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From a man that was so quiet when he played to what I think is an excellent commentator , Good for him .

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Duval,was always my favourite US Player - so glad that he is doing a great job as a commentator. I just hope that when he inevitably takes Johnny Millers job he does not change his thoughtful style and delivery

 

Faldo and Annika were 2 players who I loved and admired but as commentators....not so great

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I find Duval to be fair and equitable, regardless of who he is talking about. He calls it the way he sees it without getting out in front of his skis. He isn't prone to hyperbole like so many others, which makes him a welcomed breath of fresh air in my opinion. He always seemed to never be too high or too low on the golf course, shooting 59 notwithstanding. I guess there is something to be said about having that mantra in your everyday life.

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What is it you would like them to learn?

 

You know sometimes they are doing and saying what they are told by the voices in their earpieces......

 

I just would like all of them to shut up now and then and slow down, stop trying to make a 'show'......forcing the 'drama'

That is the most important lesson to learn; knowing when to shut their trap and let the golf do the talking. As I said, Faldo hasnt learned anything.

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From a man that was so quiet when he played to what I think is an excellent commentator , Good for him .

 

He does surprisingly well as a commentator. Nobilo is also one of my favorites. Chamblee has some good and some not so good comments. I can tell Nobilo loves to contradict or step on Chamblee's toes. But I have to comment on Holly Sonders. Any of the ladies on Morning Drive could run circles around her. She dresses like she is going to a red carpet event. This is golf Holly. Last year you wore short shorts and this year you look like your going to a cocktail party at high noon.

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Duval is easily the best commentator and my mos valued opinion on golf channel..he calls it as he sees it... no matter who it is...

 

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From a man that was so quiet when he played to what I think is an excellent commentator , Good for him .

 

It is rather ironic that for what seemed to be a guy that hid behind Oakleys and never said much as a player, is extremely articulate and likeable personality.

 

I first saw David on the air 10 plus years ago after withdrawing from a tournament. Instead of leaving he spent the rest of the tournament in the broadcast booth. My impressions back then were "this guy could have a career in broadcasting."

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Its because he's been there and done that, both peaks and valleys. He was good enough to be #1 in the world and played bad enough to lose status, so he truly knows how it feels no matter what's going on.

 

Most announcers nowadays who are/were golfers simply remind us daily on how good they were. Johnny Miller or Colin Montgomerie cant go 10 minutes without telling us about themselves or by telling us how easy it is.

 

David has a bright future in this business if he wants to pursue it.

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Being forced to watch FOX coverage really makes you appreciate how good Duval, Nabilo, Faldo and Miller are.

You lost me at Miller...

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Being forced to watch FOX coverage really makes you appreciate how good Duval, Nabilo, Faldo and Miller are.

You lost me at Miller...

 

 

hahaha. i like miller aswell. but this still made me laugh.

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If you want insightful, articulate, intelligent commentary he might be the best, along with Nobilo. However I think he would lose his appeal in the booth a bit, mostly because he really isn't very entertaining in a way that would catch the casual fans attention.

 

They like people who can joke, chatter, be witty, silly, stupid and create hyperbole in the booth. I mean when you are on air rambling for 6 hours you have to enjoy listening to yourself talk. This is why Faldo, Nance, Miller, McCord and Feherty have been doing it for so long. They are either are the goofy-silly type that like to hear themselves talk, or are egomaniacs who think they know everything and don't mind telling you all day long.

 

Honestly, the networks know what they are doing, and different personality types work better in different situations. The average casual view would think that DD makes a somewhat boring sport even more boring. The average casual fan is not a member of this board.

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Duval should put on a pair of those old Oakley M Frames during the broadcast for kicks and giggles. Seems like he was never without them while he was in his prime playing golf.

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