In this episode of The Slam, Alex Perry and Matt Chivers review the opening half of a very strange week at TPC Sawgrass

It’s Players week and the NCG team are in place at TPC Sawgrass. But the biggest talking point ahead of the PGA Tour’s flagship event? LIV Golf, of course. 

In this episode of The Slam – a National Club Golfer podcast in association with CallawayAlex Perry and Matt Chivers break down the big debate about last year’s champion Cameron Smith, and how Rory McIlroy is concerned about more than just Greg Norman’s breakaway league. 

Don’t worry, we’ll talk about The Players too, and we’ve even picked out a few potential winners.


The Slam podcast: We’re at The Players!

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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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The NCG Top 100s Tour is heading to Europe for a multi-day event at PGA Catalunya. Prices start at £799 per golfer.


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