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118th US Open Walking Thread, presented by Johnnie Walker

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Chef2, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    U.S. Open 2018: U.S. Open tee times - Golf Digest

    Delighted the USGA (don't even know if they did it on purpose or not), but Andrew Johnston in a group with Daniel Berger, so you can have the delicious Beef Berger pairing.

    Some dandies. DJ with Thomas and Tiger. Koepka with Day and Bubba. Rory with Spieth and Phil. Rickie with Matsuyama and Leishman. Sergio with Rahm and Rafa.

    Metamucil pairing of Stricker, Els, Furyk.

    Bombers pairing of Woodland, List and Finau.
  2. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    The good news? Lots and lots of coverage. The bad news? The Fox golf broadcasts haven't been good.

    Round 1, Thursday, June 14: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on FS1; 4:30-7:30 p.m. FOX

    Round 2, Friday, June 15: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on FS1; 4:30-7:30 p.m. FOX

    Round 3, Saturday, June 16: 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. FOX; 4-7:30 p.m. FOX Deportes

    Round 4, Sunday, June 17: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. FOX; 4-7 p.m. FOX Deportes
  3. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    I've thought their on course audio has actually been pretty good. Announcers have been sketchy, but even at sketchy, it's a damn sight better than it was at Chambers Bay.
  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Supposedly in recent years they were getting away from cutesy pairings (didn't they catch flak for a group with Kevin Stadler and two other portly types one year?), but Beef Berger is fantastic. Love the Metamucil group too.

    Good story about the NHL ref qualifying.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2018
  5. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Fat Boy Pairing-2014 US Open

    Kevin Stadler
    Shane Lowry
    Brendon De Jonge

    De Jonge laughed it off. Jr. Stads and Lowry......not so much.
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  6. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Totally disagree. FOX was shit in year one and has been dramatically better since. CBS coverage is atrocious compared to FOX.
  7. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    It's fine to disagree. It's become better since the abomination at Chambers Bay. But it's still meh.

    Not a Joe Buck hater at all. But he doesn't have to call everything.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I take Nantz over Buck, over-syrupy and all, because he's such an encyclopedia of golf. But I'll give Fox the edge on analysts with Faxon and Azinger. Too many of CBS' voices are very stale, like Ian Baker-Finch -- delightful guy, completely useless broadcaster.

    Among the women, Amanda Balionis is light years better than Holly Sonders, and Dottie Pepper is excellent.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    This is ridiculous. Take CBS all day and night over Fox.

    We are all in agreement that Chambers Bay will always be the shitshow of golf coverage. Nothing could top it.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Also, a reminder: No dumb-ass 18-hole playoff on Monday. It's two holes.
  11. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Chambers Bay was an all-around shitshow. USGA fucked it up as much or more than did Fox. BTW, watched Women's Open coverage on Fox last week, They still suck.
  12. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    I always liked the 18-hole playoff. Unique. Always thought it was a better way than sudden death or a 2, 3, or 4 hole aggregate.

    I think the last US Open playoff was Tiger's win in 2008. Naturally, this one will be a playoff now that they've changed it.
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