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The Players Championship Giveaway
By mustang6560 on 5/10/12
The Players Championship, the flagship event on the PGA Tour, is underway in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida at the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass.

The Players Championship Leaderboard

In honor of the self-described "Fifth Major", it's time for another FREE oobgolf giveaway. Up for grabs is a new Goose Golf Towel, courtesy of Goose Golf. To enter the giveaway, simply answer the following question in the comments section below.

Does the media put too much emphasis on the major golf championships (Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, and PGA Championship)?

All comments posted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2012 will count in the random drawing. You can leave as many comments as you want, however, only your first comment will count as entry.


** Giveaway is open to all legal US residents 18 years or older. No purchase necessary. A winner will be announced the week of May 13, 2012 on oobgolf.com. Tax expenses are not included. You have the right to refuse the prize. In case of prize refusal a series of new entrants will be picked until the prize is accepted. Odds of winning based on number of entries. Void where prohibited. For a list of winners, click here.


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dc8ce says:
I don't think so. Those tournaments have the best fields in the world, so if you win them it means more than some event with 5 of the top 50 in the world playing.
5/10/12
 
Werepuppie says:
No.The Majors are the measuring stick by which golfers are judged.
5/10/12
 
id3st says:
i think they do. compared to other tournaments, these majors plus the players are treated like the super bowl of golf. well that's how i see it anyway. then again, i still have to put a lot of years in my golf degree to notice the difference.
5/10/12
 
jkyleolson says:
Probably
5/10/12
 
mantajim says:
No they are called Majors for a reason.
5/10/12
 
sigmapete1 says:
Well in a way the media puts too much emphasis on whatever is happening right now. Whether it is the US Open or the Heritage Classic, they do everything they can to make it into a bigger deal than it is.

That being said, the majors deserve all the hype and more, they is what golf is about, they are what golfers are measured by.

This question is like asking if baseball writers put too much emphasis on the World Series. It is the goal of the whole season. Admittedly, golf is a bit different, but ask any top golfer what their ultimate goal is and they will say, "win majors."
5/10/12
 
sigmapete1 says:
I should be disqualified for the sentence "they is what golf is about." Awesome grammar!
5/10/12
 
GolferAnt says:
yep
5/10/12
 
white_rabbitt says:
No, the Majors are important for the sport and deserve the attention.
5/10/12
 
mustang6560 says:
@sigmapete1- Luckily for you (and me), there is no rule against poor grammar on oobgolf ;)
5/10/12
 
Duke of Hazards says:
No, the Majors deserve more attention due to the field and the history... well, maybe except for the PGA Championship.... which is like the red-headed stepchild of the Majors
5/10/12
 
dooboo says:
major championship needs their coverage. I love it. I wish there were more ways for the media to cover the event, especially more ways to watch the entire 4 rounds of golf (internet, TV, etc). I can't get enough of the majors.
5/10/12
 
BAKE_DAWG40 says:
No, every pro strives to win tournaments, especially the majors. Hell, having your tour card is not a guarantee to play in a major.
5/10/12
 
homermania says:
I know it's circular logic, but the Majors are so exciting because they're Majors.
5/10/12
 
accarson3 says:
No - The golf Majors present the opportunity for a player to win a "ring" a la World Series, Stanley Cup, NBA, etc...so naturally there is more emphasis and coverage. The PGA has tried to establish a "playoff" (FedEx Cup), but I think any golfer would trade the FedEx for a Major title.
5/10/12
 
legitimatebeef says:
Yes they do. Golf majors are not like the World Series, Super Bowl, NBA finals, Stanley Cup--needless to say these events feature the last two standing participants, everyone else has been eliminated. These are the pinnacles of their sports. I guess you could say that the majors are golf's pinnacles...but then every so often a Michael Campbell, Mark Brooks, Shaun Micheel, etc. comes out of nowhere and wins one and let's face it, it kind of knocks the prestige down a peg. You don't get surprise Super Bowl winners who do nothing all year and then peak for one game. Golf majors are special in their own right but there is way more to achievement in golf than these four tourneys.
5/10/12
 
mschad says:
I don't think there is to much emphasis. I agree with Duke.... stronger fields and history.
5/10/12
 
Virtuaframax says:
Media puts the right emphasis on such great events and I am happy they do the same with the Players
5/10/12
 
SD Charlie says:
I don't think they put too much emphasis on these events. They are events with long histories, held in the toughest conditions with the highest level of player. In reality, the media places too much focus on EVERYTHING these days. e.g. when Tiger has a toothache, we know. The media is everywhere, and they write about every little inane topic in search of the almighty "click". It's frustrating, but it's largely becoming the world we live in. The golf world isn't nearly as bad as more mainstream sports and news, thankfully.
5/10/12
 
aaronm04 says:
No. If the moniker of "the best player who has never won a major," which Phil wore for a number of years, is still going to be applied to those who haven't, there will continue to be hype.
5/10/12
 
brown_317 says:
No Sir, they are major championships that need major "media" attention!
5/10/12
 
nickmomrik says:
No way, they are the biggest tournaments of the year and have the best fields.
5/10/12
 
glenrich says:
I haven't noticed any problem with the coverage.
5/10/12
 
meatball413 says:
yes, too much emphasis on majors. The PGA should focus more time on how these guys do when competing on a mini-golf course. =o)Putting is a bitch...
5/10/12
 
Trip says:
No. I love it. It puts pressure on the pros and we get to see how they react.
5/10/12
 
Clint24 says:
Majors are what make the sport. Nobody watches the Valero Open. Everyone watches the Masters, US Open, British Open, PGA, and (the 5th major) The Players.
5/10/12
 
kevinmoos says:
No, there should be more. What better way to introduce people to golf than watching the 2012 Masters?
5/10/12
 
lud5380 says:
its all about the history.
5/10/12
 
CeeBee says:
I cant wait till the US Open.
5/10/12
 
elhacker says:
No the media does put enough emphasis on the golf majors.

What the media does do is put to many goddamned commercials on when covering major tournaments. I know they need revenue but come on. Every 1-2 minutes they cut to commercial.
5/10/12
 
mmontisano says:
no.
5/10/12
 
GolfSmith7 says:
nope!
5/10/12
 
Greg_K says:
No. And the coverage is great on the golf channel. But then the networks air it on the weekend and the viewer experience suffers.
5/10/12
 
BigTazz53 says:
Nope
5/10/12
 
Bryan K says:
They field the best golfers. That's why the media concentrates on them so much. They are the most important golf events of the year, so it's only fitting to me.
5/10/12
 
madmx99 says:
Nope.
5/10/12
 
dtak84 says:
No way. When the casual golf fan only watches the majors, it's easy to see why the media puts all their focus into them.
5/10/12
 
Blittz says:
It seems when its gets coverage by the larger tv networks, the more emphasis it gets.
5/11/12
 
Wes11point5 says:
No, not at all. The majors are the supreme test of a golf game. The set ups are the toughest and one can not get through to win without being on top of all aspects of their game. Plus, with the exception of the Masters, the venue changes each year which adds a little something extra that other tournaments do not have. Go Bubba!!
5/11/12
 
Wes11point5 says:
I just hope that the conditions at Olympic are not the same as the last time the US Open was there (#18 in particular).
5/11/12
 
spackler455db says:
No, but they do put too much emphasis on Tiger.
5/11/12
 
hughesj says:
Definitely not. Too much drama going on in other professional sports *football* right now. Agree with spackler455db that too much emphasis is put on Tiger.
5/11/12
 
lazorbeam says:
I don't think so.
5/13/12
 
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