You know this kid’s father is that middle-aged guy yelling, “Get in the hole!” every time Tiger take a swing.
[screen grab from ESPN]
Phil Mickelson hasn’t been playing well. This afternoon his play has only worsened. It’s been a rough day. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the USGA’s online video for this US Open event. It’s crisp.
The video actually streams with good quality. Is it Hi-Def? No, but that’s not the goal at this point.
Beyond the actual video, the presentation is quite good. You can easily pull down a leaderboard overlay at your own convenience. You can also give your self a mini instant replay via the open circle (refreshing-looking) button next to the pause control. It’s a very neat feature. When you are done using it, you need only click the live button and you are back on par with the live broadcast.
I don’t know much about golf. I certainly don’t know a whole lot about the history of the sport. Really, in the broad scheme of sports, I am a newbie. However, I think that’s what has drawn me closer to the PGA in recent years.
When it comes to the major sports, I have long forgotten the feeling of learning something nearly brand new each time I watch an event. That is what I felt around 2008 as I began to more closely follow professional golf. And, boy, did I pick a good starting point.
One of my first memories comes from the summer of 2008 at the US Open. That was when Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate had an epic battle at Torrey Pines.
I was hooked.