NBC was short on lengths, long on tornado warnings
Here is my Tuesday newspaper column.
I initially planned to include a variety of items in it, but as the drama unfolded Monday I ditched everything else and went all-Tiger, just like the TV networks do!
Two things I didn't have room to mention:
For all of the NBC announcers' meticulousness and knowledge, it's strange how often they fail to hazard a guess at the lengths of putts. That included on Tiger Woods' tying effort on No. 18 Sunday.
Also, New York-area viewers living and dying with every shot Monday were stunned when Ch. 4 broke into the show at 3:54 p.m., just as Tiger was lining up for his second shot on 18, to give us a tornado warning from some northern county.
Yo, dudes, unless the tornado was coming up my block at that moment, it was not time for an interruption!
Thankfully, it wasn't the fast-working Rocco Mediate who was about to hit, but rather the methodical Woods, and NBC did not miss a shot.
Sigh. Good night, all.