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Paul Azinger to Replace Johnny Miller on NBC

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I liked Johnny a lot and I will miss him.  When the U.S. Open went to Fox, I really missed him.  I'm sorry that NBC is going with Zinger.  He says one platitude after another and I find him tedious.  I'm a fan of Justin Leonard's skills as an announcer.  And, of course, Tom Weiskopf.  For me, they would have been great picks.  (Feherty isn't available, but he would be my 1st choice.)

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Good with me I guess.  I enjoyed Johnny's comments.  Found them interesting, if not a little caustic at times.  But I like Zinger too. I think he will do fine.

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At one point Johnny Miller was easily the best color man in golf. But he's gotten lazy in his old age, and his insistence on explaining every poor shot late in a tournament by citing nerves has become tiresome. Azinger is a good replacement.

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In a story in the Global Golf Post, Brandel Chamblee said he would have taken Johnny Miller's job in the NBC booth if it was offered. Paul Azinger eventually filled the role. “I like who they hired," Chamblee said. "I think he...

“I like who they hired,” Chamblee said. “I think he was the best choice. I think he was the best man for the job. If they had asked me to do the job, I would have done it. But doing what I do, I think it’s the best gig in golf.”

If what he's doing is the best gig in golf, why would he have done it if they'd asked?


That makes sense. 🙂

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