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Michelle Wie Joins CBS broadcast team.

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Nice addition for CBS, not sure if her playing days are over?

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"Adding Wei - the "biggest name in the announcement?". Have they never read or heard of Love's career? 15 PGA wins including one major - Hall of Fame, etc. 16 other non PGA professional wins. Michelle Wei - 5 LPGA wins including one major. Period! That's it.

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So, Wie is the headliner here in this hiring annoucement and I think her taking an Amanda Balionis role to start, doing prepared pieces about the area and tournament, interviews, and some on-course or booth work will ease her in and I think she's going to be very good.

The big get in my opinion is adding Trevor Immelman, I love Trevor when he did the PGA for TNT and adding him with his brother Mark could lead to an interesting dynamic, maybe some playful ribbing a'la the Feherty/McCord days. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if he finds himself in bigger spots than some may expect a rookie, taking to this like duck to water.

On the subject of DL3, I'm not sure how's he's going to transition. He strikes me as an Azinger type who I absolutely do not enjoy in the booth. Maybe I'll be wrong. He'll likely be the secondary 18th tower team with whomever behind Nantz and Faldo while likely doing featured hole coverage to start.

In a perfect world, someone (NBC, CBS, or Fox) would hire Michael Collins away from ESPN and stick him on broadcasts for on-course duties because I think people would love him more than they love Bones right now.

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20 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

"Adding Wei - the "biggest name in the announcement?". Have they never read or heard of Love's career? 15 PGA wins including one major - Hall of Fame, etc. 16 other non PGA professional wins. Michelle Wei - 5 LPGA wins including one major. Period! That's it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Love_III

Davis Love III has 21 PGA Tour wins, and is lifetime exempt.  

I don't know who is making the decisions at CBS, but I can think of at least 5 or 6 other women golfers who would make a better on air presence than Michelle Wie.  Sure, why not.  Let's make a list shall we?

  • Blaire O'Neal
  • Holly Sonders
  • Anna Rawson
  • Paige Spiranac
  • Natalie Gulbis
  • Paula Creamer

I mean, some of these women on this list https://www.fanbet.com/sports-article/hot-female-golfers/ don't speak English all that well, but man, do we really care?  This is TV - as in you look at it.  As for me, all Michelle Wie says to me is "do not want"!

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5 minutes ago, GSwag said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Love_III

Davis Love III has 21 PGA Tour wins, and is lifetime exempt.  

I don't know who is making the decisions at CBS, but I can think of at least 5 or 6 other women golfers who would make a better on air presence than Michelle Wie.  Sure, why not.  Let's make a list shall we?

  • Blaire O'Neal
  • Holly Sonders
  • Anna Rawson
  • Paige Spiranac
  • Natalie Gulbis
  • Paula Creamer

I mean, some of these women on this list https://www.fanbet.com/sports-article/hot-female-golfers/ don't speak English all that well, but man, do we really care?  This is TV - as in you look at it.  As for me, all Michelle Wie says to me is "do not want"!

I am not sure any of them other than Paula Creamer could sound intelligent at all. Paige? No.  Holly? Wrong again. 

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Just now, Quigleyd said:

I am not sure any of them other than Paula Creamer could sound intelligent at all. Paige? No.  Holly? Wrong again. 

Who cares what they sound like.  This is TV man.

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7 minutes ago, GSwag said:

Who cares what they sound like.  This is TV man.

honestly, I do. I am not that interested in just eye candy. There is plenty of that other places. I want quality golf related content. I am not sure yet if Wie can provide that. But, I am willing to give her a shot. Holly is too concerned with being an instagram model these days. Paige... don;t even get me started. 

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58 minutes ago, GSwag said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Love_III

Davis Love III has 21 PGA Tour wins, and is lifetime exempt.  

I don't know who is making the decisions at CBS, but I can think of at least 5 or 6 other women golfers who would make a better on air presence than Michelle Wie.  Sure, why not.  Let's make a list shall we?

  • Blaire O'Neal
  • Holly Sonders
  • Anna Rawson
  • Paige Spiranac
  • Natalie Gulbis
  • Paula Creamer

I mean, some of these women on this list https://www.fanbet.com/sports-article/hot-female-golfers/ don't speak English all that well, but man, do we really care?  This is TV - as in you look at it.  As for me, all Michelle Wie says to me is "do not want"!

Paula is still playing and the others aren’t that great at interviews (haven’t seen Anna do any) and Blair is ok on tv with Martin hall. Holly bombed as both an interviewer and on set jist with fox.

 

52 minutes ago, GSwag said:

Who cares what they sound like.  This is TV man.

Yes it matters. Balionis is decent at interviews and sounds terrible to me and I avoid listening to her. It’s more than looks when tryin to grow audience. 

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21 hours ago, PlaidJacket said:

"Adding Wei - the "biggest name in the announcement?". Have they never read or heard of Love's career? 15 PGA wins including one major - Hall of Fame, etc. 16 other non PGA professional wins. Michelle Wei - 5 LPGA wins including one major. Period! That's it.

You have to consider who they are trying to attract. Millennials and younger crowd don’t know DL3 so while he is a big name to golf fans he is an unknown to those that aren’t avid fans where Michele wie has a much bigger following. 

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On 12/3/2019 at 1:21 PM, vrnyn said:

Nice addition for CBS, not sure if her playing days are over?

I agree she's a nice addition. As to her playing days - she's had so many injuries and challenges (like putting), it would be tough for her to compete with the rising stars. She should attract a younger crowd to TV Golf.  

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I think she'll do well in this role and wish her luck with the new gig.  I suspect she'll continue to play in select events simply because she is still young and, while injury prone, by no means unable to still compete. As for the Davis Love getting slighted, I'm pretty sure he could care less.  

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Never heard Michelle Wie commentate, she knows golf and seems bright so I hope she does well. I wonder if Amanda Balionis role will change? And will there be a second on course commentator replacing Kostis, assuming Pepper will stay on course? We’ll know soon enough...

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