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    baxter cepeda

    As you know I’ve been critical of Brooksies lip but the guy is just hyping up the show like a boxer.
    We all know the hate nor the love is big between these two.
    But I’m ok with the lines brooks is using for this week; predictable really.
    I think Bryson gets what brooks is doing more now which is important. It’s gonna be a fun match can’t wait to get home and fire up the ol dvr. Their dynamic alone is worth the price.
    I don’t get this 12 holes thing either. I’m just gonna pretend they are even/tied thru 6.

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      Tom Edrington

      ‘Twas ugly, glad I recorded it!

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        baxter cepeda

        Per usual they tried some things that didn’t work but I always like these things.

        The announcers being on the players ear during play thing was driving me crazy not knowing if the players could or could not hear. Then we would know they were in Bryson’s ear while putting; because he would passive aggressive let them know.

        Then the announcer says ok let’s talk in brooks ear also so it’s fair and no one says anything suddenly.

        Also the carts, yes they are cool carts, and probably pay some of the bills, but they are an interaction killers. I get it’s pretty tough for these weight lifter golfers these days to walk very much but it’s 12 holes. It’s pro golf. We are looking for interaction. Make them walk.

        I think both players tried to make it fun and needly with the time they had. But it just wasn’t enough time as they were zooming around that place in light speed.

        There was talk talk about of cutting into precious law and order time but in the end the 12 hole match play ended 30 minutes early.

        It could have been longer…if Phil could just stop talking to let Bryson hit some shots… it that seems easier said then done.

        Overall I enjoyed it —the course and many other little things— but they need to clean some things up still; including already having another event lined up to plug during this coverage. Despite its issues, I wanna know when the next one is already.

        I enjoy them even when they are not that good.


          Tom Edrington

          Giving our take on Monday

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