Ever wonder what would happen if Johnny Miller and Nick Faldo sat in the same TV studio? Would one man dominate the conversation? Would they bloviate over each other the entire time? Would they argue? Throw punches? On Friday we will have our answer. This week's Match Play will be NBC's first event since forming a partnership with Golf Channel, a venture that will continue throughout each of NBC's 10 tournaments this year. In addition to new graphics, promotions and branding, Golf Channel and NBC will do a little mixing of on-air talent. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel.com breaks it down:
Perhaps the biggest showcase for the nets' expanded field will come via a Golf Central special at 8:30 p.m. on Friday Feb. 25. State of the Game Live will showcase NBC's Dan Hicks, Johnny Miller and Roger Maltbie discussing the sport with Golf's Brandel Chamblee, Frank Nobilo and Nick Faldo. The group will dissect the WGC action, the status of one Eldrick Woods, and the emergence of European stars and their impact on the PGA Tour, among other topics.Take Your Pick has installed Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Paul Casey as the favorites
"This is a unique golf-television event that for the first time brings together the two premiere voices in the game...Johnny Miller, who I have had a special relationship with for many years, and Nick Faldo," said Ebersol. "Beyond all of their credentials on the course, their voices always resonate with fans on the significant issues that affect the game. Our goal is to utilize our combined assets for more events such as this in the future."
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