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Golf Australia Express : Issue 42
SAY WHAT? LETTER OF THE WEEK NOW I LOVE THE bombers (the Sherrin-wielding kind also), but what has become of our beloved game when 670-yard par 5s are required to tame the power hitters and even the field? Yes, it is truly a sight to see the modern athletes of the game do ungodly things to the ball, but I loathe seeing the magnificently designed courses of yesteryear being overwhelmed by brawn and not brain. From where I sit, it was more than just a little pleasing to see the 16th at Olympic Club play out as only the 5th hardest hole on the course even with the extra length. THE LETTER OF THE WEEK WINNER RECEIVES A DOZEN DIXON GOLF EARTH BALLS VALUED AT $49.95 --- Craig F, via email TELL US YOUR THOUGHTS *Ed's Note: Thanks Craig. Interesting to note that the three players who had the best chance to win the US Open at the death---Webb Simpson, Graeme McDowell and Jim Furyk---are all ranked well outside the top 100 on Tour in driving distance. *Ed's Note: While the coverage might be better on cable, that option is not available to many golf fans. The issue is not purely about the quality of the coverage but the accessibility to golf events. Check out our feature on anti-siphoning inside. For what it's worth I agree with you Victor---Fox Sports does a bang-up job of covering golf. FROM THE TIME I saw Marc Leishman win at Sanctuary Lakes in the Victorian PGA about 4 years ago, and spending time with him and his family after the presentation, I thought I had seen the coming of a new champion who would carry us well into the majors. It is going to happen for this guy, and I think his win last week is just the start for a very good, very level-headed young guy. I wish Marc the best. --- Darryl L, via email I AGREE THAT THE lack of broadcast of the US Open was disappointing and I wonder how long it will be until one of the really powerful people who influence many of the decisions in this country will step up to the plate and give back to the general population some simple pleasures. How refreshing to see a new fresh face winning a golf major! When you look at the rankings there are so many fantastic players all equally skilful and showing that even the young have mental toughness. All the pros know what it takes to win and anyone can win on their day.---Terry W, via email REGARDING THE US OPEN, I think that having it on cable means better coverage and less ads. Would a free-to-air channel really show the full package of six hours of golf each day for four days? Or would we end up with a chopped up version that may or may not be live? ---Victor R, via email