We partnered with ESPN+ to produce a full season of America’s Caddie.
Our team oversaw the creative, production, and post of Season 2 of America’s Caddie, eight episodes throughout the 2021 PGA Tour season featuring longtime caddie and ESPN golf analyst Michael Collins as he traveled to the most iconic courses, met up with golf’s biggest legends, and had a few adventures along the way.
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We traveled around the country and world to film this magazine-style series which included custom animated segments, interviews with current and former golf icons, and fun golf-related outings with celebrities who helped us make the sport accessible to a larger audience while giving avid fans the content they crave.
EPISODE 201: THE PLAYERS Championship
America’s Caddie took you around Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL for the 2021 PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. From the iconic 17th island green hole to staging a friendly NFL/Golf crossover competition with a local legend, working up an appetite for tacos that have a special connection to the tournament, and finding out how much money caddies really make, we gave fans the inside scoop on this legendary course.
EPISODE 202: The Masters
To tee up the 85th Masters at Augusta National, we made an episode full of traditions unlike any other. We found out what Charl Schwartzel did with his Green Jacket, learned some secrets from Masters legend Ben Crenshaw, got in touch with our short game at a mini-golf course in Arizona inspired by Augusta National, met a patron who didn’t miss a tournament for over 50 years, and saw new history being written with the first ever Augusta National Women’s Amateur winner.
EPISODE 203: PGA Championship
From the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, America’s Caddie covered the 103rd PGA Championship. We hung with the reigning champ Collin Morikawa and saw how he planned to take on this major, caught up with NFL legend-in-the-making Patrick Mahomes, took a tour of nearby Charleston, and tried to solve the mystery of Walter Hagen’s missing Wanamaker Trophy.
EPISODE 204: Memorial Tournament
The 46th annual Memorial Tournament brought us to the Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. We heard from the host himself, Jack Nicklaus, on why he totally redesigned the course, made our own custom golf balls at the Bridgestone Factory, hung with Bill Murray and his brothers at the annual Caddyshack Charity Tournament, talked to the country’s best collegiate golfer and newly turned pro, Sahith Theegala, and tasted the best milkshake on the PGA Tour.
EPISODE 205: U.S. Open
America’s Caddie visited Torrey Pines Golf Course in Southern California for the 2021 U.S. Open. We took a look back at the course’s storied history through Tiger Woods’ incredible win in 2008, went on a tour of San Diego, including the world-famous zoo, the USS Midway, and a golf-inspired beer oasis, checked out the Kingdom at TaylorMade for a custom club fitting, and played a round at Torrey with music megastar Macklemore ahead of the tournament.
EPISODE 206: The Open Championship
America’s Caddie went across the pond to England for the 149th Open Championship to tour London and the medieval host town of Sandwich, sit down with 3-time Open winner Sir Nick Faldo, hit the links with the Caddiemaster of Royal St. George’s, and hear the legendary tale of the local folk hero known as “The Phantom of the Open.”
EPISODE 207: BMW Championship
Michael Collins headed to Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland for the 2021 BMW Championship and the penultimate event of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. We explored Baltimore and learned proper crab-eating technique from Oriole legend and Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr, checked out a few secrets to taming the course, met champion Long Driver Troy Mullins, World Champion Boxer Canelo Alvarez, and put the pedal to the metal on the BMW test track with actor Anthony Anderson.
EPISODE 208: TOUR Championship
America’s Caddie went out with a bang for the season finale of the FedEx Cup Playoffs at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, GA and the TOUR Championship. We spent some quality time with 2021 US Open winner Jon Rahm, took a deep dive into the host city and challenged Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins to a game of CADDIE on the basketball court, hit the course with rapper, entrepreneur, and music mogul Rick Ross, and met the first all-Black high school team to win the Georgia State Golf Championship, thanks in part to the East Lake Foundation.