In this episode of The Slam, Alex Perry and Matt Chivers break down the first event of LIV's season and why it didn't quite match up to what was going on over on the PGA, DP World, and LPGA Tours. But there is a surprising stand when it comes to the Ryder Cup. Let's dive in

If you blinked, you missed it, but it’s one down, 14 to go as LIV Golf’s season opener in Mayakoba flashed by without incident.

In this episode of The Slam – a National Club Golfer podcast in association with Callaway GolfAlex Perry and Matt Chivers discuss the reasons why LIV Golf – whether it lasts five years or 50, will never replace what we have with the existing PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA and LET. 

Speaking of which, there were some seriously good storylines to get stuck into this week, so let’s do just that.

Back to LIV – because we can’t get away from it – there was an interesting development on the Ryder Cup front. So where do we stand on that?

There’s so much going on, just click play already! 

The Slam podcast: Why LIV Golf will never better what we already have

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Alex Perry


Alex has been the editor of National Club Golfer since 2017. A Devonian who enjoys wittering on about his south west roots, Alex moved north to join NCG after more than a decade in London, the last five of which were with ESPN. Away from golf, Alex follows Torquay United and spends too much time playing his PlayStation or his guitar and not enough time practising his short game.

Handicap: 14

Matt Chivers

Tour Editor

Matt is NCG's man for all things going on in the world of tour golf. Kent born and bred, Matt is 7 handicap at Royal Cinque Ports and spent many years caddying at Royal St George's before moving north to study history at the University of Liverpool. Away from golf, Matt is an avid Arsenal fan and horse racing enthusiast. He is also keen to point out his surname is pronounced Chiv-ers, not Chive-ers.

Handicap: 7

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