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The Slam Podcast: Does Europe's next Ryder Cup wonderkid belong to LIV Golf?

The Slam Podcast: Does Europe’s next Ryder Cup wonderkid belong to LIV Golf?

Matt Coles and Matt Chivers discuss an explosive performance by a young LIV Golf star, as well as everything in the world of tour golf this week…

 

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship finished on Monday after only 54 holes due to such poor weather in Scotland!

Matt Coles and Matt Chivers sing the praises of the greens staff at Carnoustie, but question if wins over reduced formats should count on the record.

Also in the latest episode of The Slam – in association with Callaway – the team argue the case for more tournaments to be played using multiple courses, with some interesting suggestions…

The Matts reflect on an exciting five-way playoff on the PGA Tour including Ryder Cup hero Ludvig Aberg, while elsewhere in the States, players were battling for their Tour cards at the Korn Ferry Tour Championship.

One rule break cost one unlucky player everything!

Meanwhile, the team look ahead to Lexi Thompson’s PGA Tour debut in Las Vegas, as well as looking back on a great win by a young, European LIV golfer on the Asian Tour.

Could David Puig: LIV Golf’s young superstar add another string to Europe’s bow at the 2025 Ryder Cup?

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David Puig: LIV Golf star and future Ryder Cup hero? Tell us your views on X!

Now read: LIV Golf choose new UK host venue in 2024

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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