Talking Points: PGA Championship lingers in Olympic shadow
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Summer Olympics are kind of a big deal.
The television ratings are huge.
This happens every four years.
You know it. We know it.
Does the PGA know it?
The PGA Championship has always been considered the other major. The also-ran.
The PGA Championship has given us some great stories over the years, but it's still the PGA Championship.
It should try to stand out, but, naturally, golf officials decided to hold the PGA Championship on the same weekend as the last weekend of the Olympics.
They spell dumb d-u-m-m.
Now, there are only two players in the field who could move the meter to even contend with the Olympics coverage. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Anyone else wins, no one will care.
Are we sure Nicolas Batum is European? He seems awfully American to us after his explanation for punching an opponent in a place no man wants to be punched.
Reporter Adrian Wojnarowski asked Batum why he hit his opponent down low during France's quarterfinal game against Spain in the Olympic men's basketball quarterfinal.
"I wanted to give him a good reason to flop," Batum said.
A European basketball player complaining about another European basketball player for flopping? See what we mean? Batum must be American.