Mark Blackburn was the 2020 PGA of America teacher of the year and was just bestowed the Butch Harmon award by Golf Digest as the best instructor in golf. Mark has worked with Max Homa and Justin Rose for several years and last fall Colin Morikawa became a client. In this wide ranging and in-depth conversation and Masters preview, Mark and Gary Williams discuss the approach, mindset and game plan for each player at Augusta National. The key shots, the team blue print and the belief system...
Published 04/04/24
Published 04/04/24
Gary Williams, Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge go in-depth in this 2024 Masters preview show. They examine Augusta National and all the top players that will be in the hunt for the elusive green jacket - Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth, Brooks Keopka, Tiger Woods and more. They make their predictions and discuss who some of the potential flyers might be that could be last man standing. This Masters Preview is one you will want to watch to be all set for the...
Published 04/01/24
World renowned golf course designer, and 5 Clubs contributor, Gil Hanse joined Gary Williams to take a close look at Augusta National through the eyes of a designer. They dive deep into a number of the holes including No.'s 3, 12 and 13 and talk about how important it is to play to the right sides of the fairways to have the right angles into tricky greens. Hanse walks the viewer and listener through the mindset needed for the top golfers in the world to perform and shoot a low score at the...
Published 03/28/24
Long-time golf super agent Hughes Norton has just released a book, "Rainmaker", detailing his history with some of the big names in the history of golf. Working with IMG, and founder Mark McCormack, he was the first agent for Tiger Woods, worked with Greg Norman, and many others. The book and conversation touches on the idea of LIV before LIV that McCormack had back in the 1960's. A lot of the conversation touches on what drove Tiger and Norman in particular, their similarities and...
Published 03/25/24
Akshay Bhatia joined "The Wagyu Filet Show" to talk about his career thus far in golf including getting his temporary membership on Tour last season, his shot-shaping ability, decision to skip college, outside interest and how he slid into his now fiancé's DM's. All of that and more with Johnson Wagner & Brendon de Jonge.
Published 03/11/24
The latest edition of "The Wagyu Filet Show" had a lot of topics to dive into with the Monday finish and win by Austin Eckroat at the Cognizant, another strong showing by Jake Knapp, the return for Anthony Kim on the LIV tour as well as the win by Joaquin Niemann and a look ahead to Arnie's Bay Hill. Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge touch it all.
Published 03/04/24
Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge were on the coverage this week, and it was a big week at Riviera Country Club for the Genesis Invitational with Hideki Matsuyama winning for the 9th time on the PGA Tour with a record-setting final round. They discuss that performance as well as Tiger Woods being back on the golf course (at least temporarily), Will Zalatoris in contention, scorecard issues for Jordan Spieth and an illness that seemed to hit a number of players including Patrick Cantlay. ...
Published 02/19/24
There is a lot to unpack in this episode of "The Wagyu Filet Show" as they tackle the Waste Management Phoenix Open both on and off the course with Nick Taylor's finish, Charley Hoffman's week, Scottie Scheffler's putting and some fan behavior and reactions to it that will be a topic of conversation moving forward for the Tour and some of their own interactions with fans over the years at the WM. They also dive into the second LIV event of the year in Las Vegas, the upcoming Genesis...
Published 02/13/24
Joe Ogilvie was a PGA Tour member from 1999-2014. He contributed as a member of the player advisory council and always remained well versed on the business of the PGA Tour. Today he works for Wallace Capital Management and has a thorough understanding of the world of private equity. He penned an open letter last fall to the members of the PGA Tour regarding their current state and the road ahead. This is a wide-ranging conversation on the new private equity deal with the Strategic Sports...
Published 02/12/24
Wagyu & Filet dive into Wyndham Clark’s Pebble Beach victory in a 54-hole shortened event, talk about how bad the weather was, the softness of the courses all week and the impact of the smaller field size, the Pro Am and how the "buzz" was there. They also take a deeper look into the leaderboard at the AT&T with Ludvig Aberg and Mathieu Pavon. The duo also looks ahead to the Wate Management and Super Bowl this week as well as talk about The Park in West Palm, a new Gil Hanse &...
Published 02/07/24
Hally Ledbetter has a lot going on in and around the world off golf and Emma Carpenter asks her about all of it. Born into a golf family, the daughter of two professionals, she didn't start really getting into the game until an early teen but she quickly got very good and played collegiately at Arkansas and Rollins College. Despite being a highly-ranked amateur, her interests in the game became more than just playing competitively and she currently produces a high volume of golf content...
Published 02/05/24
The journey of Grayson Murray has been turbulent and filled with regrettable moments which makes his victory at the Sony Open all the more miraculous. Grayson emotionally reveals the depths of his alcoholism and his road to finding sobriety and ultimately this discussion is between two people who share a disease, and their willingness to share their personal challenges is worth everyone’s time.5 Clubs,
Published 01/29/24
Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge are back at it talking the week that was and the week ahead. Nick Dunlap makes history on the PGA Tour. Sam Burns a had a meltdown on 17 & 18 and Justin Thomas with a strong showing. The duo will also share some stories from their past AMEX experiences, talk about Rory McIlroy’s 4th win in Dubai, and look ahead to the Farmers Insurance Open.
Published 01/23/24
The guys are back at it discussing the Grayson Murray playoff win over Keegan Bradley and Ben An at the Sony Open as well as his past and how he seems to have truly changed his life. And where and why Bradley and An missed their chance to hoist the trophy. Plus they'll look ahead to the first full field tournament of the season for the AMEX and share some story time as Johnson and Brendon reflect on their first tour event in 2007 at Sony Open and Brendon tells a hilarious story from one of...
Published 01/17/24
Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge dove into a lot of topics during the 2024 debut of the Wagyu & Filet Show. They touched on Chris Kirk and his big win, Scheffler's putting woes, what this season could look like for Jordan Spieth, Rory's position change on LIV, the ongoing caddie carousel, breaking a driver in anger and they take a shot at Panthers owner David Tepper. A great show that includes a look ahead to next week's Sony Open.
Published 01/09/24
The team dives into the season that was and season ahead for of a number of key players on tour from Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Max Homa, Viktor Hovland, Tiger Woods and more. We discuss the golf ball rollback, the role and value of "The Mules" and we couldn't help but take a quick look ahead and the 2024 majors. All that and what the game has given each of us in Part 2 of our season recap with Gary Williams, Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge.
Published 12/18/23
In the most turbulent and unpredictable year in men’s professional golf history our team of Gary Williams, Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge take a comprehensive look back on the biggest stories, greatest triumphs and most impactful players of 2023. Our look back also examines the departure of Jon Rahm to LIV and what it means going forward. It’s the first of a two part examination and review of men’s professional golf in 2023.
Published 12/11/23
Frank Nobilo turned pro as a teenager. He learned the harsh lessons of the cutthroat nature of professional qualifying school. He embraced the torment of major championship golf and played his way onto a Presidents Cup team and then injury abruptly ended his career. In a wide-ranging conversation with Gary Williams, Nobilo talks about his own journey and finding a new path in television. Additionally, he discusses his concerns for the game, Phil Mickelson’s future, what happens to LIV and...
Published 11/08/23
Brittany and Billy Horschel met at a junior golf tournament almost 20 years ago. They were married in 2010 and Billy knew Brittany better than anyone. What he didn’t know was the Brittany would soon struggle and become addicted to alcohol. Now seven years sober, Brittany joined Gary Williams as they both talk openly and with total candor about their alcoholism and their roads to recovery. A riveting hour of understanding and hope about the disease of alcoholism and what it takes from you...
Published 11/01/23
Alan Shipnuck joined Gary Williams to talk about his new book, "LIV and Let Die". Alan has earned his reputation as a generational talent writing about the game and this book gives an inside look at the "Battle" for control of men’s professional golf. Alan examines and discusses the roles of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and more. Plus, what were the biggest mistakes made by Jay Monahan and what will happen to Greg Norman now. It’s an in depth look at giving a...
Published 10/23/23
The legendary Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam joined Emma Carpenter to touch on a variety of topics from the work being done with the Annika Foundation, who she looked up to when getting into the game, how she mapped out goals for achievement, how she spends her time now and of course some highlights of her professional career.
Published 10/16/23
Paul McGinley was the victorious European Ryder Cup captain in 2014 and he remains a vital cog in the European Ryder Cup apparatus including being part of the five-person committee that selected Luke Donald to captain the team in 2023. As a lead analyst for Sky Sports and on “Live From” on Golf Channel, Paul had a front row seat to the event on the broadcast side while maintaining a back bench position for Team Europe in Rome. Paul only did one interview in the immediate aftermath of this...
Published 10/05/23
Special guest Webb Simpson joined Gary Williams, Johnson Wager & Brendon de Jonge to preview the upcoming 2023 Ryder Cup at Marco Simone in Rome, Italy. They dive into the teams, the match-ups, the players, the pressure, the analytics and much more for the anticipated showdown between Team USA and Team Europe.
Published 09/18/23
Gary Williams, Johnson Wagner & Brendon de Jonge talk about the 2023 PGA Season in review and a look ahead to the 2024 season. They look back at this year's majors, the moments of the year, Player of the Year, Comeback Player and Rookie of the Year and what lies ahead with some names that may become household in the very near future. The professional game is in the midst of a lot of change and the team talks about what we might expect as viewers and fans of the game.
Published 09/11/23