Fox Sports takes over U.S. Open in 2015 (Joe Buck, Greg Norman) - Page 2
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Of course when I was in contention for......., he's a very very good friend of mine, of course......
Awful awful TV presenter, can't see Fox getting him for one event as Sky use him for multiple tournaments (all majors except the Open, which they don't have rights to, WGC & Players), however a job share as Fox and Sky are Murdoch beasts is a distinct possibility.
Well, they do consider it three main events, The US Open, Women's US Open and Senior US Open.
And I hear that Greg Norman is in line to be the lead analyst. Yuk.
Not sure what Norman would be like. I hope he wouldn't be afraid to speak his mind. That's what makes people like Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo. Hopefully he's not like Ian Baker-Finch and does nothing but give praise to every golfer and shot. I've heard rumors that Thom Brennaman is likely to be the host in the booth.
Joe Buck on working with a new broadcast partner – “We’re not going to have the opportunity to feel our way. When we go on air at Chambers Bay, we’re doing the Super Bowl. We’re coming right out of the gate, and it doesn’t get any bigger. We’ve got to be ready, and we will be ready. We’re all going to spend time in June at Pinehurst to walk through exactly what is expected of us and go through the mechanics of calling a golf tournament, which I can’t wait to get into. The one thing that was obvious when Greg and I talked the other day, and I’ve always gone about it this way – if I have a great day in the booth, but my partner doesn’t have a good day, then overall we don’t have a good day. I don’t walk out of the booth feeling good about the broadcast, and certainly vice-versa. Greg and I are going to approach this as complete teammates, and what that means for me as far as the mechanics of broadcasting, the oddity of somebody talking in your ear while you’re covering something and you have two trains of thought, I’m there for him, and I’ll give him everything I’ve got.”