Apple Podcasts: NLU Podcast, Episode 812: Houston Recap

Spotify: NLU Podcast, Episode 812: Houston Recap

What went down: The data boys are gonna HATE this one! Substitute teacher KVV has declared it a movie day – and is here to have a VIBES ONLY recap pod!

Steven Jaeger wins the Houston Open Recap

A first PGA Tour win for Steven Jaeger with Scottie Scheffler right on his tail. Scottie’s putting woes (s/o to the deccel) haven’t quite gone away, and a birdie miss eliminated his chances of making the playoff.

Good Guy Steven Jaeger gave Randy a ride home once.

Is Scottie better off not winning 3 times in a row relative to the pressure he will face at Augusta?

Maybe Scottie is the best ball-striker we’ve seen in 15 years – but it’s naive to assume that Scottie Scheffler is AS good as Tiger Woods – his putting just isn’t there!

Alejandro Tosti is a fascinating character. We finally have someone with a Napoleon complex! He butted heads with Tony Finau on Saturday, but put together a nice finish on Sunday. Don’t go away, Alejandro Tosti! You’re so fun.

Cody reminisces on playing Teeth of the Dog with Tosti.

(30:00) How do we feel about Memorial Park? Too overseeded?

Brooks Koepka is credited as a course designer. Are we misattributing this from university affiliation? This isn’t Doak Campbell Stadium!

Ford Championship

(40:00) Despite being unfairly delegated to the peaCOCK, the LPGA is doing some bad b***h stuff. Nelly Korda is now the first player to win three times in a row since JoAnne Carner.

Cody is taking a victory lap over his EXTREMELY CORRECT Nelly Korda take. Yeah Cody, we were foolish. Sorry wehadclearevidenceNellywasn’tinthebestplaceinhergame.

Speaking of people who struggled with their putter, Lexi made a statement this weekend with a T3. Randy points out how this year will mark five years since her last victory on the LPGA — she’s got the game, but is she capable of closing out?

Low round of the day for LC (Lauren Coughlin), who shot a 64 and eagled 18. Cody labels her a certified mutter.

Randy does a little TC: shouts to Carlota Ciganda, Alison Lee, Jennifer Kupcho, Sarah Schmelzel (Four consecutive top-10s!)

Cody also mentions that there was a chance TPC Sawgrass COULD have hosted the Ford Championship: YESS PLZZ. And also engages in a mini Hamsterdam with the awful network coverage this week. If you’re someone who's willingly watching the Champions Tour, REVEAL YOURSELF.

(1:07:00) Dunking on Chris Dimarco, because what the hell? Yeah, he actually suggested that the Champions Tour players should get paid. Read the room, sir.

Hero Indian Open

(1:10:00) Keita Nakajima wins on the DP World Tour! Keita, who was the No. 1 ranked amateur

LIV is back next week. Cody warns to watch out for the bed bugs at Trump National Doral!

(1:14:00) Bryson voluntarily hit a rolled-back ball. Spoiler alert: He didn’t love it.

Other news: U.S. Junior National Team is announced!

KVV reveals his lack of knowledge on junior golf. Sad! Shouts to Cody for calling out the fact that the United States is doing what it needs to catch up to competing international federations who are way ahead on developing talent.

Lastly, in honor of March Madness, the crew drafts an All-Star golfer basketball team.


Coach: Phil Mickelson

PG: Kurt Kitayama

SG: Min Woo Lee

SF: Nelly Korda

PF: Shane Lowry

C: Dustin Johnson

Sixth man: Suzann Petterssen


Coach: Ty Votaw

PG: Charley Hull

SG: Tiger Woods

SF: Air Keegan Bradley

PF: Vijay Singh

C: Ernie Els

Sixth man: Sepp Straka


Coach: Scott Stallings

PG: Alejandro Tosti

SG: Phil Mickelson

SF: Gary Woodland

PF: Scottie Scheffler

C: Christo Lamprecht

Sixth man: Caroline Hedwall

Best take: Cody totally ripping the lack of network coverage for the LPGA, which, for three weeks in a row, has seen a winning streak from the world number one for the first time since JoAnne Carner. This is the kind of juice golf has been asking for!

Worst take: I am mostly just disappointed in KVV for not knowing who Blades Brown is.

Quotables: (18:00) “You heard it here first – Big says Scottie has risen.” -KVV

(1:26:00) “Watch out for point shaving.” -KVV, on Phil’s SG career

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