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Old 06-23-2015, 12:53 PM   #61
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I thought the best part of the coverage was NOT having to listen to Johnny Miller. Not that Greg Norman was much better.

I actually liked the Fox coverage, especially the more frequent use of the ball tracer and some of the graphics on yardage. I thought Joe Buck was solid, but prefer Jim Nance.
I met Johnny last year at Father Son PNC tournament, and he was very nice, and very easy to talk to. I can understand that he rubs some people the wrong way, though. When I talked to his wife about this topic, she laughed about that a lot.

I did like the ball tracer and yardage, though. Good point. So maybe, "horrible" is a little extreme. Maybe C+ overall, if I am Michael Collins.
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I met Johnny last year at Father Son PNC tournament, and he was very nice, and very easy to talk to. I can understand that he rubs some people the wrong way, though. When I talked to his wife about this topic, she laughed about that a lot.

I did like the ball tracer and yardage, though. Good point. So maybe, "horrible" is a little extreme. Maybe C+ overall, if I am Michael Collins.
I still think his 1994 ATT win at Pebble Beach was the craziest thing ever in golf. He quit playing more or less years ago and just showed up and won. Sometimes practice just isnt worth it.
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I thought the best part of the coverage was NOT having to listen to Johnny Miller. Not that Greg Norman was much better.

I actually liked the Fox coverage, especially the more frequent use of the ball tracer and some of the graphics on yardage. I thought Joe Buck was solid, but prefer Jim Nance.
+1. It was the best US Open television coverage in years just because he wasn't there. Although my joy was short lived as I read that NBC stole the British Open rights from ABC/ESPN so we are going to have to put up with that blow hard once again on a major.
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The best thing about the coverage was the limited commercial interruptions. I nearly fell out of my chair when, about 6:15 PDT, Buck said something like, "There will be no more commercial interruptions from here on." That was one thing the USGA got right!

Consensus in my golf group today was that it was a pretty good effort, overall. One guy reported that his wife did say, "Who is that slut doing the interviews?"

Personally, I just wish everyone would stop playing music during highlight playbacks - it adds nothing and forces me to the mute button. I could sprain my finger!
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I still think his 1994 ATT win at Pebble Beach was the craziest thing ever in golf. He quit playing more or less years ago and just showed up and won. Sometimes practice just isnt worth it.

While I don't exactly agree, golf, in particular, is a game where you can think too much. Playing relaxed likely has its advantages.
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While I don't exactly agree, golf, in particular, is a game where you can think too much. Playing relaxed likely has its advantages.

Ya, I was being a bit over the top. But for a wild amateur many of my best rounds have came very early in the year. You certainly have to be put in the time to be a top notch elite golfer, but with that comes the mental pressure of expectations which some cant seem to handle. I imagine poor DJ wasn't very relaxed when putting those 2 putts that cost him the tourney.
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I was telling my wife that the land was not suited for building a golf course. All that green contours ... scary.
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I have been playing and watching golf for 43 years. The course was not the best looking golf course on TV but I sort of liked watching it. Nice to watch a tournament live when it dark on the east coast I am a 10 handicap and I bet I could not break 120 on that course. I also doubt the US Open will never return to this tricked up course. oldtrig
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Chambers Bay also has to be one of the more expensive muni courses in the country, at $299 a round for non-residents I think I'll pass. I can think of a few other ways to torture myself for a lot less money.
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Chambers Bay also has to be one of the more expensive muni courses in the country, at $299 a round for non-residents I think I'll pass. I can think of a few other ways to torture myself for a lot less money.
When you play golf, by definition, you enjoy torture. I think I will play the course at least once if I get a chance. I average 32 putts per round. With local caddy's help, I think I can do 43 putts or less on those things they call green ...
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When you play golf, by definition, you enjoy torture. I think I will play the course at least once if I get a chance. I average 32 putts per round. With local caddy's help, I think I can do 43 putts or less on those things they call green ...

Local caddy help will be invaluable. He can tell you which putt you need to face the hole while putting and which ones you will need to have your back square to the hole.


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