TGJ Podcast 88

How America won the 2016 Ryder Cup

A key member of USA’s Ryder Cup victory at Hazeltine gives up the blueprint

Episode 88: Chandler's Plan The Golfer's Journal Podcast

If you’re hungry for never-before-heard Ryder Cup stories, you’ve come to the right place.

With stops at legendary clubs like Seminole, Merion and Hazeltine National, golf professional Chandler Withington has already lived a full golf life. And in a career full of them, perhaps his biggest highlight was being at the center of the action at the 2016 Ryder Cup. Withington joins host Tom Coyne and uses his Ryder Cup experience at Hazeltine—including the advice he gave then-captain Davis Love III on setting up the course, why Tiger Woods implored the 2016 U.S. team to celebrate and how he got Michael Jordan kicked out of the team room—to formulate his strategy for a U.S. victory this week.

“‘When you were playing with the Bulls, would Tiger Woods be allowed in your locker room during halftime of game seven?’ He looked at me with that classic Michael Jordan side eye and said, ‘F*ck no. You did the right thing.'”

Chandler Withington