‘Under The Strap’ Podcast: A chat with Mal Baker and a preview of the Houston Open

In this ‘Under the Strap’ podcast, John Rathouz welcomes Mal Baker, caddie for Talor Gooch. Gooch has been one of the hottest players on Tour lately and is heading back to the Houston Open this week — an event he finished fourth in each of the last two years (at two different venues).

Baker has been on Gooch’s bag for all of his PGA Tour career to this point and riffs on how “patience” is the most important key for Gooch to get his first W. Also, it’s more important in Baker’s opinion to keep bogeys off the card than put birdies on it.

Baker also gives some great insight into how he likes to walk a new course (like this week’s Memorial Park, which was redone by Brooks Koepka before last year’s tournament) back to front starting on 18 green.

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