Johnny Miller calls for a Tiger birdie from way off course
One more thing I meant to mention in my Tuesday newspaper column about NBC and Johnny Miller:
Another of Miller's first guesses came when Tiger Woods was on the 13th hole Saturday and in huge trouble after an awful drive. He said an eagle could turn around the tournament.
An eagle? From where an insurance salesman from Encinitas had just been standing?
Sure enough, he made the eagle and turned around the tournament.
On the negative side, my counterpart Richard Sandomir of The New York Times made a good point about the coverage, writing that Miller and his colleagues are heavy on the golf jargon for an event that attracts many casual fans of the sport.
OK, end of golf. Back to baseball.