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Is it just me, or is Open coverage unbearable?


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#1 BeerPerHole

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

Don't get me wrong. I love the parts when they show how difficult the course is set up. But, the endless pontification back and forth - one opinion this, another opinion that...has gotten pretty bad. If they drop it down to the occasional insult they'll be getting into ESPN-style douchebaggary. Will enjoy watching the pros play this course with the volume off with a cold one. Thanks to the recent poster here who pointed out that by selecting Spanish before the weekend we can just hear the birds, blimp and crowd...


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:14 AM

It's just you.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:15 AM

Cmon, Johnny, its not that bad ; )

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:17 AM

I'm watching and enjoying.  Was very interested to find out that the castle on the hill is a cathedral.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:40 AM

Holly's dress is interesting.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

Haha...yeah, maybe it's just me.

That castle - We have a local course that has an almost identical view. Castle Oaks.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

It's not just you. Faxon brings new meaning to deadpan and Buck seems like he would rather be calling an NFL pre-season game.

Zinger is good.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 12:12 PM

View PostBeerPerHole, on 15 June 2017 - 11:08 AM, said:

Don't get me wrong. I love the parts when they show how difficult the course is set up. But, the endless pontification back and forth - one opinion this, another opinion that...has gotten pretty bad. If they drop it down to the occasional insult they'll be getting into ESPN-style douchebaggary. Will enjoy watching the pros play this course with the volume off with a cold one. Thanks to the recent poster here who pointed out that by selecting Spanish before the weekend we can just hear the birds, blimp and crowd...

Maybe not the blimp . . .
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:15 PM

No alternate audio track this time around unfortunately.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:18 PM

I'm enjoying it much much more than the standard golf channel coverage.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

Perhaps you would prefer Johnny "Let me talk about Oakmont" Miller? :russian_roulette:
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:33 PM

When I first took an interest in golf Miller's commentary grated on me. He seems to have mellowed a bit since.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:42 PM

Lots of ProTracer and lots of golf being shown.  I don't care who's talking, that's the good stuff right there.
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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

View Postdrewtaylor21, on 15 June 2017 - 03:42 PM, said:

Lots of ProTracer and lots of golf being shown.  I don't care who's talking, that's the good stuff right there.

yep, I agree


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:48 PM

Yeah. The golf part is pretty good. Must try to watch Ricky's round on the dvr later...

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:55 PM

I'm enjoying all the visuals, i have it on mute as well.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:57 PM

View PostBeerPerHole, on 15 June 2017 - 03:48 PM, said:

Yeah. The golf part is pretty good. Must try to watch Ricky's round on the dvr later...


It's a different way to watch golf, that's all.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 03:59 PM

All golf coverage could take a page out of fox's book and show shot tracer as much as they do. I can't get past poor commentary to be able to see where the balls going rather than swings and reactions.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:00 PM

Its Ok, bearable at least. The course looks great, that helps too

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:01 PM

The USGA website experience is pretty poor. Seems like they need more bandwidth.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:02 PM

the direct tv experience is on point

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:08 PM

I love the golf and hate the interviews.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:39 PM

Watch it at usopen.com

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:45 PM

The odds of golf announcers getting glowing reviews on WRX are about the same as Trump speaking at a Democratic fundraiser........:)


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:50 PM

Not that bad overall....the graphics are great including ProTracer on some 2nd shots.

Edited by ray9898, 15 June 2017 - 05:14 PM.


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Posted 15 June 2017 - 04:52 PM

I like that it's been on since 5:30am (PST). but yes, the commentary is lacking or boring.

I think we all assume or would expect that a major championship should sound the same or better from Thursday to Sunday, compared to a non major Sunday afternoon on CBS.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:48 PM

As an old guy that has been watching tourneys for decades? I watch the golf with my TV on mute.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 09:57 PM

Thank God Fox does not play the CBS/NBC game of 'manufactured drama'

The commentary is debatable but at least we're able to watch some actual golf being played, by everyone!

Not to mention the drone shots really are beneficial - for example Sergio's shot today that ended up funneling about 30 yards short of one green (i forget which). Behind the green camera could not even see the player in the fairway, but the cut to the drone showed exactly how ridiculous the shot was, and gave an entirely new perspective.

I absolutely abhor Joe Buck... but this coverage is excellent.

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 10:01 PM

The fact that the Champions Tour exists really deflates the talent level of golf color analysts.


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