Episode 40: Zinger from Azinger hits its mark
“You can win all you want on the European Tour, the international, game and all that, but you have to win on the PGA Tour, ” analyst Paul Azinger said on NBC before the final round of the Honda Classic. “… This is where they want to be, isn’t it? They want to come here and prove that they can win at this level.” Azinger took a lot of criticism for those comments, which were aimed at Englishmen Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood, who were contending at the Honda but failed to hold off Sungjae Im in the final round. Morning Read’s Alex Miceli says Azinger’s pointed commentary really should not be so controversial. Azinger, in his defense, pointed out to Miceli that Fleetwood himself said as much in comments reported in the U.K. media. As usual, though, Miceli puts the tiff in its proper perspective.