All Eyes on the Ball

by , Jun 15, 2008 | 5:59 pm

Evidently, there is a televised golf game today. I know this because the TV screen that typically shows chip counts was just showing golf. Not only that, but there was a massive crowd gathered around the screen. More people were watching golf than gathered to watch the NBA Lakers/Celtic game the other night.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, cheers erupted throughout the Amazon Room. Evidently, Tiger Woods made a putt. And though half of the crowd dissipated after the big whoop-tee-doo, many stayed behind to watch the replay of the ball inching toward the hole and sinking. One of the tournament directors even came over the loudspeaker to announce that Tiger advanced to the next round of something-or-other.

I knew golf was popular – and gaining popularity with poker players – but this was an interesting scene to watch.

6 Comments to “All Eyes on the Ball”

  1. Kevin Mathers

    That was a clutch putt for Tiger, forcing an 18 hole playoff tomorrow. Expect more of the same around 2pm.

  2. Poker Shrink

    “Advance to the next round of something-or-other….”

    Prime example of why we don’t let girlz report on sports…..

  3. California Jen

    Kevin, you know everything. You’re beginning to freak me out. 😉

    Shrink, you’re walking on thin ice with your comment! And guess what? I’m not an in-general sports reporter. I write about poker. I know nothing about golf and will never attempt to write about it except in general terms when it takes over our WSOP going on here.

  4. KenP

    Didn’t you know that the guy is the Phil Ivey of Golf?

  5. Ed

    “Didn’t you know that the guy is the Phil Ivey of Golf?”

    Wow..that is the exact comment I made yesterday when the family had golf on the tube and Tiger was playing. Great minds think alike…or something.

  6. California Jen

    The room is buzzing again today with golf talk and “oohs” and “aahs” at the TV. I guess it’s bigger than I thought, but I’m still a little stunned by it.