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Poll: Did you watch The Match Tiger v Phil?

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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?<br />
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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 Members  13139WRX Points: 4,205Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,139 Titanium Tees
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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... Members  258WRX Points: 80Handicap: 8Posts: 258 Greens
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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 Members  7405WRX Points: 428Handicap: 5Posts: 7,405 Titanium Tees
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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, VAMembers  263WRX Points: 75Posts: 263 Greens
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    Yes but only after I found out it was free online, roughly the 17th hole.
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  • Doc420Doc420 Members  2377WRX Points: 150Handicap: lotsPosts: 2,377 Platinum Tees
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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 Members  1127WRX Points: 204Handicap: 7Posts: 1,127 Platinum Tees
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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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  • VindogVindog Don't order the schnitzel. They're using schnauzer! Members  18116WRX Points: 1,051Posts: 18,116 Titanium Tees
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    Negative
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  • The Slamming ButcherThe Slamming Butcher Members  700WRX Points: 85Posts: 700 Golden Tee
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    I'd rather actually play rather than watch two other dudes play.
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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    I'd rather actually play rather than watch two other dudes play.<br />
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    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 VirginiaClubWRX  1209WRX Points: 222Handicap: 4Posts: 1,209 ClubWRX
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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.<br />
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    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.<br />
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    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/ FloridaMembers  5506WRX Points: 527Handicap: 6.3 HCIPosts: 5,506 Titanium Tees
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    Was able to stream last 15 minutes, closing handshakes, format was fine, but pay per view<br />
    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 Members  3156WRX Points: 2,651Posts: 3,156 Titanium Tees
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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.<br />
    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 <br />
    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<br />
    "impossible to do" arguments. I found I liked seeing every shot with the tracer instead of a putting match being most of the viewing.<br />
    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 .<br />
    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<br />
    doable for all shots has promise !
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    Updated poll questions with, where did you watch?
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  • 80sFredriksson80sFredriksson Members  492WRX Points: 89Handicap: -Posts: 492 Greens
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    Watched it all from home
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  • mikpgamikpga www.mikedeitersgolf.com Members  7457WRX Points: 230Posts: 7,457 Titanium Tees
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    Watched on my phone. Work and then home.
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    <br />
    So now that it's over it's time for a new poll. Did you watch The Match? And where did you watch?<br />
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    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 Members  1611WRX Points: 212Posts: 1,611 Platinum Tees
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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.<br />
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    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. <br />
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    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. <br />
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    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 Members  497WRX Points: 204Handicap: 14Posts: 497 Greens
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    Consistent with my earlier posts, I said I'd watch a bit if it was free.<br />
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    So.... looking in here to see people's reactions, I found out it was streaming for free and tuned in.<br />
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    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. <br />
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    The chatter between Tiger and Phil was generally awkward but most of it was talked over by the commentators.<br />
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    Kinda a whole lot of nothing. Worth a try, but didn't do anything for me.
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    I only watched because it was available for free. I wasn't paying for it.
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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 Members  5096WRX Points: 173Posts: 5,096 Titanium Tees
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    That would be a no.
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  • sigvbsigvb Members  85WRX Points: 43Posts: 85 Fairways
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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 Members  6146WRX Points: 1,612Handicap: 3Posts: 6,146 Titanium Tees
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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:
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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.<br />
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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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.<br />
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