Smylie Kaufman
TGJ Podcast 153

Smylie Kaufman’s Second Act

He was one of golf’s most exciting young players. A few years later, he’s one of media's most promising voices

Episode 153: Smylie Kaufman's Second Act The Golfer's Journal Podcast

Smylie Kaufman was once one of golf’s most exciting and popular young players—winning shortly after turning pro in 2015 and playing in the final group of the 2016 Masters. Then, golf happened. A few years of injuries, swing changes and “heartache” later, Kaufman decided to switch career paths, and has since become a standout voice on golf broadcasts and the podcasting landscape. Kaufman joins host Tom Coyne for a wide-ranging discussion on his playing career, what he learned from watching tour pros in 2023, and his next chapter in a game that he deeply cares about.