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anyway why is speith from dallas taxas but dubuisson from france or rose from england ?

towns dont exist for non americans ? FT

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anyway why is speith from dallas taxas but dubuisson from france or rose from england ?

Not 100% positive, so don't quote me on this, but I'm going to guess its because that's where each of them were born and raised.

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Not 100% positive, so don't quote me on this, but I'm going to guess its because that's where each of them were born and raised.

I'm laughing, but I think he asking why isn't Dubuisson from Paris, France, or Rose from Stoke-on-Trent, England (I have n idea if those cities are right), why give the cities only for the American players.  Its a fair question, and I don't have a good answer.

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I'm laughing, but I think he asking why isn't Dubuisson from Paris, France, or Rose from Stoke-on-Trent, England (I have n idea if those cities are right), why give the cities only for the American players.  Its a fair question, and I don't have a good answer.

I know, I know - I was just having a little fun. (That's why I didn't quote the last part) The obvious answer is proximity. If some stranger at the park down the street asks "where do you live" my answer would be to point and say "elm Street". If somebody asks me the same question in Laguna beach, the answer they'll get is "Lake Forest." Same question while in Las Vegas will be responded to with "Orange County." In Minnesota, I'll answer "Southern California" and in Hungary, I'll say "United States." American television stations in America are going to give more info on American players because they know we know the places.

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Not 100% positive, so don't quote me on this, but I'm going to guess its because that's where each of them were born and raised.

I'm laughing, but I think he asking why isn't Dubuisson from Paris, France, or Rose from Stoke-on-Trent, England (I have n idea if those cities are right), why give the cities only for the American players.  Its a fair question, and I don't have a good answer.


Funny thing is, Justin Rose was actually born in Johannesburg, South Africa, didn't move to England until he was 5 years old (yes, I had to Google it). :-)

My guess would be that, at least for US telecasts, they assume that Americans have an idea where Dallas, TX is - but they'd have no idea whatsoever where places like Hitchin, England or Silkeborg, Denmark or Lautoka, Fiji are.  I doubt that many American viewers would even be able to point out Fiji or Denmark on a world map - but I'll bet they could point out Texas.

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I'd have to go find some video to answer my own question, and I'm too lazy, but now I'm wondering how the Americans were announced at the Open Championship.

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Thanks Mike, that made me snot bubble....

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Funny thing is, Justin Rose was actually born in Johannesburg, South Africa, didn't move to England until he was 5 years old (yes, I had to Google it).

My guess would be that, at least for US telecasts, they assume that Americans have an idea where Dallas, TX is - but they'd have no idea whatsoever where places like Hitchin, England or Silkeborg, Denmark or Lautoka, Fiji are.  I doubt that many American viewers would even be able to point out Fiji or Denmark on a world map - but I'll bet they could point out Texas.


I can point at a lot of places on a map....

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[QUOTE name="Mac62" url="/t/83371/2015-pga-championship-at-whistling-straits-discussion-thread/864#post_1187371"]   Funny thing is, Justin Rose was actually born in Johannesburg, South Africa, didn't move to England until he was 5 years old (yes, I had to Google it). :-) My guess would be that, at least for US telecasts, they assume that Americans have an idea where Dallas, TX is - but they'd have no idea whatsoever where places like Hitchin, England or Silkeborg, Denmark or Lautoka, Fiji are.  I doubt that many American viewers would even be able to point out Fiji or Denmark on a world map - but I'll bet they could point out Texas. [/QUOTE] I can point at a lot of places on a map....

Me too. I kick butt in geography categories on Jeopardy .

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I'd have to go find some video to answer my own question, and I'm too lazy, but now I'm wondering how the Americans were announced at the Open Championship.

"on the tee, from the usa, player name"... same for all players... "from country name, player name",.., i'm gonna miss ivor... :-( i can point to lots of places on a map too... identifying where i'm pointing can be occasionally tricky... :-P i blame my hs geography teacher for not anticipating geo-politics changing a few things... :-D

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