Sunday, June 22, 2014

Wie Wins US Women's Open and Worst Call Today!

I watched the last nine of Michelle Wie today and was thrilled for her that she won her first Major!!! Congratulations!
For all the ups and downs in her career, she has blossomed to become a US Women's Open title holder. The Stanford grad is in her next chapter as a professional.

So how does she feel about it? We saw the short interview with Steve Sands as she stood drenched in champagne. NBC signs off at 3 p.m. PDT and tells us on screen to watch Golf Central for the interviews and analysis.

Excitedly I did. I wanted to see an interview with her parents, competitors, Brandel, etc. Instead what did I find airing on Golf Channel? It was the live action first-round of the PGA Professional National Championship. Really, Golf Channel?

That's your support for women's golf? Not Golf Central following every other PGA tournament? That was the case certainly with the US Open. I admire PGA Professionals and they help grow the game, but this couldn't be delayed a bit? Or even interrupted with Live Coverage from the US Women's Open? This wasn't final round coverage.

So we will get an hour delayed live interview with Michelle, or a tape-delayed version.

Great job, Golf Channel and NBC, for parlaying the NBC audience to your Live Coverage show. This has to be the worst decision of the day!!