Golf's Next Wave

PGA TOUR

Korn Ferry Tour digital producer Kevin Prise provides a colorful window into the lives of golf's next wave of stars, visiting with players as they navigate the challenging, yet rewarding path toward the PGA TOUR.

All Episodes

Kevin Prise is joined by Mississippi State alum Chad Ramey to discuss growing up in Fulton, Mississippi with LPGA star Ally Ewing, lessons learned from honing his craft at nine-hole Fulton CC, meeting his soon-to-be wife Kelly at a college football game, what it means to earn his first PGA TOUR card via The 25 and more.

Sep 30

30 min 23 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by LSU alum Curtis Thompson to discuss what it means to earn his first TOUR card after nearly seven years as a pro, lessons learned from time spent caddying in recent years, how he was able to battle back from a slump to regain Korn Ferry Tour status, the satisfaction of completing his college degree and more.

Sep 17

27 min 16 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Pepperdine alum Sahith Theegala to discuss navigating the 2020-21 PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour as a non-member en route to securing Korn Ferry Tour Finals entry, his fascination with chess and basketball, overcoming a wrist injury that sidelined him for 11 months as a collegiate player, a bout with food poisoning during the 2021 Korn Ferry Tour Regular Season-ending Pinnacle Bank Championship and more.

Sep 2

37 min 24 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by England native Callum Tarren to discuss a whirlwind two weeks that saw him fly from Omaha to England for the birth of his first daughter, then back to the United States for the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, where he cemented his first PGA TOUR card with a T4 at the Nationwide Children's Hospital Championship. Tarren also discusses his origins in the game, proposing to his fiancee on a mountain, his adventurous spirit and more.

Sep 2

34 min 16 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Arkansas alum Taylor Moore to discuss suffering a collapsed lung in spring 2019 and his recovery, hand-eye coordination drills at age 3 that have served him well in competitive golf, what it means to earn his first PGA TOUR card after five years on the Korn Ferry Tour and more.

Aug 27

33 min 4 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Chicago native Vince India to discuss clinching a Korn Ferry Tour Finals berth after seven consecutive trips to Final Stage, stories from Q-School, the mental grind of professional golf, growing up on Chicago-area public courses and more.

Jul 15

54 min 39 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Tag Ridings to discuss his dramatic playoff victory at the TPC Colorado Championship at age 46, setting the record for longest span between Korn Ferry Tour victories at 6,895 days, the value of having his wife Brenda on the bag on Colorado, how the game has evolved in his 24 years as a professional and more.

Jul 14

37 min 55 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton to discuss the evolution of professional golf over a two-decade career, the meaning of fatherhood, his continued motivation to chase PGA TOUR dreams, the 10-year anniversary of his first Korn Ferry Tour title in June 2011, a memorable Tiger Woods story and more.

Jun 25

37 min 37 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Arizona State alum Kevin Yu to discuss learning the game at his parents' driving range in Chinese Taipei, competing in three U.S. Opens as an amateur, earning Korn Ferry Tour membership via PGA TOUR University and more.

Jun 20

32 min 1 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Wichita Open historian Jay Delling to discuss the event's evolution through 32 years as tournament media director, memorable moments including Ben Crane's 2000 victory as a Monday qualifier, Eric Hoos' festive 1991 title celebrations and more.

Jun 18

31 min 13 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Oklahoma State alum Austin Eckroat to discuss his fascination with F1 racing, meeting his fiancée in day care, earning Korn Ferry Tour membership via PGA TOUR University and more.

Jun 17

27 min 5 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by New Caledonia native Paul Barjon to discuss growing up on the archipelago of New Caledonia, his sparkling Order of Merit-winning season on the 2019 Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, his eclectic blend of cooking specialties and more.

Feb 8

39 min 55 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Canada native Taylor Pendrith to discuss growing up as a hockey player before falling in love with golf, prodigious driving distance and how he integrates into his game, his fiancée Meg’s career as a nurse and going months without seeing each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

Dec 2020

40 min 28 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Princeton alum Evan Harmeling to discuss the grind of a nine-year professional career, adventures around a volcano on PGA TOUR Latinoamerica, his love of skiing, working at an Italian supermarket, winning a car via a hole-in-one and giving it to his caddie, recovering from injury, and more.

Oct 2020

37 min 49 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by University of Alabama alum Lee Hodges to discuss growing up in the small town of Ardmore, Alabama; an insightful text message he received from Justin Thomas on the morning of the final round of the WinCo Foods Portland Open, en route to his first Korn Ferry Tour victory; the unique story of how he proposed to his fiancée, and more.

Sep 2020

31 min 37 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Korn Ferry Tour operations staffer Tommie Sheridan to discuss preparations and training for running the virtual Boston Marathon on the Golf Fights Cancer team, in support of the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, fundraising efforts across the Korn Ferry Tour community, and the overall experience of working on the Korn Ferry Tour team.

Aug 2020

31 min 37 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship winner Curtis Luck to discuss the emotions behind a clutch up-and-down on the 72nd hole en route to his first Korn Ferry Tour title at the Ohio State University GC (Scarlet), how he was able to flip the switch after three consecutive missed cuts, and what it means to earn his first victory anywhere since 2016.

Aug 2020

14 min 33 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Wake Forest alum Will Zalatoris to discuss 11 top-25s in his first 13 starts of 2020, growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and Dallas, living with fellow rising star Davis Riley, learning from the likes of Tony Romo and Jordan Spieth, unique memories of the 2000 U.S. Open, the practice routine that has elevated his game and more.

Aug 2020

43 min 8 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by University of Alabama alum Davis Riley to discuss two Korn Ferry Tour victories in 2020 to move to the verge of the first Three-Victory Promotion since 2016; living in Dallas with fellow 2014 U.S. Junior finalist Will Zalatoris; New Orleans Saints fandom and appreciation for wide receiver Michael Thomas; origins in the game and his ‘home hole’ at Canebrake CC; and more.

Jul 2020

28 min 33 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Korn Ferry Tour rookie Shane Smith, 30, who shares stories of getting lost in Malaysia, having two credit cards declined at a gas station in Arizona, growing up on a 55-acre farm, applying for 11 jobs last spring and more.

Feb 2020

42 min 8 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic winner Jared Wolfe, who shares memories of PGA TOUR Latinoamerica success, remembers his first date with wife Kelsey, reflects on his breakthrough four-shot win at Baha Mar, describes life as a new dad and more.

Feb 2020

27 min 47 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by incoming PGA TOUR rookie Harry Higgs, who shares stories of his journey across various mini-tours, PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and the Korn Ferry Tour that has led to a spot in The 25, how to correctly pronounce his first name, midnight putting contests as a kid, the most clutch double bogey he has ever made, and more.  

Aug 2019

1 hr 14 min

Kevin Prise is joined by incoming PGA TOUR rookie Michael Gligic, who reflects on an 11-year journey through the professional golf landscape, driving to Florida as a 17-year-old to work with then-upstart instructor Sean Foley, his wife Natasha’s pet accessory business Walk in the Bark, his time as a hockey goalie as a kid, and more.

Aug 2019

50 min 50 sec

Ever wonder the how and why behind Korn Ferry Tour Finals eligibility, priority ranking, structure and theory? Kevin Prise is joined by PGA TOUR Competitions staffers Kirsten Burgess, Katelyn DiCristofano and Kathy Mobley to shed some insight on the system that awards and ranks all 50 PGA TOUR cards available via the Korn Ferry Tour.

Aug 2019

57 min 28 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Jerald Andrews, longtime executive director of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, to share memories from the tournament’s 30-year run, players jumping into the lake off 18 green, the time Pat Perez got left behind after a pro-am and more.

Jul 2019

21 min 50 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by University of Arkansas alum Sebastian Cappelen, who reflects on the ups and downs of his six-year journey in professional golf that has led to securing his first TOUR card, coffee preferences, growing up in Denmark, owning a dog in college, how he met his wife Audrey and more.

Jul 2019

37 min 28 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison, who reflects on memorable concerts he has attended, raising five kids, his experiences in golf, and how Korn Ferry’s company mission aligns with the newly named Korn Ferry Tour.

Jul 2019

22 min 11 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by University of Alabama alum Robby Shelton, who reflects on winning two Web.com Tour titles in three weeks, chasing a Three-Victory Promotion to the PGA TOUR, memorable fishing experiences, his first hole-in-one at age 7, winning a national title at Alabama and more.

May 2019

32 min 18 sec

Kevin Prise and Zephyr Melton are joined by Malone College alum Justin Lower, who reflects on the ups and downs of an nine-year career in professional golf, reminisces on playing golf in the snow as a kid in northeast Ohio, evaluates the state of his beloved Cleveland sports teams and more.

Apr 2019

35 min 31 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by LSU alum Ken Looper, who reflects on his seven-year career in professional golf, shares stories of traveling with now-PGA TOUR winner Martin Trainer for four years on smaller tours, discusses his love for cooking, explains the decision process behind a recent career move into the business world, and more.

Mar 2019

31 min 25 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Atlanta native Wade Binfield to discuss his four years as a substitute teacher at the start of his career, the fine line between success and struggle in professional golf, how he became a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan, and much more.

Mar 2019

41 min 46 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Rafael Campos, the first Puerto Rico native to win a Web.com Tour title, to discuss his eclectic golf journey, from learning the game as a kid alongside several family members, to his dad’s 11th-hour assistance in creating a video reel for college recruitment, to nearly running out of money in 2015, and much more.

Feb 2019

38 min 5 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by incoming Web.com Tour rookie Cody Blick, who discusses having his clubs stolen prior to the final round of the 2018 Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, shooting 63 with borrowed clubs to secure guaranteed starts, and a wild club-recovery tale that involves a homeless man, a tent and a Venmo exchange.

Jan 2019

46 min 53 sec

Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by 2011 Web.com Tour Player of the Year J.J. Killeen, who discusses his second career as managing partner of golf entertainment complex 4ORE! Golf, the similarities and differences between life as a touring professional and in the business world, memories of his Web.com Tour playing days and more.

Nov 2018

46 min 19 sec

Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by University of Arizona alum George Cunningham, who shares memories of his successful rookie season on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada, traveling across Canada via RV and motorcycle, attending the Waste Management Phoenix Open as a kid, attempting European Tour Q-School as an amateur and more.

Oct 2018

41 min 2 sec

Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by recent Web.com Tour graduate Adam Long, who shares stories and memories of his time on the Web.com Tour, the fine line illustrated at Q-School, what he’s looking forward to on the PGA TOUR and more, on the eve of his TOUR debut as a member at the Safeway Open.

Oct 2018

40 min 39 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by University of Southern California alum Martin Trainer, the Web.com Tour’s only two-time winner in 2018, and his caddie Matt Garcia to discuss a quick rise from no status to a PGA TOUR card, the art and science of acknowledging fans, umbrellas, broccoli, biking and more.

Aug 2018

36 min 41 sec

Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by longtime Web.com Tour communications manager Royce Thompson, who shares his favorite memories and lessons from seven years on the Web.com Tour staff, as he completes his final week in Communications and readies to take on new challenges in PGA TOUR Digital.

Aug 2018

38 min 7 sec

Kevin Prise and Tim Langer are joined by University of Iowa alum Steven Ihm to discuss his adventurous spirit, hobbies such as mountain biking and wakesurfing, observing Steve Stricker’s sublime wedge game up-close, and finishing a career-best runner-up at the Utah Championship presented by Zions Bank with his dad on the bag.

Jul 2018

35 min 34 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Web.com Tour veteran Chris Naegel to discuss his quick change of fortune in the past month, from pursuing a job in commercial real estate, to Monday qualifying for the Nashville Golf Open (finishing T7 to ensure Web.com Tour starts this summer), to preparing to tee it up in his first U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills.

Jun 2018

25 min 34 sec

Kevin Prise is joined by Arkansas alum Taylor Moore to discuss the persuasion of former college roommate Austin Cook to pursue a professional golf career, techniques for hitting driver-off-the-deck, fantasy football strategies and more.

May 2018

28 min 38 sec

Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with LSU alum Ben Taylor, who previews the dance floor at college teammate Smylie Kaufman’s wedding, discusses the must-see stops on a visit to London, revisits making the winning putt for LSU at the 2015 NCAA Championships and more.

Apr 2018

34 min 19 sec

Kevin Prise and guest co-host Max Homa are joined by Kevin Dougherty to discuss the practicality of putting from 90 yards away, travel adventures in Central and South America, March Madness bracket strategy and more.

Mar 2018

33 min 41 sec

Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Wofford alum Andrew Novak to discuss his bogey-free showing around the famed Bear Trap as an open qualifier at The Honda Classic, a monster putt at NCAA Regionals that led to an appearance on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays, his basketball allegiances and more.

Mar 2018

33 min 37 sec

Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Louisiana State alum Sam Burns to discuss his final-round 68 at The Honda Classic playing alongside Tiger Woods, his connection with Buffalo Bills defensive stalwart Kyle Williams, acclimating to his first full season as a professional golfer and more.

Mar 2018

28 min 41 sec

Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alum Nicholas Thompson to discuss his fundraising efforts in remembrance of victims of the school’s recent shooting, the family dynamic with a brother and sister also in professional golf, the time he made a double eagle and a hole-in-one in the same round, and more.  

Feb 2018

20 min 9 sec

Kevin Prise and Alex Wood visit with Web.com Tour rookie Jimmy Stanger to discuss the emotions of competing for a top-25 finish while on conditional status, how to adjust when playing at altitude, college internships at the Federal Reserve and Raymond James, and more.

Feb 2018

30 min 56 sec

Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with University of Illinois alum Scott Langley to discuss his dramatic comeback victory at the Panama Championship, being star-struck by Adam Wainwright, how to stay warm at a Green Bay Packers game and more.

Feb 2018

36 min 40 sec

Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with incoming Web.com Tour rookie Patrick Newcomb to discuss playing college golf with his brother at Murray State, his unique fashion style, the worst Christmas gift he’s ever received and more

Dec 2017

37 min 40 sec

Kevin Prise and Matt Cochran visit with Jim Knous about Monday qualifying for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, life as an engineering major at the Colorado School of Mines, an appearance on SportsCenter’s Top 10, roller coasters and more. Outgoing Web.com Tour communications maestro Nick Parker also joins for an ‘exit interview’ of sorts.

Nov 2017

38 min 22 sec