‘Bad, bad first impression’ – Social media reacts to ESPN + PGA tour coverage

In addition to being the first event of 2022, the Sentry Tournament of Champions also marked the start of the agreement between the PGA Tour and ESPN + to increase live golf coverage available to fans.

The value offered by the PGA Tour Live streaming service has been a hot topic in recent seasons, with many users complaining about the amount of ads, as well as the effectiveness of the coverage itself.

However, a step in the right direction appeared to have been taken when it was announced in December of last year that ESPN + would take over the direct-to-consumer stream of NBC Sports Gold to provide live action from 35 tournaments and showcase over 4,300 hours. golf throughout the year, up from 1,100 in 2021.

While not yet operational, starting with the American Express event in two weeks, four live streams will be available during the tournaments, giving fans the option to follow the “Featured Bands,” a “branded band. “, The” main stream “or grab all the best pieces from the” featured holes “. Once network coverage begins, however, four streams become the two most usual clusters and featured holes.

Essentially, it was billed as more live golf content – and non-golf – for less money, the monthly fee of $ 6.99 down from the $ 9.99 it used to be. In the long run, a win-win for greedy consumers.

But how did its great beginnings unfold? Well it depends who you ask. We’ve rounded up some of the best social media reactions below …

First up, here’s what No Laying Up thought:

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This eagle-eyed viewer spotted this mistake. If only that was how ESPN + worked …

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The @deep_fried_egg in love with Moana was easily won …

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Patton Orr found the advertising experience “refreshing” …

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An opinion that does not share Nick Thomas, who had this to say in response to the previous tweet of No Laying Up …

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