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post #55 of 78

is this on TV somewhere?  final round is almost over and i can't find it anywhere on television.

post #56 of 78
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Originally Posted by tuffluck View Post

is this on TV somewhere?  final round is almost over and i can't find it anywhere on television.

 

Over?.  The broadcast doesn't  even start on Golf Channel for another 35 minutes.   I'm guessing that they started early to beat some weather coming in?  Accuweather shows rain starting midafternoon, so I'm guessing that they are trying to finished before then.  Apparently we will be seeing a delayed broadcast. 

post #57 of 78
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Originally Posted by Fourputt View Post

Over?.  The broadcast doesn't  even start on Golf Channel for another 35 minutes.   I'm guessing that they started early to beat some weather coming in?  Accuweather shows rain starting midafternoon, so I'm guessing that they are trying to finished before then.  Apparently we will be seeing a delayed broadcast. 

Starting early because of the weather was my guess too. It starts on CBS at 3 EST as well.
post #58 of 78

Yeah it's started early due to weather.  I think Phil is on 15 already, so...not much TV time today.  TGC sucks!  You'd think they would have obviously moved the final round European Tour REPLAY to another time.
 

post #59 of 78
Phil bogeyed 16 and 17 and now needs a birdie on 18 to join David Lynn and Derek Ernst in the playoff.
post #60 of 78
Phil's had a nightmare, good to see him still smiling on the way up to the 18th green though. Would be good to see a 3-way playoff. I'll be routing for Lynn either way.
post #61 of 78
Oh well, never mind Phil.
post #62 of 78

these networks need to learn how to keep up with the times.  Viewer ratings have to dive when the outcome is already known and with shot tracker its pretty easy to see what's happening.  The GC should have aired it live instead of an overseas tourney and the network should have picked it up at 11 or noon.   Then they could at least get some viewers.  I'd be pissed if I was an advertiser.  But what do I know.

post #63 of 78
I still like watching em . Did I read a major is going to be held same track? Fresh greens won't have a time to settle in will they?
post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by noSnowman View Post

I still like watching em . Did I read a major is going to be held same track? Fresh greens won't have a time to settle in will they?

I think by August 2017 they'll have figured it out.
post #65 of 78
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Originally Posted by flintcreek6412 View Post

these networks need to learn how to keep up with the times.  Viewer ratings have to dive when the outcome is already known and with shot tracker its pretty easy to see what's happening.  The GC should have aired it live instead of an overseas tourney and the network should have picked it up at 11 or noon.   Then they could at least get some viewers.  I'd be pissed if I was an advertiser.  But what do I know.

 

WEe ave no way of knowing what their contracts with the various tours say.  They may not have a choice in rescheduling.

post #66 of 78

How about rookie Derek Ernst picking up his first top 40 finish on the PGA Tour in his 9th PGA Tour start.  As a 4 time all-American at UNLV he joins a strong group of young players on tour.

post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by MEfree View Post

How about rookie Derek Ernst picking up his first top 40 finish on the PGA Tour in his 9th PGA Tour start.  As a 4 time all-American at UNLV he joins a strong group of young players on tour.

 

He had a good week, but he'll be appearing on the PGA Tour's one-hit wonder montages ten years from now.

post #68 of 78
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Originally Posted by Chilli Dipper View Post

 

He had a good week, but he'll be appearing on the PGA Tour's one-hit wonder montages ten years from now.

a)  How do you know?

 

b)  Why would you post something this mean-spirited?

post #69 of 78
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Originally Posted by Wisguy View Post

a)  How do you know?

b)  Why would you post something this mean-spirited?

a) Crystal ball.

b) Because he had an educated opinion on something, and opinions don't have to be friendly to all involved. It's not "mean-spirited" to predict someone will fail, especially someone who is highly unlikely to read said prediction (and given the overwhelming likelihood that he will fail).
post #70 of 78
I like seeing new guys break through...great WIN
post #71 of 78
Thread Starter 

Wow

 

 

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Derek Ernst was ranked 1,207th in the world rankings at the start of the week. He was headed to Georgia to play in a Web.com Tour event but turned his car around when he got into the Wells Fargo as the fourth alternate. And then the 22-year-old PGA Tour rookie beat David Lynn in a playoff.
post #72 of 78
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Originally Posted by Wisguy View Post

a)  How do you know?

b)  Why would you post something this mean-spirited?

Because Ernst is a 22-year-old rookie with a decent amateur record, who had shown no indication whatsoever that he could beat a stacked leaderboard at a top-tier PGA Tour event. Whatever happens to him during the rest of his competitive career will be judged in relation to this victory, which is an impossible act to follow. Winning, or at least frequently being in contention to win, will be the only way Derek Ernst doesn't fade into obscurity; right now, it's easier to see him as a player who got hot on a week where the weather and greens were off, than someone who will be a top-30 player for years to come.
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