6:05 pm Update:
R O R Y! R O R Y! R O R Y!
4:25 pm Update: Rory hitting Woodland with a birdie barrage. Leads 4-up after seven holes.
3:05 pm Update: Lanny H Golf is endorsing the following golfer in today’s afternoon finals:
- Rory McIlroy
Anyone notice how, before Rory and Woodland could even reach the first green, NBC was discussing Tiger Woods and putting up Tiger Woods graphics? There is something seriously rotten going on at NBC Golf. (Payola?) Comcast needs to clean house. This has gone on far too long.
2:07 pm Update:
R O R Y !!!
10:15 am Update: Lanny H Golf is endorsing the following golfers in today’s morning semi-finals:
- Rory McIlroy
- Danny Willett
Nothing against Woodland as a person or a golfer, but he’s the poster boy for the media’s “golf’s new athletes” meme because he played a year of college basketball. (Hale Irwin, who was a two-time All Big Eight defensive back, might have thought he was an athlete.) Also, you gotta love Willett’s accent! My favorite since first hearing Charley Hull’s.
10:10 am Update: I got involved writing the prior update, so am delayed a bit on the resumption of the Rory-Casey playoff. Let’s hope Casey had food poisoning (of the not serious variety, of course) and not the flu; food poisoning goes away pretty quickly; the flu, as Henrik Stenson knows, can linger and linger. (Surely it wasn’t Johnny Walker flu. No way these guys would let the night get away from them in such a situation, is there? I’m not accusing Casey, just saying one in a million is “still a chance.”)
I’m very glad to see Rory progress, make no mistake. But it’s a little sad that Casey was sick. Again, I was for Rory, and taking nothing away from Rory’s scrambling, but I felt Casey did outplay him yesterday.
9:35 am Update: Stung by a yellow jacket?
Mr. Rymer responded (during the show!) which was pretty cool of him.
It was cool of him to respond, and I made my point, so I’m not going to get into a pissing match. But I absolutely stand by my point: Golf Channel’s circle jerk over Tiger Woods this morning was tedious and insulting to golf fans. And the segment was not an anomaly: unbridled praise of Tiger Woods is seemingly the prime directive in Golf Channel’s mission statement. Rymer sits through the production meetings. He knows the score.
9:20 am Update: Tweet to Charlie Rymer of Golf Channel:
9:00 am: Did I hear that they are going to play No. 1 as the first hole today instead of the one that was next in line yesterday (which I believe someone here said was a par-3)? If so, I don’t think that’s equitable, unless it was written in the rules that would be the procedure in the event of suspension of a playoff due to darkness.
Golf Channel has a Tiger vs Jack discussion going right now. Golf Channel and NBC are just plain garbage. Basically it is an excuse to show 20 Tiger Woods “fist pumps.”
Rory is going to resume a playoff in 30 minutes, and Golf Channel is showing fracking Tiger Woods bullshit. There HAS to be some kind of seedy financial agreement with Nike or Steinberg. Don’t they know how fracking tedious this is?