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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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Marty Smith of ESPN

Marty Smith (of NASCAR Fake Noose Fame) To Cover PGA Championship For ESPN

I was skimming through my golf feed this morning, I came across a story titled, "ESPN signs Marty Smith to multi-year extension, will star on network’s PGA Championship coverage." The headline was intriguing because, well,...
Justin Thomas Wins The PLAYERS Championship

TV Ratings: Nearly 7M Watched Justin Thomas Close Out PLAYERS’ Win

TV Rating for the PGA Tour continue to rise. “Sunday’s final round of the PGA Tour Players Championship averaged a 2.8 rating and 4.59 million viewers on NBC, marking the largest non-major golf audience...
Greg Norman SiriusXM Radio

Greg Norman Named Analyst For SiriusXM’s Play-By-Play Broadcast of the Masters

SiriusXM announced today that World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman will be the lead analyst for SiriusXM's exclusive play-by-play audio broadcasts of the Masters Tournament this April. Norman will join play-by-play announcer...
Jordan Spieth

Watch: Jimmy Roberts’ Perfect Call of Jordan Spieth’s Ace on the 2nd Hole at...

In the third round of the 2021 Arnold Palmer Invitational, Jordan Spieth drops his 222-yard tee shot for a hole-in-one at the par-3 2nd hole at Bay Hill. The ace followed a birdie on the...

Faldo to Ad Pitchman Fowler: Green Cash or Green Jacket? Pick One!

Ahead of the Arnold Palmer at Bay Hill, CBS golf analyst Nick Faldo took a jab at Rickie Fowler’s role as golf's top commercial star amid a year-long slump, which has jeopardized his streak...
Lisa Cornwell Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton’s Cousin Accuses Golf Channel of Sexism

Lisa Cornwell, a cousin of former president Bill Clinton, was featured in a glowing piece published in the Washington Post, in which the former Golf Channel employee posits the NBC-owned network as sexist. The Arkansas...

Ex Golf Channel Star, Holly Sonders, Tees Up New Career as “Model”

Former Golf Channel star Holly Sonders has apparently opened her own version of OnlyFans, a website where fledging (and established) "adult models" sell their own produced content to paying fans. According to a post...

PGA Tour Partners With AWS to Improve Digital Content Delivery

Ahead of the next week’s PLAYERS Championship, the PGA Tour revealed a new partnership with Amazon Web Services - the cloud-based service provider - to boost its growing media business and produce new digital...

Morgan Pressel Joins GOLF Channel as On-Course Reporter, Analyst

LPGA Tour winner Morgan Pressel has joined GOLF Channel and NBC as an analyst and on-course reporter for LPGA Tour and PGA TOUR coverage. The former major winner will make her 2021 on-air debut...

CNN Anchors Push Tiger Woods Painkiller Conspiracy Theory

As has been reported, Tiger Woods suffered serious injuries on Tuesday after being involved in a single-car roll-over accident near Los Angeles. The news of the golf icon's car accident led the news across all...

Grading the FOX Golf Coverage of 118th U.S. Open

In case you hadn't heard Phil Mickelson embarrassed the golf world on Saturday. The five-time major winner, loaded up on drugs, got into his car, and, after hitting a couple of mail boxes, smashed...

The 10 Most Smug, Self-Righteous Media Reactions To Phil Mickelson

So yesterday was Phil Mickelson's 48th birthday, and the five-time major winner was hoping to get into contention at the 118th U.S. Open to complete the final leg of a career grand slam. But...
Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy Refutes Fake News Reports On Heart Condition

On Friday, Rory McIlroy revealed that he'd been diagnosed with a "heart irregularity." McIlroy disclosed the health problem in Dubai, during media rounds for this week's Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, where he will tee it...
Tiger Woods

Reporter To Tiger: Was That an Advil You Popped?

Tiger Woods apparently popped an Advil on the 9th fairway, and during a press gathering afterwards, a reporter seemed to question the type of medication Tiger ingested. Asked the inquisitive scribe, "Did you take an...

NBC, Johnny Miller Agree to Contract Extension

Johnny Miller is one of the most polarizing figures in sports broadcasting. To many, he is revered for being a straight shooter who is unafraid to express his opinions, even when they are not...

On Tiger Woods: What the Media Is Saying

The life and times of Tiger Woods, post-2009, took another sad turn with his arrest over the holiday weekend for DUI. It's been a very humiliating fall from grace for the former World No....

LPGA Promo: ‘We Refuse To Let Age Slow Us Down’

The LPGA Tour is out with a promo video for the 2016-17 season - where they leverage their young superstars in a tongue in cheek sort of script. In the clip, Brooke Henderson (19), Lydia...

5 Questions For Jason Day Following Round 2 at Kapalua

Jason Day is back in action after a long off-season of rehabbing (and signing a multi-million dollar deal with Nike Golf). The world #1 appears to be in fine form, posting two solid opening...

Fans, Media Fire Away At Tiger Woods For Decision To WD

As most golf fans know by now, Tiger Woods withdrew from the Safeway Open on Monday after committing to the Napa-based event just three days earlier, on Friday.   Geoff Shackelford has a great roundup about...

Roundup: 10 Golf Stories to Start Your Weekend

As the FedEx St. Jude Classic, heads into Round 2 this morning, at the TPC Southwind in Memphis Tennessee, here are 10 golf stories to kick off your golf weekend.