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State Of The Game Podcast 23: Mathew Goggin & Merion

Mathew Goggin joined the gang to talk about all things Merion after his fine showing (T21) in this year's U.S. Open. Besides talking about how the setup and logistics worked form a player's point of view, we also learned about Goggin's day with Tom Watson in the final round of the 2009 Open Championship, a subsequent round the two played and the golf course project he's developing in Tasmania.

As usual, you can download the show or listen through iTunes, or in the player below.

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Reader Comments (7)

Some really interesting insights into Watson's final round - and few final holes. The only way to get them would be from the bloke he played with.
06.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Clayton
This is fabulous. Thankyou Mike, Geoff, and Matt Goggin - wonderful insight. And excellent use of the word "egregious".
06.30.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSmith
Good stuff as always. Loved the quote supplied by Goggin in reference to John Daly -- classic! Awesome color on Watson stuff too...
07.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
All you blowhards who always whine about Tiger never saying anything should take a listen to Matt Goggin's comments on the topic...they will help you figure out the reality of what's going on. Ditto on the subject of who the good guys are, or aren't.
07.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
DTF, couldn't agree more. I found Mat's take on that whole side of professional golf genuinely fascinating. We don't often get to hear such candid commentary from someone "inside the bubble" and I for one really appreciated his insight. This interview, and the Ted Bishop one, are prime examples of what I hope State of the Game can become - a vehicle for people inside the game (whose profession is not PR or spin) to speak openly and honestly without fear of being shouted down, edited or lambasted for their views (even when the hosts don't agree with them.)
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRod Morri
Rod you certainly have my support!

Oddly, just a few minutes ago I linked the Bishop interview in one of the anchoring threads for the benefit of a bozo that's going around calling Bishop a "buffoon"...yet he won't take a few minutes to actually listen in on Bishop and see what he's all about. Betcha a pint he refuses to listen to it (as was the case last time he called Bishop a buffoon). Open and honest debate is a healthy thing and can done without a lot of name calling -- and the listening skill is almost extinct in society these days.

Goggin is just an extremely thoughtful and well spoken guy, and damn funny too!
07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Yes I'm a recent convert to the podcast and Ioved hearing what Goggin had to say - thank you. Please have more golfers on. Maybe Robert Allenby?
11.28.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

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