#849 – 2023 DGPT The Open at Austin w/ Brian Friend

Sevan Matossian (00:00):

Why would you hit that? Bam. We’re live.

Caleb Beaver (00:03):

I think you’re on the wrong mic.

Sevan Matossian (00:06):

Oh, thank you Barry Studio observation. Oh my goodness. Oh shit. My shit’s not even turned on. The power went off here today. I’m on the wrong everything.

Brian Friend (00:16):

Are you living in South Africa?

Sevan Matossian (00:18):


Caleb Beaver (00:20):

Rolling back.

Sevan Matossian (00:22):

Mos Mo Buk Masano.

Caleb Beaver (00:24):

There it is.

Sevan Matossian (00:26):

Hi, I’m Sava Matossian <laugh>. In the morning I talk about transgender issues, abortion, racial tensions, and how to draw man holding a penis in his hand. In the afternoon, I talk about Frisbee with my friend Brian. Friend <laugh>. How are you?

Brian Friend (00:43):

Put that on your resume.

Sevan Matossian (00:45):

Alex Mallard. Look at, look at Alex Mallard is, um, pretty in pink. You know that movie

Brian Friend (00:56):

Pretty In Pink?

Sevan Matossian (00:57):

Dude, that’s an incredible fucking movie. Uh, it has Wreath Witherspoon in, it’s probably 20 years old. It was one of those movies. I’m like, I cannot believe I’m watching this dumb movie, and I cannot believe how good it was. I mean, I haven’t

Brian Friend (01:07):

Seen, it probably got laid after you watched it, so it was worth

Sevan Matossian (01:09):

It. <laugh>. So you think there’s some sort of connection there? Uh, no. It was, it was, uh, oh. No, it’s not that movie. Sorry. It’s not that movie at all. Thank you for correcting me. What is it? Re um, uh, legally Blonde. Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde. Thank you. Thank you, man Hill. I hope Hillary didn’t hear that. He’d be so disappointed Mr. Moonie finally able to catch a live show this week. Elizabeth. Hi, how are you? Nice to see you. You Frisbee. Legally blonde. Thank you. Uh, Bruce

Brian Friend (01:42):

Wayne. That’s a real reason we’re doing these shows, trying to find a girl who likes disc golf. Enough to play with me.

Sevan Matossian (01:48):

Uh, Paul. Hi. Would you like to play some disc golf with an, uh, uh, 35 year old male from, uh, Chicago, who has, uh, very stressed out because of the, uh, idiots. He lives around. Uh, he likes to take his stress out with Frisbee, golf, and then a few other extracurricular activities

Brian Friend (02:08):

Like drawing a man, holding a penis,

Sevan Matossian (02:10):

Right? <laugh>, did you, did you see that? Did you see that today? My, um, I put a, I did, I did an art class.

Brian Friend (02:18):

I did not.

Sevan Matossian (02:20):

Um, how about my poor Sportsmanship of the Year award? Did you see that?

Caleb Beaver (02:27):

The Iowa wrestling?

Sevan Matossian (02:29):

Yeah. That was crazy.

Caleb Beaver (02:30):

<laugh>. That’s, that’s, uh, that’s that Iowa wrestling for sure. I mean, that’s how it is. Even in high school, like people would get into full blown brawls in the stands because of it.

Sevan Matossian (02:41):

I’m gonna show, I’m gonna show, uh, um, I’m gonna show. Hey. And this lady called to explain it to me. This lady called, uh, to explain to me why I should be sensitive to this. Watch this, Brian. Brian, this is a couple days ago. This, um, this lady’s son, I didn’t know this when I saw it, but this lady’s son was going for his fourth national title in wrestling in Iowa. Iowa’s like one of the small states in the middle of the country

Brian Friend (03:11):

With the largest wrestling programs.

Sevan Matossian (03:13):

Okay? So that, I think that’s her son on the bottom right? Mm-hmm. <affirmative>. He’s getting mashed by this dude whose pants are so tied, so tight. You can see his butt cheeks. Oh,

Speaker 5 (03:21):

And that’s aro look. It, look, that’s unfortunate to see. But this is the, this is the, this is what happens here. There’s so much at stake here. Oh, the memory. The pants are just light shine. And her glasses did not survive that patch. Oh. And that’s a unfortunate, that’s unfortunate to see. But this is the, this is the, this is what happens here. Hey. Yeah. There’re, there’s so much at stake here. It

Sevan Matossian (03:46):

Reminds me of that golf clip from last

Speaker 5 (03:48):

Week. The

Sevan Matossian (03:48):

Guy, what’s the guy’s name? Nicky? Who, who got in the face of the, of the, like the Nico. Yeah. Just completely belligerent. Hey, if you’re standing next to that lady, you feel something like

Brian Friend (04:04):

You son, you’re in such an embarrassment to me. I don’t even wanna watch this.

Sevan Matossian (04:08):

<laugh>. He definitely was hit by it with a belt

Brian Friend (04:15):


Sevan Matossian (04:16):

Um, how much dirt does Brian have on seven two? Extort you this long? Huh? That’s a valid, valid question. Three weeks of Frisbee. And I’m disgusted by how I’m starting to enjoy it more. Wait till you see this clip. We have, uh, Caleb, do we have that clip? Um, <laugh>? Yes. Do we, you know who sent that to me? You know who sent that to me? I knew it happened. I knew the incident happened on the golf course this weekend. We’ll fill you guys in in a minute. Hang tight. Me and Brian and Caleb are gonna have a private conversation for a second. I knew that happened because I watched it and I’m like, God, where is that video of that happening? Cause I heard the commentator say, it happened. And I’m like, holy shit. The dude was bleeding. They had to be fucking taken off. I couldn’t believe it. And then, and then Cameron, the guy who sells his, his underwear, the guy who’s like, Hey, I made $800 sell in underwear. You have to sell 47 podcast shirts to make the money. The guy with the giant dick who’s in the chat all the time. Do you know who I’m talking about? Caleb Cameron. He’s an only fan. Oh, I know. He, he sent me this


<laugh> We’ll play this once now and then we’ll, and then we’ll revisit this, uh, later on in the show. But this is Eagle McMahon. I don’t know if you guys remember, but Brian was saying, this guy’s one of the greats. Greatests, and, and what is this? Wait, before you play, what’s this? Throw a grenade, Brian, that he throws.

Brian Friend (05:28):

Yeah. I’m not sure if he’s throwing a grenade or just a r a really over stable spike he shot here. But basically there’s a small tunnel through the woods you can go through and he’s just taking the air out of the, like, risk out of that shot by going over the top, hoping the disc will spike in near the pin.

Sevan Matossian (05:44):

So, so imagine this thing, dude. But basically what Brian is saying is, you know what, Frisbee usually travels like this, right? This guy is gonna throw it so high that it’s gonna have to turn like this. You guys understand? Like,

Brian Friend (05:55):

And he’s one of the hardest throwers in the history of the sport.

Sevan Matossian (05:59):

You guys are gonna trip when you see this. I’m these cameramen I want, I want, they’re, they probably volunteered. They probably don’t get paid shit.

Brian Friend (06:07):

Okay? The volume’s got gotta be on, right? <laugh>? Yeah, it’s on.

Sevan Matossian (06:10):

Oh man, this is crazy. Have you seen this? Yeah. Did you see this live, Brian?

Brian Friend (06:16):


Sevan Matossian (06:16):

<laugh>. Oh man, here we go. Action. Eagle McMahon. Oh, did he can’t even see the hole, right? He doesn’t even know where he is throwing it. No.

Brian Friend (06:26):

He sees it through there on the left side.

Sevan Matossian (06:28):

Look at that. Up, up, up, up. And now it’s

Brian Friend (06:31):

Coming straight down.

Sevan Matossian (06:32):

Oh my God, you guys, those discs are so hard.

Brian Friend (06:40):

It’s, the sound is like, it’s ridiculous.

Speaker 6 (06:46):


Sevan Matossian (06:49):

Oh my goodness. Hey, uh, will they wear That’s so brutal.

Brian Friend (06:53):

He had no warning. He had no idea.

Sevan Matossian (06:55):

Will they wear, um, uh, helmets after that?

Brian Friend (07:04):

Probably not. I mean, I think this is a pretty rare occurrence,

Sevan Matossian (07:07):

Dude. It’s gonna happen again. There’s cameramen standing out there just by every hole. I saw another guy get hands. I, I saw another guy get hit too. But

Brian Friend (07:17):

Too, I think that if someone’s gonna throw a shot like that in the future, they might <laugh> fake it dairy a little bit more. But

Sevan Matossian (07:24):

I, uh, I saw another, um, uh, someone else get hit, but the commentators didn’t really talk about it. I can’t remember if I,

Brian Friend (07:32):

Oh, they got hit by a disc

Sevan Matossian (07:33):

By hit by a disc. And it was actually help. The guy kept it like inbounds or something. I can’t remember if it was a cameraman or one of those guys who gets all crazy with the flags.

Brian Friend (07:43):

<laugh> spotters, <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (07:45):

Nuts. Uh, Harvey Penick, is that a guy’s name? Is that named after someone? Were at the Harvey Pin Golf course in Austin, Texas. A brand new Frisbee golf course.

Brian Friend (07:57):

Yeah. And a brand new, a brand new course on the tour this year. Highly scrutinized by the players.

Sevan Matossian (08:03):

Yeah. And, and, uh, uh, we, at the very end of the show, we will talk about that because it’s very interesting. I don’t want to tell you who the winner is, but it’s very interesting who, uh, what the winner says, um, about the course. And I have a little clip we’ll play, and then we’ll get Brian’s take on that and maybe get him to talk a little about that in relationship to CrossFit and the quarter finals if we can. Uh, Harvey Morrison Pennick was an American professional golfer and coach, and coach, and coached and coached many Hall of Famers in golf. He was born in, uh, 1904 and died in 1995 at the age of 90 Harvey Pennick.

Brian Friend (08:40):

And the, and this disc golf course is, you know, is, is built on a golf course, a ball golf course, um, which happens quite a bit. And so that’s why they’re playing this golf on a course that’s named after a golfer.

Sevan Matossian (08:55):

I’m kind of surprised they allow that because, uh, when I think of golf, I think of it just being super bougie. Bougie.

Brian Friend (09:03):

There are some tournaments, like there’s a tournament in California that’s called, uh, the goat hill, like the goat hill, this golf tournament or whatever it is. And they often talk about that exact thing like that. The golfers don’t love that they’re out there and the other way around, but they coexist.

Sevan Matossian (09:20):

I would think the Frisbee golf guys don’t give a shit.

Brian Friend (09:24):

Um, I mean, most of the time, no. I think that there are, you know, very specific things that, that, that bother them, which is like, uh, you know, especially when they’re putting and they’re like, you know, they’re really focused if someone’s like just driving the golf cart past really fast in the background or right in front of them or something like that. But I also think that the best players have accepted the fact that there will often be distractions and critical moments that are out of their control and try to train themselves to be able to focus in anyway,

Sevan Matossian (09:53):

Focus in. Anyway. Uh, Nate Dogg, this show hasn’t even broke 100 viewers. Dude, it’s fucking four o’clock.

Brian Friend (10:00):

We’re going for the record low today. We’re talking about the least popular topic at the least popular time. Thank

Sevan Matossian (10:06):

You. Well said. Brian. Uh, we are gonna start in round two on the front nine. Uh, it’s, uh, as I recall, Brian has educated us in all of these tournaments. Most of these tournaments have three rounds. When I say the front nine, that’s the first nine holes. When I say the back nine, it’s the last nine holes. So that’s nine through 18. And by three rounds, all the players on the tour or at the event will play, um, holes one through 18 three times. And whoever has the lowest score at the end of those, uh, 3, 3, 3 chances at the, at the course is the winner. Uh, they do have a podium, it sounds like. I didn’t know that. I assume it’s, uh, first, second, and third place cuz they said last week Cole was on the podium.

Brian Friend (10:47):


Sevan Matossian (10:48):

And, uh, like I said, this is a brand new course, uh, Austin, Texas. And it is the, uh, the third week of the tour of a, um, the, the, the actual time in calendar days is about 32 weeks, but the number of events is actually about 16.

Brian Friend (11:04):

They would say it’s the third stop on the disc Golf Pro tour,

Sevan Matossian (11:07):

Third stop. Okay. Uh, and, and in an incredible, uh, event, and you, the two, the two organizations, if you just wanna watch this stuff, the same footage that I watched, it’s the condensed versions. I watched about three hours of this in total. Um, you can go to a website called Jez Pro, J O m E Z Pro, or

Brian Friend (11:27):

What’s the YouTube channel?

Sevan Matossian (11:28):

That’s the YouTube channel. Or, uh, you can go to

Brian Friend (11:33):

Gatekeeper Media.

Sevan Matossian (11:35):

Thank you. Gatekeeper Media and, uh, Bo both coverages are kind of crazy. Good way. I’m, I’m kind of a way,

Brian Friend (11:45):

You know, that I’ve actually spoken to several people in CrossFit about that exact thing

Sevan Matossian (11:50):

And then about how good their media is.

Brian Friend (11:52):

Yeah. And just the thought of having a post-production company for CrossFit that does something very similarly. They would just take a day of the CrossFit games and condense it down to 45 minutes of footage for the men and 45 minutes of footage for the women. That eliminates all the fluff in between and just gives you the, the best stuff. If you’re a diehard fan and you still wanna watch it live, that option’s always available. Or in the case of Disc golf network, you can pay to watch it live. And if you don’t care that much, then you can just spend a, you know, a fraction of the time watching the day after. And, and you get all the best stuff, you know, in a short amount of time.

Sevan Matossian (12:26):

Uh, this hurts, uh, I don’t know what this is in reference to. Um, oh, uh, Heidi says, we need to spice to show up. Give, uh, Caleb a, a wig or invite a girl on, or Olivia says, give Brian a joint and sevana a truly, do you know what a truly is?

Brian Friend (12:42):

Sounds like a chicks drink,

Sevan Matossian (12:43):

Dude. It’s like, it’s like a white claw <laugh>, but it’s that hurts. That hurts a little. That stung. Uh, yeah. Brian,

Brian Friend (12:57):

What? So well done, Olivia,

Sevan Matossian (12:59):

Brian, you know what else they could do? Uh, at any event, they could just put two or three roaming cameras, give us access and our own, uh, and, and we could just commentate it and give crazy behind the scenes content for pennies on the dollar. Like they do. Like we, we could cover you and I could, and Caleb could cover that event for pennies on the dollar that they do there with like, just a live behind the scenes everything. Maybe those guys would want us to do that. Send a few people to just cruise around. Yeah, I mean, it’s

Brian Friend (13:30):

Crazy. I, I’ve never been to a a, a pro disc golf tournament.

Sevan Matossian (13:35):

Oh. And, and, uh, I have some time codes for some, uh, one or two incredible crowd shots I saw at the end. I was actually surprised to see how large the crowd is, but to kind of give perspective. Okay. Uh, so round two, um,

Brian Friend (13:47):

Let’s set up round two. So first of all, okay, round one was very, very challenging conditions. It was like in the four, this is in Texas, Austin, Texas, which is not, you know, in, in Texas. It can get cold in the winter, but usually in Austin it’s pretty nice. 44 degrees, 20 plus mile an hour winds on day one. Very challenging. The best scores were only 500 par that day. There would be multiple players who would shoot twice as good as that on each of the rounds afterwards. And there were close to 40 players within five shots of the lead after the first day. So that’s where we’re starting off.

Sevan Matossian (14:21):

Uh, so very close race.

Brian Friend (14:23):

And this comes, remember this is coming on the heels of the closest disc golf tournament in the history of the D G P T, which has only existed since 2016 in this form last time in Waco, Texas.

Sevan Matossian (14:36):

So last week was the closest ever, and now we’re gonna beat it again. One week lever, one week lever, one week later,

Brian Friend (14:42):

One week later. And, and, and basically is just talking to the nature of the competition right now. It’s very, very competitive. There are a lot of guys who can win. And, um, you know, they, whether it’s a course that’s been around for a long time, like Waco or a brand new course, it’s, it’s just a tight field,

Sevan Matossian (15:00):

Uh, and, and, and evolving quickly.

Brian Friend (15:04):

Yeah. Some of the best players, uh, in this week are 18 years old, you know, so it’s similar to CrossFit in that regard too, where there’s this up and coming group of people who have grown up playing this sport now or been exposed to at the young age and gotten really good, really fast.

Sevan Matossian (15:18):

Uh, does California hormone sponsor disc golf? No. But I bet you in general, people who partake in California hormones, uh, t r T program, uh, do significantly better. I bet you it’s a good, it’s a good, uh, head trip. I betcha people on testosterone. I betcha it’s not. Uh, I betcha that mental clarity and confidence. Um,

Brian Friend (15:37):

You know, who does sponsor Disc golf?

Sevan Matossian (15:39):


Brian Friend (15:40):

Homegrown relief. Uh, they’re a CBD company that I’ve been working with a little bit.

Sevan Matossian (15:46):

No shit.

Brian Friend (15:47):

Yeah, PC hooked it up. I got some of their stuff who was actually super helpful this past weekend. And, uh, and they’ve been sponsoring some disc golf events for the last couple years too.

Sevan Matossian (15:58):

Fantastic. Tell ’em to sponsor this show. Uh, extra sloppy, no beer on the discourse on the discourse. Get it. No beer on the discourse. No beer on the discourse, but it does smell like, hello Weed everywhere. What are you from? Northern California? Hella weed.

Brian Friend (16:13):

Who is this

Sevan Matossian (16:14):

Person? Uh, weed is actually part of your gear. Your gear bag.

Brian Friend (16:19):

The bags. Yeah. They have, you know, specific bags for carrying their discs and every one of them has a specific pocket for concealing joints or not. If not concealing, if you don’t care

Sevan Matossian (16:28):

If you have a, if you have a sponsor, you don’t conceal it. <laugh>. Okay. Uh, main cards, main card coverage brought to you by Sev and Brian and Caleb in the sev on podcast. No, uh, brought to you, uh, from Jez Pro. Uh, whole one. Very cold. Uh, first time I’ve seen people hooded up. Um, and, uh, bundled up. Not windy. Uh, Simon Zat, Paul McBeth, six-time world champion and the guy hadn’t seen before. I don’t think first week my introduction to this guy. Vio Macala.

Brian Friend (16:56):

Vio Mala, one of the players from Finland. There are quite a few good players from Finland actually. And he has kind of a, well, he’s won a ton of tournaments in his career. He has a history of doing, I would say he, based on what I know about him, his history is that he does better on the harder courses and at the bigger tournaments.

Sevan Matossian (17:15):

And, uh, finally, uh, Gannon Burr, the 18 year old who is a giant. And, uh, in the first week they told us he’s put on 25 pounds. I don’t believe it. He looks like he’s lost 25 pounds, but, uh, 18 year old kid. Uh, I think six four. Uh, looks like he’s got a good head on his shoulder.

Brian Friend (17:35):

He’s impressive, man. I mean, we, um, we did a, a disc golf fantasy draft for the entire season this year, and I

Sevan Matossian (17:43):

Chose to shit With who? Who’s we?

Brian Friend (17:46):

My brother and his friends that introduced me to disc golf a few years ago.

Sevan Matossian (17:50):


Brian Friend (17:50):

And I chose to pick him with, uh, I think the third or the fourth overall pick instead of Eagle McMahon, which is pretty high praise for the young guy.

Sevan Matossian (17:58):

Yeah, I think he made the right choice. Okay, so here we go. Let’s start Hole 1, 6 0 1. Uh, Paul McBeth, the greatest golfer in the game in the history of the game, uh, is I think on the t dr. Oh, no, no, this is his. Uh, no, he’s putting, uh, a little surprising to hear this shot. Let’s see what we got here.

Brian Friend (18:18):

Really difficult first hole, very few birdies on this all day.

Sevan Matossian (18:23):

Great. Look at the basket. Uh, what is going? He he hits an obvious tree. An obvious tree.

Brian Friend (18:32):

Yeah. So there’s kind of two ways to putt. You can do like a little sh a low spin putt that gets a little rise. The problem is if it rises, it might rise a lot <laugh> and go like way over the basket and drift far to the left. And you could be just as far away as he was. The other option is to try to flirt with the low ceiling of this tree and hope that it gets lucky and gets through. And if it doesn’t, then it just knocks it down and you’re half as close to the basket as you were. So he went with a safer option, but probably this is just not a very makeable putt.

Sevan Matossian (19:01):

Uh, you don’t think he does just a hard shot directly at it, because he thinks if he misses, it’ll roll another 30 feet away,

Brian Friend (19:09):

Or that the wind would get under it and it would soup way off high into the left.

Sevan Matossian (19:14):

God, because this just seems so sloppy for a guy who’s best in the world. Like it’s like, and

Brian Friend (19:19):

Specifically he’s, he’s the best in the world because of putts of this distance that he has made in his career.

Sevan Matossian (19:24):

Uh, Gannon six 10. He knows Paul McBeth the greatest guy in the world. By the way. This is the, is this the main, this is the main card, meaning these, these are the four guys who are in the lead after the, after the first 18. Yeah. They

Brian Friend (19:38):

Were the only four guys that were, that were all 500 par coming in to date too.

Sevan Matossian (19:43):

So, so a big, a big shot for Ganon. Um, as he knows Paul Macbeth, the best in the world. Just shit the bed.

Brian Friend (19:50):

Interesting stat. And actually, Ganon Burr is the one who I think brought this to people’s attention that since he’s been on tour, which this is the third year now that he’s on tour. So the last two, two years in tournaments that he’s been on the same card as Paul Macbeth, he shoots better than Paul Macbeth more often than Paul Macbeth shoots better than him.

Sevan Matossian (20:09):

Ooh. So Paul McBeth is a good tron for him.

Brian Friend (20:12):

It’s kind of like, you know, it’s in, in a way, it reminds me of Raphael Nadal and Roger Feder where, you know, Federer has got this insane record against everyone, and then all of a sudden this guy comes around that he simply just cannot beat <laugh>

Sevan Matossian (20:27):

And that’s him. Well,

Brian Friend (20:29):

I mean, you know, p don’t get me wrong, Paul’s still winning, winning plenty of tournaments, but when they play on the same card, Canon shoots better than him more often than not.

Sevan Matossian (20:37):

We’ll, we’re about to see today what happens. We’ll see if that’s true today. Okay. Uh, six 10 Gannon for the putt, two cameramen their lives at Bam.

Brian Friend (20:50):

Yeah. He putts as hard as anyone in the game, and he’s pretty accurate. Last year when he was really making his name well known, um, he said that he, he would basically spend, uh, or or putt 200 putts every night from 35 feet away. 33 feet is the edge of the circle. And that, that, that’s just what he is been doing for years.

Sevan Matossian (21:11):

Hey, what do you think he does? Do you think he has like a hundred disks and he just stands there with them in a pile, throws a hundred, goes, collects them, and then comes back and throws a hundred again?

Brian Friend (21:20):

Yeah. I don’t know how many, um, I think it’s more likely that it’s closer to 12.

Sevan Matossian (21:25):

And you think he, why, why, why do you think he, you think he takes 12 putters out there? Identical.

Brian Friend (21:31):

I mean, he, when he, he would, you know, he was doing that probably in his basement for a long time, but, um, I

Sevan Matossian (21:36):

Shooting putts at, he has a basement where there’s a 35 foot range in there

Brian Friend (21:41):

Or somewhere like that. Yeah. But I mean, when he is on the road, you’re not gonna, you know, they might be traveling around with hundreds of discs, but, um, probably not a hundred of the same putter. Usually when I see guys doing, putting Practice Pro is doing, putting practice, they have like 10 to 12 of the same putter.

Sevan Matossian (21:55):

God, that must take forever to do that. Okay. Six 40. Um, let’s see. I forget who this is. Oh, maybe it’s a little before six four. Uh oh. Okay. Yeah. Sorry. Let’s go with six. Uh, 35. Uh, I just wanted you guys to see this because it always tripped me out when the, um, disc would bounce off the chains. And here’s a good slowmo of what it looks like when you throw a disc right at the change. And it, uh, it, it bounces out. Here we go. You’ll see it here in one second here. And I, I wanna say this was, uh,

Brian Friend (22:32):

That’s Simon Lazzo

Sevan Matossian (22:34):

Look. It looks like it’s for sure. Bam. Nope.

Brian Friend (22:39):

Yeah, I just needed to, uh, keep it, keep it straight for a half a second longer.

Sevan Matossian (22:46):

Uh, hold 2 8 43. Uh, Macbeth has already thrown it off the t This is his second throw. Hole two,

Brian Friend (22:56):

Round two. Hold two is, is like, for a lot of the best players, they’re really thinking that this is a hole they should be getting a birdie on.

Sevan Matossian (23:06):

Here we go. Paul McBeth with the Ma of Pants. Crazy shot. Crazy shot.

Brian Friend (23:19):

Yep. Really well placed. Nice little highs are into the open side of the green. Can’t miss from there. And I mean, yeah, like I said, uh, I, I didn’t run the stats, but it’s probably in the top three or four easiest holes on the course.

Sevan Matossian (23:33):

And, uh, just like Brian said, uh, they all expect to get birdie’s. And they all did get birdie’s on hold too. Uh, we, and meaning that they put it in in two shots, right? Or

Brian Friend (23:42):

Is it a, that’s a par four. It’s a relatively short four under 700 feet, which is, and um, since you’ve mentioned there was no wind on this hole, this is a pretty standard, get it in the landing zone, you’re within 300 feet and you pitch it up there and, and tap it in,

Sevan Matossian (23:58):

Uh, a, a whole 3 11 29. What are the, what do these arrows mean

Brian Friend (24:05):


Sevan Matossian (24:06):

You’re, you’re about to see ’em right there. Go ahead and pause that up. Look at those.

Brian Friend (24:10):

Those are, so those are manda. Mandos is what they say are mandatory. So your disc must travel to the right of the tree on the left and the left of the tree on the right before it can do anything else.

Sevan Matossian (24:20):

And all three times that they play the course, um, those will be there.

Brian Friend (24:24):


Sevan Matossian (24:25):


Brian Friend (24:26):

Okay. So it’s eliminating specific shots or it’s forcing you to take a specific line.

Sevan Matossian (24:32):

And, uh, this is Simon, uh, off the t his first drive on hole three.

Brian Friend (24:41):

And I don’t know if we’ve talked very much about Simon in general on the first This is terrible

Sevan Matossian (24:45):

Shot. Yeah. That, by the way, that is the worst shot you’re gonna see of the entire tournament right there. I’m not even sure what happened there, but Go ahead, Brian.

Brian Friend (24:51):

I don’t even remember watching this shot, but that’s, I mean, I don’t even know what to say about that. This is a pretty tough, um, or a very specific shot that they’re demanding. I’m guessing this just came out of his whole, his hand very early. But Simon is one of the most popular players on tour. He’s one of the best players in the world and has been for many years. Um, and he made a big disc change in the off season and actually caused a lot of stir and commotion and the like. The story surrounding Simon this year is after coming back last year really, and, and winning three tournaments, is he gonna be able to win with a new bag of discs, a new disc company sponsoring in this season?

Sevan Matossian (25:29):

And we shall see. Uh, and something interesting happens here. It’s the first thing I’ve seen in three tournaments. If you go to 1225, you would think this is Simon again. You would think that he’d be out there in the bushes looking for his disc, but instead, um, he does something that they call he rets. And, uh, he, uh, because his first shot was so bad, um, I guess you just take a point and you go back and start, start from the T again. Can you only do that from the T Brian?

Brian Friend (25:56):

Yeah. You, so if you throw it out a bounds off the T shot, just like in regular golf, you always have the chance to throw your third shot from the T instead of taking it where you’d be forced to. Sometimes there’s a drop zone, so if it goes outta, you’re forced to play from the drop zone in this case, because he went outta bounds short, left over there where he would’ve had to throw it from would’ve been a really, really demanding shot. And so he just chose to take the more probably safe play and just try again from the t.

Sevan Matossian (26:24):

Uh, okay. So we’ll go ahead and take a look at Simon’s shot here. Once again, a transition. Uh, they’re all, it looks like they’re all starting off the T padd, then they gotta step up onto it, get a look at that crowd. Nice skipper. That white line is out of bounds. Mm-hmm.

Brian Friend (26:40):

<affirmative> decent crowd for day two in the, on a morning,

Sevan Matossian (26:44):

Uh, 1303. Uh, Gannon. I think this is Gannon off the T. Nope, it’s uh, maybe Gannon’s second shot. Oh, sorry. Oh, here we go. Oh no, he, he’s puttin Gannon Gannon for the putt.

Brian Friend (26:59):

Yeah. Tough putt. And a lot of greens on here are similar to this, where there’s just nothing behind him. So if you miss, that’s gonna be down where those cameramen are standing.

Sevan Matossian (27:07):

Uh, 1315, uh, Macbeth, uh, tries to, uh, match, uh, gannon’s putt kind of crazy kids. Kind of crazy,

Brian Friend (27:24):

Much safer putt though there, you know, because he’s coming uphill. So if he misses, that’s just gonna land five feet past the basket. If it hits the cage, it could possibly roll back towards him. So it’s, you know, he’s better off missing high than low. Whereas, you know, if you, if you missed that put on from organic was at it’s most likely just going down that hill about to where Paul was.

Sevan Matossian (27:45):

Uh, Simon ends up with the double bogey that’s, uh, two points over par, not a good hole for him. And a 1405, another great look at, uh, a slowmo of gann bur baam.

Brian Friend (28:00):

Yeah. And then you can kind of see how powerful that put is there, and the fact that he’s still willing to put it that hard with so much risk past the basket. You know, it’s a, it’s a lot of confidence

Sevan Matossian (28:12):

And I, and I think we will revisit that topic that Brian is talking about here, uh, later on. It doesn’t always work out. Uh, so good for everyone. Okay. Hole number four. I know there’s something about this hole. Um, 1639. Oh, okay. So this is, this is where the cameraman was injured. Yeah. Oh, is is that him on the ground there holding his hands on his head?

Brian Friend (28:37):

He’s holding an ice bag on his head at this point. Yeah. So Eagle McMahon was at four under par after the first round. And so he was on the Chase card, which is the card ahead of the players that were watching now. And basically when that happened, those two cards came to like a, a stop for like 20 to 30 minutes while they were attending to this guy. So there, that’s why they included in part of the coverage because it affects, you know, it affects play when you just have to, you know, you’re on a roll or whatever and you stop. And if you look on the right side of the screen, they’re the guy that’s crouched down with the glasses and the hat. That’s Eagle McMahon. And he had, he’s talked about this sense like, you know, Eagle is a very, very nice person in general. He really cares about humans and the wellbeing of the world, and this was a, this affected him for sure.

Sevan Matossian (29:21):

Uh, go ahead and play the audio here. Uh, Caleb, let’s listen. The commentator said something interesting here I wanna ask Brian about, about how they were allowed to stay warm. The athletes were allowed to stay warm while they took a 30 minute break. Go ahead.

Speaker 7 (29:32):

So we are actually gonna take a, about a 30 minute wait. And you can see Eagle there is, he’s in, he’s on the right and he, he crying. There’s been an unfortunate incident where a cameraman was hit by oh shit, by shot by Eagle and there was a, a long backup and they, they actually were granted two minutes, uh, an opportunity to play catch and just stay warm, which is just a provisional rule at this moment because there was such a.

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