Better Golf Viewing for East Coasters: Tournaments in Europe or on the West Coast
Golf fans on the east coast of the United States get a treat this week (especially morning radio hosts.) The Open Championship, in Hoylake, Englanf, began this morning at 1:35a eastern. The moment we wake up we can turn on TV coverage, and see our favorite golfers going for the Claret Jug in the final major of the year. There is a polar opposite to the extremely early morning rounds of the Open Championship. That opposite is prime time golf during the west coast tournaments. A great example of this was watching the US Open last month in Los Angeles. Watching the final groups at 9pm was great. This leads to the question of which is better viewing for us golf fans living on the east coast (because shouldn’t TV always revolve around us?) Let’s compare the positives and any negatives we can find to solve our question.
Pros – Early morning golf viewing
Wake up and golf is on.
Gives you a distraction at work for most of your entire shift
On Saturday and Sunday when your children wake you up at 6am, you can watch a major golf tournament while you drink your coffee.
If you have any bets placed you don’t have to wait until 10pm to see if they cash.
Doesn’t really take over your entire day since it’s done by mid-afternoon Saturday and Sunday.
Pros – West Coast tournament golf viewing
Watching golf at 8pm or later!
You don’t miss most of the Thursday and Friday rounds because you’re at work. You get home and have a solid 3 hours of the round left.
Beers/wine/cocktails and golf on Friday and Saturday night.
Gives you something to watch on Sunday night outside of football season (and if one of your premium channel shows is over.)
Early morning: Probably frowned upon by workplaces to enjoy a pop or two while watching the 1st 2 rounds.
Prime time: Nothing to distract you at work until around 11am, and at that point on a Friday isn’t the day just about done!
Watching golf at any time is never a bad thing, but for personal preference I think the early morning watching is best for East Coasters. What puts it over the top is the weekend rounds. You wake up Saturday and Sunday, plop yourself on the couch, or your favorite chair, with a cup of coffee and watch the final major tournament of the season. Then by 1 or 2 pm it’s over, maybe you have some winnings in your betting account and you have the whole day ahead of you!
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