Last night’s “Battle of the Bridges” was “Battle of the Boredom” to me. All the players seemed down, dull, bored and generally uninspired. They didn’t talk much. Despite a bunch of birdies by Phil and Retief there was still a lack of energy or ambiance to the whole thing.
Tiger is bailing out on this made for TV event, and that is a good given what I saw last night.
If they want to keep this thing going for next year I’d suggest this setup: Take Vijay and Nick Price and put them up against Annika and Michelle Wie. We’d probably get more “interesting” commentary out of those players eh?
Retief and Phil closed out Tiger and John before they could even get to the darkness portion of the gig. It took 700 man hours to install all those lights that weren’t used. BFD.
The best entertainment was by far the interviews. I love it when they interview Daly. He’s always good for an answer that you’d never hear any other PGA Tour player coming up with. I liked it when he said he never took a lesson or had a coach because they all said he’d never make it on tour with a swing like that. Classic.
Phil got noticeably agitated when they asked him about Tiger’s newest rise to dominance again. They asked Phil what he has to do to kick his own game up a level to compete with Tiger. Phil gave a dirty look and changed the subject to wanting to make the next putt.
That brought up the thought I just had: Now that Tiger seems to be that dominant force again, are we going to see a bunch of tour players once again sick of answering Tiger questions from the press? I think so.