Golf rants aren't something you see every day in sports talk radio. Outside of Tiger Woods and maybe the four majors golf isn't something that necessarily moves the needle. But when you have Mike Francesa ranting like a madman for 30 minutes over a golfer laying up, we have sports talk radio magic!
It all started when Francesa busted Patrick Reed, winner at Doral in the World Golf Championships event this weekend, for proclaiming himself to be one of the top five golfers in the world and laying up on the 18th hole with a two shot lead. Francesa's thesis was overly simple and obviously flawed - if Reed is really a top five player, he should be hitting a wood off the tee instead of an iron.
Reed's strategy turned out to be incredibly smart. By laying up with a 3-iron off the tee and a 2 shot lead, Reed made an easy 2-putt bogey for the win. That's what it's all about isn't it? Why it matters whether he hit an iron or a wood for his tee shot is such a bizarre argument to have for 30 minutes, even for the most hardcore golfing aficionado, let alone a prominent sports talk radio host. But don't let that stop the sports pope for going on an insane rant about course management!!!!!!!no comments