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. 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.

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)

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