Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Johnny Miller Makes Obvious Point

Golf Digest put this on their website this week. I'm not sure why because I have been saying this for YEARS.

Check out those thoughts here from 2006 and here from this year.

But, here's what Johnny had to say:

Once the official PGA Tour, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour seasons conclude, fans need something really unusual to get their attention.

The Father-Son Challenge and World Long Drive Championship are by far the most intriguing Silly Season events. The Skins Game, 3 Tour Challenge and Skills Challenge are entertaining enough, but they've been around awhile. I think something more circus-like is needed. A revival of the mixed-team event would be great; who wouldn't want to see John Daly paired again with Laura Davies? A senior-junior event featuring a Champions Tour star with a regular tour player would be fun, too.

If I were a sponsor or organizer putting one of these events together, my rule would be anything but individual stroke play. Golf is competing against professional and college hoops as well as football, and if the formats aren't great, fans, just like the top players, might choose to take a couple of months off.

He is right about the Skins Game being dull, but why would you have a mixed event with John Daly? He'd probably WD.

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