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Greg Norman criticises commentators, Faldo responds

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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:

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.

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And he's not been alone - as his wife Nicole has now got the golf bug!

And finally...

If you're going to throw your club, be aware of your surroundings first...

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