Are you bothered about golf in the Olympics?

GB72

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I do think it was a wasted opportunity to choose the standard tournament golf option. Team matchplay or similar would have at least been a bit different to the norm and maybe more accessible for viewers who are not golf fans normally.
 
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Rose v Stenson in the final round in Rio was a great battle.
Will definitely be watching, love the Olympics and (as I'm not willing to pay Murdoch), I don't get to see much golf on TV.
 

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Because COVID is still rife in Japan and most locals don’t want people from all over the world traveling to their country.
It's not that many people and we need to move on. Not much in the way of crowds and the athletes and coaches will be regularly tested and not out partying.

Looks much more controlled than the Euros.
 

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No it’s probably only a thousand or so😂 yes I agree we do need to move on and the Japanese will be far better than the UK controlling the public.

Also I know that the athletes will be strictly controlled but the majority of the public don’t want them there and that should be the overriding decision, but it’s all about the money.

Saying that I saw Daly and his partner get gold on the news and was pleased for him.
 

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Will definitely be watching, love the Olympics and (as I'm not willing to pay Murdoch), I don't get to see much golf on TV.
Good news. Murdoch sold Sky a good few years ago. You've missed a few years of golf unnecessarily but you can fill your boots now and catch up 😁
 

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No it’s probably only a thousand or so😂 yes I agree we do need to move on and the Japanese will be far better than the UK controlling the public.

Also I know that the athletes will be strictly controlled but the majority of the public don’t want them there and that should be the overriding decision, but it’s all about the money.

Saying that I saw Daly and his partner get gold on the news and was pleased for him.
Jesus Christ, how did Big John manage to qualify?? Good lad!
 
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Good news. Murdoch sold Sky a good few years ago. You've missed a few years of golf unnecessarily but you can fill your boots now and catch up 😁
I didn't know that. From now on, I'll just object to Sky on value-for-money grounds rather than for Murdoch's complete absence of morals. Either way, I'm still looking forward to a bit of golf on the BBC.
 
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I didn't know that. From now on, I'll just object to Sky on value-for-money grounds rather than for Murdoch's complete absence of morals. Either way, I'm still looking forward to a bit of golf on the BBC.
depends how much sport you watch. I watch loads, so not bad value overall. If I watched less I’d probably use dodgy box/streams.
 

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No it’s probably only a thousand or so😂 yes I agree we do need to move on and the Japanese will be far better than the UK controlling the public.

Also I know that the athletes will be strictly controlled but the majority of the public don’t want them there and that should be the overriding decision, but it’s all about the money.

Saying that I saw Daly and his partner get gold on the news and was pleased for him.
It's about the billions Japan have spent preparing for it. Right decision to go ahead.
 
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depends how much sport you watch. I watch loads, so not bad value overall. If I watched less I’d probably use dodgy box/streams.
Yes, everybody evaluates in different ways. I don't mind paying for the BBC because there's no adverts. I don't mind the adverts on all the other free-to-air channels because I'm not paying for them. I really object to the idea of paying and having to watch adverts - so I don't. I'm also worried that, even if I overcame that objection, I'd end up watching sport instead of playing it or spectating live. Each to their own though.
 

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Little interest in Olympic anything to be honest....whether golf should be there or not is a whole different debate.
Even less interest due to the time differences...
 

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I didn't know that. From now on, I'll just object to Sky on value-for-money grounds rather than for Murdoch's complete absence of morals. Either way, I'm still looking forward to a bit of golf on the BBC.
Sky is amazing value for money. I pay £90 a month for the full mashings and a second skyQ box. £90 is a meal and a few drinks for a couple these days. It pays for itself with the amount of sport and shows we watch so I am super comfortable with it.

Golf on the BBC would be great but it wouldn't break my heart if it wasn't
 

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Yes, everybody evaluates in different ways. I don't mind paying for the BBC because there's no adverts. I don't mind the adverts on all the other free-to-air channels because I'm not paying for them. I really object to the idea of paying and having to watch adverts - so I don't. I'm also worried that, even if I overcame that objection, I'd end up watching sport instead of playing it or spectating live. Each to their own though.
I just record it and cut the adverts out.
I just can’t watch live the adverts do my head in.
 

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Sky is amazing value for money. I pay £90 a month for the full mashings and a second skyQ box. £90 is a meal and a few drinks for a couple these days. It pays for itself with the amount of sport and shows we watch so I am super comfortable with it.

Golf on the BBC would be great but it wouldn't break my heart if it wasn't
You are the first person I have heard saying Sky is good let alone amazing value.

I wouldn't have one but these dodgy sticks or boxes that give access to everything are amazing value for money.
 
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