Brandel Chamblee Is A Man of Numbers, And SCIENCE!


Most of the time, The Golf Channel’s “Live From…” shows at majors are a mostly tepid un-spooling of popular golf cliches and hearty praise for whomever is playing well that week.

But sometimes…. THIS HAPPENS.

For once, I really enjoyed a heated debate about something that does matter in golf: what the F is wrong with Tiger Woods!?

Chamblee, whether you hate him or love him tolerate him, actually had a pretty logical, forceful take, backed up by visual observation and some empirical evidence.

Nobilo – whom I can’t figure out why he seems to be a Tiger apologist, but whatever… – just fell back on the whole “he’s injured” drumbeat, with a dollop of Kiwi-accented non-sequitors.

As for Notah? I mean, c’mon. What would you expect from Tiger’s college BFF.

Kudos to the excellent Rich Lerner, who asked Nobs a good question about whether Tiger has essentially the mental yips, since he was admittedly “striping it” on the range, but then sucked on the course.

Nobilo simply snapped back: “Have YOU ever had a back injury” which looked petty and completely missed the point.

Argue on, gents. We at home want more of this!



  1. While I too thought it was a good segment, I don’t think it is fair to call Nobilo a Tiger apologist and not also state that Chamblee is a long-time Tiger hater. That doesn’t mean he is wrong in this instance, but he has certainly gone out of his way to find any opportunity to bash Tiger in the past.

  2. So will Golf Channel fire Chamblee for not praising the almighty Tiger. I am so sick of golf announcers defending Tiger for his bad play. More people need to come out and criticize him more. If he is hurt why did he even play this week.? The worst part is he keeps getting headlines on the big E while other golfers are playing better then him. I admit I’ve never really been a big Tiger fan, mainly due to all the coverage he gets even when he has no chance in winning. Yeah he has been great for the game of golf, but focus on the new stars of the Tour. Get people to know their names and maybe that will help keep people watching.

  3. I agree, we want more of this. It’s worthless to interview Tiger because he tells you nothing of substance. It’s like he went to the Bull Durham school of interviewing. It was good to see Brandel and Rich essentially speaking the truth and sticking to their guns while the other 2 looked like paid apologists for Tiger.

  4. Now see ….. If I could be guaranteed debates like this on a regular basis, I’d most certainly tune in to the Golf Channel more often.

    That was good stuff.


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