Sunday, April 10, 2011

Masters Sunday--Or how many mistakes can CBS make?

The broadcast isn't 25 minutes old and CBS has already misreported-

K.J. Choi has twice finished 4th in The Masters. No, he finished 3rd in 2004 and 4th in 2010.

That Gary Player came from 8 shots back in 1978. No he came from 7.

On the 13th hole, Charlie Schwartzel is tied for the lead, K.J. Choi is 1 shot back? Does CBS show their tee shots? No! Do they show their 2nd shots live? No!

The big CBS mistake could already be in the works. For years CBS has decided to conclude the Masters at approximately 7 p.m. Sunday night. If a playoff should happen, there is approximately one hours worth of daylight(Sunset in Augusta GA is 7:54 p.m.) to conclude it. That isn't a lot of time. Should a playoff go past the 2nd hole(No Masters Sudden death finish has) we could have a Monday finish. In 1989 a Monday finish to the Nick Faldo-Scott Hoch playoff was maybe one hole away when Sir Nick made birdie on 11 to end the tournament.

For 2011 a Monday finish looks improbable now with Rory McIlroy leading by 4. I'm just raising the possibility if it happens.

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