2023 PGA Championship
This PGA Championship had everything: a classic course reborn into a grand stage; a charismatic club pro who charmed the golf world and brought pride to his profession; a Sunday shootout; and, finally, a champion of historical importance. Alan Shipnuck and Michael Bamberger were on the ground at Oak Hill, capturing the feeling and meaning of a championship that felt very major.
Fire Drill 078: LIV Reigns on the Block Party
In the latest Fire Drill podcast Alan Shipnuck and Michael Bamberger dive deep into the three winners of the weekend: Brooks Keopka, Michael Block and LIV Golf.
Club pro Michael Block had already stolen the show at the PGA Championship when he made an ace that shook Oak Hill.
Brooks Koepka: Back With a Vengeance
The five-time major winner overwhelmed the PGA Championship with his presence and power, returning to the top of the game.
One scribe’s 11 potential dream outcomes for the 105th PGA Championship.
The Backbone of the PGA Championship
A return to Oak Hill is a reminder that the path to golf is often about fathers and sons, or the guiding hand of a PGA pro.
Fridays Are Hard
The cut and the leaderboard—that’s all that mattered during the second round as Oak Hill provided a brutal test.
Michael Block: Playing for Keeps
The talented club pro may not win this PGA Championship, but he has put the spotlight on an embattled profession.
Leaner, charming and not so nerdy, the 2020 U.S. Open champion is back to playing some of his best golf.
A New York State of Mind
From Buffalo to Rochester to Syracuse, great courses and passionate golfers await.
Holy Week (II of IV)
The PGA Championship is here, one of the four exalted events that can define a player’s legacy.
#AskAlan, Vol. 67
With thoughts about Oak Hill’s rough, the winning score, Brooks vs. Rory, Phil’s renaissance, Duf’s putting and more.
The Club Pro Crisis – Part 1: Ignorance Isn’t Bliss
In this first of several podcasts on what many consider a “club pro crisis,” we talk to current and former PGA Professionals and various industry leaders as they help us understand how the job has evolved and why it’s so hard to find and keep talented pros. The idea for this podcast began when the host, Matt Ginella, made an uniformed comment on a podcast last fall, and many voices spoke up to educate him. Throughout this series, you’ll hear from Butch Harmon, PGA of America leaders Seth Waugh and Suzy Whaley, writer Shane Ryan and various club pros who offer thoughtful and constructive perspectives on the past, present and future of a profession that is on the ropes.