Ed Sherman polled Twitterers about their local CBS affiliates and found several major cities (Atlanta, Orlando, Providence, Phoenix) did not get the network portion of Monday's Farmers Insurance Open finish.
Sherman concludes that it might be best for Golf Channel to do the entire thing if the network is going to have spotty affiliate support.
CBS officials are in full Super Bowl mode in New Orleans and haven’t gotten back to me for a comment.
Obviously, the network is going to hear from plenty of angry golf fans. Then again, if those local affiliates showed golf, they probably would be hearing from angry Ellen and Judge Judy fans.
Next time: Probably best to show entire Monday finale on Golf Channel if a network can’t get clearance from all of its affiliates.
Sadly, not enough know about the new digital streaming unveiled this week through GolfChannel.com, PGATour.com and CBSSports.com. It worked splendidly and I heard from several with rave reviews about how well it was working, including one Twitterer watching on an airplane.