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. 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.

Ep. 28 - Euro Ryder Cup member Chris Wood  

We're a week away from the Ryder Cup! Shane is joined by good buddy Matty Blake from the Golf Show to answer a bunch of mailbag questions heading into next week. Plus, European Ryder Cup rookie Chris Wood joins Shane to talk about his first time playing on the Ryder Cup team, previews the event from the European perspective, and shares some inside stories about other players on the team.

Ep. 27 - Ryder Cup preview w/ Paul Azinger  

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger joins Shane this week to discuss the upcoming event. Despite better talent, what do the Americans have to do to get over the hump and win this year? What are the key characteristics that Zinger saw in his 2008 winning team that he also sees in this team? Plus, with one spot open, Zinger makes the case for a very special player that should make the team and could really help the Americans with his intangibles. Listen to find out who.

Ep. 26 - GoDaddy & PXG founder Bob Parsons  

Billionaire Bob Parsons, original founder of, joins Shane this week on The Clubhouse. Parsons recently launched Parsons Xtreme Golf, a line of high-end golf equipment. He discusses what got him into the golf business, how he plans to change golf equipment, what it's been like to have his products grow extremely fast in their first few months, and potential clients on the PGA tour they could bring on in the future.

Ep. 25 - Rio Olympics course designer Gil Hanse  

Shane is back from three weeks of travel covering and hosting multiple FOX Sports golf events to sit down and chat with Gil Hanse, the man who designed the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Hanse, who beat out Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, and Gary Player to win the design bid, discusses what went into the years it took designing the course, his thoughts on the event, and the future of golf in the Olympics.

Ep. 24 - Former USGA Executive Director David Fay  

This week Shane sits down with David Fay, the former Executive Director of the USGA and someone who played a key role in getting golf into the Olympics. Fay discusses golf in Rio this year, his reasoning for pushing so hard to get golf in the Olympics, why some players who opted out of the event are probably regretting it, and much more!

Ep. 23 - Major season recap & Stephan Jaeger  

With a Jimmy Walker win at the PGA Championship this weekend wrapping up the major season, Shane recaps what has been quite an interesting year. He explains why this is the only year we've had all first-time major winners where all four golfers could absolutely win another major (2:45), why it's time to hang up the talk of a golf "Big 3" highlighting Day, McIlroy, and Spieth (7:40), and Shane looks back at the top moments that will resonate in our memories when we think back on the 2016 major season (11:50). Plus, overshadowed by the year's last major, Stephan Jaeger set every scoring record possible with a dominating win on the tour this weekend. Jaeger posted an opening round record 58 en route to a 30-under-par victory for his first win on the tour. He joins Shane to talk about his record breaking weekend.

Ep. 22 - PGA Championship preview w/ Kevin Van Valkenburg  

We're cranking out majors on the PGA tour! Fresh off the Open Championship, Shane and ESPN's Kevin Van Valkenburg preview this week's PGA Championship at Baltusrol in New Jersey. The guys get into a great discussion around the game today, chatting about Rory McIlroy both on and off the course and who in sports he compares to (12:00), where Phil Mickelson ranks amongst the greatest players of all time (22:30), and what a win this week at the PGA Championship would mean for the careers of some of the top players in the sport today (26:00).

Ep. 21 - Phil & Tiger w/ Alan Shipnuck  

On the heels of another second place finish from Phil in last week's Open Championship, and Tiger's announcement he will not compete in the PGA Championship, Shane and Sports Illustrated's Alan Shipnuck discuss the careers of both men. Shipnuck has an interesting thought on what a comeback would look like from Tiger at this point, and what a major win could do for his career (4:30). Plus, the dichotomy of the relationship between Phil and Tiger - How Tiger used to ridicule Phil for certain aspects of his personal life, and how that has now completely blown up in his face (8:15). Shipnuck also shares a tremendous story of Phil giving a kid dating advice, and what that kid went and did with the advice Phil gave him... (34:20)

Ep. 20 - Open Championship recap w/ Scott Van Pelt  

Shane recaps a fantastic finish to the Open Championship at Royal Troon. Another first-time Major winner, Henrik Stenson, has Shane looking back at all the first-time winners since 2009 and he projects the careers moving forward for all of them. Plus, Phil Mickelson finishes second, AGAIN. Shane looks back on his career full of second-place finishes. Then, the one and only Scott Van Pelt joins Shane to talk about his first time watching the Open as a spectator in 20 years.

Ep. 19 - Open Championship preview w/ Gary Player  

Legendary Hall of Famer Gary Player is back on the Clubhouse Podcast this week! A three-time champion of the event, Gary previews the Open Championship and gives his thoughts on what it takes to win and how he was so successful during his career. Plus, he is very opinionated about players like Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth pulling out of the Olympics.

Ep. 18 - Hall of Famer Juli Inkster  

Shane discusses Dustin Johnson's US Open follow-up win at the WGC-Bridgestone and how, with controversies behind him, he's starting to establish himself as one of the most likable players on the tour and growing a solid fanbase. World Golf Hall of Famer Juli Inkster stops by the podcast to discuss this week's LPGA US Open!

Ep. 17 - Andrew Landry  

Andrew Landry, the breakout star of the US Open who played in the final group on Sunday, joined Shane to discuss what it was like ranked 624th in the world playing with a very real chance to win a major. Landry discussed his relationship with Dustin Johnson, his feelings on the USGA ruling of his penalty and how other players on the course found out about it, his thoughts on Oakmont and why he felt his game catered well for the course, and much more!

Ep. 16 - US Open recap w/ Curtis Strange  

After a jam-packed week at Oakmont CC for the US Open, Shane and FOX Sports Golf Analyst Curtis Strange recap redemption for Dustin Johnson, which didn't come without controversy. The two discussed all events from the weekend, including Johnson's penalty.

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