Augusta National doesn't have just a huge influence.............................rather , they totally dictate what CBS does .
Remember the banning of Gary McCord when "during the network's coverage in 1994, he remarked that the 17th green was so fast that it seemed to be "bikini-waxed", and that "body bags" were located behind that green for players who missed their approach shots. Augusta National Golf Club, which organizes The Masters, used its influence with CBS to have him removed from The Masters commentary team. While McCord has continued to cover virtually all other golf events aired by CBS, he has yet to return to Augusta with the network".
Most of us watching just thaought it was typical Gary being funny................................but ANGC was NOT amused !
That's the sad part, in that most of us actually do enjoy some light-hearted and humorous commentary. I'd rather hear the quips of Faherty and McCord and laugh once in a while during a golf broadcast. The sad part is that some people would actually rather listen to paint dry, which for me is Nantz, Scott Van Pelt.
I also hear guys at my club talking about the same exact point that migueldds brought up, in regards to Augusta whipping CBS around. This past weekend the guys at my course were talking about Jack Whitaker who was removed in 1966 after calling the gallery a "mob" rather than saying "patrons". Enough of this 1910 theme. Yes, you're in the south and you have that "southern" vibe all around the course obviously. But, it's 2000-and-F'ing-13! At some point, you need to move on with the times.
I love the Masters and look forward to it every year, but DAMN the white jumpsuits and hearing the word "patrons" 75x each day really annoys the hell out of me. Nobody says "patrons" rather than fans, crowd, gallery, etc. anymore. There are some aspects that Augusta really needs to let go of and move on with the times. It's not going to remain this majestic, timeless gem forever. Freshen it up a bit....