Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by RC, Apr 12, 2014.
Terrible oversight on their part not to list the "thru hole" on their television leader board ...
We lost the feed entirely here in New York just now. Things could be worse!
Rory got beat by a marker!!!!
Bubba all the way
Updated to add: They don't display the "thru hole", but now they just showed their ages on the leader board ... good grief
+1 I love watching Bubba because I'm a lefty golfer too but I've always been a Fred Couples fan and he's right in it this year and won't have a lot of chances in the future as he gets older....the back and knees only hold out so long. I'd love nothing more than to see him play the round of his life today
Attending a Masters is near the top of my bucket list. CBS coverage is packaged and front-runnerish. ESPN was better and had far fewer commercial minutes. It isn't about the talking heads, but rather what does or does not get shown. Ridiculously repetitive replays- of Bubba, in particular- and inane interviews, while some great players might just as well not be out there.
Freddie sort of psyched himself out of having a good round Saturday. He could still win, but it's 100 to one, I think. I would love to see him put together a charge, like Hogan did, but Jiminez seems more likely to do it.
Bard - The Masters is also on my bucket list. If you do it, try and also go to the par 3 tournament and follow the group of Arnie, Jack & Gary.
I'd be happy and grateful to be able to walk the course any day for any reason. But I would like to be able to walk the entire golf course.
On the one hand, I really want to disavow this event. From a competitive point of view, the field sucks, just absolutely sucks when compared with something like the Players or even a week-in, week-out tour event.
For all the money AN spends on golf, the place still stinks to high heaven of the aloof, exclusionary superiority that for too long has kept the game firmly in the 19th century. As I noted elsewhere, AN's grow-the-game largesse is akin to someone buying out of the Civil War draft and sending someone else to serve.
And from a $$$$ and agronomic perspective, the course is a total abomination. Way too many courses and golfers still think that's how a course should be conditioned. It works there. It's a bane to regular private and daily-fee golf.
Finally, the club makes such gasping sycophants out of CBS' putative journalists ...
Having said all that, of course I had the damn thing DVRd and I'd love to see it in person. I have the chance every year, one of these days I'll squeeze the trigger.
I expected weekend coverage to consist of CBS televising Tiger Woods watching the tournament via closed circuit television, and discussing his thoughts with Jim Nance, while icing sensitive areas. Coverage of live golf, with minimal flashbacks and references to Tiger, was indeed a pleasant surprise.
I'm glad they expanded the coverage a few years back on CBS (IIRC, it previously started Sunday @ 3:30PM EDT). I wish there was some suspense over the last several holes. Bubba clearly pwned those who made the cut, including the significant number of weekend golfers also eligible for the Stations and Boyd casinos "Seniors Over 50" promos, including the most interesting golfer in the world, Miguel Angel Jimenez.
It's personal for me because of Uncle Harley and his former caddy, Dow Finsterwald. I have probably shared that story with you before. That, the sheer wonder of the place, and its glowing history permit me to blink very hard indeed at other features of the event that could not stand even a cursory examination.
Besides, I like the idea of attending an event that has a dress code for spectators and enforces rules of decorum.
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