Thursday, June 17, 2010

Updated -- This week's radio segments (The Sports Reporters, The Gas Man, Tony Kornheiser Show)

Yesterday I joined The Sports Reporters' Steve Czaban and Andy Pollin in the normal timeslot (5:25 ET on Wednesday's). Click the permalink, then the link below, to listen to the segment from this week. This week we obviously focused on the US Open at Pebble Beach -- is this the year a European wins, and my favorite pairing of the weekend - Tom Watson (age 60) paired with Ryo Ishikawa (18) and Rory McIlroy (21). We also discussed the Redskins and college conference shuffles, including the Maryland rumors.

Click here to listen to the segment: The Sports Reporters


Also, I joined The Gas Man show on Wednesday evening in my normal 8:25 PT spot. As expected, we discussed this week's US Open, including its nature as a truly 'open' championship.  We also spoke in depth about Erik Compton, who I wrote about on here as well as focused the Golf Channel diary on, and the 'Caddy for Life' documentary.

Click here to listen to the segment: The Gas Man


On Thursday morning, I once again joined Tony Kornheiser on his newest Tony Kornheiser Show.  This week, in addition to talking about my trip to Pebble Beach and my on-air wardrobe, we took at look at the US Open including discussing Johnny Miller's commentary with Tony on yesterday's PTI.

Click here to listen to the segment (starts at approx. the 17:00 mark): Tony Kornheiser Show


TimR said...

No European major winners in this century? Is Ireland not in Europe? Where's the love for Paddy Harrington, who has won, count 'em, 3 majors this century?

Thomas said...

I'm pretty sure Tony Jacklin was the last European winner of the US Open. Paddy Harrington has won the PGA and British but not our Championship, has he?

TimR said...

Thomas, you're right, but I thought on the Sports Reporters, after the US open/Tony Jacklin comment that John mentioned (and Andy and Steve agreed) that there have been no European MAJOR winners this century. The British and PGA are majors. I may have misheard what was said. If so, apologies.

In any event, I'm half-Mick and thus a Paddy Harrington fan and have enjoyed his recent glory. I think even golf nerds have been Tiger and Phill-ed to death and thus kind of leave Paddy out of the discussion when it comes to the great (or at least sometimes-great) players of the past decade or so. Case in point, Steve and John, guys who don't usually get their golf facts wrong, whiffing on Padraig.

Thomas said...

TimR - you could be correct in saying that's the way it was said on the show.....I didn't catch it that way but my ears are getting old. Either way, I doubt these guys meant all majors, and not just this one. Or maybe they were all just having a bad day!

Anonymous said...

"Do you know how many Europeans have won major championships in this century .... any major ?"
I just listened to the podcast again and it seems a very uncharacteristic gaff to have forgotten about Padraig Harrington. I love to hear his explanation.