1:15 pm Update: Well, I only lasted fifteen minutes. Then Johnny Miller went into his standard Tiger Woods bullshit. Suddenly the Missouri-Connecticut game sounded a lot better. When will those NBC/Golf Channel idiots learn there are alternatives to their Tiger Woods circle jerks? If they would just cover the actual golf, it would be watchable. Tiger Woods could die, and NBC/GC would discuss how that would help his chances of catching Jack. Maybe I’ll check to see if they are doing that online CBS radio coverage again today. No. At least I can’t find it. Screw it; I was a fool to even turn on golf on a football weekend. I’ll check the scoreboard tonight. Johnny can tell his Tiger Woods tales to the remaining 100 viewers he has left.
1:00 pm Update: This semi-morning golf is a good idea. Not much competition from the early college football games today. By the way, I hate to say it, but I’m pulling against Daniel Berger. No offense to Berger, or any of the other rookies, but I’m for Justin Thomas to get Rookie of the Year.
About Jason Day: Jason Day has become the talk of the town. The golf media, who could only talk about “Tiger and Phil” not being at Dove Mountain in 2014, thought Jason and Dubuisson was an entertaining afternoon, but little else. They thought Rory, Jason, and Rickie playing the first two rounds together at Augusta in 2011 was… of no interest whatsoever. They were too busy living in their Tiger Woods echo chamber.
When Day at age 23 won his first Tour event, the 2010 Byron Nelson, the media was just beginning their whining about “unknowns” winning tournaments. And “parity.”
Now, though, they all want to hope on the Jason Day train. Fine. No one deserves the support more than Day. But why can’t they state the obvious when discussing Day’s recent spell of great play? He’s remained healthy, first off — the thumb injury of 2014 seems to be behind him — and he’s always played when when healthy. However, Day has obviously stepped it up a notch this year, particularly since… the U.S. Open.
Now, golf media brainiacs, what happened after the U.S. Open? Jason finally solved his long-standing problem with vertigo. Is it so odd that a man might feel the weight of the world lifted off his shoulders and be propelled to joyous, confident successes after such a thing?