ABC Sports drops out of PGA Tour's next TV deal
… we all know what happens to attendance and viewership when Tiger doesn’t play. The same goes for any of the top guys, though certainly to a lesser degree. Yet Finchem skips along merrily, trotting out gimmicky playoffs, made-up majors, and imitation Ryder Cup Matches. Sure his intentions are good - to increase interest in pro golf. But he’s got to remember two things. First, there is a saturation point. Hey, if X number of tour stops is good, twice that’s got to be better, right!? Wrong! Secondly, Tiger and co. are your product; listen to them! Without them in the field, you’re left trying to sell guys like Ted Purdy, Jason Bohn and Tim Petrovic.
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I am especially concerned when I discovered that the third person in Phil Mikleson's group was Juston Rose. This was made known on the 18th green on the final day- the other person in his group was our lone Canadian still in the top 10. You showed Phil many times and Mike maybe a half dozen times in two days of coverage. How are relations between our Countries enhanced by this bias?
By the way, Mike finished with the same score as Phil, so I guess he played pretty well