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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Thoughts on CBS Masters Coverage

Well another Masters weekend is here and as always CBS is mixing good and bad with their coverage. As in past years (except 2007) we're going to spend sometime analyzing the TV coverage on the blog of Golf's majors.

  • I don't understand why CBS fired Lanny Wadkins. Nick Faldo was ruined for me by working with Mike Tirico on ABC as well as with the Golf Channel. As good a golfer as he was the idea of taking Golf Channel or Disney quality color commentators and placing them on 18 at August makes me wont to vomit.
  • The coverage of Amen Corner on Directv channel 704 with Bobby Clampett is outstanding.
  • I've always liked Ian Baker Finch and felt it was ridiculous when ABC felt they needed to bring Paul Azinger and Nick Faldo in to replace him. He is doing a solid job as always this week.
  • Jim Nantz is annoying on Basketball but I cannot imagine the Masters without him. Losing Ken Venturi was tough but Nantz has either called the 15th or been the host of the broadcast since I began watching this tournament religiously some twenty three years ago.

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