Home

Watchdog

Neil Best leaves no stone unturned in the world of sports media.

Tom Watson bums out boomers; Cink stirs Twitterers

As a journalist and a baby boomer, I was hugely bummed out by Tom Watson's late collapse Sunday.

As the man himself put it, "It would have been a hell of a story."

But as a human being and fellow Twitterer, I was happy for nice-guy Stewart Cink, who bailed me out with a story when I really needed one at the U.S. Open last month, and whose already impressive half-million-plus Twitter followers is sure to skyrocket now.

As for the coverage on ABC - the last before the entire British Open moves to ESPN next year - the announcers generally were good. Mike Tirico on Watson's gag at 18: "That was a zero confidence putt."

But some of the camera work was mind-boggling. That was mostly not ESPN/ABC's fault. The network has to rely on the BBC's feed, which at times offered strange angles that did not feature an important element of the shot: the ball.

Tags: ESPN , golf

Add new comment

advertisement | advertise on am New York

Neil Best on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on am New York