Teen golf sensation Jordan Spieth won the John Deere Classic last week and followed that up with an excellent 69 in the first round of the British Open to place himself in the Top 10 next to a guy by the name of Tiger Woods. Given he's only 19, you could understand if he wasn't quite sure of all the intracacies of live television interviews. Here after his first round, Spieth sits down with Tom Rinaldi and is left completely out to dry as he goes in for a handshake right as Rinaldi turns to the camera.
It's brutal timing for Spieth, who is just left to grin sheepishly. The weird staggering and camera position certainly didn't do him any favors, but we should consider this missed handshake an initiation of kinds. You haven't really made it as a golfer until you've had an awkward interaction with Tom Rinaldi.
That's not the only weird thing about The Open. The camera work has been awful. Not only is "Ball follow" a foreign concept to the camera people, worse, they often lose the ball and have no idea where it is. Terrible, for those of used to the sight of a golf ball filling the screen on regular coverage of PGA Tour events.