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    So I've been watching for the past hour and couldn't figure out why something was off.

    Then I remembered Fox started doing the broadcast last year.

    It's not quite a dumpster fire like they were last year but still amateur hour.

    Maybe by the time the contract ends they'll get it right.
     
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    Holly Sonders is annoying.

    Not near hot enough to be as bad as she is.
     
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    The coverage is terrible. They should have the rights taken away from them and given back to NBC.
     
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    Agreed. Just said the same thing. Hard to watch
     
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    Have it on without the sound in the pool cabana. Even with no sound it seems horrible. It was amazing how they butchered it last year, even with such an interesting (not necessarily good, but interesting) venue like Chambers Bay.
     
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    Curtis Strange is the only slightly bright spot.
     
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    And Zinger is always solid.
     
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    But Faxon's announcing is like his tour career: mediocre at best.
     
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    My opinion is that a lot of the criticism of Fox's coverage of the US Open is by those that have an aversion to Fox News for political reasons,.

    As someone who is not trapped by a political ideology, I find Fox's coverage this year to be very good -- lots of golf, few fluff pieces, more full shots, less putting, and fewer commercials. I like the frequent Trackman shots including fairway shots, and Fox's discovery and hiring of recent Tour pros who are excellent commentators such as Steve Flesh, Mark Brooks and Brad Faxon. Also, I believe their other commentators like Gil Hanse, Juli Inkster and Buddy Marucci have been good additions to the broadcast.

    Greg Norman deserved to be fired from the telecast, but I believe a lot of the criticism of Fox's coverage of the US Open at Chambers Bay last year was more a reflection of Mike Davis and his decision to kill the grass for the tournament.
     
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    I have no idea about that. Never even crossed my mind or any conversation with anybody else I've talked to. But it doesn't make any sense.

    Does that mean people don't like Idol or New Girl because of Fox News?
     

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