Bunker Mulligan "Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." ~Mark Twain

May 28, 2005

U.S. Open

Filed under: Golf — Bunker @ 6:09 pm

I’ve known for some time that Jay will be covering the US Open this
year at Pinehurst. He’ll do a good job, although I don’t know what kind of coverage he’ll be providing. Perhaps he will be part of their blog team. The blog is blank right now.

The Web Blog will begin June 16. Please check back then.

Yes, the stogey old USGA is having their premier event covered in a blog, exactly what I proposed to Augusta last month. For all the complaints about Augusta National being behind the times, I think they are usually way ahead of others in what they retain and what they change. They do things the way they want to. I think they’ll take a wait-and-see approach to the idea, and decide
for themselves whether my proposal has merit.

I proposed myself and other bloggers to Augusta because blogging would be fresh coverage. Regular Tour beat sports writers know the players and venue, and it is simply the next stop in their job. For a blogger, it would be a new experience, and that is coverage they’ll get nowhere else. For that reason, Augusta will eventually consent to my proposal, although I may not be the one providing the coverage when it happens.

That’s okay. I can live with that disappointment. I’ll feel vindicated, though, when it does happen. For now, we’ll have to wait and see what this USGA version of a blog is all about.

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