Talk about incongruence. The Nationwide Tour is full of Aussies, Welshmen, Mexicans, Canadians, Brits, all of whom came to this country to make a living as professional athletes, and what are the Americans in the grandstand watching?
Playoff baseball, plastered over a flat-panel TV, at every turn.
To be fair, most of the fans were attending to the golf beneath them whenever club met ball, and it’s not their fault the baseball games were on TV in the first place. Still, it sends the wrong message. I mean, you came to watch golf, right? Didn’t you? These guys came from their respective continents to make a living playing golf; the least you can do is watch. Or, for whoever’s got the remote control, make it easier for fans to concentrate on golf.
One last thought: It was nice seeing the winner decided in a playoff, and the 18th hole isn’t the easiest birdie on the course, so Richard Johnson might have won regardless. But it gave the appearance of backing into victory when Jeremy Anderson and Matt Jones hit into the water.
By the way, Empire Lakes, give that lake a name. The one between 9 and 18. Makes it easier to write about.