Dropping a Final Thought like Jerry Springer.

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.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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