tiger has been methodical today.
2013 Players at TPC Sawgrass, Tiger and Sergio Feud Discussion Thread - Page 4
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Hahaha, I caught that as well. I just shake my head sometimes when the commentators make certain comments. Johnny Miller (for his super arrogant criticism) and Chamblee usually make me do it the most.
Brandel Chamblee thinks the 17th hole is helping prevent The Players Championship from becoming the fifth major in professional golf.
The hole, as golf fans know, is the 132-yard par-3 No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., the site of The Players Championship, which is to be played this week and carried on the Golf Channel and NBC. It is the signature hole of the course.
During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Chamblee explained why he doesn't like it.
"I think it comes too late in the round," Chamblee said. "I think it has the potential to play too much of a role for the quality of the hole. It's 130 yards and . . . sometimes it's an absolute nothing short iron when the wind is not blowing.But when the wind is blowing, there is too much luck involved in the shot and too much of the penalty for a miss.
"I really do think this tournament should be a major," Chamblee said. "I absolutely think this tournament should be a major. I think one of the things that keeps it from really getting its due is the 17th hole. If you look at the way Augusta National or the Masters become a major, it grew into a major organically. There was a reverence there, an awe there, and over a period of time, people looked at it and went, this is a major. You can't deny the quality of the people and the quality of this golf course.
"But there's a contrived part of that 17th hole that makes it great TV, that makes it great drama, that I think just makes the feel of the golf course quirky," Chamblee said. "The rest of the golf course is fabulous. But . . . I love watching it as an analyst."
I love watching the 17th hole. I do feel it is gimicky and could be viewed as cheapening the course in some ways. I would love to play SG however I don't think I would love being a member there. Having a hole that could cost you 1 or 2 strokes as an amateur frequently would be annoying after a while I would believe. I do believe Brandel needs a shock collar controlled by viewers, that if a certain percentage of the viewers disagree with him, he gets zapped enough to wet his pants.
Chamblee has such a sanctimonious personality. He honestly believes that he is the ultimate judge in all matters golf related anyway. I suspect that is his nature which makes it easy to understand why he is divorced. That all being said it seems to me that he must be hooked up to slow humility drip serum since his Nancy Grace like destroy Tiger melt down! WIth out a doubt Chamblee is the worst cast member on the Golf Channel. You want a adequate replacement Rich Beem would be a great replacement IMO.
Look for TIger to take this tournament. Without a doubt TW is back and in control of his game. If he did not hit the flag stick at the Masters he would have had that tournament as well. Enjoy being able to watch the greatest golfer to ever play. It is like being able to have watched Babe Ruth play at the top of his career or Ali dominate Heavy weight boxing.
Which is what makes it feel so gimmicky. You can hit a perfect shot, and a hard headwind can knock your ball down into the drink. I realize the weather is uncontrollable, but i've played TPC Sawgrass 4 times on Vacation (Wife grew up about in Ponte Verda until she was 15, then moved north to Canada, where her mom grew up, once her dad retired, now her parents and us own a pair of cottages not far from the clubhouse), and 17 is one of those holes that can completely rob a great shot from you at any given second.
Very true, but its certainly a nice way to set yourself up. Even if he shot 4 over today, he'd probably make the cut and be in the money this weekend. For the non Tigers/Phils/rory/Scotts, i'm guessing its all about getting into the money.
While I have no crystal ball, I do believe this to be true. I think the Masters was all his until he hit that pole and the media frenzy started.