Wow. I never knew golf could be so exciting.
But how could there not have been a contract to carry a possible playoff on TV? After being on NBC over the weekend, the first several holes of today’s US Open playoff were on ESPN. And the rest was on… nowhere on TV.1 I am sure I was not the only one who scrambled to get an espn360 account working. It was worth the scramble.
I was not sure whom to root for. The “45-year-old with a creaky back” resonated with me. But so did Woods, with the recent knee surgery. But if ever there was a sporting event in which no clear rooting interest was necessary to enjoy it–no, be enthralled by it–this was it.
(Uh oh, that first link was AP (via ESPN). I sure hope I did not quote too much.)
- That I located, but see the comments. [↩]