FedExCup items, including the Hatton video, Team Rose throwing out the first pitch at Wrigley and Grandma Susie vibing at the BMW Championship.
(1:07:50) How much do we care about the future of men’s professional golf at this point? For the first time in a long time, this week at the BMW Championship actually felt like it was about the golf.
(1:10:00) On that note — a peek at what the Tour Championship will look like. Is the 70-50-30 cadence working? Another year of the handicap scoring — how much weirder should the playoffs get?
(1:13:00) The U.S. Amateur — Alabama’s Nick Dunlap becomes the second player in history after Tiger Woods to win a U.S. Junior and a U.S. Amateur, beating Ohio State’s Neal Shipley 4&3.
(1:15:40) On her 19th birthday, Alexa Pano wins the ISPS Handa Invitational on the third playoff hole after a tough rookie year. Things are heating up in the women’s game — one more week until automatic Solheim Cup selections for Team USA!
(1:18:00) Alex Fitzpatrick making big moves to lock down DP World Tour status. Andy Ogletree wins by seven on the Asian Tour.
(1:22:00) Revisiting the Billy Walters interview, and stomaching another week of Blockie clout chasing after he ties the course record at Valhalla.
(1:28:00) Early FedExCup Champion picks.
(1:30:00) Soly talks dad life! Cody is literally on fire in Texas. TC gets a chipping lesson from Rory. Parting thoughts from the gang’s experience at the BMW Championship.
Best take: (1:10:00) Indeed, the handicap format for the Tour Championship is weird and fun. It’s not a major. Do whatever you want with it. I will hand it to Soly here, however…
Worst take: (40:00) Show notes is in its infancy and Soly is already on a generational run. Give up on JT. Now the numbers lie?! Is everything ok?
How many times has Soly won worst take/how many editions of show notes: 4/6
Down the leaderboard menu:
(24:00) 2023 BMW Championship
T2 Scottie Scheffler, -15: “Best driver of the ball on tour.” -Soly
T2 Matt Fitzpatrick, -15 (see quotables)
T5 Brian Harman, -11: “I am a little concerned about Brian Harman and the Ryder Cup in September. That’s when bow hunting season is in full effect. -Cody
T5 Max Homa, -11: “Little bit of a disappointing weekend for Max.” -Soly
T10 Tom Kim, -7: “That’s some stolen valor 66. I don’t even think we saw Tom Kim this week.” -TC
T15 Sahith Theegala, -6: “Patrick Cantlay made a birdie on the last two holes Viktor Hovland-style to knock Sahith out of the playoffs.” -Soly
T34 Jordan Spieth, +1: Links-master shoutout from TC.
T34 Tyrell Hatton, +1: “He rolls the rock so nice.” -TC
T37 Sepp Straka, +2: “A little worried about Sepp and the Ryder Cup.” -TC
(24:30) (On Matt Fitzpatrick’s performance) “I would say three of the top four finishers, although he’s still reeling from the Northwestern football scandal.” -TC
(28:14) (On D.J.’s high-five with Max photo) “You gotta watch this move. People are gonna think you’re trying to pass him something.” -Cody
“That’s what I said. It looks like I’m selling him molly.” -D.J.
(46:45) “The more you say these names, don’t you gravitate toward JT?” -Soly
“Don’t you feel just a little silly saying that?” -D.J.
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22:40 Thanks to our friends over at Titleist – the #1 ball this week at the BMW Championship, and overwhelming choice every week on the PGA Tour. Head over to the Titleist website to start the fitting process and find out which Titleist golf ball is right for you.
39:00 Thanks to BMW for sponsoring our Ryder Cup segment. BMW will be electrifying the Ryder Cup with a fully electric fleet of vehicles for players and officials this September.
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