The obvious truth about professional golf is that only one player really matters: Tiger Woods.
Rory McIlroy is a nice story, but he needs to win a lot more. Phil is nice to see when he’s on, but not a must watch. The young guns of the tour are great to watch if you’re really into golf.
But, for hardcore and casual fans, there’s one guy whose every shot is worth seeing: Tiger.
Which is why it’s so unbelievably stupid that his second round at the WGC Bridgestone is not being broadcast in any form anywhere right now.
One of the world’s most divisive athletes is on the comeback trail after posting an excellent 2 under par round. Can he follow up with another decent round? We’d love to know! But we’re going to have to settle for highlights in a few hours when the Golf Channel starts broadcasting the Bridgestone tournament.
Right now, the Golf Channel is playing the Nationwide Tour. The Nationwide! Nobody — other than family members of people playing the Nationwide — wants to watch that when Tiger is out there.
The PGA Tour’s website is holding off on live video until 12:30, when Woods’ round will be half over. Tiger would make for great online viewing, especially for people sitting at a computer ticking off the time until it’s beer-o-clock on a Friday.
Unfortunately, those people are going to have to do work today because the PGA Tour is foolishly missing out on a chance to showcase their biggest star.
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