The USGA announced Thursday that Fox’s ‘Undisputed,’ hosted by Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, would announced the pairings for the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills. The Internet was less than pleased.
Tour pros and fans alike took to Twitter to poke fun at the show and express their displeasure with the decision.
At the time this post was written, more than 230 people had replied to the USGA’s original announcement.
— U.S. Open (USGA) (@usopengolf) June 8, 2017
Social media favorite Smylie Kaufman joined the fray with this accurate reaction:
— Smylie Kaufman (@SmylieKaufman10) June 8, 2017
And fans were just not having it.
Comments below seem to be working out well for the USGA. https://t.co/gDTeJbe7td
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 8, 2017
This ratio is always a sign that something has gone wrong. Not good. pic.twitter.com/ncbR315a1S
— Brendan Porath (@BrendanPorath) June 8, 2017
is this a joke?
— Matthew Lafond (@LaDude41) June 8, 2017
— Danny Ritz (@DannyRitz) June 8, 2017
This could be happening in my back yard with free beer and I wouldn’t walk out on my porch.
— Jason Marenda (@jrmarenda) June 8, 2017
Two clowns that don’t know a damn thing about golf breaking down the tee times. FOX is the worst. https://t.co/V146RQ2c8d
— Dave Medina (@DiningwithDave) June 8, 2017
Why must you leak out tee times like this?Or tell us they’d be announced at 9:30 on undisputed?Just put the tee times out. This is stupid
— John wood (@Johnwould) June 8, 2017
Well, I’ll be watching @GolfChannel over this, even if they are showing Tin Cup for the 27294728139th time.
— Antone Siman (@APSiman2) June 8, 2017
There were some helpful suggestions for how the announcement could have been done better:
What, you couldn’t get the dogs of #PawPatrol to announce this? They have greater talent and more viewers.
— McCookMadnessMinion (@mccook2002) June 8, 2017
@richarddeitsch The Bubble Guppies should do the reveal. They have many more viewers.
— Jeff Slusser (@jsluss123) June 8, 2017
— Robbie Blackard (@RHB0503) June 8, 2017
But some made the most of it:
Silver Lining, we get to hear Shannon Sharpe try to pronounce Louis Oosthuizen
— Johnny2121 (@johnnyvegas212) June 8, 2017
The tee times and pairings for the 117th U.S. Open have not yet been released online, and only one pairing was actually revealed on the show: a power-grouping of defending champ Dustin Johnson, 2015 champion Jordan Spieth and 2014 champion Martin Kaymer.