Re: Johnny Miller Master Thread
Originally Posted by PEZGolf
I don't want this to lead to off topic bickering. Rather, I just want to ake some corrections.
1. Good announcing is not predicated on having won major championships. Lanny Wadkins, winner of the 1977 PGA Championship, was a dull, uninformative announcer. Conversely, Peter Alliss, never able to win the prestigious Caret Jug (basically his only oppurtunity to win a major), has defined excellence in golf announcing for decades. Wadkins and Alliss were both great players; was Wadkins the better announcer because Wadkins won a major and Alliss didn't? No.
2. Dottie Pepper, great player though she was, has no more experience than McCord and Feherty at competitive golf. All three found success at the highest level. (Pepper, of course, was the most accomplished.)
3. "But," you argue, "Dottie Pepper competed in the Solheim Cup, and Feherty and McCord never competed in the Ryder Cup." Wrong. Feherty was a member of the 1991 European Ryder Cup squad, amassing a 1-1-1 record (includng a win over Payne Stewart in singles). He also captained Ireland's victorious 1990 Dunhill Cup team, winning the cup in a sudden-death playoff on the 17th at St. Andrew's. Clearly, Feherty knows a thing or two about team competitions.
4. The Mike Tirico argument is ridiculous. Has any lead announcer ever won a major, a Super Bowl ring, a NBA championship, etc.? Of course not.