Chris Berman and Golf: A Match Made in Hell

Chris Berman at Pebble Beach. Hat: Bad. Golf: Worse.

.After being subjected to Chris Berman’s amateurish commentary as host of ESPN/ABC coverage of the British Open a couple of years ago, I didn’t think his involvement in golf could get any worse.  Now that I’ve watched the first round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, I realize I was wrong.
Berman’s commentary during the Open Championship (worn-out cliches and misidentified golfers) was like listening to a 25-handicap weekend hacker doing television golf coverage for the first time.  Now that I’ve seen him play the game, it turns out he IS that 25-handicap weekend hacker… although a 25 handicap might be generous.  At least the likes of Ray Romano, Kevin Costner and George Lopez have game.  “Boomer” looks like he picks up a club once a year.  If Peter Kostis tried to break down Berman’s swing with the Konica/Minolta BizHub SwingVision Camera, Konica/Minolta would give up it’s sponsorship.
I’m not sure who’s idea it was to invite Berman to play the event.  It’s not carried by ESPN/ABC.  And he’s simply a bad golfer.  It’s painful to watch and downright embarrassing.  Somebody needs to keep Chris Berman as far away from golf as possible.

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