This week’s Sky Sports Golf Podcast features Andrew Coltart and Jamie Spence reflecting on the long-awaited return of Tiger Woods, more controversy over slow play, and Rory McIlroy being edged out by Haotong Li in Dubai.
Woods looked in fine health as he completed four rounds in a competitive PGA Tour event for the first time since 2015, and the team discuss the highs and lows of his performance at Torrey Pines.
The 14-time major champion scrambled his way to a top-25 finish, while Alex Noren lost out to Jason Day in a lengthy play-off which concluded on Monday. Was the Swede’s form inspired by a tweet from the PGA Tour?
One of the reasons that Day was not crowned champion until the fifth day was the slow pace of play on Sunday, with JB Holmes causing a stir by taking over FOUR MINUTES to play his second shot on the 18th.
The panel discuss how the authorities should be doing more to speed the players up, and the remarkable low scoring in Dubai is also on the agenda amid claims the Emirates course was arguably too easy for such a high-quality field.
Andrew, Jamie and Josh also preview this week’s events in Malaysia and Phoenix – the loudest, best-attended event in golf – and, of course, your questions are answered in Ponder the Pro …
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