If you’ve been watching the US Open this weekend, you know that there is no shortage of storylines, as some of the best players in the world are battling to win major championships in the legendary course. It ended with an amazing bunker shot by Matt Fitzpatrick to achieve his first victory on the PGA Tour.
While it should be awesome, nothing is awesome The way NBC conducts its broadcasts over the weekend. We’re immersed in commercial breaks, playing through commercial breaks, highlights of the round while the round was going on, missed shots from key players, feature stories that no one asked, and more that made it annoying to watch.
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Coverage reached a new low in the final round on Sunday when they showed the leaderboard when Will Zalatoris hit the shot:
Wrong with that? Scotty Scheffler topped the NBC broadcast with the yet-to-be-seen Birdie. Moments later NBC went to Scheffler’s birdie putt, but we all know what’s going on. It’s just like Nick Faldo did in the Masters, it’s even scarier.
This is the US Open, NBC. These kinds of things cannot happen. How did you first show Sheffler’s putt? How do you allow yourself to change the leaderboard to ruin this moment for us viewers? How do you keep up the horror of such a meaningful event?
It should not be difficult – show golf shots. All golf shots. As they happen.
It’s been brutal so far and this mistake is embarrassing with Scheffler’s put.