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The Slam: Will LIV Golf star Talor Gooch be selected for the US Ryder Cup team?!

Matt Chivers and Matt Coles discuss Rickie Fowler’s first win on the PGA Tour in four years, Talor Gooch’s potential Ryder Cup debut in 2023 and Richard Bland’s slow-play penalty!

 

On this episode of The Slam – a National Club Golfer podcast in association with CallawayMatt Chivers is joined by Matt Coles, the newest member of the NCG team!

The Matt’s discuss Rickie Fowler’s first win on the PGA Tour in four years at the Rocket Mortgage Classic, and his road back to glory after plummetting in the world rankings!

The team also talks Fowler’s Ryder Cup hopes and analyses the American rankings to discuss who could be in or out by the time September comes around.

Could Talor Gooch be on Zach Johnson’s team? He notched his third LIV Golf win at Valderrama at the weekend, so we delve into his chances of being selected.

At the same event, Richard Bland was penalised for slow play! So, is this a chance for LIV Golf to crack down on slow play in professional golf and become pioneers of this debate as old as time?

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The Slam podcast: Will Talor Gooch play at the Ryder Cup?

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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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