It happened again. I call it the Tiger snapshot test – whereby you switch the channel to a golf event in which Tiger Woods is playing to see if the first image that appears on your screen is that of Tiger. Today, when I tuned in NBC at 12:17 PDT, indeed, the first image was of the white-shirted Woods, taking a couple practice swings, preparing for an approach shot. At the time I believe he was at least 7 or 8 shots behind the leaders but was getting full coverage, including the pre-shot routine (with most other players all you see is the shot, usually recorded).
Meanwhile, Ricky Fowler is validating his stellar play last week by vaulting into contention at the Players Championship today. Orange you glad he’s playing well again this week? (I’m officially disgruntled that nobody retweeted that line from yours truly after his win last week. I sent it to Tighlman, Faldo, Lerner, Whit Watson, GolfonNBC and Golfchannel.)