Episodes
Michael, Bryce and Alex sit down to pick at the bones of the 2024 Masters Tournament.  Is Scottie Scheffler boring? Why Amen Corner is the greatest stretch in golf. How many majors is Ludvig going to win? Does Rory need a new caddie? Plus so much more.  Elsewhere, there’s chat about Rory’s rumoured move to LIV (what a load of nonsense) and golf’s TV trouble.  The guys also play a golf version of ‘snog, marry, avoid’ and somehow end up getting Hideki Matsuyama on the Aftershocks...  Tune-in...
Published 04/19/24
Published 04/19/24
And just like that, it’s over!   Scottie Scheffler is the 2024 Masters champion.  In their final commute from Augusta National, Michael and Alex reflect on the world No.1’s dominant final round performance, Ludvig Aberg’s spectacular major debut, Collin Morikawa’s final round hiccup, and much more besides.   Consider this the Sun Day Pod, if you will.  Tune-in now (and thank you for listening!) ⛳️ Chat to us on social and subscribe to the magazine for the best golf news, reviews, comment and...
Published 04/15/24
The stage is set for a truly thrilling Masters Sunday... and what better way to start it than by tuning in to the penultimate episode of the Masters Commute from The bunkered Podcast.  Michael and Alex break down a spectacular Saturday at Augusta National and set the scene for a potentially epic final round.  Can anybody stop Scottie Scheffler? Will Collin Morikawa complete the third leg of the career grand slam? What should we make of Tiger’s 82? How far back is too far back?  The guys...
Published 04/14/24
Well, then... that was a WILD day.   Strap in as Michael and Alex recap one of the most extraordinary second rounds in Masters history.   Michael’s eats humble pie on Tiger but mounts a stirring defence of Rory McIlroy’s caddie Harry Diamond.  There’s talk, too, about the (many) big names who won’t be around for the weekend and the guys answer your questions, too.  Sit back, relax and enjoy.   ⛳️ Chat to us on social and subscribe to the magazine for the best golf news, reviews, comment and...
Published 04/13/24
Day 1 of the 2024 Masters is in the books and, with some players still to complete their first rounds, Bryson DeChambeau leads the way by one from 2022 champion Scottie Scheffler.   Our men in Augusta, Michael and Alex, reflect on a compelling start to the tournament.   Should be surprised by Bryson’s start? What to make of Rory McIlroy’s one-under start? Is Jon Rahm’s title defence already over? Is Tiger Woods rolling back the years? And exactly HOW MUCH did Michael spend on a Masters-themed...
Published 04/12/24
The waiting is almost over... it’s time for the 2024 Masters to begin!  Well, whenever the rain allows it to, that is! Michael and Alex have a rather grim weather update to start today’s Masters Commute. The bad news? It’s going to be wet on Thursday. The good news? The rest of the week looks a whole lot better.   Elsewhere, there’s chat about Greg Norman’s surprise appearance at the Masters today, Fred Ridley’s extremely interesting presser, and a withering take-down of the Par-3 Contest by...
Published 04/11/24
Michael and Alex are back with the second Masters Commute of the week – although it very nearly didn’t happen after they had a run-in with local cops en route to Augusta National this morning.   Find out what happened (it’s very funny) and, in the same ep, get the chaps’ thoughts on Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm and all of the other big talking points as the opening round of the 88th Masters draws ever closer.  Also, is your middle name ‘Steve’? The guys would like to hear from you...  ⛳️ Chat to us...
Published 04/10/24
It’s officially Masters week and you know what that means: daily ‘commutes’ from The bunkered Podcast.  Michael and Alex are kicking things off this week from their (very fancy) Airbnb close to Augusta National.  Michael details his travel nightmare, Alex gives his account of a solar eclipse unlike any other, and there’s chat about Ludvig Aberg's jacket prospects, Brian Harman’s turkey shoot, and much more besides.   Tune-in now and every day this week!  ⛳️ Chat to us on social and subscribe...
Published 04/09/24
Hello, friends! Prepare for an audio experience unlike any other – the 2024 Masters preview from The bunkered Podcast.  On this bumper episode, Michael, Bryce and Alex look ahead to the 88th edition of the first men’s major of the year.   Is this finally going to be Rory’s year? Can anybody stop Scottie Scheffler? How will Tiger get on? Who are the dark horses to watch, the first-timers who could snap the rookie curse, and the men most likely to contend?   The guys also answer YOUR questions,...
Published 04/05/24
It’s a bonus episode of The bunkered Podcast!  Michael is joined by bunkered gear editor James Tait and associate editor Alex Perry to reflect on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience... playing the Old Course in St Andrews in reverse.   Michael and James spent Easter Monday playing the historic links the way it was originally designed and, in this special ep, reflect on a day that won't soon be forgotten.   Alex is the voice of you, the listener, prodding the pair for insights and thoughts...
Published 04/02/24
Chris DiMarco thinks LIV should buy the Champions Tour because the prize funds on the over-50s tour are “a joke”.  They’re playing for a total prize purse of $66million this year.  Does he have a point or is he wildly out of touch? Michael and Bryce debate that on this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast.   Elsewhere, Michael’s taking credit for Happy Gilmore 2, should we concerned about no Scots at The Masters, and how do we get golf onto the school curriculum?  Get all that plus so much...
Published 03/28/24
With his come-from-behind win at The PLAYERS Championship, world No.1 Scottie Scheffler consolidated his position as the game’s most dominant player, which begs the question: can anybody stop him?  Michael, Bryce and Alex reflect on Scheffler’s Sawgrass success (try saying that ten times really fast) and discuss what he has to do to get to the next level. Michael also outlines why he hates the expression ‘Tiger-esque’.   Elsewhere, the guys discuss Jay Monahan’s future, the big meeting in the...
Published 03/20/24
It’s the biggest week in the PGA Tour’s calendar – but is it the fifth major?   Michael, Bryce and Alex debate this point, and loads more like it, on this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast.   The guys discuss Tiger Woods’ absence, Scottie Scheffler’s shot at history and Rory McIlroy’s form ahead of the 50th anniversary edition of the event at TPC Sawgrass.   Elsewhere, there’s chat about Wyndham Clark’s recent controversial comments, Anthony Kim’s return to golf, and another player...
Published 03/12/24
Anthony Kim is back! After almost 12 years in the wilderness, the one-time world No.6 has joined LIV Golf and will feature in the league’s remaining 11 events of the season – but how will he fare?  With Bryce on holiday, Michael and Alex dig discuss Kim’s return. Can he be competitive? Could he win? Why does he seem to think he has ‘haters’? And much more besides.   Elsewhere, the guys discuss Talor Gooch’s ‘asterisk’ remarks and preview season two of Full Swing.   Former Masters champion...
Published 02/29/24
  As launch events go, Tiger Woods’ having to withdraw from the Genesis Invitational after only 24 holes was probably not what the 15-time major champ had in mind for his new apparel brand Sun Day Red.   On this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast, Michael, Bryce and Alex discuss another hectic week in the life of Tiger Woods and ask: just who, exactly, is going to buy his clobber?  Elsewhere, former world No.1 and three-time major champ Nick Price joins us to discuss Seve, LIV, the...
Published 02/20/24
The first event of the new LIV season is in the books – but how did it go? Did Jon Rahm make any difference? Is the broadcast any good? What do they still need to fix?  Michael, Bryce and Alex get into it all on this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast.  Elsewhere, there’s chat about the Pebble wash-out, Wyndham Clark’s ‘legacy’ remarks, the PGA Tour’s new $3bn investment, and a full preview of the WM Phoenix Open.   Plus... municipal courses. What can we do to stop councils from shutting...
Published 02/06/24
After 12 years in the wilderness, it appears as though Anthony Kim is finally ready to make his return to golf – but where will he play? How will he play? Can he still compete? And was he ever really that good to begin with?  Michael, Bryce and Alex discuss the American’s rumoured comeback on this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast.   Elsewhere, there’s reaction to the controversy surrounding transgender golfer Hailey Davidson, praise for Nick Dunlap, and a full preview of the new LIV...
Published 01/29/24
A new study has found that almost half of all golf club members in the UK are paying more than £1,000 a year for that privilege, up from roughly one in five in 2018 – but amidst a cost of living crisis, just how sustainable is that?   Michael, Bryce and Alex discuss that very topic on this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast, brought to you in association with Callaway.   Elsewhere, there’s reaction to Keith Pelley’s shock departure from the DP World Tour, Rory’s latest brush with victory...
Published 01/17/24
After a hugely successful 2023 and an extended break over the festive period, The bunkered Podcast is back with its first episode of 2024 – and it’s a humdinger!  Michael, Bryce and Alex react to the news that Tiger Woods and Nike are going their separate ways after 27 years. Is it that big a deal? Why has Nike never really cracked the golf industry? And what apparel brand will Tiger be rocking going forward?  Elsewhere, Martin Slumbers announces his intention to resign as chief exec of the...
Published 01/10/24
It's the final episode of The bunkered Podcast this year and Michael, Bryce and Alex are turning the page on 2023 in trademark fashion: by sarcastically reflecting on its biggest moments and talking points. Bryce steps into the hosting hot-seat as the trio react to Jon Rahm’s megabucks move to LIV Golf and hand out a string of awards celebrating the weird and wonderful from the last 12 months.   From patios to Guardians to hats and more, recap another mental year in the 'Royal and Ancient'...
Published 12/15/23
Sound the klaxon and light the beacons - it’s time for another Emergency Podcast!  The much-anticipated golf ball rollback has been announced by the R&A and USGA.   These changes will see distance controlled not just for the game’s elite – starting in 2028 – but also, from 2030, for all of us mere mortals.  Michael, Bryce and Alex sat down and hit record as soon the news dropped. Tune in to hear their reactions, concerns, hopes, frustrations and so much more besides.  This is raw,...
Published 12/06/23
Fresh from being announced as the European captain for the 2025 Ryder Cup at Bethpage, Luke Donald joins us on this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast.  The mastermind of this year’s ‘Italian Job’, Donald discusses his decision to take the job for a second time, putting his legacy on the line, the prospect of going up against Tiger Woods, and a likely raucous home support. He also does his finest New York accent. Spoiler: it’s very, very good.  Elsewhere, Michael, Bryce and Alex debate...
Published 12/01/23
It’s the rumour that just won’t go away – is Masters champion Jon Rahm about to become the latest big-name signing for LIV Golf?  Michael McEwan, Bryce Ritchie and Alex Perry discuss that very prospect on this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast.   Elsewhere, is Ludvig Aberg really a ‘generational talent’? Is the Player Impact Program one of the most grotesque things about the game? What should we expect from Tiger’s latest comeback? And what are the old golf rules or habits you would...
Published 11/24/23
Rory McIlroy has dropped a (huge?) bombshell by resigning from the PGA Tour’s Policy Board – but why? Why now? What does this mean for Jay Monahan? And is this a good thing for Rory fans?  Michael, Bryce and Alex debate all of this on the latest episode of The bunkered Podcast.   Also, the DP World Tour – how should we assess its 2023 season? Plus, the World Handicap System... it’s a nightmare to understand, right? So, how should we feel about changes to it?  Get all this, plus the most...
Published 11/15/23