Thursday, August 07, 2008

Golf Getting Dismal

I really did try to watch some golf this past weekend except the Reno-Tahoe (Michelle Wie) Open. Despite the high level of importance of the events – two “majors” and a WGC – either the golf was less than stellar or the coverage was boring and less than dramatic. Here’s the recap.

At Firestone, a boring back and forth golf course, Phil bogies three of the last four holes when he hits drives that nearly leave the state. He looses by a couple and then Appleby and Westwood fail to make 15-footers on the final hole to tie Singh who appeared to be the last man to play with the same ball for the entire round.

At the U.S. Senior Open the last four players made it look like the Sunday morning men’s club at the Colorado Springs Municipal Golf Course. They combined for a glorious 20 over par in the final two twosomes. Thank goodness play was slow so our friends at NBC could pump us with Olympic preparatory crap.

And finally our friends at ABC covering their third British Open for something or other tournament in succession went through the motions. The Women’s British Open (and don’t forget “presented by Ricoh”) was so important that ESPN/ABC flew Andy North across the Atlantic on Friday night to help with the color commentary over the weekend. The announce team made some pretty good golf really uninteresting. With Asians finishing in the top five spots in this tournament, I can’t wait to see the ratings. Let’s face it the LPGA is having an identity crisis. But that’s for another time.

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