A worthy unique perspective on this past week’s UP Open – broadcasters should take note, not all of us golf fans will just ingest whatever swill the powers that be want to serve up. Overall, to carry the wine analog, the nose and bouquet showed promise and seemed fresh and grassy but this medium bodied chardonnay could have been a bit more buttery and the hints of stone and gravel stayed too long in the finish. The label professed more than what the bottle delivered but overall still an approachable quaf.
The 2015 U.S. Open was all over the map as far as major tournaments go, so let’s make some sense of everything and grade out the main components.
Sunday Theater (Grade: A minus). I watched hours of action each day, but always look forward to the Sunday finishes of major tournaments, and this did not disappoint. Unlike the snoozer at the last two Masters, the back nine on Sunday was awesome. From Spieth and Johnson’s struggles with pressure, to the mini charges by McIlroy and Oosthuizen, and the courageous effort of Jason Day to stand upright and compete, the story lines were riveting. Gets an A plus except for the balloon-popping 3-putt finish by Johnson. Even Spieth seemed deflated, albeit momentarily. What a horrible way to lose.
Fox Broadcast Team (Grade: C). Way too many four man talking head…
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