The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon

The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon

United States

FOX Sports' Shane Bacon brings you a weekly podcast attacking the world of golf from all angles. From current and former pros bringing you some of the best stories in the game, to the most intriguing topics in golf today, to the culture of the sport outside the tour, The Clubhouse is a must-listen for golf fans of all levels.


Ep. 48 - Michael Breed  

World famous golf instructor and television host Michael Breed stops by to chat with Shane this week. On the day Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States, Breed discusses his interactions with Trump, his golf game, and how much he projects he will play while in office. Plus, the guys discuss the Rory McIlroy/Brandel Chamblee Twitter beef over swing mechanics. Plus Breed talks about some of the top pros he's coaches and how he landed a job as Assistant Pro at Augusta National.

Ep. 47 - 2016 POY Wesley Bryan  

Shane recaps the first event of the 2017 PGA Tour season as Justin Thomas edges out Hideki Matsuyama. Plus, is there a curse with winning the Tournament of Champions? Then, 2016 Player of the Year Wesley Bryan stops by to discuss his incredible 2016 season and what he has in store for this 2017 season. And you don't want to miss the story of what he and his brother did on the same day, something that's never been done before in golf history.

Ep. 46 - Kyle Porter | 2017 Season Preview & Predictions  

As the 2017 PGA Tour season is set to tee off, Shane is joined by CBS Golf Writer Kyle Porter to preview the year. The guys will cover everything we should be looking forward to this upcoming season, including: What should we expect from Tiger Woods? Who will win the Masters? What does 2017 hold for stars like Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, and Rickie Fowler? Who are the breakout players that will become household names by the end of the year? All that and much, much more in this episode of The Clubhouse.

Ep. 45 - Bryson DeChambeau  

Happy New Year from the Clubhouse Pod. This week Shane welcomes on one of the most interesting pros on tour: Bryson DeChambeau. DeChambeau weighs in on the success he's had very early in his career, his unique approach to the physics of golf and why he takes such an unconventional approach to so many aspects of the game, and the future of his putting and why he is taking the "face-on" approach. DeChambeau hopes to change the way people think of conventional golf and explains it all in a great interview with Shane!

Ep. 43 - Matt Adams  

Best-selling author and SiriusXM's Matt Adams joins Shane this week to talk about his extraordinary career, from designing golf equipment to hosting a successful decade-long radio show, to his transition full time to the Golf Channel. Adams shares great stories of his most memorable moments on his golf show, what is was like writing some of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" books, and much more.

Ep . 42 - Harold Varner III  

Fresh off a win at the Australian PGA Championship, Harold Varner III joins Shane to talk about the win, the buzz around Tiger Woods returning in Australia, hitting a shot against Steph Curry in a Pro-Am, and much more!

Ep. 41 - Tiger recap w/ Alan Shipnuck  

Finally, we get a full tournament of injury-free Tiger Woods golf! After a red-hot start at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger cooled off a bit, but left fans and analysts alike encouraged for 2017. Shane and SI's Alan Shipnuck, who followed Tiger throughout the tournament, discuss what they saw and broke down Tiger's game, looking ahead to the future of his career. Plus, not to be overlooked is the winner of the tournament, Hideki Matsuyama, who jumps to #6 in the world rankings and has won four of his last five tournaments.

Ep. 40 - Paul Azinger on Tiger's return (For real this time!)  

Shane is back from Thanksgiving break and his bachelor party to preview Tiger (finally!) returning to the links Thursday for the Hero World Challenge, his first competitive golf event in 15 months. Major winner and the always entertaining Paul Azinger joins Shane to discuss Tiger's comeback, what we can expect from him, and what this could mean for his career moving forward.

Ep. 39 - Matt Ginella  

The Golf Channel's Matt Ginella joins Shane this week! The guys discuss their favorite golf courses around the country to play, discuss travel and vacation tips, and get into Matt's love for photography around the golf course!

Ep. 38 - Arron Oberholser  

In this week's Clubhouse Podcast, former PGA Tour pro and current Golf Channel analyst Arron Oberholser stops by for a fun convo with Shane. The guys discuss what is more likely: two more Green Jackets for Jordan Spieth, or one more for Phil Mickelson? Plus, why has Spieth decided to take a break from the game after a letdown season? Did he take some notes from a younger Tiger Woods in his prime? Are some of the bigger names like McIlroy, Day, and Fowler going to start playing in less events so they are more well rested? Very interesting stuff from Oberholser!

Ep. 37 - Justin Thomas  

Fresh off defending his title at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, Justin Thomas joins Shane this week to discuss his victory. How difficult is it to play overseas with a nearly 12 hour time difference? And what has the recovery been like since returning to the States? Plus, Justin donned an amazing Halloween costume dressed up as one of his buddies that he explains, talks about his friendship with Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, and Smiley Kauffman and how that helps him both on and off the course (and why they don't want to hang out with Rory McIlroy), and looks ahead to his time off this offseason. Also, as an Alabama fan an alum, what's it like watching them win every week, and why WOULDN'T Justin want Saban caddying for him at an event??

Ep. 36 - South Korea wrap w/ Michael Williams & Pat Perez  

Shane is back this week discussing Rory McIlroy's caddy's payday and explains just how valuable a caddy is to a golfer. Plus, after a trip to South Korea to check out some golf in Asia, Shane recaps the events with Michael Williams. What is the experience and culture around golf like there? Plus, pro Pat Perez pulls no punches when talking with Shane, and discusses his return to the tour.

Ep. 35 - US Ryder Cup member Ryan Moore  

Five-time PGA Tour champion and the man who scored the final point to clinch the USA victory in this year's Ryder Cup, Ryan Moore joins Shane this week. They discuss Ryan's conversations with Davis Love III before the captain's pick was announced (4:15), what it was like being thrown into the craziness of the Ryder Cup (10:00), when he realized he would be the clinching point on the team (19:40), and how hard the team partied after the win (23:30). Plus, how he can use this late-season momentum into next year, and some of the ridiculous outfits he's worn in his career (27:30).

Ep. 34 - More Tiger issues  w/ Steve Flesch  

Tiger Woods: the gift that keeps on giving. Just days after he announced he would be returning to the PGA Tour at the Safeway Open, Tiger withdraws. What is really going on behind the scenes with Tiger? And when can we expect to see him back on Tour? Steve Flesch, who played with Tiger throughout his career, weighs in.

Ep. 33 - TIGER RETURNS w/ Bob Harig  

It's official, Tiger Woods will play in his first event in 14 months at the Safeway Open starting this Thursday. Shane and ESPN's Bob Harig discuss why Tiger decided to return now, what we can realistically expect from him, and what his mindset is now after so much time off due to injury. Does he still have the passion he once had for the game? Can he compete physically? All that and more.

Ep. 32 - Ryder Cup Wrap w/ Alan Shipnuck  

The Ryder Cup has wrapped and it's a great day to wear red, white and blue! Alan Shipnuck, Sports Illustrated writer and contributor to, stops by the podcast to give Shane the inside scoop on what the atmosphere was like after a U.S. victory. Shane and Alan also review some of the big match-ups from the weekend, highlighting the significance of the Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed singles pairing . Plus, Alan gives his analysis on the strongest and weakest players from each team throughout the tournament and compares the environment from this weekend's win to the 1999 American comeback in Brookline.

Ep. 31 - Ryder Cup Recap w/ Chris Solomon  

The Ryder Cup is finally here!! Shane is joined by Chris Solomon, No Laying Up podcast host, who is at Hazeltine giving a recap of day one. Chris describes the amazing atmosphere and walks Shane through what he saw from each team during the morning and afternoon matches. Shane and Chris also take a look at the Saturday AM pairings, discussing the most impressive players on the course. Plus, Chris talks about some of the craziest things he's heard from the fans and predicts who will win the tournament overall.

Ryder Cup w/ Curtis Strange  

With the Ryder Cup just days away, Shane is excited to discuss the match-ups he hopes to see this weekend. Five-time Ryder Cup player Curtis Strange also joins the podcast and shares stories about his experience playing in the tournament and later being Captain for the 2002 US Team, which included Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Plus, Curtis reveals who he thinks will win the Cup, and talks about the influence of Arnold Palmer.

Ep. 29 - Remembering Arnold Palmer  

Shane pays tribute to the one and only Arnold Palmer, celebrating his life and remembering his legacy. Bob Ford, Oakmont head pro and a good friend of Mr. Palmer, stops by the podcast to share some of his memories and stories about the legend. Professional golfer and radio host John Maginnes also joins Shane to talk about the first time he met Mr. Palmer, and the lasting impact he will have in the sport.

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