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Friday Night Live: Golf Channel's Annual State Of Tiger's Game

In what's become a bit of an annual gathering, Golf Channel convenes its top analysts and a gaudy set piece borrowed from Dove Mountain's Finchem Suite for a Friday night confab on all things Tiger. (The Woods theme was a bit much during the first and second versions of the show).

If there's time, a few other topics about the state of the game are on the docket, though with Tiger and Rory ousted Thursday it's hard to imagine they'll get time to talk about anything else but those two.

The Golf Channel is promising talk of bifurcation and Vijay's legacy. You can imagine which discussion I'd like to see end up on the editing room floor and sent to Guantanamo in lieu of the latest enhanced interrogation technique.

For Immediate Release:

State of the Game: Friday, Feb. 22 at 10:30 p.m. ET, the biggest names in golf that cover the game – Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller, Nick Faldo, Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo – will discuss golf’s biggest issues on State of the Game. A Golf Central special, State of the Game will be a roundtable discussion of relevant events making news at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, including World No. 1 Rory’s McIlroy’s outlook for 2013; Tiger Woods continued quest for Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors and the growth of the Woods / McIlroy rivalry; the possibility of separate rules in golf for amateurs and professionals; and Vijay Singh’s legacy.

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Did I miss something? When did Vijay Singh become someone with a "legacy"? I thought he was still an active player.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGhillie
I can't stand listening to the same points of view from the same talking heads year after year. No thanks until Geoff or someone other than the same OLD same OLD gets their turn to shock the golf world.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmen Coroner

Golf Channel provides a weekly state of Tigers game, not an annual state.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJSS
I demand Huggy be invited to break up this cuddlefest
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike U (LA, CA)
I was watcing O'Reilly on The Toilet a.k.a. Fox News last night as they continue to hammer the President for playing golf. I thought one little gem from the shrill Ms. Ingraham was particularly amusing. After criticizing (what else?) the restricted access to the President's round, Ingraham said, (paraphrase) `Oh, there was some little Twitter guy from Golf Digest' allowed. That's the first time I've ever heard Tim Rosaforte described as some `Twitter guy.' You gotta love the folks on The Toilet. They never disappoint.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiberty Apples
What did damon hack make of the whole thing?
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterStord
If the PGA Tour ignores the bad, one thing these players should keep in mind: If they show up at the U.S. Open or the Open Championship, they better have another putter in their trunk. There will be no `anchoring' at championships run by the governing bodies.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLiberty Apples
Tough times out there...

- Tiger on the upswing and sought out by most powerful man in the world.
- poorly conceived and foolish anchoring ban getting shouted down.
- cooler heads prevailing and recognizing Vijay's situation for what it is, quackery.
- Rory the Saviour falling under the spell of Nike and you know who.

02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
''the biggest names in golf that cover the game – Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller, Nick Faldo, Brandel Chamblee and Frank Nobilo ''

2 out of 5 ain't bad, and honestly, while IMO he is a very good announcer for golf, what does Dan Hicks bring to the discussion?

I have grown to appreciate Chamblee as a better analyst in the last year, but it is ecause - HE HAS BECOME A BETTER ANALYST, and I sincerely mean that, and I believe anyone who is objective would agree. I don't always share his opinion, but he presents pretty darn good arguments.

Noblow(sic) is pleasant, but so is a vanilla milkshake...

Miller, as was discussed earlier in the week, needs to ride off in to the sunset.

Nick is very entertaining,, and has started backing off the ''in my day'' stories when they are not needed to make a point--he's not there on leaving it alone, but he is a heck of a lot better than when he started announcing, where not a segment went by without a ''Nick at Knight story''.

All in all, it should make for a dvred hour (or 2?) edited down to about 8 minutes.

Why can't these guys do a show, any show and never mention TW, much less spend 70-90% of their airtime saying NOTHING THEY HAVEN'T ALREADY SAID about TW? Why Del Why?

digger, I can't think of a single network that's doing much of a job at anything, Golf Channel included.

Speaking of networks, whatever happened to the Back 9 Network? Weren't they going to revolutionize the sport of golf?
02.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Funny this is it looks like it could be Rory's game we should all be worried about. No one expected Duval to fall off the earth when he did either.
02.22.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjgw
Where was Ahmad Rashad? he seems to have disappeared already from GC.
02.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMedia maven
The show actually was well balanced, and kept moving. With Nick going first, Johnny just agreed, and that kept him from saying anything embarassing.

''whatever happened to the Back 9 Network?'' They went down that hershey highway, I suppose.
"Where was Ahmad Rashad?"

He only covers the important events.
02.23.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D

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