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Running 2020 PGA Tour thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Despite a vaccination in September, I was diagnosed Friday with Type A flu. It’s oddly reassuring to watch something that’s moving more slowly than I am.
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  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Feel better soon
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I can't watch Saturday at Pebble. Today? Good Lord that was a dreadful broadcast. And I've always slanted toward liking CBS above the others. The personnel changes are still head-scratching and the replacements have made things worse. The green jackets can't be happy seeing what they've seen the past three weeks. I still like Nantz and Faldo, but after that? No.
  4. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    As long as the broadcast team shows the proper reverence to the Masters the jackets don’t care about color and personalities. The course and the players are the story. It’s one tournament that doesn’t need hyping.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Why, you might say it's a tradition unlike... Ah, never mind.
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Faldo is a double dipper, in that he appears on NBC-owned Golf Channel as well as CBS. I wonder if his partnership with the looser GC crew and its host Terry Gannon has led to his freer commentary style on CBS. I mean, it's all relative. A radical in golf commentary is someone who when a ball lands in a very bad spot for the next shot, states that the golfer screwed up rather than "tough luck."
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    I bet McCord can work as much as he wants on the rubber-chicken circuit, doing corporate outings and telling stories. But in golf TV, like in golf writing, there just aren't many outlets. Surprised he hasn't landed on a podcast, that's one place where you can plant a small flag and stay somewhat relevant.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I also have to imagine advertising concerns factor in to golf analysis. I imagine sponsors don't like companies they are paying money to ripping the people who are using their gear.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Phil is Callaway's biggest name. I'm sure they weren't happy when the announcers yesterday kept noting Phil was flying the green by 30 yards or more on his approach shots, but the commentary was all about Phil, namely he kept trying to hit it high in a high wind rather than going low. It was all about Phil, not Callaway. What the companies pay attention to on those broadcasts, and what they love, are the close-ups before putts where you can see the label of the ball the golfer plays, their ball.
  10. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Kuch was flawless on Day 1 at Riviera. Guessing he won’t be a factor on Sunday. ATM.

    Woods wasted a hot start but still in the mix at 2-under.

    Feels like he’ll get No. 83 this year. But doesn’t feel like this week.
  11. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    My man Lanto Griffin shook off a couple of tough weeks to finish inside the top 10 at Pebble. Even-par start at Riviera, T42. Hoping for at least a 68 today to make the weekend and sneak into the mix.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Riviera has always bedeviled him. Nice story if he gets 83 there this week, but yeah, can't blow that hot start. Has an early tee time today, so he can go out and post a nice number.
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