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Wednesday
Nov282012

Miceli Melts! The $2 Nassau Is Under Siege!

Sporting his winter professorial beard, Golfweek's Alex Miceli talks to his laptop camera about today's USGA/R&A teleconference…and the $2 Nassau is under siege!  How's that for a tease?

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I feel even dumber after those six minutes than after the press conference
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan
Love Alex, but he's officially lost his mind.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterFWIW
It sure took him a long time to get there. I think what he could have said in 30 seconds is that the Tours will grandfather in the rule.
Bernhard Langer sure hopes so.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynn S.
I see Alex has upgraded to the Red Roof.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterHilltop
I love when people use the tactic of "I'm too willfully ignorant to understand the rule, so let's not have one"

You want to complain that they didn't do this sooner? Fine - valid point. (However, the Rules of Golf allowed unlimited numbers of clubs for years and then determined "that's not golf anymore", and no one is really that vehement about the 14 club rule.)

But, to actually say "it's too complicated to understand," I would argue that's a problem with the user, not the rule.

The explanations this morning were very clear and followed a pretty basic principle (i.e. a fixed anchor point). There were numerous illustrations given solely to help people who wanted to be willfully ignorant and pretend they didn't get the general principle (like Miceli).

"Death of the Nassau?" - my god, what hysterics! I think January 1, 2016 will pass with the same level of destruction as this year's end of the Mayan calendar.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterScrambler
It was a good tease, but mo way I am watching 6 minutes of him to get to the punch line. Will some poor soul who watched it explain how the $2 nassau is under siege.
I thought Santa Claus wore red.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSeedo
Not funny.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterP. Diddy
too dificult for Miceli to understand,, iam sure. average highschool graduate, not so much. they provide pictures for chrisake. Ability to read not necessary....
11.28.2012 | Unregistered Commentersmails
*(However, the Rules of Golf allowed unlimited numbers of clubs for years and then determined "that's not golf anymore", and no one is really that vehement about the 14 club rule.)*

Scrambler, my name is digsouth, and every regular on here laughed when they read that comment, because -I REALLY CARE, and I am vehement, probably- I want to make it clear that I do not have fangs.

As to Alex- wow, the minute or so I attempted to watch that car wreck, it just sounded like someone calling in on a drive time BS show, who knows nothing, is not interested in learning something, and says absolutely nothing. And I like Miceli. He sounded like he needed a 2000 word essay, and had 2 paragraphs, and tried to stretch it, poorly.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Painful. Was he drunk? He eventually got there, but why did they feel a need to fill 6 mins of airtime on a webcast?
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJW
Great example of why professionals - if I can call him one - need a cameraman and someone to direct them. This talk into a laptop camera business is nonsense worthy of a high school freshman journalism class.
11.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAK47
He should stick to weight loss
11.29.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStord
Blows my mind that this blowhard gets airtime and Peter Kessler is banished....thanks Arnie.
11.29.2012 | Unregistered CommenterDTF

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