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I was sitting in my home location, on my sofa, the other Saturday watching golf on TV when it occurred to me that perhaps we’d gone a bit too far in trying to make our telecast language precise. I thought, and I’m no pro here, that “hole" could mean two things, couldn’t it, just as “club” can be a thing we join and a thing we swing? So maybe lay off the “hole location” stuff for a bit.
But hey, that’s nitpicking.
Golf telecasts are pretty amazing these days. How did we ever live without Shot Tracer? Or the shot pattern maps or the diagrams with the ball position of every player in the group? And if you’ve got Maltbie and Zinger, Hicks and Nantz and Tirico, Dottie and Woody explaining things out there, you’re doing just fine. Even without Feherty and Faldo. Or Judy. (I really miss Judy.)
Nevertheless, it struck me that with the disruptive LIV Tour instigating changes at the PGA Tour, it might be time to do the same to telecasts. Tweaking them, at the very least, so that while the players g...
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