Peter Malnati’s Valspar Championship Victory Sparks Discussion on Limited vs. Full Fields, Cam Young’s Struggles and the Value of Journeymen in Golf

Rex & Lav’s Valspar Win Reflects Larger Concerns

In a historic moment, Peter Malnati emerged victorious at the Valspar Championship, becoming the first PGA Tour policy board player director to win this season. This win has sparked discussions among senior writers Rex Hoggard and Ryan Lavner about the battle of limited vs. full fields. They also delved into Cam Young’s 18th-hole collapse and his ongoing struggle to secure a win on Tour.

On a recent podcast episode, hosts Lav’s return from vacation and reflect on insights gained from a recent appearance by Steve Sands. The lack of accountability for Cam Young’s recent setback was questioned while Scottie Scheffler’s standout performance was praised, which is elevating scrutiny on other players’ games.

The discussion on Malnati’s win extended into its implications for the Tour as a whole and the value of journeymen like Malnati in a potential new world-tour era. The unique perspective of Malnati winning as a Tour policy board member added an interesting dimension to the conversation, highlighting the intersecting roles and responsibilities within the golf community.

With Justin Thomas’s performance causing some concern, the hosts explored various factors at play leading into the Masters. The episode concluded with a lighter segment on what’s cooking on the grill and Puerto Rico detox to round out the discussion.

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