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post #37 of 55
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

Kuchar had a bogey free round yesterday but today made two doubles in six holes.

See my post just above yours. It was miserable. We were in a tent between the 18th tee and landing area; guys were hitting hybrids into the green (which is usually a 7-iron). Wind was up, rain was sideways. I don't know how the guys were making contact at all.
post #38 of 55

Ya thats why they stopped play  with a rain delay, way too much rain and wind got crazy. Not even sure if they were able to resume playing?

post #39 of 55

Reed about hit his boat just now...

post #40 of 55
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

You are DEFINITELY NOT alone on that.  There are numerous people out there and in here that dislike the guy.  I am not one of them.  I think he's a really good announcer.

And, to me, he doesn't come across as pompous at all.  When he says things like you mention in your example, they come across to me with - I don't know how to explain it - a bit of an empathetic charm that makes him sound like he's rooting for the guy and just feels bad.

Johnny Miller, on the other hand, sometimes gives off the perception that he relishes in the failures of the players he's announcing (same goes for Chamblee), and I wouldn't object to him being called pompous, by any means.  For the record, though, I think they are also both really good announcers/commentators.  (Both seemingly jerks, but good at their jobs nonetheless) c2_beer.gif
Agree with @Golfingdad, I like him, used to hate him but I realized a few things:
1) he's a Brit, almost anything he says is going to come off a little pompous even if it's not.
2) he has a certain element of goofy bozo to him that's pretty charming once you pick up on it.
3) he says some pretty hilarious things if you pay close attention and can see past the first point.

I've grown to like him quite a bit. His swing analysis is crap because his knowledge is nowhere near up to par with his (former) ability but as long as you know that going in and temper your expectations on that front it just becomes a part of point number two.

I think it's funny when he comments on players wardrobe choices.
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Johnny Miller is way worse because he takes himself very seriously whereas I feel that Faldo plays the clown a little bit and can be self deprecating at times.
post #41 of 55
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1) he's a Brit, almost anything he says is going to come off a little pompous even if it's not.
2) he has a certain element of goofy bozo to him that's pretty charming once you pick up on it.
3) he says some pretty hilarious things if you pay close attention and can see past the first point.

 

A few thoughts on this:

 

1./ Not all English accents are pompous. Faldo is solidly middle class and from the Home Counties (south-east of England). He still has a slight estuary-English type inflection, but, as a commentator, seems to have been working on his received pronunciation, most likely for comic Limey effect, as he broadcasts to a US audience. Funnily enough, his natural accent is probably remarkably akin to Ian Poulter's (their respective home towns are fewer than 15 miles apart).

 

As I said, don't think "Brit accent" and think "pompous." I'm a Brit, grew up in a fairly middle class home, and I still sound like Ringo Starr after a few ales...

 

2 & 3./ he has a certain element of goofy bozo to him that's pretty charming once you pick up on it; he says some pretty hilarious things if you pay close attention and can see past the first point.

 

I loved Faldo the golfer. Faldo the commentator entertains me, to an extent...but the "goofy bozo" stuff? All of it completely ripped off from Peter Alliss, only Peter Alliss had far more charm and insight, and was, to be fair, a much better broadcaster. It's somewhat ironic and maybe a bit cynical, too, given that Alliss and Faldo had their fair share of ups and downs during Faldo's playing career.

post #42 of 55
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post

Reed about hit his boat just now...

That was pretty funny when the announcer said that the name of that boat was "Top 5"
post #43 of 55

Nice shot Kuuuuuuuuch

post #44 of 55
F putting says kuch
post #45 of 55
"Oh, man. That was so much easier than putting."
post #46 of 55
I should reaaly be rooting for donald being from england but kuch is just too much of a top guy, that celebration was class haha
post #47 of 55

Luke's swing is looking different, guess that work with Chuck Cook is starting to pay off.

post #48 of 55
'Grats to Kuchar!
post #49 of 55
Harbour Town must hold the record for most tournaments won with a hole-out on the 18th hole.
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

Luke's swing is looking different, guess that work with Chuck Cook is starting to pay off.

 

And, the brides maid again. I'm sure he will contend more.

post #51 of 55

Gotta give a shout out of congrats to my cousin Ben Martin for hanging in there for a big third place finish today. :dance:He's got the game to contend and maybe his showing this week will help his confidence and comfort level to get there more often.

post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by PuttsLefty View Post
 

Gotta give a shout out of congrats to my cousin Ben Martin for hanging in there for a big third place finish today. :dance:He's got the game to contend and maybe his showing this week will help his confidence and comfort level to get there more often.

NICE! Congrats to your cuz. 

post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by PuttsLefty View Post

Gotta give a shout out of congrats to my cousin Ben Martin for hanging in there for a big third place finish today. c3_clap.gif He's got the game to contend and maybe his showing this week will help his confidence and comfort level to get there more often.

Nice!
post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by PuttsLefty View Post
 

Gotta give a shout out of congrats to my cousin Ben Martin for hanging in there for a big third place finish today. :dance:He's got the game to contend and maybe his showing this week will help his confidence and comfort level to get there more often.

I don't really know how players keep their tour card...but he's made $700,000 so far this year. My guess is he'll be totally fine for next year!

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