FROM THE SOFA: KIT ALEXANDER

“SKY GOT THE BAL­ANCE JUST RIGHT THIS TIME”

Golf World (UK) - - TOUR TIPS -

While you don’t get to soak up the at­mos­phere from your sofa, I pre­fer to watch the fi­nal round on TV since you can en­joy the true per­spec­tive of the day as it all un­folds. Sky Sports’ cov­er­age of last year’s Open won a BAFTA, but the bal­ance was even bet­ter this year. The golf was the star of the show and the ex­tra bells and whis­tles were in­serted more thought­fully.

There can be no deny­ing that Sky’s cov­er­age has en­hanced the Open view­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The ex­per­tise and in­sight from coaches and pun­dits who cover the tour week in and week out is ex­cel­lent and I re­ally en­joyed see­ing the play­ers in the Sky Zone next to the range. It felt like they were more re­laxed and can­did with a golf club in hand – and they handed out some pretty good tips too. Think­ing back, I don’t re­mem­ber too many an­noy­ing ad breaks ei­ther.

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