Making History at the Hollow

 

Jordan Spieth candy bars are on the horizon.

 

Leaderboard — (The one at PGATour.com always lags behind at majors)

PGA Live Updates — Not crazy about format, but could provide useful weather delay info

PGA Live Streams — [9:30 am Update:  This coverage is superb, not to be missed.  It’s “like being there” coverage.  A few commercials, yes, but minimal, while players walk after hitting their tee shots.]  This looks GREAT!  Time will tell, but full-screen was full-screen (not ad-riddled like Golf Channel live streams).  And it was up-and-running (placeholder filler) an hour prior to Jordan’s tee time.  Which, by the way, Jordan’s group is the feature group!!!

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13 Responses to Making History at the Hollow

  1. Speedy says:

    PGA leaderboard layout not good for showing a lot of scores. Must keep scrolling. Anyone having better luck with it?

    • lannyh says:

      I found it was lagging more than I would have liked. The stream was a minute or more ahead. Often I find the leaderboards are ahead of the television broadcast. Might be that stream is substantially less delayed than TV. I can’t really answer your question as I’ve not used leaderboard much today.

      (The stream has been pretty darn great, though. I have the feed going to my TV, and it’s pretty darn nice. If they have an afternoon feed of Rory, I’ll go with that, probably, rather than TNT.)

    • lannyh says:

      Just used it. It’s awful! Only about 45 percent of my screen has the scores. Like you said, it’s scroll, scroll, scroll… Who designs these things!

      Not to mention the embedded ads every few players.

  2. Speedy says:

    I find the coverage boring so far. Not enough players shown. Not enough shots. Lots of walking and standing shown. Then commercial breaks.

    • lannyh says:

      The stream? I love those aspects of it. Like playing the round yourself. Of course, if you don’t care for the three players, it’s not going to much interest you. Being patriotic, I live and die by Kid America’s every shot.

      • Speedy says:

        Early cable TV, two channels featuring two feature groups-Koepka, Garcia, Dallas Cutie, and Day, Stenson, D. Johnson. Both groups were yawners.

        Later cable TV, general coverage, probably followed by another feature group or two.

        Featured groups consist of lots of walking, standing, scratching ass.

        Some folk online have said the streaming sucks. Don’t know, haven’t tried.

      • lannyh says:

        The online stream is fantastic! Those who think there is too much “walking” probably don’t play the game.

        I can’t watch the television coverage. I tried a couple of times. It’s “full of bells and whistles, signifying nothing.” When the stream displays a chart or graph, they leave it up long enough to be digested. The TV broadcast tries to convince people that golf is fun and cool and exciting. If a person needs to be convinced to watch golf, that person needs to watch something else.

        The best way to describe it: The stream is golf; the TV coverage is golf with training wheels.

  3. Speedy says:

    Mickelson in afternoon feature group.

    • lannyh says:

      The one I have going is Rory, Rickie, and Rahmy.

      I flipped twice to TNT and both times they had Phil “+2” Mickelson on. With McCord providing “humor.” I couldn’t turn it off fast enough.

  4. Speedy says:

    Promises of fireworks in the other feature group–McIlroy, Rahm, Fowler. All birds at the 3rd.

  5. ThreeWiggleExpert says:

    Just the first round. Ror’s and Jordan are T-33, but just 5 back. They’re both their own 3 or 4 under round tomorrow away from get closer.

    I have often contend that Ror’s hasn’t won more because he tends to have 1 or 2 big numbers that just kill you. That double he made on 14 could be that big number this week.

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