The disharmony in the US team is always strange to me, it should be the other way around, they should all be on the same page, with the European team struggling to come together under one banner. I know the US is a pretty divided country but in other sports you dont see this kind of thing, not that Im aware of anyway, its only the golf team that seems to struggle with it. This year especially their individuals were far better than the Europeans but looking in from the outside it seems they couldnt put ego to one side and play as a team.
The BBC has aired it since 1963. In terms of Live coverage, this is the first time going all the way back to the mid '50s that there will be nothing whatsoever.
Since failing to get the rights for the Champions League again, and dumping supplemental sports like WWE and tennis, I'm guessing Sky had more money to play with this time and are committed to shoring up their major sports that link up to the 5 main Sky channels (Premier League, Football, F1, Cricket and Golf), with the absolute sporting dregs making up Action, Arena and Mix, which will be so devoid of content in 2020 that surely 1 will be dumped.
There are a lot of good deals with Sky Sports through NowTV though, so you should be able to watch The Masters Live for around £10 (1 week pass). I do prefer the BBC commentary/presentation, much like the F1 on C4.
Peter Alliss, the legendary BBC golf commentator, has died at the age of 89.
Alliss, known as 'the voice of golf' to fans around the world, has been synonymous with the BBC's golf coverage for more than half a century.
Having first appeared on the BBC in 1961, he was made lead golf commentator in 1978 after retiring as a player.
"It is with great sadness we announce the passing of golfing and broadcast legend Peter Alliss," said Alliss' family.
In a statement, they described his death as "unexpected but peaceful".
They added: "Peter was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and his family ask for privacy at this difficult time."
Alliss provided the soundtrack to many of golf's most memorable moments, with November's Masters the last tournament he covered.
"Peter was the voice of golf. He was an absolute master of his craft with a unique ability to capture a moment with a magical turn of phrase that no one else could match," said Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport.
As a player, Alliss won 31 tournaments and he and his father Percy were the first father-son duo to compete in the Ryder Cup, when it was a contest between Great Britain and the United States.
In 2012, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category.
I heard him commentating on The Masters a few weeks ago and he sounded nothing like his usual self. His voice sounded so different. I don't know if he was ill or what, but I have to admit I wondered then how long he'd keep going for. It's a shame, and watching golf won't be the same without him, but 89's not a bad age I guess.