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post #775 of 1750
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Originally Posted by FarawayFairways View Post
 

 

And.....? Has he got some sort of contract ? Or are you saying that the day of the week is more important than the tournament? I don't get it. If all the coverage on a Friday is about Tiger Woods, why can't they give him a show called "Tigers Man Friday - a walk in the Woods" and people can watch recordings of Tiger hacking a ball round with celebrities whilst golf fans watch a tournament

No, I'm just saying why get riled up about it.  I would rather not have watched him either.  I would much rather be watching Rickie, Jason Day, my boy Doobie, and Nick Watney right now because they are players I like AND are doing good.

 

But the TV people know that more people disagree with that assessment than agree.  More will watch if they show Tiger shooting 9000 over par than they will watch Joost Luiten firing a 59.

 

And, in 16 or 17 hours from now we WILL get to watch Joost and Rickie and Jason and Victor and Nick all day long.  And if they play well, all day long Sunday as well.  We'll be OK. :)

post #776 of 1750
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post

No, I'm just saying why get riled up about it.  I would rather not have watched him either.  I would much rather be watching Rickie, Jason Day, my boy Doobie, and Nick Watney right now because they are players I like AND are doing good.

But the TV people know that more people disagree with that assessment than agree.  More will watch if they show Tiger shooting 9000 over par than they will watch Joost Luiten firing a 59.

And, in 16 or 17 hours from now we WILL get to watch Joost and Rickie and Jason and Victor and Nick all day long.  And if they play well, all day long Sunday as well.  We'll be OK. :)
Well said. I understand it's friday, but I honestly don't want to see everything he hits when he's struggling. I'd rather see some nobodies playing well, and I'm a huge Tiger fan. I'm hoping to see some of the other guys over the weekend.
post #777 of 1750
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Originally Posted by RJH999 View Post


Well said. I understand it's friday, but I honestly don't want to see everything he hits when he's struggling. I'd rather see some nobodies playing well, and I'm a huge Tiger fan.

Also remember that we aren't the target audience as far as the TV people are concerned.  We - the diehard golf nuts - are watching no matter what, so there is no need for them to appease us.

post #778 of 1750
Daly rinses one.....
post #779 of 1750
Fowler to bird.
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I like this leaderboard heading into the weekend. Should be fun unless McIlroy runs away with it.
post #781 of 1750
Day looks like he'll bird too.
post #782 of 1750
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Originally Posted by RandallT View Post

Lee Westwood struggling. Damn.

Double bogey
Par (nice save, should been bogey)
Bogey (nice up n down from drop zone, coulda been double bogey)
Bogey ( three putt)

Terrible stretch on Friday to fade from top of leaderboard.

Yeah I have some $$ on him to win outright. Pissed off. I don't know happened. But normally when a player shoots really well the first round they fall off the face of the earth the next round. I'm just hoping he can get a birdie on 18 to give him something positive for tomorrow. 

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I thought my pick, JB Holmes, was out of it earlier. He was +5 today, but must have battled back to end up +1 on the day at -2.

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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

 I would much rather be watching Rickie, Jason Day, my boy Doobie, and Nick Watney right now because they are players I like AND are doing good.

 

 

 

Well I thought Rickie's round would surely be the one to go to? I think he hit 1 par in the first 11 holes, that's pretty crazy. In addition, Rickie has to be a big part of the future for American golf and these younger kids need to be introduced, built up, and given greater exposure or the game will continue to dwindle. Golf can't possibly hope to keep trading off the back of Woods indefinitely (hence why asked where the Plan B is) as he won't be around forever.

 

In truth I can understand why they wouldn't show Joost until he's got greater recognition, and he does represent a country with little commercial attraction too, but it just looks like lazy short termism now. The broadcaster aren't doing the product (and in the longer run themselves) any favours either. If they're going to educate their audience to believe that the product is Tiger and not the game, then they've only got themselves to blame when some great vacuum opens open post Tiger

 

FWIW I think Tiger's conducted himself with a huge degree of dignity under the circumstances, but I'm equally sure he'd be the first person to advocate that greater exposure should be given to those who've earned on the day

post #785 of 1750
Day to -8
post #786 of 1750
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post

Day looks like he'll bird too.
I think Day-McIlroy duel would be compelling. When Day is on, his athleticism is great to watch. Imagine the both of them in peak form. Throw in Fowler/Furyk/Stenson/Dubuisson and some of the European tour young guns, and this could be fun weekend.
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Yes Phil!

post #788 of 1750
Mickelson to -6. Wish they all could get closer to McIlroy though.
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Gonna be a great weekend, even without Tiger!
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Gonna be a great weekend, even without Tiger!


Yes, but it's sad to see him, or anyone, struggle.

post #791 of 1750
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Gonna be a great weekend, even without Tiger!

 

 

Blasphemy!!!  :-P

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