You know, that weird Golf Channel Sony Open telecast wasn't all that bad
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You know, that weird Golf Channel Sony Open telecast wasn’t all that bad

Not a lot of cameras on Sunday at the Sony.

Last night's final-round telecast of the Sony Open in Hawaii was weird. Like three i's in Hawaii weird.

However, I actually found myself grateful for it and enjoying parts of it, despite the amateur camera work, total lack of on-course sound, the over-reliance on blimp (actually, a plane) shots and the desperate time-killing by the three guys in Orlando who were stuck calling a boring six-hole playoff that they definitely did not sign up to do.

I enjoyed the telecast because I was able to look past all of the things that were wrong with it and appreciated the things that went right with it.


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