Golf commentators have received a fair bit of stick on social media this week.
While Golf Channel man Brandel Chamblee was called out on social media by Ian Poulter for saying the Englishman ‘didn’t want to win’ the Players, a column from Greg Norman also raised some eyebrows.
“One thing I find far from appealing is the quality of some of the commentating on TV,” he wrote in his column for Worldwide Golf. “They’re as boring to listen to as it is to watch boring golfers play.
“You get that constant monotone voice: everyone hits a great shot, nobody has an opinion, nobody wants to upset the applecart, and everyone’s got the greatest short game in the world.
“When I was in the gym watching The Masters on TV last month I turned the sound off and listened to my favourite music and simply cranked up the volume.”
Nick Faldo, who was on commentary at Augusta, saw the article posted on Twitter and replied:
I think I need a hug 🤗🤗🤗... https://t.co/xwZLO141WE— Sir Nick Faldo (@NickFaldo006) May 13, 2017
And the irony of Norman’s comments weren’t lost in Twittersphere, who remembered that the Aussie was dropped by Fox Sports following its coverage of the 2015 US Open.
Didn't Greg get fired from Fox just after 1 run at the US Open? He was terrible— Greg_Nosar (@SouthernRambler) May 13, 2017
Maybe he was projecting his inability to be an announcer himself? 😃— Lynda Gage (@Lynda_Gage) May 13, 2017
We see how much Greg knows about commentating with his LONG STINT with Fox.. Due your thing Faldo— rusty macdonald (@theron12345) May 13, 2017
There was a case of mistaken identity at Jacksonville airport on Monday morning as Billy Horschel was mistaken for... Rafa Cabrera Bello!
I guess all my workouts r paying off Guy at airport congratulated me on my great shot at 16! Man im starting to look better! @RCabreraBello— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) May 15, 2017
Unfortunately not as good as Rafa! I've got a great 2 tone tan!— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) May 15, 2017
Tan made in Spain 🇪🇸 😎 😂😂— Rafa Cabrera Bello (@RCabreraBello) May 15, 2017
Of course, the shot the man at the airport was referring to was this albatross from the Spaniard - the first ever on No.16 at TPC Sawgrass.
Tiger Woods has been spotted out and about for the first time since having his fourth back surgery. By out and about, we don't mean hitting balls at the range, just at the shops and at his daughter's sports practice. Yes, this is what it's come to.
🚨🔥🐐• SPOTTED: For the first time since his back surgery, Tiger Woods was photographed yesterday inside a local Michaels store in South Florida. The back must be feeling a bit better. Sam or Charlie must have needed some school supplies. 🤣 via Twitter user (MeghanPatrice). #TW #tiger #tigerwoods #goat #pga #pgatour #golf #f4f #l4l
A friend in South Florida saw this guy yesterday watching his daughter’s flag football practice. Yes, sadly, it’s come to this. pic.twitter.com/VmsHLNsOeA— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) May 16, 2017
Swimming sensation Michael Phelps has been enjoying some time out on the course with his PXG gear.
And he's not been alone - as his wife Nicole has now got the golf bug!
If you're going to throw your club, be aware of your surroundings first...