In this episode of the PostCast, Sean Fairholm and Cassie Stein are joined by The Post’s John Steinbreder to discuss the Trophee Hassan II and the burgeoning golf scene in Morocco.
Steinbreder has visited the country nine times and considers it one of his favorite travel destinations in the world. The golf is a big part of that:
“They have around 40 golf courses now with a very temperate climate and designers like Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player and others building golf courses over there. It’s a terrific travel destination and an interesting travel destination.”
After a discussion about Morocco, Steinbreder goes into the maturation process of Paul Dunne, the Irishman who finished second last week at the Trophee Hassan II. Dunne is best remembered for his inspired performance at the 2015 Open Championship when he played in the final group on Sunday at St. Andrews:
“Paul is only 24 years old and he really burst onto the scene with that performance at the Open Championship. … and then he turned pro and played the Walker Cup that fall and it was difficult for him. … He was a kid who was used to traveling on the road with his teammates and then he was alone in a hotel room on the road. It was a difficult transition for him.”
Sean and Cassie also talk about the USGA backing off of its requirement to have two mid-amateurs participate in the Walker Cup on the United States team, Wesley Bryan’s breakthrough win and what to watch for this week.
Listen to the episode below: