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The Slam Podcast: One region is dominating golf right now! + BMW PGA preview

Does Scandinavia hold the key to European golf’s future? And was Rory McIlroy right to tip a non-UK golf course to host The Open Championship?

 

There might’ve been no PGA Tour at the weekend, but the DP World Tour delivered with a tight finish at the Horizon Irish Open.

Vincent Norrman won once again, so Matt Chivers and Matt Coles discuss the sudden rise in Scandinavian golf and how so many superstars in the sport are emerging from this part of the world.

In the latest episode of The Slam Podcast – in association with Callaway – the Matts discuss the weight of Rory McIlroy’s words about Portmarnock possibly hosting The Open Championship one day.

Whether this could be the case or not, Irish fans will turn out for their national event, and the team talks about why the Irish Open is so popular on tour.

Should the Irish Open stay on links turf and visit the country’s most famous courses more often, such as when Royal County Down hosts the tournament in 2024?

The team looks back on the USA’s recent visit to Marco Simone, some funny pictures on social media and a nostalgic choice of shirt from Jim Furyk.

A couple of Team USA members tee it up at the Fortinet Championship this week while the entire European side heads to Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship.

The team looks forward to this event, and looks back on the dramatic and extraordinary BMW PGA Championship from 2022, as well as Charley Hull’s unfortunate defeat to Minjee Lee at the weekend on the LPGA Tour!

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Matt Chivers

Matt Chivers

Now on the wrong side of 25, Matt has been playing golf since the age of 13 and was largely inspired to take up the game by countless family members who played golf during his childhood.

Matt is a member at Royal Cinque Ports in Deal playing off a 5 handicap, just a pitching wedge away from his hometown of Dover where he went to school and grew up. He has previously been a member at Etchinghill and Walmer and Kingsdown in Kent.

Having studied history at the University of Liverpool, Matt went on to pass his NCTJ Exams in Manchester a year later to fulfil his lifelong ambition of becoming a journalist. He picked up work experience along the way at places such as the Racing Post, the Independent, Sportsbeat and the Lancashire Evening Post.

Matt joined NCG in February 2023 and is the website’s main source of tour news, features and opinion. He has reported live from events such as The Open, the Ryder Cup and The Players Championship, having also interviewed and spoken to the likes of Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Lee Westwood, Graeme McDowell, Henrik Stenson, to name just a few.

Consuming tour golf on what is a 24/7 basis, you can come to Matt for informed views on the game and the latest updates on the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, LPGA Tour, Ladies European Tour and LIV Golf.

What’s in Matt’s bag: Cobra LTDx LS driver, Cobra LTDx 3-wood, TaylorMade P7MC irons, Ping Glide 4.0 wedges, Odyssey putter.

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