Shorter playoff format better for vie...

Shorter playoff format better for viewers

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 15, 2008, titled Shorter playoff format better for viewers. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Imagine what kind of prime-time ratings NBC would have pulled in if Tiger Woods and Rocco Mediate had competed in a three-hole playoff Sunday.

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Aurora, MO

#1 Jun 15, 2008
The Monday playoff has always been a huge buzz kill at the end of great tournament. Hopefully the lost opportunity to have Tiger in a prime-time playoff duel will inspire the USGA to ditch this antiquated format.

Oak Brook, IL

#2 Jun 16, 2008
First, I'm amazed that NBC hasn't successfully pressured the USGA to drop the Monday 18-holer. Even if it wasn't much better for ratings/revenues, it's frankly a fairer test of the two golfers involved at that moment on Sunday, which should be the point. Monday, many things are potentially different -- weather, physical condition of one or both of the golfers, etc. Should be a three-hole playoff -- a par 3, par 4 and a par 5.

Secondly, I was frankly glad to see Stuart Appleby crash and burn, after that horse's-ass comment he made, joking though it may have been, about throwing a club at Tiger's knee.

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