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Poll: Did you watch The Match Tiger v Phil?

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BlackDiamondPar5BlackDiamondPar5  5609Members Posts: 5,609
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So now that it's over it's time for a new poll. Did you watch The Match? And where did you watch?



EDIT--- sorry I accidentally wiped out the previous votes when I added the question of where it was watched... argh!!!
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  • BIG STUBIG STU  12023Members Posts: 12,023
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    LOL I was the first one to vote and I voted #3--- Nope did not watch nor did I care or have any regrets for not watching---- Did not know who even won until I logged on here earlier and saw the whatever you call it flash at the top of the WRX screen
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  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game...  189Members Posts: 189
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    I watched it, but it was the Christmas ales that kept my interest in the match
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  •  SwooshLT SwooshLT  7216Members Posts: 7,216
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    Much respect for both careers BUT the contrived nature of this all and players passed their prime....plus match play isn't my cup of tea....the series "Shell's wonderful world of golf" was just straight golf, far more enjoyable for me. JMHO
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  • howaboutmehowaboutme Fairfax, VA 171Members Posts: 171
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    Yes but only after I found out it was free online, roughly the 17th hole.
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  • Doc420Doc420  2356Members Posts: 2,356
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    Sports bar had it, with bets and promotions for every hole. Netted several free beers that the owner had to buy for the bar. Ended up being pretty fun.
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  • ChillyDipperChillyDipper  1062Members Posts: 1,062
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    I watched and was rather disappointed. Aside from the golf, I was hoping for my interesting and perhaps trend-setting coverage (use of new camera angles, new cameras, less commentary and more unique commentary), but by the end it was just same old golf coverage. Especially frustrating was the commentators thinking we wanted to hear them more than the players. I wouldn't pay 20$ again if the same crew is producing it.
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  • The Slamming ButcherThe Slamming Butcher  697Members Posts: 697
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    I'd rather actually play rather than watch two other dudes play.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 28657Members Posts: 28,657
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    I'd rather actually play rather than watch two other dudes play.




    Where do you live (round about ) ? I’m in South Carolina and it was a cold day. Normally I’d agree and pick playing over watching. But it was across the line in my opinion for playing unless you went right at noon . And I’m in an area that has a year round season. I guess what I’m saying is that most of the country didnt have the option you had.
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  • NevinWNevinW Southside, West Virginia 1167ClubWRX Posts: 1,167
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    I watched it and enjoyed it. A great exhibition match.
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    I'd rather actually play rather than watch two other dudes play.




    Where do you live (round about ) ? I’m in South Carolina and it was a cold day. Normally I’d agree and pick playing over watching. But it was across the line in my opinion for playing unless you went right at noon . And I’m in an area that has a year round season. I guess what I’m saying is that most of the country didnt have the option you had.


    I think one of the factors that may have increased viewership is the fact that the Eastern and Central US has been exceptionally cold.
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  • puttingmattputtingmatt puttingmatt Summer/ Michigan-- Winter/ Florida 5280Members Posts: 5,280
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    Was able to stream last 15 minutes, closing handshakes, format was fine, but pay per view

    Is messed up. Show it to the masses and have fun with it. Congrats Phil, come back to play the rematch with Tiger.
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  • billh17billh17 just happy to play  2976Members Posts: 2,976
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    The holiday crowd at my place found it at skysports golf(which i had never used before),so we tuned it in...hooked it to the TV,and there we sat.

    No audio..and we couldn't get full screen. From all i read on here the commentators were ruining the viewing with their jabbering and talking

    over top of the players. The only really good thing I saw,was the ease with getting the shot tracer on every shot. Sorta did away with the old

    "impossible to do" arguments. I found I liked seeing every shot with the tracer instead of a putting match being most of the viewing.

    Did not miss watching a ball fly thru the air at all. I sometimes think they have a canned ball flight scene and throw it up .

    Anyway, most of the good things from the program weren't provided by the players,as far as i could see. The tech of the shot tracer being

    doable for all shots has promise !
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    Updated poll questions with, where did you watch?
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  • 80sFredriksson80sFredriksson  488Members Posts: 488
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    Watched it all from home
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  • mikpgamikpga www.mikedeitersgolf.com  7413Members Posts: 7,413
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    Watched on my phone. Work and then home.
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    So now that it's over it's time for a new poll. Did you watch The Match? And where did you watch?




    Sorry but I went to edit the poll to add questions on where it was watched and all the previous votes got wiped out ... Argh!!!
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  • Need4spdNeed4spd  1582Members Posts: 1,582
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    Started at a sports bar, but due to the extraordinary length of time it was taking we left to go shopping after awhile so I continued it on my phone.



    I was underwhelmed like most. I thought the commentary was fine, but the performances from the contestants was well below par, and not in a good way. Much of the hype around the event was based on their own commentary, banter, and even their use of profanity (trivial as it sounds we all wanted to hear it) which was discussed during the presser earlier this week. Tim Mickelson even joked about wanting to just get one swear word in as they were walking up 18 and Phil told him not to.



    A lot of hype and relatively little was delivered on, in my opinion. The best part of the whole thing was Barkley, those corny commercials, and the course itself which looked stunning. Overall, I’d give it a C- or D+.
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    Ordered it and recorded it. Then avoided all the play by play texts on my phone for a few hours. Enjoyed the afternoon, then we watched it later Friday, and had a great time.
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    Watched it at my club, otherwise would never have paid for it.



    A complete and absolute bore-fest. I tried to get into it as did about 50 members in the sport bar, but general consensus was that it was akin to watching paint dry.
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  • Ignatius ReillyIgnatius Reilly  478Members Posts: 478
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    Consistent with my earlier posts, I said I'd watch a bit if it was free.



    So.... looking in here to see people's reactions, I found out it was streaming for free and tuned in.



    Watched about 1/2 the shots on holes 3-7 but didn't find it compelling. Predictably, most of the time was spent watching them walk, look, talk, stand.... not golf.



    The chatter between Tiger and Phil was generally awkward but most of it was talked over by the commentators.



    Kinda a whole lot of nothing. Worth a try, but didn't do anything for me.
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  • PZeroPZero  11581Members Posts: 11,581
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    I only watched because it was available for free. I wasn't paying for it.
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  • SurfDufferSurfDuffer  3023Members Posts: 3,023
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    Didn't watch. Could have gone and watched it at my club. Really was not very interested in it. I can assure you that I'll never pay a dime extra to watch a televised golf event on the boobtube.
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    I checked TigerTracker a few times and it didn't seem like I was missing much.
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  • oldschoolrockeroldschoolrocker  5096Members Posts: 5,096
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    That would be a no.
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  • sigvbsigvb  78Members Posts: 78
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    Watched it. Agree with above comments and would add that the constant background noise, assume blimp engine(s), was very distracting
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  • MattyO1984MattyO1984  5508Members Posts: 5,508
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    I'm classing myself as having watched it although an unhappy 4 week old son meant that I didn't really see that much of it. I have it recorded, if he has a sleepless night in the next few I will watch it, if not I won't bother and I don't feel that I missed out on that much.
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    MattyO1984 wrote:


    I'm classing myself as having watched it although an unhappy 4 week old son meant that I didn't really see that much of it. I have it recorded, if he has a sleepless night in the next few I will watch it, if not I won't bother and I don't feel that I missed out on that much.




    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • GSDriverGSDriver  723Members Posts: 723
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    We played golf in the morning, had lunch, then watched and drank a few cocktails...it was fun, totally worth $20. And the 'good guy' won!
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    Actually played yesterday ( temp reached 50 degrees F after a very cold fall in N Indiana) Club had it on; we all left.



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