Jump to content

Does anybody else notice Faldo's bias


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 118
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I think he was trying to balance out the Golf Channel’s orgasmic speculation this week about Tiger’s chances to get win number 83 at Torrey Pines.

Everybody is biased on most things. It's a part of how the brain processes information. People who appear unbiased just control their natural bias well. Nick does let his show a bit every now and the

Of course he is biased.   Faldo is a Brit through and through. He seems like the type who, even when in residence in the US, hangs out with a cadre of Brits, sipping tea and sneering at American bump

I’ve noticed Faldo’s bias towards Euros for years. Frankly, I assumed everyone knew he was biased and had just moved on. It’s interesting that some haven’t noticed it

The way he typically displays it is just after a good shot. If it’s an American hitting a good shot, it either doesn’t get much of a comment or best case, he’ll call it a good shot in monotone. If it’s a Euro, it’s much higher enthusiasm and/or he praises the player for their skill and not just the outcome of that particular shot. The exceptions to this rule are Koepka and Tiger.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, and then when said player disappoints, they make all kinds of excuses for them. Last week, they were waxing all over Phil, but after the tournament started they began making excuses for him. The story should drive the story, the media shouldn't be doing that. That was one thing about Johnny Miller, he didn't make excuses for players.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll never understand why they replaced Wadkins with Faldo.

Taylormade M1
TaylorMade R5 Dual (3) / R580 (7)
Ping i15 / Zing 2
Titleist Vokey SM7 (Raw)
TM Spider Tour Black / SC Futura Phantom
Titleist ProV1 (yellow)
Titleist Hybrid 14
Clicgear 4.0

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wait...what? 83? Really?. Wow, that’s a lot! How did that happen without anyone knowing or even hearing about it. That must be some kind of record!!

 

WITB
Tools for the job!


Link to post
Share on other sites

Of course.

And so, on a broadcast like CBS it is particularly good to engage with someone, part of the team, who brings an international perspective at a time when half of a PGATour leaderboard might be European.

There’s also the fact that Sir Nick himself has more major titles than all of his immediate predecessors (Lanny Watkins, Ken Venturi, Tom Weiskopf, Steve Melnyk, etc.) combined.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s been obvious since Nick got in the booth that he loves him some Rory, and most any other Euro like Westwood. That being said I really don’t have a problem with it, he does a good job overall.

I pick 14 of the following:
Ping G400
Ping G410 3, 5 and 7 wood
Ping G 400 4 hybrid
Ping G 4-U
Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, 58 SS
Grips NDMC +4
Odyssey Pro #1 black
Hoofer
ProV1x-mostly
ECCO Biom Hybrid 3

Link to post
Share on other sites

Rory came thru the Faldo Series so he has personal connection there. Regardless Rory is one of only a few players, if not the only one, that comes close to Tiger in moving the needle.

[size=2]Titleist 910D3 8.5°
TaylorMade M3 15°
Titleist CB (710) 3-PW
Callaway Mack Daddy 4 Chrome 54° S Grind & 58° C Grind
Scotty Cameron Studio Select Newport 2
Titleist Pro V 1x[/size]
Link to post
Share on other sites

Very well said.

Mizuno ST190 9.5* Diamana X'17 70XX || Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX
Titleist 915FD 14.25* Kuro Kage 80XTS || Taylormade TP UDI 16* Kuro Kage 100XTS Hybrid
Titleist 915FD 17.25* Kuro Kage 90XTS || Titleist 818 H118.25* Diamana Kai'li s103x Prototype
Callaway X-Forged UT 20* Kuro Kage XT 100TX Hybrid || Taylormade RSI UDI 20* Kuro Kage 100XTS Hybrid
Callaway X-Forged UT 23* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Bridgestone J40 DPC 5i-7i 27*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Vokey SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
Scotty Cameron Newport Tour Red Dot || Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Pro Platinum

Link to post
Share on other sites

“ Billy-Ray”.... that’s one reason. There’s more.

Cobra King SZ 10.8* Fuji Atmos Black 6x

TM RBZ tour 14* ADDI 8x 

TM gapr tour 3 iron 21*Evenflow blue 6.5 

Mizuno MP20 4hmb 5-6mmc 7-PW MB Fuji pro tour spec 115x 

Ping Glide 3.0 50 54 60 Fuji pro 115S 

cameron GSS 009 1.5 - sound slot - tungesten sole weights 


 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Faldo isn't biased towards Euros any more than pretty much every American announcer who fawns over every move Tiger Woods makes.

With the ascension of many European players towards full-time PGA Tour players, having his perspective on some of these guys isn't a bad thing.

In general, I quite enjoy Faldo in the booth. He's knowledgeable, he knows when to speak and what to say, he doesn't talk about himself all the time.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Every announcer fawns over Tiger, not just the Americans.

 

"In general, I quite enjoy Faldo in the booth. He's knowledgeable, he knows when to speak and what to say"

I agree.

 

," he doesn't talk about himself all the time."

 

No need to talk about himself all the time since Nance does it for him.

 

BTW, about half of the CBS announcers are not Americans (M. Immelman, Baker-Finch, Faldo, Nobilo, T Immelman)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...