Shark Week Coming To Fox Sports?
By Torleif Sorenson on 8/12/13
As reported by veteran golf writer Tim Rosaforte, Fox Sports wants Greg Norman to serve as their lead golf analyst when the network begins televising the U.S. Open and other national championships beginning in 2015. In an e-mail to Rosaforte, Norman said:
"David Hill has reached out to me, we have spoken and yes, they have offered me the job. I am flattered to have been asked and I look forward to having discussions with my good friend [Hill] in the very near future."Roseforte helpfully points out that it was Norman who approached Hill and Fox Sports about the concept of a "world golf tour" that was shot down by PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, but ultimately resulted in the World Golf Championships series.
Given Norman's outspoken nature, he would seem to be a fit for the USGA's stated desire to start appealing to the "less sophisticated" (read: new to the game and not stodgy) viewer.
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I would love to see Greg as an anaylst.
i would hate to see Greg as an analyst.
Matt F says:
Were - why?
bad - same question
If thy want less sophisticated golf fans to tune in, they need to have some entertaining analysts. I vote for Rocco Mediate, Paul Goydos, and Bill Murray.
to me, he's always had this pompous "look at me" attitude. yes, he deserves some credit because he was an incredible driver of the ball, but he holds himself in higher regard than history will see him. plus, he just says things that often times gets rebuffed when proper research is done.
I agree with mjaber. those picks would be great, except Bill Murray.
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