Re: Big Break Disney
Originally Posted by ctyankee
After my post I listened to Golfgal's Big Break interviews this week. She asked one player -- I think it was Vincent -- if J.B. Holmes indeed hit the glass on his first shot, and if J.B. hit those spots on the green with only two shots. Vincent chuckled, and said, "That's what we were told." Apparently the players were on the practice range when J.B. hit the two wedge shots.
I completely agree with your next paragraph. Big Break producers have settled into a lazy blueprint, version after version. The most lame and worthless aspect, IMO, is the worst case scenario and best case scenario comments during a lopsided elimination. We understand a guy could hole it from 230 yards, followed by a 3 putt from 8 feet. It's roughly the same odds as any of these guys making it huge on the PGA tour. I wish Big Break would get rid of those worthless after the fact fillers and play real time sound bytes from the bench, whether it's conflict or humor, anything.
This Big Break had a short turnaround time and the editing is weak, as I feared. K-Max lost a multi round putting playoff with several other players who had 4 points to get into that elimination. Big Break could have dealt with that in a single transition sentence but instead they didn't spell it out at all. We saw K-Max miss the putt on the low side, then Celini said K-Max is off to elimination.
Also, there was very choppy editing during elimination. K-Max tried to make a point with great emphasis, that he wants to play on the PGA tour and this is his opportunity to win. But it was obvious that sentence was heading beyond that, hardly stopping with the word win. Big Break cut it off and awkwardly spliced Kevin Erdman's voice almost immediately, with an unrelated remark.