Sunday Western Open Semi Live Blog

4:02 pm Update  Buh bye, NBC.  They just started a Tiger Woods circle jerk.  I’m out of there!  I’ll catch the end of the early NFL games, then get ready for Dallas-Philly!  I’ll check the golf scores tonight or tomorrow.  Again, does NBC think the people watching are Tiger Only fans who can’t survive without constant mentions?

NBC’s golf broadcasts are so sad.  I was totally into today’s tournament, oblivious to football, when I heard the Tiger Woods Talk start.  I immediately flipped channels.  Nice work, NBC.

To the Guy Who Blanched at My Labeling Jason Day the “Talk of the Town”

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Is Jason Day next week’s most probable world no. 1?  Yes.  If he wins, Rory or Spieth will need a second place finish to grab it instead.  (I think.)

  • I’ll try to watch today’s coverage, but if Johnny Miller makes another blue-sky reference to Woods, I’ll turn it off.  I don’t watch golf to have my intelligence insulted.


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18 Responses to Sunday Western Open Semi Live Blog

  1. JoseyWales says:

    Breaking News…US Women Win Solheim Cup in Stunning Comeback!
    USA! USA! USA!

  2. Kris says:

    You seriously missed something great by not watching the Solheim Cup this week. The golf was fantastic. The Americans got screwed 3 times this week, but especially this morning with the putt concession controversy. The Americans fought hard and won with class, coming back from 6-10 down to win 14 1/2 – 13 1/2. I’m not going to lie, I cried. It was better than any Ryder Cup in the past decade. It was the first time I was proud to root for the American Solheim Cup team. They carried themselves like women, not bratty little girls.

    • lannyh says:

      It was fitting, what with Pettersen’s poor behavior.

      I’m just not into team golf, women or men. Charley Hull is one of my favorite players. I’m supposed to pull against her because she is not American?

      • Kris says:

        I always pull for the individuals during team competitions, not the teams. On Sunday I end up rooting for the team I believe deserves to win, not necessarily the US. Charley Hull played great this week, and she was upset by the controversy, which was a nice show of character in my opinion. It was very possible to pull for Charley and still be happy the US got the win they deserved.

  3. RealGolfFan says:

    Not surprisingly, they just announced David Feherty will be part of the NBC broadcast team in 2016.

  4. RealGolfFan says:

    They used the TW circle jerk as a means to praise the success Jason Day is having. It only lasted a couple minutes and then they got back to the action. R-E-L-A-X.

    • lannyh says:

      I wouldn’t know. I turned to NFL and never looked back. They need to realize when they start their Tiger Woods BS, viewers hear this, “Hey, folks, why don’t you look and see if something else is on?”

  5. Anonymous says:

    If you’re wondering why Johnny mentions Woods in the telecast – it may be because only 4 players have won 4 tournaments in a span of 6. Something Day was attemtiping to accomplish and did. I don’t remember Weiskpof’s achievement, however, I do recall both Vijays and Price. What I remember is that like Day, they seemed invincible during that stretch. Coincidently, all of the other players to do it accomplished it only once in their career where’s Tiger did it 6 times. Regardless of your disdain for him, that is a pretty incredible accomplishment and kind of debunks your argument that Tiger’s career was just a “good career” and not a great one.

    • lannyh says:

      You’re the perfect example of people who are still clinging to Woods. Go back to watching NBA or NHL!

      I don’t care what kind of career Woods had. He used a ball no one else had during his “dominant” phase, and he obviously has used PEDs. Not to mention his horrible personal life.

      And the golf media still obsesses over him? Go ahead. Watch all the golf you want, hoping they will mention the one golfer you care about. You don’t need me for you Tiger Woods circle jerks. I won’t participate, anyway. If the ratings go to zero, just triple of quadruple the Tiger Woods references; I’m sure that will bring in the viewers.

      • Anonymous says:

        I, probably like many fans like historical references when something unique is happening in sports. In fact, baseball probably does it the best often referencing some feat that happens today with how many times its occurred in the past and when the last time it occurred. E.g. A three homer game, and the announcers will very quickly tell you how many times its been done and who was the last to accomplish it. With golf, whether you like it our not, Tiger happens to hold many of the rare accomplishments. You can claim “super ball” or PEDs – I’m not going to deny its true or even debate you whether it is or not. But I hope that even you can comprehend that should any announcer on a major telecast ever make a claim, “Tiger was the last golfer to xyz, but let’s not forget he was using PEDs and a superball” , he would be slapped with a defamation lawsuit so quickly that he wouldn’t even be able to finish the telecast. It has nothing to do with clinging to woods. That is really your only go-to when someone either disagrees with you or tries to make a point about major networks.

      • lannyh says:

        He would? How is the anti-defamation lawsuit going against Frank Nobilo?

        Look, you need to make your arguments on their own basis, not pepper your comments with “whether you like it or not.” That’s a cheap tactic most of us learned in Logic 101 — whether you took that class or not!

        I take the fact that you are here trolling to mean the other golf boards are dead as a doornail. Gee, the ole Tiger Woods Operation routine has gotten stale — whether you like it or not!

        Jack Nicklaus holds the only record in golf that matters — whether you like it or not. Woods was the best golfer of his era just like Greg Norman was — whether you like it or not. Woods was overhyped from day one and fell short of the “when, not if” records — whether you like it or not!

      • Anonymous says:

        Yes – Jack holds a lot of records including the granddaddy of them all – total majors. But Tiger holds quite a few himself and when a current player accomplishes something that is unique and Tiger was the last to do it – plug your ears. And thank you for the lesson on logic Professor.

      • lannyh says:

        Seriously, we don’t need a troll here. Take your act to, why don’t you? I tried to converse logically with you — I should have known better.

      • Anonymous says:

        Lanny – you seriously are one insecure dude. Can anyone not have a differing opinion with you and not be called a troll? A guy asks why the infatuation with the SI award and you bite his head off. Hey- I enjoy reading yours and others comment on golf. I don’t always agree with you but I still enjoy your point of view. I will take my comments to another site like you requested. That should bring your numbers down from 8 to 7 on those of us who read and respond regularly. Enjoy that miserable life you must lead.

      • lannyh says:

        I mention SI’s Sportsman of the Year a handful of times over the last month, and you call it an “infatuation.” That’s the kind of idiotic trolling you find at and the like.

        You’ll be much happier there, and you won’t be missed here. It’s win-win.

  6. Ken says:

    I’m sure that Johnny’s getting plenty of hate mail today. He said that Day was playing better than Woods at Woods’ 2000 peak. The cult will want his head for that one.

    As for copying Woods’ swing, Day is more balanced and drives the ball more accurately than Woods ever did. He may have copied it, but all swings have the same basics. Day perfected “Woods’ swing.”

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