The PGA TOUR Fall Series
By mustang6560 on 10/25/10
Johnathan Byrd's victory Sunday got me thinking about the PGA TOUR Fall Series.
I had the priviledge of attending this year's Viking Classic at Annandale Country Club and had a great time. After I saw the eventual winner Bill Haas hit a 300+ yard drive into the wind, I remember thinking to myself, "man, the Fall Series does not get the attention it deserves".
While the Fall Series attracts some larger names like Bill Haas, Trevor Immelman, John Daly, etc., it lacks the big names like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The thing is though, the guys playing in the Fall Series ARE good, they are just coming off an injury or have been struggling or some just want to play golf closer to home.
I understand the purpose of the Fall Series is to give borderline TOUR Players the opportunity of keeping their TOUR card for the next year. But I don't understand why each Fall Series tournament does not get more coverage.
The Viking Classic was covered by The Golf Channel, but it was broadcast on a tape delay. I didn't stay for the entire time the day I went to Annandale because I thought I could go home and catch the end on TV. I was sadly disappointed. To be fair, the Viking Classic was sharing the limelight with another little tournament. You might have heard of it - The Ryder Cup.
The Golf Channel was able to show some live coverage at the Shriners Open in Vegas last weekend because it was out in Nevada and they are on PST. And having Justin Timberlake's name in the title of the event didn't hurt either.
But, I think if the Fall Series is ever going to get the respect it deserves, then the PGA is going to have to do a better job of trying to get coverage for it. The big time names are never going to come if the tournament is not going to get better coverage. Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I think it's possible to entice a big name player playing at the top of his game out to Madison, Mississippi one day. And you better believe I'll be there.
Does anyone else out there follow the Fall Series? Or is just football now?
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I do follow the fall series and agree there's pretty dismal coverage while the players are still very talkented. Rocco, Ricky, John, and other mid-high popularity players do draw audiences. Personally I can't stand the tape delay on a Saturday OR Sunday if it's being shown on Golf Channel exclusively. I'm more likely to skip a college football game and watch golf whil cleaning the house or something. They don't show Utah in San Diego except one network I don't get.
If I go to Golf Channel it's best of, top 10, infomercial, or charlie rymer gabbing gums. Isn't the Golf Channel also trying to save golf? I hope the PGA doesn't force prime players to play the fall series. Players that had a tough year should see opporunities in bettering your money count and rank. Could you imagine a Dustin Johnson at the Shriners? He's not a shoe in but I like his chances.
More money, more points, postentially more wins. Tiger, Phil, Westy, no, but young guns are still earning their stripes. Tiger didn't start being so selective in tournaments till he was winning them all. And yes, San Diego... I'm watching and NEED much more golf now... Charger 2-5? Go Utes!
here is a nice article about the Fall Series on Golf.com: [url] www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,202
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