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Can Fox Sports Change The Tenor Of Televised Golf With U.S. Open Coverage?
Published August 9, 2013
JOHNNY ANGEL? In Milwaukee, Bob Wolfley wrote, "You may admire broadcaster Johnny Miller's candor but you are stunned by his naivete. Or his self-absorption." Part of Miller's comments about the U.S. Open moving from NBC to Fox "was confounding." Wolfley: "Say what, Johnny? You feel badly that the USGA cares more about money than it cares about you?" Money "trumps most other concerns" in media rights deals, and it "most certainly trumps loyalty to network production crews and announcers" (JSONLINE.com, 8/8).
OFF THE FAIRWAY: In N.Y., Phil Mushnick notes TNT during the first 10 minutes of Thursday's opening round coverage of the PGA Championship "showed just two shots -- both taken by Tiger Woods," who at the time was seven shots behind leader Jim Furyk (N.Y. POST, 8/9).