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Rex & Lav’s Valspar Win Reflects Larger Concerns

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Mar 25, 2024

The unexpected victory by Peter Malnati at the Valspar Championship marked a historic moment as he became the first PGA Tour policy board player director to win this season. Senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner analyze Malnati’s win as a microcosm of the Tour’s battle of limited vs. full fields. They also delve into Cam Young’s 18th-hole collapse and his ongoing struggle to secure a win on Tour. The podcast episode further explores the question of whether Justin Thomas should be a cause for concern leading up to the Masters.

The hosts kick off the podcast with Lav’s return from vacation and reflect on insights gained from a recent appearance by Steve Sands. They question the lack of accountability for Cam Young’s recent setback and praise Scottie Scheffler’s standout performance that is elevating scrutiny on other players’ games. The discussion on Malnati’s win extends into the implications for the Tour as a whole and the value of journeymen like Malnati in a potential new world-tour era.

The unique perspective of Malnati winning as a Tour policy board member adds an interesting dimension to the conversation, highlighting the intersecting roles and responsibilities within the golf community. With Justin Thomas’s performance causing some concern, the hosts explore the various factors at play leading into the Masters. The episode concludes with a lighter segment on what’s cooking on the grill and Puerto Rico detox to round out the discussion.

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