The Grill Room Golf Show

Episode 329: A big boost for golf

Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. applaud what the recent Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match can do for the game, but they’re not quite in agreement about whether the Ryder Cup should be played without fans. Enter Alex Miceli for the tiebreaker

The Grill Room Golf Show Podcast with Bob and Jay

Co-hosts Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. have plenty to discuss this week in The Grill Room, and some of it is live golf. Randolph referred to the record viewership for the recent exhibition match in which Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning edged Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady as “a great boost for the game.” Regarding the 5.8 million viewers of “The Match: Champions for Charity,” a record audience for golf on cable TV, Randolph added: “Those weren’t just all golfers. Those were sports fans that watch the majors or watch the Masters. That was the kind of event that really helps golf.” Bubka points to “great news out of Europe” as the European Tour prepares to tee up a six-event season restart in the United Kingdom. What might not be so great will be the European players’ reaction to the possibility of a fan-free Ryder Cup this fall. Many have gone on record as saying the biennial matches against the Americans should be postponed until 2021, when fans presumably can attend. Bubka and Randolph debate whether the Ryder Cup should be played in silence. Alex Miceli, the founder and publisher of Morning Read, drops in to break the tie.

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