After watching the Open Championship coverage, I came away weary of "DJ hit that tee shot 364 yds" commentary. Who cares about how far the player hit the ball, when he can't hit a green from inside 100 yds? C'mon, you 've got to be kidding me. Dialing it back would probably void any SLDR ad he has done, but it might win him a few more Tourneys. Tom Watson shot 68 the last day at 64 and should be a wake up call to the egos of the modern Tour.
To me that is absurd, and that is why REMAX has a competition especially for that garbage. Checkers sells more than chess I am aware, but "playing" golf involves a h*ll of alot more than bashing a ball from a perched location with an implement the size of a pita pocket. Go to any driving range and see how many people are chipping/putting as opposed to breaking rocks on the range.
It would be nice if the people who control what we see from the Tour, would focus not on some obscure driving distance STAT, but influence the causal golfer as to the Art of the Short Shot and emphasize that just wailing away is not playing golf. Traditional am I, and my rant is supported by the myriad of Tour/Web.com players who can hit it a mile, but have a putting stroke average of 1.78.
Ahhh, how about the GC doing a Ken Venturi "Stroke Saver" special. Those episodes during the broadcasts were Classic. I enjoyed the effort that CBS made earlier in the year with McCord/Baker Finch bantering about the Rules.