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Let the story tell itself 

By watching coverage on Golf Channel, I'd swear it was Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas both shooting 59 and tied in the first round of the Tour Championship (“Stanley, Simpson regain old form just in time,” Sept. 22, http://bit.ly/2fqjHmt). Of course, there is always Rickie Fowler. There was the occasional Paul Casey and Jon Rahm shot, but for the entire broadcast I saw only five shots of the Official World Golf Ranking’s No. 1 player, Dustin Johnson.

Golf Channel is doing as much disservice to golf as it is service. Let the narratives write themselves. Don't force your narrative on the viewer. 

Steve Hoffman
Hickory Hills, Ill.

 

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