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PCCraig

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He has been laughably bad over recent years. So long.
H.P.S.

BHoover

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I know itís a pipe dream, but if thereís a chance to bring back Nick Faldo I am ALL IN on that!

Kevin_Reilly

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Nick Faldo was a steady presence in the booth...but if they ever produced written transcripts of what he said on any particular telecast, it would be a bunch of gibberish.  And that is being generous about 'gibberish'.
"GOLF COURSES SHOULD BE ENJOYED RATHER THAN RATED" - Tom Watson

John Kavanaugh

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I know itís a pipe dream, but if thereís a chance to bring back Nick Faldo I am ALL IN on that!


What. Couldnít get Taylor Swift tickets?

Thomas Dai

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Why are so many commenters needed? There are a lot of talking heads, influencers and support staff involved in golf these days. Whilst you canít criticise them for wanting a job and making money to pay their mortgages etc do they really contribute anything worthwhile?

Atb

Mike_Trenham

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Itís surprising to me that television producers never seem to hire some of the talent calling the golf coverage on PGA Tour radio.
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BHoover

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I know itís a pipe dream, but if thereís a chance to bring back Nick Faldo I am ALL IN on that!


What. Couldnít get Taylor Swift tickets?


Youíre still alive?

Jim_Coleman

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    Iím not much of a prayer guy, but this one was answered.

Pat Burke

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Nick Faldo was a steady presence in the booth...but if they ever produced written transcripts of what he said on any particular telecast, it would be a bunch of gibberish.  And that is being generous about 'gibberish'.


Faldo and Chamblee as options would likely depend on IF the tour is jumping in bed with the Saudis. Both have been very outspoken and the tour would likely not want that

Steve_ Shaffer

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Azinger declined to take a pay cut.


According to sources, Azinger was not fired but was actually in the middle of contract negotiation on a new deal. Parties had agreed on both a schedule for the 2024 season and other terms on a new one-year contract before a formal offer that included the financial terms was presented to the broadcaster.


https://www.si.com/golf/news/paul-azinger-declined-to-take-pay-cut-nbc-lead-golf-analyst
« Last Edit: November 21, 2023, 09:59:14 AM by Steve_ Shaffer »
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A.G._Crockett

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Azinger declined to take a pay cut.


According to sources, Azinger was not fired but was actually in the middle of contract negotiation on a new deal. Parties had agreed on both a schedule for the 2024 season and other terms on a new one-year contract before a formal offer that included the financial terms was presented to the broadcaster.


https://www.si.com/golf/news/paul-azinger-declined-to-take-pay-cut-nbc-lead-golf-analyst


Thanks for posting this; it makes a lot of sense.


Iím an outlier, I suppose; I never found Azinger to be at all objectionable.  He wasnít Johnny Miller, but nobody is.


I am curious as to why any of you would keep the volume up when watching a golf tournament with ANY announcer that you donít like.  I was a basketball coach for 40 years, and I watch most games with the sound off; I donít need anyone to tell me what I just saw, and the graphics on the screen fill in all the blanks.  I listen to Jay Bilas and Doris Burke because I get smarter by hearing what they have to say, but otherwise I enjoy WATCHING without being distracted by disagreeing with what an announcer just said.
"Golf...is usually played with the outward appearance of great dignity.  It is, nevertheless, a game of considerable passion, either of the explosive type, or that which burns inwardly and sears the soul."      Bobby Jones

John Kavanaugh

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Azinger declined to take a pay cut.


According to sources, Azinger was not fired but was actually in the middle of contract negotiation on a new deal. Parties had agreed on both a schedule for the 2024 season and other terms on a new one-year contract before a formal offer that included the financial terms was presented to the broadcaster.


https://www.si.com/golf/news/paul-azinger-declined-to-take-pay-cut-nbc-lead-golf-analyst


He is my age. Some of us enjoy not working. Itís is a long way from the bag room at Bay Hill. Like Hoover implied, ďIs he still alive?Ē  All us old guys have a finite time of healthy living left. Why not do it on our own terms?

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