Golf Writers, Tour Player Slam CBS Broadcast of Charles Schwab Challenge

The PGA Tour is back and so is the live TV coverage.

Coverage of the Charles Schwab Challenge started on Golf Channel on Thursday and Friday, before switching to CBS over the weekend.

Jim Nantz PHOTO: CBS official photo

The CBS broadcast, most notably on Sunday, received a ton of criticism from golf writers, a professional golfer and other media members for various things.

As GolfNewsRI reported earlier this week, and as Jim Nantz noted during Sunday’s broadcast, CBS is operating with a limited crew on the ground, including limited camera operators.

While some of the criticism is valid, CBS does deserve credit for doing as much as they can do during the coronavirus era.

See some of the Criticism Below

Jason Sobel, Golf Writer

“CBS just spelled Gary Woodland’s hometown as “Toepka.” And Brooks thinks *he* doesn’t get any respect.” 

Christopher Powers, Assistant Editor at Golf Digest 

“CBS just interviewed Chuck Schwab, showed a Xander putt, then “played through” and showed another Xander putt. Then came back and showed a 25 second blimp shot. Just a maddening sequence of events.”

Matt Fitzpatrick, PGA Tour Player

“Commentators saying the greens are firming up… I know I’m not out there right now but they’d have to be dry for 6 months for them to firm up out there.”

Brian Wacker, Writer at Golf Digest 

“Glad to see golf on TV. Less glad to see CBS has picked up right where it left off. Oof this has been tough to watch. Golf keeps getting in the way of the commercials.”

Alex Myers, Senior Writer at Golf Digest 

“The PGA Tour doesn’t really start until a CEO appears on the back nine Sunday.”

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