Like: FOX’s choice of Greg Norman to anchor their US Open coverage. If you like Johnny Miller, you’ll like Greg (above, left, with co-host-to-be Joe Buck), who is equally brash, almost as insightful, and has had a much more eventful career and life, which should give him plenty of fodder for conversation.
Don’t Like: The current doldrums in pro golf. The plunge in Masters TV ratings—down 28%—is sad but clear evidence of the Tour’s dependence on Tiger. The current situation brings to mind Herbert Warren Wind’s description of the days following the retirement of Bobby Jones: “Golf without Jones would be like France without Paris—leaderless, lightless, and lonely."
By: George Peper