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#1 Highgolfer07

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:07 AM

What are people's thoughts on FOXs coverage?  As of right now, the information they give is always at the wrong time and its overall just seems like amateurs trying to cover the sport.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:14 AM

I think it's great...very much from a player's perspective.  Faxon, in particular, is excellent.  He, Azinger and Strange work really well together.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:23 AM

What I watched in terms of play by play announcing was pretty terrible.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:30 AM

Notwithstanding the tracker, seems like Fox is having problems finding the ball. Player hits a shot and camera shows us an area where the ball might be, but there's no ball. They then switch to another player with no explanation of what happened to the last shot.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:35 AM

Faxon is a good commentator but he talks and all I hear is Ray Romano

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:46 AM

Best of any of the networks. Wish they could replace and send CBS packing.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:50 AM

Darren Clarke is terrible,

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 06:52 AM

I am fine with it. Just show me some golf and I am good. So far so good!!!
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:31 AM

Any coverage that doesn't have Faldo and Chamblee has to be an improvement.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:38 AM

There are several different opinions in the numerous other threads on this subject.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:43 AM

Miss johnny Miller

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:44 AM

View PostHot Rod 71, on 16 June 2017 - 07:38 AM, said:

There are several different opinions in the numerous other threads on this subject.

Yeah but this one is HIS!!!
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:48 AM

View Postnicoy3k, on 16 June 2017 - 07:43 AM, said:

Miss johnny Miller

I'll take "Things I never thought i'd read on WRX for $500, Alex!"

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 07:54 AM

Anyone have any issue with the fact that Xander shot six under and they only showed him once Rory Jason we're done?
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:03 AM

Generally, it's pretty good, but how do you fail to pick up coverage on Adam Hadwin's round after he sinks three or four straight birdies? Are the Fox producers tone deaf, ignorant or just plain stupid?

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:17 AM

View PostDJP730, on 16 June 2017 - 06:50 AM, said:

Darren Clarke is terrible,

Couldn't disagree more.  He's got real potential.  

View Postplaya, on 16 June 2017 - 07:31 AM, said:

Any coverage that doesn't have Faldo and Chamblee has to be an improvement.

Faldo is miles better than anyone on Fox.  Give me Faldo and Nance in the tower at 18, Feherty on course and Finchy thrown in somewhere along with Peter Kostis, and I'm a happy man.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 08:32 AM

I'm fine with the job they are doing.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:01 AM

View PostHighgolfer07, on 16 June 2017 - 07:54 AM, said:

Anyone have any issue with the fact that Xander shot six under and they only showed him once Rory Jason we're done?

Sorry, but an unknown playing well doesn't move the needle nearly as much as a well known playing poorly.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:09 AM

View PostVindog, on 16 June 2017 - 07:44 AM, said:

View PostHot Rod 71, on 16 June 2017 - 07:38 AM, said:

There are several different opinions in the numerous other threads on this subject.

Yeah but this one is HIS!!!



This is my thread. There are many like it, but this one is mine!

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:16 AM

Video is great, audio and commentary not so good.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:17 AM

View PostJasonic, on 16 June 2017 - 09:16 AM, said:

Video is great, audio and commentary not so good.

This.
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:18 AM

Some people watch golf just to be 'outraged'.  Then they just have to share it with the world.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:23 AM

Forgot to mention, I love their use of pro tracer.  The other networks could benefit from copying their approach.  Being able to see where the ball is going is so nice.  And I love how they occasionally point out how far it is to fairway bunkers, etc.  Very cool.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:35 AM

not enough holly sonders..
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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:49 AM

I wish they had the scores of the current featured group. I have no idea how JR, JD, and Rory are doing. Also why not show distances for their 2nd and 3rd shots. Aside from that, everything is great. It does seem like they weren't able to get some of DJ's shots yesterday via their shot tracker.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:05 AM

View Postswpgolf, on 16 June 2017 - 06:30 AM, said:

Notwithstanding the tracker, seems like Fox is having problems finding the ball. Player hits a shot and camera shows us an area where the ball might be, but there's no ball. They then switch to another player with no explanation of what happened to the last shot.
It was like this when they took over coverage at Chambers Bay.

People said to cut them some slack, that it would get better.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:17 AM

Why is Ken Brown chasing a soccer ball around the course right now?

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:18 AM

View Postgolfandfishing, on 16 June 2017 - 10:17 AM, said:

Why is Ken Brown chasing a soccer ball around the course right now?

Just saw it too. Total BS and wasted minutes.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:49 AM

I love it - the Pro Tracer that shows the flight of the ball and hole on the right side of the screen (vs. just the flight from behind the player) should be standard in all golf broadcasts.  I also like that it's a little more like the coverage of the European Tour in that it's pretty much just golf (Holly Sonders in studio, aside) and they don't get hung up on human interest pieces.

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Posted 16 June 2017 - 10:49 AM

View Postdave412, on 16 June 2017 - 09:35 AM, said:

not enough holly sonders..

What the hell happened to Holly?

She looks like a weather girl who got caught sleeping with the anchor in LA and has been banished to Peoria.

Too much make up, too much hair, dressed like a whore and standing like she is chained to that one spot so she doesn't miss her mark.

When her contract with Fox is up, how long until she's taking her clothes off for Heff?


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