RORY & CARSON PODCAST KICKS OFF SEASON TWO WITH PGA TOUR COMMISSIONER JAY MONAHAN AS INAUGURAL GUEST
Rory & Carson Podcast Available Today on GOLFPASS
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 10, 2020) – On the season-two premiere of the Rory & Carson Podcast, available now on GOLFPASS, Rory McIlroy and Carson Daly welcome PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan to the conversation. The two also discuss the “state of Rory” as the golf world heads into the championship season.
On being World No. 1:
“It’s a pretty cool place to be. This is when the hard work begins.” – Rory McIlroy
As the podcast’s first-ever guest, Monahan expresses his thoughts about the “remarkable year” that was in 2019 for the PGA TOUR, as well as some of the more prominent topics the TOUR will continue to address in 2020, including pace of play and the emergence of gaming in the sport of golf.
On slow play:
“We debate the things where we can get better. We identify the ways to do that, and nothing is ever perfect. If you can do things faster and that’s the expectation of society, you have to figure out how you’re going to do that. But you can’t do that alone with a membership of 250-plus players. You have to figure out how to do it together.” – Jay Monahan
On gambling in golf:
We take the sanctity of the competition and the way our partners are treated on the course, and the relationship between players and fans is really important to us. So, we have spent a ton of time preparing for this eventuality. I think the opportunity is to engage more people around our sport and our tour.” – Jay Monahan
The Rory & Carson Podcast is co-hosted by McIlroy and television host, radio personality and Emmy Award-winning producer Carson Daly (The Voice, TODAY). Pop culture and sports collide, as the two sit down to provide takes on topics from golf to rugby, TV to music, and everything in between.
Extended video versions and behind-the-scenes access to the Rory & Carson Podcast are available exclusively on GOLFPASS. Abridged audio-only versions can be found on iTunes, Spotify and on other podcast platforms.
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