I'm not gonna watch, cuz Tiger's not playing. :)
(Really, it's because I'm you-know-whats-to-the-wall with three or four various projects…).
I'm pretty excited about this year's Shell Houston Open. The field is probably the strongest since Doral, and The Masters aura is in the air. This is the last chance for some of the players to earn their way to Augusta, and it's a chance for some of the top-ranked golfers to put an end to the "slightly mediocre" run on the PGA Tour of late. Bring on a great leaderboard and Sunday finish!
I didn't realize that Mahan withdrew from Bay Hill 2 weeks ago citing lower back pain. Hopefully he got that all taken care of.
It's tough to say what his major bane is on the course.
Here's his 2014 stats so far.
When The Golf Channel doesn't have scheduling conflicts with another golf tournament going on that they are obligated to cover it does. It doesn't bother me too much on a Thursday or Friday morning because I can give them the benefit of the doubt that the crews are not set up yet.
What I really hate is when a scheduled weekend round is delayed and finished the next morning and it's obvious they could cover it because they occasionally cut away from some BS show and show a clip or two.
That tells me they have a crew there but either can't (due to contract obligations) or won't (because they are stupid) show the round.
I must say though that the most ridiculous thing I ever saw on The Gold Channel involved a European Tour event I was watching (which I very rarely do). It was tied at the end of regulation and I was actually looking forward to the playoff...Until they quit covering it to cut away to the start of a Nationwide Tour event.
I couldn't believe I had watched two hours of golf only to not be able to watch the finish.