The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon

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Shane Bacon brings you a weekly podcast discussing the world of golf from all angles. Shane speaks with current and former stars from the world, while bringing you the best stories in the game.

Episode Date
Ep. 132 - U.S. Open preview with Brad Faxon
8-time PGA Tour champion and Shane's right hand man for FOX golf broadcasts, Brad Faxon, joins The Clubhouse to preview the 2019 U.S. Open from Pebble Beach including: Faxon's breakdown of Pebble Beach and how the course is looking, why it's extremely important to stay out of the rough this weekend, Rory's chances of winning, why Brooks Koepka can dominate driving the ball, Faxon's Pebble Beach story and much more! 
Jun 11, 2019
Ep. 131 - PGA Championship preview with Brian Anderson
TNT sports broadcaster and golf enthusiast, Brian Anderson, steps into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to preview the upcoming PGA Championship at Bethpage Black Course, Brian's background in golf, how different it is to call golf compared to other sports, why Brooks Koepka should be the favorite in the PGA Championship, how Bethpage should be playing this weekend and much more!
May 14, 2019
Ep. 130 - Max Homa
PGA Tour player, Max Homa, steps into the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss last weekends victory at the Wells Fargo Championship, how he trusted the process of going from amateur to professional in golf, the level of competition in the tour, how he mentally prepares for the next event and walking through his final round of the Wells Fargo Championship!
May 08, 2019
Ep. 129 - Bandon Dunes founder Mike Keiser
Founder of world renown golf course Bandon Dunes, Mike Keiser, steps into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss the 20-year anniversary of Bandon Dunes, Keiser's introduction to golf, his new course in Wisconsin - Sand Valley, what makes Keiser's resorts different from most, how Keiser came up with his golf logos, amazing course stories and MUCH more! 
May 01, 2019
Ep. 128 - Senior Golf writer Alan Shipnuck
Senior Golf writer for, Alan Shipnuck, steps into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to put a cap on the 2019 Masters, what it meant for Tiger to capture another green jacket, where the event ranked in his favorite tournaments all time, why fans should still focus on other golfers and a look ahead to the 2019 US Open at Pebble Beach.
Apr 25, 2019
Ep. 127 - Masters recap with Nick Faldo
Three time Masters champion and current golf analyst, Nick Faldo, steps into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to give a instant reaction (3-days later, but we all needed a chance to catch our breath) on the 2019 Masters tournament that saw history be made with Tiger Woods walking out with his 5th Green Jacket, why The Masters is such a special tournament, where the final day ranked in Faldo's broadcasting career, what it was like being a multi-Masters champion and what's next for Tiger Woods. 
Apr 17, 2019
Ep. 126 - Masters preview with Scott Van Pelt
Welcome to Masters week! With it being that magical week at Augusta yet again, Shane Bacon welcomes in legendary ESPN personality, Scott Van Pelt, into The Clubhouse giving in-depth analysis on everything that is The Masters including Scott's yearly Masters traditions, Augusta's no cell phone policy, Tiger Woods chances of winning at Augusta again, Rory McIlroy looking to capture a green jacket, how Augusta is looking leading up to the tournament and going through old Augusta memories! 
Apr 09, 2019
Ep. 125 - Rick Reilly
New York Times best selling author, Rick Reilly, finally steps into the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss his new book <em>Commander and Cheat, </em>a book about Donald Trump's life in golf - full of funny and interesting stories about the current US president (4:26). Rick and Shane switch gears to talk about Rick's relationship with the game of golf featuring covering golf, the 1986 Masters, his favorite event and much more! (30:06)
Apr 02, 2019
Ep. 124 - Joel Klatt
FOX college football analyst and golf enthusiast, Joel Klatt, joins The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to give an instant reaction to The Players Championship and Rory McIlroy's win!
Mar 18, 2019
Ep. 123 - Curtis Strange
World Golf Hall of Famer and consecutive U.S. Open title winner, Curtis Strange, steps into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss playing social golf, the upcoming Players Championship, how the good golfers comeback from bad shots, the toughest golf course to Curtis, whether or not Rory McIlroy can get back to being a Major Champion and social media in golf.
Mar 13, 2019
Ep. 122 - Brandel Chamblee
Former PGA Pro and current golf analyst at the Golf Channel, Brandel Chamblee, steps in the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss who the greatest golfer of all-time is, the first half of the golf season, off-season changes for golfers, why you shouldn't rank golf courses and much more!
Feb 27, 2019
Ep. 121 - Geoff Shackelford
Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) from Golf Chanel, Golfweek, ShackHouse podcast, and  joins Shane in The Clubhouse to discuss the Genesis Open in LA, why golf had an NBA vibe this past week, golf's pace of play issues, Tiger's strong performance, Jordan Spieth's struggles and much more!
Feb 19, 2019
Ep. 120 - Patrick Koenig of the RGV Tour recap
Creator of the RGV Tour and the RVG Tour podcast, Patrick Koenig steps in The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to detail his experiences from one of the best stories in golf, the recently finished RGV Tour. Koenig purchased a RV and was on a mission to play golf for a full year covering the lower 48 states with the main goal of raising money for the first tee of greater Seattle charity. Shane &amp; Patrick recap his awesome adventure that included 400+ rounds of golf, multiple funny stories on the road, what the experience was like and what's next for the RGV Tour. Check out the FULL amazing adventure at!
Feb 06, 2019
Ep. 119 - Butch Harmon live from the PGA Show
Legendary golf instructor, Butch Harmon, joins the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon for a very fun conversation discussing his career working with some of the best professional golfers in the world including Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, Butch's process of working with young players, tips to amateur players and what it was like growing up with a Master's Champion as a father.
Jan 25, 2019
Ep. 118 - Host of The Fried Egg - Andy Johnson
Host of The Fried Egg podcast &amp; Co-Host of the Shotgun Start podcast, Andy Johnson, steps into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon for the first time to discuss a multitude of golf topics including: How to properly do golf trips with friends, trends in golf, the Top-5 sub 60 rounds in golf history &amp; Andy breaks down what golfer he would want to get into a twitter beef with!
Jan 18, 2019
Ep. 117 - PGA analyst Arron Oberholser
Former PGA Pro and current PGA analyst for the Golf Channel, Arron Oberholser, steps back into the Clubhouse with Shane to breakdown the big win for Xander Schauffele at the Tournament of Champions, how beautiful and relaxing the Plantation Course is and the changing landscape of young golfers on the tour!
Jan 09, 2019
Ep. 116 - PGA Tour Player Xander Schauffele
2017 PGA Rookie of the Year, Xander Schauffele, steps into the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss his professional career thus far, his success in the US Opens, offseason plans for 2018, and the biggest difference with having Tiger Woods on the PGA Tour again.
Nov 09, 2018
Ep. 115 - New voice of NBC golf Paul Azinger
One of the best reoccurring guests and new voice of NBC golf taking over for the great Johnny Miller, Paul Azinger, is BACK in the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss his new career opportunities at NBC, what major events he will be covering (hint: basically all of them) and as always Paul brings plenty of great golf insight and stories!
Oct 23, 2018
Ep. 114 - Ryder Cup recap with Karen Crouse
Sports journalist for the New York Times, Karen Crouse, steps back into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to give you an in-depth look at what happened over in France for the 2018 Ryder Cup including her viral story on Patrick Reed and his frustration with not being paired with Jordan Spieth, not playing every session and much more! Plus, Karen shares her experience of attending one of Golf's best events.
Oct 01, 2018
Ep. 113 - Ryder Cup preview with Paul Azinger (Bonus: Tiger Woods instant reaction)
Shane delivers instant reaction after Tiger Woods wins the Tour Championship before diving into a wonderful conversation with former Ryder Cup champion as both player and captain, Paul Azinger! Paul and Shane dive deep into the 2018 Ryder Cup detailing possible lineups combinations, Tiger's impact for the USA and why the Ryder Cup is always a coin flip with plenty of great Ryder Cup stories sprinkled in!
Sep 24, 2018
Ep.112 - Ryder Cup member Tony Finau
Before heading to France to participate in the Ryder Cup, Tony Finau, tees it up on The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon going over his excitement being chosen to 42nd edition of the Ryder Cup, what it was like finishing a round at The Masters with a dislocated ankle and the obstacles of turning pro in golf as a teenager.
Sep 18, 2018
Ep. 111 - 2018 US Amateur champion Viktor Hovland
2018 US Amateur champion and Junior at Oklahoma State, Viktor Hovland, steps inside The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to detail his experience winning the US Amateur championship at Pebble Beach and what's next for the up-in-coming young golfer.
Aug 23, 2018
Ep. 110 - Joe Buck on Tiger's resurgence + PGA Championship recap
Stepping back into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon is the one and only Joe Buck! Joe and Shane breakdown Tiger's terrific showing at the PGA Championship, what Tiger's resurgence means to the game of golf and how Brooks Koepka stole the show by taking home yet another Major Championship!
Aug 13, 2018
Ep. 109 - PGA Championship preview with Kyle Porter
CBS Sports golf reporter Kyle Porter steps in The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to explain why Dustin Johnson needs to win the PGA Championship, why Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth need to step their games up after down seasons, what the resurgence of Tiger Woods means to the sport of golf and a detailed look at the PGA Championship at Bellerive Golf Course this weekend.
Aug 07, 2018
Ep. 108 - Open preview with Brad Faxon
8-time PGA Tour champion and Shane's right hand man for FOX golf broadcasts, Brad Faxon, joins The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss the upcoming Open Championship giving insight on how Carnoustie Championship Course should play this weekend, Tiger's chances of winning another Major and Brad gives his picks on who to watch this weekend!
Jul 18, 2018
Ep. 107 - PGA Tour Player Billy Horschel
2014 Fedex Cup champion, Billy Horschel, struts into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to discuss his friendship with Tiger Woods, finding his way to the PGA Tour, taking home the 2014 Fedex Cup championship in dramatic fashion and how Billy stays one of the most fashionable dressers on the Tour!
Jul 12, 2018
Ep. 106 - MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz
Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher and U.S. Senior Open participant, John Smoltz, steps inside The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to detail his extraordinary experience at the 38th U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
Jul 03, 2018
Ep. 105 - U.S. Open recap with Curtis Strange
World Golf Hall of Famer and consecutive U.S. Open title winner Curtis Strange steps into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to detail his experiences from the 2018 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills including interviewing Phil Mickelson after his 'debacle' on the 13th green, Brooks Koepka pulling off back-to-back U.S. Open wins and answering the questions about why Shinnecock Hills was so tough for players last weekend.
Jun 22, 2018
Ep. 104 - Head Golf Professional at Shinnecock Hills - Jack Druga
The Head Golf Professional at Shinnecock Hills, Jack Druga, steps in The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to breakdown how Shinnecock Hills is looking just ahead of the US Open, fun/historical stories from Shinnecock Hills and what players will have to do to shoot low scores and take home the U.S. Open Championship Trophy!
Jun 11, 2018
Ep. 103 - Author Tom Coyne
Writer and professor, Tom Coyne, has published four books, A Gentleman's Game, Paper Tiger, A Course Called Ireland and his latest book A Course Called Scotland. Tom steps in the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to detail Tom's journey in writing his new book, some of the great moments Tom had going through the countryside and what to expect in A Course Called Scotland!
Jun 08, 2018
Ep. 102 - 2018 Tiger Woods Watch recap
With the US Open approaching we recap the progression of Tiger Woods in 2018 from numerous guests that have joined Shane Bacon in the Clubhouse!
Jun 02, 2018
Ep. 101 - Patrick Koenig of the RGV Tour
Creator of the RGV Tour and the RVG Tour podcast, Patrick Koenig steps in The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to detail his experiences from one of the best stories in golf, the RGV Tour. Koenig purchased a RV and is on a mission to play golf for a full year covering the lower 48 states with the main goal of raising money for the first tee of greater Seattle charity. Want to tee it up with Patrick? You can find out where he's heading and more on!
May 25, 2018
Ep. 100 - Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story Author Chris Nashawaty
Fresh off the presses "Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story," Author Chris Nashawaty joins The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon detailing some of the most memorable moments that happened behind the scenes from one of golfs greatest movies Caddyshack. If you grew up loving Caddyshack you won't want to miss this special 100th episode of the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon!
May 11, 2018
Ep. 99 - US Mid-Amateur winner Matt Parziale
2017 US Mid-Amateur winner Matt Parziale joins The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to talk about his unforgettable Masters experience, the crazy story behind Matt punching his ticket to Augusta, the impact Tiger Woods had on Matt wanting to be a professional golfer and what it was like going back to being a firefighter in Boston after competing in the Masters.
Apr 11, 2018
Ep. 98 - Masters recap with David Feherty
Former professional and current golf personality David Feherty joins The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to breakdown the Masters including how Patrick Reed was able to hold off Ricky Fowler and Jordan Spieth for his first green jacket, Tiger Wood's grade after returning to Augusta, and what's next for David Feherty.
Apr 09, 2018
Ep. 97 - The Masters Preview featuring Scott Van Pelt & Paul Azinger
Welcome to Masters week! With it being that magical week at Augusta yet again, Shane Bacon welcomes in ESPN's Scott Van Pelt and current golf analyst Paul Azinger to The Clubhouse giving in-depth analysis on everything that is The Masters including Tiger Woods chances of wearing the green jacket again, how Augusta is looking leading up to the tournament and going through old Augusta memories!
Apr 04, 2018
Ep. 96 - Masters Week - Ty Tryon
Former teenage sensation Ty Tryon joined The Clubhouse after a missed cut over the weekend at the Tour's Savannah Golf Championship. Ty burst on the golf scene back in 2001 as a 16-year-old, battling through Q-School to land a full Tour card. That was the good ... the full year on Tour was the tough part, and professional golf has been tough for Tryon since. Still, Ty talks to Shane about being the talk of the golfing world as a teenager, what went right and what went wrong, and why he's decided to give professional golf a go once again as a 33-year-old. Ty was candid, honest and real as he talked about his life around golf, a fun listen for anyone that has chased their dreams or thought about chasing them.
Apr 02, 2018
Ep. 95 - Hank Haney on Tiger Woods & Bob Parsons
Host of the Hank Haney Golf Show and Tiger Woods former golf instructor Hank Haney steps into the Clubhouse with Shane Bacon to talk about Tiger's resurgence this season, what he believes Tiger is capable of in 2018 and how Tiger corrected his mechanical issues. Also, creator of and PXG club manufacturing Bob Parsons joins Shane in the Club to talk about the rise of PXG in the golf world and his journey that led him into the golf world!
Mar 22, 2018
Ep. 94 - Geoff Shackelford on Tiger Woods opening rounds
Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) from Golf Channel, Golfweek, ShackHouse podcast, and joins Shane in The Clubhouse to breakdown some of the new rule changes in golf and Tiger Woods' opening rounds that have put him back at the top of leaderboard heading into the weekend at the Valspar Championship.
Mar 09, 2018
Ep. 93 - Bernhard Langer
Two-time Masters champion and one of the world's leading golfers throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Bernhard Langer, joins Shane Bacon in The Clubhouse to talk about Bernhard's journey as a golfer, starting as a professional at the age of 15 in Germany and winning 10 senior major championships plus much more!
Feb 26, 2018
Ep. 92 - Instant Tiger reaction with Kevin Van Valkenburg
Senior Writer at ESPN covering golf, Kevin Van Valkenburg comes into The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon for instant reaction of Tiger Woods first round at the Genesis Open!
Feb 15, 2018
Ep. 91 - Bob Harig on Tiger's 2018 return & more
Bob Harig, a senior golf writer for and has been covering golf for more than 25 years joins Shane in The Clubhouse to talk about Tiger's return at Torrey Pines this past weekend, Jason Day taking the Farmer's Insurance Open and Golf's playoff problems.
Jan 29, 2018
Ep. 90 - Tiger Woods talk with Curtis Strange & Damon Hack
World Golf Hall of Famer and consecutive U.S. Open title winner Curtis Strange steps into The Clubhouse to talk about his recent comments on the playoff last week and Tiger Woods return to Torrey Pines. Also, Damon Hack, co-host for Morning Drive on the Golf Channel joins Shane to give an in-depth look at how Tiger has been preparing for his 2018 season, what to expect from the former #1 golfer in the world and predictions for his 2018 campaign.
Jan 23, 2018
Ep. 89 - Jaime Diaz on Dustin Johnson & Tiger Woods
Editor-in-chief of Golf World and a senior writer for Golf Digest, Jaime Diaz, comes into The Clubhouse to discuss Dustin Johnson's big win in Hawaii, how DJ has begun to pull away from the pack in the PGA, how the media landscape is ever changing in golf, also why Tiger Woods could be back to being the BEST player in the world in 2018!
Jan 08, 2018
Ep. 88 - 2017 Year in Golf Recap with Geoff Shackelford
Geoff Shackelford (@GeoffShac) from Golf Chanel, Golfweek, ShackHouse podcast, and joins Shane in The Clubhouse to reflect heavily on the great 2017 PGA Tour season and discuss the upcoming 2018 PGA Tour going in depth about how they believe Tiger Woods will perform in 2018, if Dustin Johnson can continue his success and some early predictions for who to watch going into 2018!
Dec 21, 2017
Ep. 87 - Terry Gannon on Tiger Woods return
NBC Sports and Golf Channel - Golf announcer Terry Gannon joins Shane Bacon in The Clubhouse this week to discuss the spectacle of Tiger Woods big comeback at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Gannon believes Tiger can win again on the tour, but wonders if Tiger can still intimidate his opponents like he once did. Bonus: Gannon and Shane also discuss when it's the right time to give up pick-up hoops!
Dec 04, 2017
Ep. 86 - Brad Faxon on round with President Trump, Tiger & D.J.
8-time PGA Tour champion and FOX golf broadcaster Brad Faxon joins The Clubhouse to discuss the weekend round of golf that everyone is talking about. Faxon gives the inside scoop on his round with President Donald Trump, Tiger Woods and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson at Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla. Faxon talks about Tiger's comeback, the President's game and what it's like golfing with Secret Service around. Plus, Faxon explains why Tiger could prove some doubters wrong this weekend at the Hero World Challenge.
Nov 27, 2017
Ep. 85 - Media & Golf discussion with Travis Hill
Managing Editor of The Golfer's Journal Travis Hill joins The Clubhouse to examine the way golf is presented in the media. Travis discusses how The Golfer's Journal was created, the increased demand for fans to see different golf courses, the unorthodox process which The Golfer's Journal selects their stories and what separates The Golfer's Journal from the competition.
Nov 08, 2017
Ep. 84 - Talking Tiger Woods with Kevin Van Valkenburg
ESPN senior writer Kevin Van Valkenburg joins The Clubhouse to talk all things Tiger Woods, including pumping the brakes on excitement for Woods' progress on the comeback trail. Tiger's social media presence, his DUI arrest and the media's influence on the 14-time major champion are also topics of discussion. Shane and Kevin also answer some questions about Tiger from followers of the show, including the best-case scenario for Tiger going forward, and there's even a quick shoutout to Phil Mickelson in The Clubhouse.
Oct 27, 2017
Ep. 83 - Mike Breen on Steph Curry and Jordan Spieth
NBA guru and golf fanatic Mike Breen joins The Clubhouse to discuss fitting in rounds of golf on the road and how close he was to entering the world of golf announcing. Plus, why the sport of golf is gaining more popularity in the NBA world, golfing with Dan Majerle and how close Steph Curry is to the pros.
Oct 18, 2017
Ep. 82 - Erik Anders Lang joins The Clubhouse
Erik Anders Lang discusses season 3 of his hit show, "Adventures in Golf." Plus, Shane and Eric examine the culture of golf, whether there should be more freedom for fans to express themselves, how Erik's views on golf have changed over the years and the worst 5 hours spent on a course.
Oct 11, 2017
Ep. 81 - Brandel Chamblee on Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson & Ryder Cup
Former PGA Tour Champion Brandel Chamblee joins the The Clubhouse to discuss potential changes to the Ryder Cup &amp; Presidents Cup. Plus, Chamblee breaks down the decay in Phil Mickelson's game, why Jason Day is taking the wrong approach to improve, our obsession with Tiger Woods and who has the most overrated and underrated golf swing of all time.
Oct 05, 2017
Ep. 80 - Best throwing golf clubs tales + Maverick McNealy on Tiger Woods
Shane brings on his high school friend to reflect on his worst meltdown on the golf course and shares some of the best course tantrums from his listeners. Then, Maverick McNealy joins The Clubhouse to describe his life on the brink of a PGA Tour debut. McNealy discusses what it meant to win the Walker Cup, the importance of experience at the Walker Cup, expectations for his professional life and reflects on meeting Tiger Woods while at Stanford.
Sep 15, 2017
Ep. 79 - Stacy Lewis
Former LPGA Player of the Year Stacy Lewis joins The Clubhouse to discuss her victory at the Cambi Portland Classic, and what it means to pledge the entire winnings toward the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Lewis talks about how Hurricane Harvey has impacted her life, what was going thru her mind on the 18th hole, what this victory means for her career and what the future holds for Stacy Lewis.
Sep 05, 2017
Ep. 78 - Juli Inkster
Hall of Famer Juli Inkster joined The Clubhouse following a win by her Solheim Cup squad over the weekend. Juli talked about her approach in coaching another winning American team, what becoming a viral Internet sensation was like, and which player was the breakout star behind the scenes in Iowa. Juli always expanded on her points made about women's golf following the win. For instance, Juli touched on how she doesn't feel the players, and the Tour, get the respect they deserve from sponsors and some of the biggest names in men's golf and how she wishes that would change.
Aug 23, 2017
Ep. 77 - Brad Faxon
Eight-time PGA Tour champion and FOX golf broadcaster Brad Faxon joins The Clubhouse to discuss the incredible championship match that went down over the week at The Riviera Country Club. The U.S. Amateur final had Doc Redman taking on Doug Ghim and considering the back and forth, and amazing play, of both players, it was worth the chat. Later in the episode, Faxon talked about his own history at Riviera, a 63 in the final round of the 1995 PGA Championship, and how much he remembers from that round, plus his recent hole-in-one in San Diego during a match with Shane. Also, Brad talks about his lone experience on the Walker Cup back in 1983 and what crazy thing happened to him on the first tee of his first match representing the United States.
Aug 22, 2017
Ep. 76 - PGA Championship Preview w/ David Duval
Shane breaks open the mailbag this week to answer a few looming questions around the golf world, including: Steph Curry's performance at the Ellie Mae Classic, moving the PGA Championship to earlier in the year and if it should return to match play, and ranking the top players with the best chance to win this week. Then, Shane is joined by major champion and former World #1 David Duval to preview the PGA Championship. Which players NEEDS to win the most and what does it mean for the guys who don't win? How much pressure is on guys to win their first major? Plus, what preparation goes into a major championship, if hitting distance is overrated, and Duval reflects on some pivotal moments during his career.
Aug 08, 2017
Ep. 75 - Peter Jacobsen
Shane is joined this week by 7-time PGA Tour winner and current NBC Golf Analyst Peter Jacobson to discuss Jordan Spieth's win at The Open. Shane and Peter dive into Spieth's near epic collapse on the front-9 on Sunday, followed by a wild 13th hole, and one of the most impressive comebacks in the history of golf to finish out the round at Royal Birkdale for the win.
Jul 26, 2017
Ep. 74 - Open Championship w/ Mike Tirico
One of the best broadcasters in the biz, Mike Tirico stops by for an awesome chat as he prepares to call his 21st Open Championship. Shane and Mike preview this year's tournament, share some great experiences from playing the course and being around the event, look ahead to who can win and if we will finally see a repeat major champion, and Mike finally answers the question as to why we don't call it the "British Open". Plus he shares some great stories about his broadcasting career, including the most memorable game he's ever called and why it had such an impact on him.
Jul 17, 2017
Ep. 73 - Ashley Mayo
Just ahead of the 2017 US Women's Open (FS1 &amp; FOX), Shane sits down with Golf Digest Senior Editor Ashely Mayo! The two focus their conversation on their recent trip to Scotland to play the Old Course at St. Andrews, a bucket list item for any golf fan. For anybody who has dreamt of traveling around the world to play some of the biggest courses, you'll definitely find this episode fun and interesting.
Jul 12, 2017
Ep. 72 - Jim "Bones" Mackay
Former longtime caddie for Phil Mickelson, Jim "Bones" Mackay sits down with Shane just moments after it was announced he would be taking a TV job as a reporter for NBC and Golf Channel. Bones opens up on his relationship with Phil, what happened before the US Open between them and why they split, his decision to go into broadcasting instead of sticking to caddying, and what we can expect from him at the Open Championship. Plus, Bones dishes on his favorite win with Phil, and why those caddie/player celebrations are always so awkward!
Jul 06, 2017
Ep. 71 - John Wood | Phil & Bones breakup
Shane sits down this week with John Wood, caddie for Matt Kuchar and best friend of Jim "Bones" Mackay, who announced this week he will part ways with Phil Mickelson after 25 years. Wood shares some special insight into the relationship between caddie and golfer, especially with Phil and Bones, and dishes on much more about life on the bag and what really goes into it. Plus, a recap of a special week at Erin Hills that saw Brooks Koepka capture his first major!
Jun 21, 2017
Ep. 70 - Live from Erin Hills w/ Curtis Strange & Paul Azinger
Live from Erin Hills in Wisconsin for the 117th US Open, Shane sits down with two-time US Open Champion Curtis Strange and PGA Championship winner Paul Azinger to preview the tournament. After spending a few days around the course, the guys break it down and give their thoughts on how the tournament will shake out. Given the conditions, how will the course play? Plus, how players will prepare for the tournament, Spieth and his "we" mentality, Dustin Johnson's outlook, how player "brands" are putting unnecessary pressure on them to win majors, and much more.
Jun 14, 2017
Ep. 69 - Paul Azinger on US Open & Tiger Woods
A big US Open Preview this week as we gear up for Erin Hills, Shane is joined by the always entertaining Paul Azinger. Paul discussed his comments made yesterday that players believe Tiger Woods has a real issue with pain medication. Plus, the two discuss Dustin Johnson and how impressive his turn has been, what Phil Mickelson's chances are next weekend, which guys to watch out for that don't fit a "bomber" style, and Zinger discusses his chances to win the 1993 US Open and why not winning it still bugs him to this day.
Jun 09, 2017
Ep. 68 - NCAA Champion Brad Dalke
Shane is joined this week by Brad Dalke, a name that may not be familiar to you now, but may be very soon. Brad has had a heck of a year, reaching the finals of the US Amateur, playing in the Masters, anchoring the NCAA Championship winning Oklahoma Sooners last week, and now gearing up to play in the US Open at Erin Hills. Shane and Brad talk about what a wild ride the past few months have been for him and preview golf's next major starting June 15th on the FOX Networks. Plus, Shane gives his thoughts on Tiger Woods' recent arrest for DUI.
Jun 02, 2017
Ep. 67 - Joel Klatt
Shane sits down this week with FOX Sports College Football Analyst Joel Klatt, golf aficionado who will also be covering the US Open with Shane at Erin Hills in just a few weeks. One of the most fun conversations we've had in a while, Shane and Joel discuss Joel's passion for the game, the time the two spent together at Erin Hills, and preview the tournament.
May 27, 2017
Ep. 66 - Jaime Diaz
Shane is joined this week by Golf World Editor-in-Chief and Golf Digest Senior Writer Jaime Diaz, who has covered the game for decades. The two discuss an unlikely leaderboard from The Players this weekend that crownded Si Woo Kim champion and what that means for the game. Plus, the return of Ian Poulter, our focus as fans on just the top players in the sport, the PGA Tour's new deal with FedEx and why it has angered players, if Phil will ever win again, and why doesn't DJ seem psyched to be #1 in the world?
May 15, 2017
Ep. 65 - Brooks Koepka
Shane chats this week with Brooks Koepka, ranked 17th in the world. Brooks previews The Players Championship this weekend, shares a great story about playing the Zurich Classic alongside his brother, opens up about the new age of athletic golfers and why he's become the part of the face of that group (as well as working out daily with Dustin Johnson). Plus, how he plans on getting a hole in one that would give fans 95 cases of free beer, and has an interesting answer when asked what his thoughts are on life as a professional golfer.
May 11, 2017
Ep. 64 - Alan Shipnuck
With Rickie Fowler still looking for his first major championship, Shane and Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck have an interesting conversation on players who have yet to win a major. Who is next? Who is the best to never win one? Who needs one to solidify their career the most?
May 03, 2017
Ep. 63 - 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala
Golden State Warriors F Andre Iguodala chats with Shane this week on a special episode of The Clubhouse. While he's not playing a major role on one of the NBA's premier teams, Iguodala is a golf nut, spending lots of time on the course. He dishes about his game, his favorite places to play, how he balances golf during the NBA season, and weighs in on the golf game of teammates Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, coach Steve Kerr, and much more.
Apr 24, 2017
Ep. 62 - Wesley Bryan
Last week's winner at Harbour Town and THREE-time Clubhouse Podcast guest Wesley Bryan stops by. The guys discuss his win last weekend, revisit a guest appearance from a few months back where both Wesley and Shane accurately predicted a win at this event, what he has his eyes set on for the remainder of the season, and much more!
Apr 20, 2017
Ep. 61 - Masters Low Amateur Stewart Hagestad
Shane is joined this week by the low amateur at the Masters Stewart Hagestad (+6) who discusses his experience playing in the tournament, the struggles amateurs face, his future, and much more!
Apr 13, 2017
Ep. 60 - Masters Recap w/ Kyle Porter, Kevin Van Valkenburg, & Brendan Porath
Shane is joined this week by Kyle Porter (CBS), Kevin Van Valkenburg (ESPN), and Brendan Porath (SB Nation) as the guys have a roundtable discussion recapping an exciting Masters and Sergio Garcia's thrilling playoff victory, the first major of his career.
Apr 10, 2017
Ep. 59 - Gary Player & Rickie Fowler
A very special preview episode of the Masters with the legendary 3-time Masters winner Gary Player, who discusses the events he's taken place in this week, including the Champion's dinner last night, and reflects on his relationship with the late great Arnold Palmer. Plus, Shane sits down with fan favorite Rickie Fowler as he gears up to try and win his first ever Green Jacket!
Apr 05, 2017
Ep. 58 - Scott Michaux (Augusta Chronicle) & Paul Stankowski (1997 Masters)
It's MASTERS WEEK. Maybe the most exciting week on the golf calendar as upon us, and we've got some great content to get you ready. Shane is joined by Scott Michaeux of the Augusta Chronicle, who has covered the Masters for over 20 years. With so many tournaments under his belt, Michaeux discusses all the great things fans need to know about the Masters experience: from the best viewing spots on the course, to the food and bars, to the course conditions and scenery. Then, a really fun interview with Paul Stankowski, who finished T-5 in the 1997 Masters, the year Tiger really made a name for himself. Stankowski discusses the feeling around that tournament after the first round, how close he was to playing in the final pairing with Tiger on Sunday, and some interesting words he regrets saying about Tiger heading into Sunday. A really great podcast hitting all angles of Masters week!
Apr 03, 2017
Ep. 57 - Scott Van Pelt | Drive, Chip, & Putt kids
A special episode today as Shane is joined by Zachary Colon and Emily St. Aubin, two kids who will be competing in the 2017 Drive, Chip, and Putt Championship at Augusta National. Two fun interviews as the kids talk about how excited they are to compete and give advice to top pros playing in the Masters. Then, a really fun interview with one of the best in the biz, Scott Van Pelt. SVP discusses his excitement as the main host of the Masters for the first time, previews the tournament with Shane and who they both think can win, and dishes on his favorite part of the week. Plus, he talks about his long relationship with Tiger and what his future is on the course 20 years after his famous 1997 win at the Masters. SVP also expands on his distaste for the famed pimento cheese sandwich at Augusta, his current golf game, and a recent outing with Tim Tebow at TPC Sawgrass.
Mar 30, 2017
Ep. 56 - Geoff Shackelford
Shane Bacon is joined by Geoff Shackelford to preview next week's Masters! The guys discuss potential storylines for the tournament, who could sneak up and get a win, and how the tournament has changed over the years. Plus how the game, the players, and the people who cover the sport have skewed much younger over the years, and the impacts that has both positive and negative.
Mar 28, 2017
Ep. 55 - Tron Carter (No Laying Up)
Shane shares his golf stories from New Zealand as he returns from his wedding and honeymoon. No Laying Up's Tron Carter stops by for a chat about all things around the game of golf, from a preview of the Masters, to how much Tiger Woods has aged, to how the game is covered on television, to a conversation over who can/can't wear visors and who in golf has blocked them on Twitter. A really fun conversations with one of the most entertaining guys in golf media!
Mar 21, 2017
Ep. 54 - Thomas Pagel, USGA Sr. Director of Rules | Josh Lesnik, Kemper Sports President
The USGA unveiled their proposed rules changes to modernize golf's rules and make them easier to understand and apply. Shane welcomes on Thomas Pagel, USGA Senior Director of Rules and Amateur Status, who played a key role in these rules changes, to discuss a variety of topics regarding what went into the changes and how they feel it will affect the game. Then, Shane brings on Josh Lesnik, President of Kemper Sports, one of the top club management companies in the world. Lesnik dishes on how they've grown their company to manage some of the world's best courses, what they look for in a course and what they are looking to accomplish to make the game more player-friendly, and the future of golf.
Mar 01, 2017
Ep. 53 - PGA European Tour CEO Keith Pelley
There's a new #1 in the world as Dustin Johnson runs away with the Genesis Open at Riviera to claim the top spot in the rankings. With all of his success over the past few seasons, why doesn't Johnson get the recognition of Spieth, McIlroy, and Day? Plus, European Tour CEO Keith Pelley joins the podcast to discuss the evolution of the game, how the game and golf events can become more fan-friendly and what the European Tour does to change with the times and adopt new rules.
Feb 21, 2017
Ep. 52 - NYT's Karen Crouse
Shane is joined this week by New York Times writer Karen Crouse. The two discuss Jordan Spieth's win at Pebble Beach this past weekend, how can that help him carry momentum into the Masters? Plus, Tiger gets injured yet again, will we ever see a fully healthy Tiger Woods? Can he still compete and win while dealing with injuries? The Masters will be creeping up before w know it, Karen discusses what it is like covering the event as a female journalist given their history of excluding women from membership. Shane and Karen discuss what golf as a whole can do moving forward to become a more inclusive sport. Also, a preview of this week's Genesis Open, as a lot of big name players will be competing as start ramping up their season.
Feb 14, 2017
Ep. 51 - Joe Buck
The man who will be calling Super Bowl 51 for FOX, Joe Buck, drops by for a long chat with Shane this week. Buck discusses an incredible year for him personally, including him releasing a book, and calling a Dustin Johnson win at the US Open, a 7-game World Series involving the Cubs at Wrigley Field, and now a Super Bowl. Buck reflects on some of the most memorable games he's called, including the '07 "IceBowl 2" in Lambeau Field, discusses his preparation for this year's Super Bowl between the Patriots and Falcons, and we manage to squeeze some golf talk in there as well. And for those of you interested in Super Bowl prop bets, you don't want to miss some of the info Buck gives out in the podcast!
Feb 02, 2017
Ep. 50 - LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan
Shane recaps an interesting weekend that saw Tiger miss the cut, but another strong outing from Phil Mickelson coming off multiple sports hernia surgeries in the past few months. Can Tiger still compete at a high level this season? And what does the strong start mean for Phil? Plus, has Torrey Pines become too difficult of a course now? Plus Mike Whan, LPGA Commissioner, joins Shane to talk about the perception of the women's game as athletes seems to be objectified now more than ever instead of applauded for their skills. Whan weighs in on why that is, what they can do to change it, and the future of the women's game.
Jan 31, 2017
Ep. 49 - Rory McIlroy
The world #2 golfer Rory McIlroy joins Shane this week as he's home recovering from an unexpected stress fracture in his rib. McIlroy discusses what he's been doing with his time off, what the recovery process has been like, and when exactly he plans to return. Plus, the guys get into some deep golf conversations around the misconceptions of "bulking" and lifting weights and how that relates to injuries, and how the modern golf game isn't built to let players sustain long careers anymore. Plus, the proper way to prepare for the Masters, and what makes Augusta National so difficult, especially during tournament play. McIlroy also discusses moving on from Nike equipment and adjusting to new companies, which professional athlete he compares himself most to, and answers some fun rapid fire questions.
Jan 24, 2017
Ep. 48 - Michael Breed
World famous golf instructor and television host Michael Breed stops by to chat with Shane this week. On the day Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States, Breed discusses his interactions with Trump, his golf game, and how much he projects he will play while in office. Plus, the guys discuss the Rory McIlroy/Brandel Chamblee Twitter beef over swing mechanics. Plus Breed talks about some of the top pros he's coaches and how he landed a job as Assistant Pro at Augusta National.
Jan 20, 2017
Ep. 47 - 2016 POY Wesley Bryan
Shane recaps the first event of the 2017 PGA Tour season as Justin Thomas edges out Hideki Matsuyama. Plus, is there a curse with winning the Tournament of Champions? Then, 2016 Player of the Year Wesley Bryan stops by to discuss his incredible 2016 season and what he has in store for this 2017 season. And you don't want to miss the story of what he and his brother did on the same day, something that's never been done before in golf history.
Jan 10, 2017
Ep. 46 - Kyle Porter | 2017 Season Preview & Predictions
As the 2017 PGA Tour season is set to tee off, Shane is joined by CBS Golf Writer Kyle Porter to preview the year. The guys will cover everything we should be looking forward to this upcoming season, including: What should we expect from Tiger Woods? Who will win the Masters? What does 2017 hold for stars like Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and Rickie Fowler? Who are the breakout players that will become household names by the end of the year? All that and much, much more in this episode of The Clubhouse.
Jan 05, 2017
Ep. 45 - Bryson DeChambeau
Happy New Year from the Clubhouse Pod. This week Shane welcomes on one of the most interesting pros on tour: Bryson DeChambeau. DeChambeau weighs in on the success he's had very early in his career, his unique approach to the physics of golf and why he takes such an unconventional approach to so many aspects of the game, and the future of his putting and why he is taking the "face-on" approach. DeChambeau hopes to change the way people think of conventional golf and explains it all in a great interview with Shane!
Jan 03, 2017
Ep. 44 - David Leadbetter
Shane is joined this week by legendary golf instructor David Leadbetter. Leadbetter discusses what it's like working directly with some of the top talent in the world and his relationship with them, and is very open about Lydia Ko, why they decided to split ways, and how the pressure of young players has changed over the years, especially with their parents.
Dec 20, 2016
Ep. 43 - Matt Adams
Best-selling author and SiriusXM's Matt Adams joins Shane this week to talk about his extraordinary career, from designing golf equipment to hosting a successful decade-long radio show, to his transition full time to the Golf Channel. Adams shares great stories of his most memorable moments on his golf show, what is was like writing some of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, and much more.
Dec 15, 2016
Ep . 42 - Harold Varner III
Fresh off a win at the Australian PGA Championship, Harold Varner III joins Shane to talk about the win, the buzz around Tiger Woods returning in Australia, hitting a shot against Steph Curry in a Pro-Am, and much more!
Dec 07, 2016
Ep. 41 - Tiger recap w/ Alan Shipnuck
Finally, we get a full tournament of injury-free Tiger Woods golf! After a red-hot start at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger cooled off a bit, but left fans and analysts alike encouraged for 2017. Shane and SI's Alan Shipnuck, who followed Tiger throughout the tournament, discuss what they saw and broke down Tiger's game, looking ahead to the future of his career. Plus, not to be overlooked is the winner of the tournament, Hideki Matsuyama, who jumps to #6 in the world rankings and has won four of his last five tournaments.
Dec 05, 2016
Ep. 40 - Paul Azinger on Tiger's return (For real this time!)
Shane is back from Thanksgiving break and his bachelor party to preview Tiger (finally!) returning to the links Thursday for the Hero World Challenge, his first competitive golf event in 15 months. Major winner and the always entertaining Paul Azinger joins Shane to discuss Tiger's comeback, what we can expect from him, and what this could mean for his career moving forward.
Nov 30, 2016
Ep. 39 - Matt Ginella
The Golf Channel's Matt Ginella joins Shane this week! The guys discuss their favorite golf courses around the country to play, discuss travel and vacation tips, and get into Matt's love for photography around the golf course!
Nov 16, 2016
Ep. 38 - Arron Oberholser
In this week's Clubhouse Podcast, former PGA Tour pro and current Golf Channel analyst Arron Oberholser stops by for a fun convo with Shane. The guys discuss what is more likely: two more Green Jackets for Jordan Spieth, or one more for Phil Mickelson? Plus, why has Spieth decided to take a break from the game after a letdown season? Did he take some notes from a younger Tiger Woods in his prime? Are some of the bigger names like McIlroy, Day, and Fowler going to start playing in less events so they are more well rested? Very interesting stuff from Oberholser!
Nov 11, 2016
Ep. 37 - Justin Thomas
Fresh off defending his title at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, Justin Thomas joins Shane this week to discuss his victory. How difficult is it to play overseas with a nearly 12 hour time difference? And what has the recovery been like since returning to the States? Plus, Justin donned an amazing Halloween costume dressed up as one of his buddies that he explains, talks about his friendship with Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, and Smiley Kauffman and how that helps him both on and off the course (and why they don't want to hang out with Rory McIlroy), and looks ahead to his time off this offseason. Also, as an Alabama fan an alum, what's it like watching them win every week, and why WOULDN'T Justin want Saban caddying for him at an event??
Nov 03, 2016
Ep. 36 - South Korea wrap w/ Michael Williams & Pat Perez
Shane is back this week discussing Rory McIlroy's caddy's payday and explains just how valuable a caddy is to a golfer. Plus, after a trip to South Korea to check out some golf in Asia, Shane recaps the events with Michael Williams. What is the experience and culture around golf like there? Plus, pro Pat Perez pulls no punches when talking with Shane, and discusses his return to the tour.
Oct 28, 2016
Ep. 35 - US Ryder Cup member Ryan Moore
Five-time PGA Tour champion and the man who scored the final point to clinch the USA victory in this year's Ryder Cup, Ryan Moore joins Shane this week. They discuss Ryan's conversations with Davis Love III before the captain's pick was announced (4:15), what it was like being thrown into the craziness of the Ryder Cup (10:00), when he realized he would be the clinching point on the team (19:40), and how hard the team partied after the win (23:30). Plus, how he can use this late-season momentum into next year, and some of the ridiculous outfits he's worn in his career (27:30).
Oct 18, 2016
Ep. 34 - More Tiger issues w/ Steve Flesch
Tiger Woods: the gift that keeps on giving. Just days after he announced he would be returning to the PGA Tour at the Safeway Open, Tiger withdraws. What is really going on behind the scenes with Tiger? And when can we expect to see him back on Tour? Steve Flesch, who played with Tiger throughout his career, weighs in.
Oct 13, 2016
Ep. 33 - TIGER RETURNS w/ Bob Harig
It's official, Tiger Woods will play in his first event in 14 months at the Safeway Open starting this Thursday. Shane and ESPN's Bob Harig discuss why Tiger decided to return now, what we can realistically expect from him, and what his mindset is now after so much time off due to injury. Does he still have the passion he once had for the game? Can he compete physically? All that and more.
Oct 07, 2016
Ep. 32 - Ryder Cup Wrap w/ Alan Shipnuck
The Ryder Cup has wrapped and it's a great day to wear red, white and blue! Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated writer and contributor to, stops by the podcast to give Shane the inside scoop on what the atmosphere was like after a U.S. victory. Shane and Alan also review some of the big match-ups from the weekend, highlighting the significance of the Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed singles pairing . Plus, Alan gives his analysis on the strongest and weakest players from each team throughout the tournament and compares the environment from this weekend's win to the 1999 American comeback in Brookline.
Oct 03, 2016
Ep. 31 - Ryder Cup Recap w/ Chris Solomon
The Ryder Cup is finally here!! Shane is joined by Chris Solomon, No Laying Up podcast host, who is at Hazeltine giving a recap of day one. Chris describes the amazing atmosphere and walks Shane through what he saw from each team during the morning and afternoon matches. Shane and Chris also take a look at the Saturday AM pairings, discussing the most impressive players on the course. Plus, Chris talks about some of the craziest things he's heard from the fans and predicts who will win the tournament overall.
Oct 01, 2016
Ep. 30 - Ryder Cup w/ Curtis Strange
With the Ryder Cup just days away, Shane is excited to discuss the match-ups he hopes to see this weekend. Five-time Ryder Cup player Curtis Strange also joins the podcast and shares stories about his experience playing in the tournament and later being Captain for the 2002 US Team, which included Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Plus, Curtis reveals who he thinks will win the Cup, and talks about the influence of Arnold Palmer.
Sep 29, 2016
Ep. 29 - Remembering Arnold Palmer
Shane pays tribute to the one and only Arnold Palmer, celebrating his life and remembering his legacy. Bob Ford, Oakmont head pro and a good friend of Mr. Palmer, stops by the podcast to share some of his memories and stories about the legend. Professional golfer and radio host John Maginnes also joins Shane to talk about the first time he met Mr. Palmer, and the lasting impact he will have in the sport.
Sep 26, 2016
Ep. 28 - Euro Ryder Cup member Chris Wood
We're a week away from the Ryder Cup! Shane is joined by good buddy Matty Blake from the Golf Show to answer a bunch of mailbag questions heading into next week. Plus, European Ryder Cup rookie Chris Wood joins Shane to talk about his first time playing on the Ryder Cup team, previews the event from the European perspective, and shares some inside stories about other players on the team.
Sep 22, 2016
Ep. 27 - Ryder Cup preview w/ Paul Azinger
Former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger joins Shane this week to discuss the upcoming event. Despite better talent, what do the Americans have to do to get over the hump and win this year? What are the key characteristics that Zinger saw in his 2008 winning team that he also sees in this team? Plus, with one spot open, Zinger makes the case for a very special player that should make the team and could really help the Americans with his intangibles. Listen to find out who.
Sep 17, 2016
Ep. 26 - GoDaddy & PXG founder Bob Parsons
Billionaire Bob Parsons, original founder of, joins Shane this week on The Clubhouse. Parsons recently launched Parsons Xtreme Golf, a line of high-end golf equipment. He discusses what got him into the golf business, how he plans to change golf equipment, what it's been like to have his products grow extremely fast in their first few months, and potential clients on the PGA tour they could bring on in the future.
Aug 29, 2016
Ep. 25 - Rio Olympics course designer Gil Hanse
Shane is back from three weeks of travel covering and hosting multiple FOX Sports golf events to sit down and chat with Gil Hanse, the man who designed the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Hanse, who beat out Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and Gary Player to win the design bid, discusses what went into the years it took designing the course, his thoughts on the event, and the future of golf in the Olympics.
Aug 23, 2016
Ep. 24 - Former USGA Executive Director David Fay
This week Shane sits down with David Fay, the former Executive Director of the USGA and someone who played a key role in getting golf into the Olympics. Fay discusses golf in Rio this year, his reasoning for pushing so hard to get golf in the Olympics, why some players who opted out of the event are probably regretting it, and much more!
Aug 10, 2016
Ep. 23 - Major season recap & Stephan Jaeger
With a Jimmy Walker win at the PGA Championship this weekend wrapping up the major season, Shane recaps what has been quite an interesting year. He explains why this is the only year we've had all first-time major winners where all four golfers could absolutely win another major (2:45), why it's time to hang up the talk of a golf "Big 3" highlighting Day, McIlroy, and Spieth (7:40), and Shane looks back at the top moments that will resonate in our memories when we think back on the 2016 major season (11:50). Plus, overshadowed by the year's last major, Stephan Jaeger set every scoring record possible with a dominating win on the tour this weekend. Jaeger posted an opening round record 58 en route to a 30-under-par victory for his first win on the tour. He joins Shane to talk about his record breaking weekend.
Aug 02, 2016
Ep. 22 - PGA Championship preview w/ Kevin Van Valkenburg
We're cranking out majors on the PGA tour! Fresh off the Open Championship, Shane and ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg preview this week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol in New Jersey. The guys get into a great discussion around the game today, chatting about Rory McIlroy both on and off the course and who in sports he compares to (12:00), where Phil Mickelson ranks amongst the greatest players of all time (22:30), and what a win this week at the PGA Championship would mean for the careers of some of the top players in the sport today (26:00).
Jul 26, 2016
Ep. 21 - Phil & Tiger w/ Alan Shipnuck
On the heels of another second place finish from Phil in last week's Open Championship, and Tiger's announcement he will not compete in the PGA Championship, Shane and Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck discuss the careers of both men. Shipnuck has an interesting thought on what a comeback would look like from Tiger at this point, and what a major win could do for his career (4:30). Plus, the dichotomy of the relationship between Phil and Tiger - How Tiger used to ridicule Phil for certain aspects of his personal life, and how that has now completely blown up in his face (8:15). Shipnuck also shares a tremendous story of Phil giving a kid dating advice, and what that kid went and did with the advice Phil gave him... (34:20)
Jul 20, 2016
Ep. 20 - Open Championship recap w/ Scott Van Pelt
Shane recaps a fantastic finish to the Open Championship at Royal Troon. Another first-time Major winner, Henrik Stenson, has Shane looking back at all the first-time winners since 2009 and he projects the careers moving forward for all of them. Plus, Phil Mickelson finishes second, AGAIN. Shane looks back on his career full of second-place finishes. Then, the one and only Scott Van Pelt joins Shane to talk about his first time watching the Open as a spectator in 20 years.
Jul 18, 2016
Ep. 19 - Open Championship preview w/ Gary Player
Legendary Hall of Famer Gary Player is back on the Clubhouse Podcast this week! A three-time champion of the event, Gary previews the Open Championship and gives his thoughts on what it takes to win and how he was so successful during his career. Plus, he is very opinionated about players like Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth pulling out of the Olympics.
Jul 13, 2016
Ep. 18 - Hall of Famer Juli Inkster
Shane discusses Dustin Johnson's US Open follow-up win at the WGC-Bridgestone and how, with controversies behind him, he's starting to establish himself as one of the most likable players on the tour and growing a solid fanbase. World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster stops by the podcast to discuss this week's LPGA US Open!
Jul 05, 2016
Ep. 17 - Andrew Landry
Andrew Landry, the breakout star of the US Open who played in the final group on Sunday, joined Shane to discuss what it was like ranked 624th in the world playing with a very real chance to win a major. Landry discussed his relationship with Dustin Johnson, his feelings on the USGA ruling of his penalty and how other players on the course found out about it, his thoughts on Oakmont and why he felt his game catered well for the course, and much more!
Jun 21, 2016
Ep. 16 - US Open recap w/ Curtis Strange
After a jam-packed week at Oakmont CC for the US Open, Shane and FOX Sports Golf Analyst Curtis Strange recap redemption for Dustin Johnson, which didn't come without controversy. The two discussed all events from the weekend, including Johnson's penalty.
Jun 20, 2016
Ep. 15 - Oakmont head pro Bob Ford
It's US Open week! Shane previews the tournament with some key pairings to look forward to, plus some great insight and analysis to get you ready for the tournament. Who has a realistic chance to win the tournament? Bob Ford, 37-year head pro at Oakmont stops by the podcast to share some fantastic stories about his years at the course, from Arnold Palmer back in the 70's to "porch putting" with Rory McIlroy last week.
Jun 13, 2016
Ep. 14 - US Open preview w/ Paul Azinger
Major winner, former Ryder Cup captain, now FOX Sports Golf Analyst Paul Azinger stops by for a chat with Shane Bacon ahead of the US Open at Oakmont. Zinger dishes on Rory's struggles and how he can get over his issues, plus outlooks on Jordan Spieth and Jason Day as they continue to try and build their legacies. Was Tiger's biggest on-course regret losing at Oakmont in 2007? Plus, a fascinating look back at the 2008 Ryder Cup and some interesting stories on what golfers eat before huge rounds.
Jun 09, 2016
Ep. 13 - Joe Buck
FOX Sports' Joe Buck joins Shane to discuss his transition of calling golf from the NFL and MLB. Plus, a preview of upcoming events this season, specifically the US Open broadcast on FOX. What would it take for Tiger to make a return at Oakmont? Joe shares some great stories from major events he's called in the past, including Super Bowls and World Series.
May 23, 2016
Ep. 12 - Chris Solomon & Holly Sonders
Our buddy from @NoLayingUp Chris Solomon stops by for some HOT TAKES and the always entertaining Holly Sonders drops by the podcast too! Did Tiger really hit 3 shots in the water on purpose? Was that real? Can someone say Tour? Jason Day wins again... is he starting to trend towards being the most dominant player on tour? We compare him to a healthy Tiger Woods. Plus, the rivalry between US and European players.
May 19, 2016
Ep. 11 - THE PLAYERS preview w/ Craig Perks
Shane is getting you ready for THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass this weekend breaking down the course and what surprises we could potentially see. Plus, some of your mailbag questions which led into some of the greatest meltdowns in golf history. Our guest this week is former PLAYERS Championship winner Craig Perks. Perks discusses how difficult the tournament is to win, how the players view the tournament as a "fifth major", how Donald Trump played a role in Perks' victory, and much more.
May 12, 2016
Ep. 10 - Joe Posnanski
Shane recaps a wet week in New Orleans where we saw another unlikely winner on tour this season. Plus, JOHN DALY is starting his career on the Champions Tour. Shane recaps some of his finer moments and gives a list a moments in golf in the past that would have completely broken Twitter. Plus, a fascinating conversation for all golf fans with one of the smartest guys in sports, Joe Posnanski. The guys discuss everything from Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus to Rory and Jordan to Tiger.
May 04, 2016
Ep. 9 - Looking ahead to Oakmont & Paige Spiranac
Shane is back after playing Oakmont Country Club, home of this year's U.S. Open. Shane has a full breakdown of the course, predictions for the event, and answers questions from listeners. Plus, golf social media superstar Paige Spiranac stops by to talk about what this past year has been like for her - going from a college golfer to an Instagram star, now on the cover of Golf Digest!
Apr 28, 2016
Ep. 8 - PGA spring break & Brad Faxon
Shane is back from his Masters hangover discussing PGA players vacationing together and how that could actually have a positive impact on the Ryder Cup team. Plus, Bryson DeChambeau's polarizing personality (4:15), Bubba Watson's positivity on social media (6:00), and a European tour winner has some awesome celebration plans (8:05). Then, 8-time PGA Tour winner Brad Faxon chats with Shane about Bryson DeChambeau's game and personality (11:25), the pressure on young players to win immediately (16:20), if it's good for young players to be friends and not have a "killer instinct" (30:15), and players that should be favorites to win the remaining three majors (32:50).
Apr 19, 2016
Ep. 7 - Masters recap with Grant Boone
A few days after the dust has settled of Jordan Speith's collapse on the back 9 of the Masters, Shane Bacon is joined by Grant Boone, who called Spieth infamous quadruple bogey on 12. The two break down exactly what happened throughout the tournament, how it happened, and compare it to other moments in golf history. Check it out for a fascinating in-depth look at one of the most memorable tournaments in golf history.
Apr 13, 2016
Ep. 6 - Spieth's epic collapse & Jess Marksbury
Shane has full reaction immediately following Jordan Spieth's epic collapse at Augusta. With a 5 stroke lead heading into the back nine, the reigning champion completely fell apart, leaving the door open for Danny Willett. Shane breaks down how and why it happened, and is joined by Golf Mag's Jessica Marksbury!
Apr 11, 2016
Ep. 5 - Justin Thomas on the Masters
Justin Thomas, the 34th ranked player in the world, joins Shane as he gets ready to play in his first-ever Masters tournament (3:10). Justin dishes on playing Augusta with Tom Brady and what his game is like (9:30), playing with Michael Jordan (12:40), what Jordan's smack talk on the course is like (13:50), and his relationship with Nick Saban while playing golf at Alabama (15:15). Plus, his favorite all-time Masters moment (16:30), advice he's gotten from Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus on playing in the tournament (19:40), and the best pro athlete golfer he's ever played with... Hint: He can drain a 3 as well as he can drain a putt (23:45).
Apr 06, 2016
Ep. 4 - Masters preview with Gary Player
It's Masters week! Shane takes a quick look back at the three things he loved last week, including Jim Herman's win and Lydia Ko's continued dominance. Then, we get you ready for one of the biggest weeks in golf. Everything you need to know heading into this week at Augusta. Plus, a very special conversation with three-time Masters champion, the legendary Gary Player. His thoughts on the tournament, his relationship with Arnold and Jack, and much more.
Apr 04, 2016
Ep. 4 PREVIEW - Masters preview with Gary Player
Heading into Masters week, Shane had the opportunity to sit down with the legendary Gary Player, three-time winner at Augusta National. The full interview will be released Monday morning, but here is a preview of their conversation. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you don't miss it!
Mar 31, 2016
Ep. 3 - Alan Shipnuck: What happened to Tiger Woods?
Shane Bacon sits down for a fascinating conversation with Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck, who wrote an in-depth story about what really happened to Tiger Woods. The two discuss Tiger from the beginning to now, both on and off the course, to get a true understanding of his fall from grace and why he is so polarizing as a figure still to this day.
Mar 30, 2016
Ep. 2 - Jason Day's dominance & Chris Solomon
On this week's Clubhouse, Shane Bacon discusses Jason Day's win at the WGC Match Play Championship, giving him the No. 1 world ranking. Plus, Shane gives his thoughts on the new format of match play (2:30), Lydia Ko's dominance (4:30), "Did You See That!?!" (5:05), Patton Kizzire and Tony Finau winning his first PGA Tour title (6:15), Jason Day's pace of play issues (8:55), and if he would take Australians or "the field" to win the Masters (12:20). No Laying Up's Chris Solomon joins Shane for a great conversation, hitting all topics around the game. The guys discuss if Jason Day's "A" game is better than anyone else's (22:00), if Rory McIlroy's struggles are because of his putting (25:10), if Jordan Spieth can repeat as Masters champion (27:25), if Phil Mickelson will ever win another major (28:50), how many major wins Rickie Fowler will have at the end of the year (36:45), and if Lydia Ko's career projection is actually better than Tiger Woods' (37:35)
Mar 29, 2016
Ep. 1 - WGC-Dell Match Play & The Bryan Bros
Shane brings you his observations from this week's WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, TX. Which player has looked impressive heading into the tournament? Plus, everyone has March Madness, so Shane is breaking down the top players in the tournament strictly based on their outfits! Trick shot extrordinaire turned tour winner Wesley Bryan and his caddie brother George call in to the podcast. The guys talk about transitioning from internet sensations to tour winners, preparing for the potential to play in the Masters, and what it was really like shooting a trick shot video with Rory McIlroy. The guys are hilarious and stop by for a great conversation you don't want to miss!
Mar 23, 2016
Ep. 0 - Podcast Preview
Welcome to The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon! Shane lays down the groundwork for what's to come in this weekly podcast. From great conversations with current pros, legends, and notable figures around the game, to some fun segments with the best content around the tour. Plus, Shane has a convo with a man who got him into the game in the first place: his father!
Mar 18, 2016