Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Brandel Chamblee = Mute Button

Golf channel analyst Brandel Chamblee gets paid to provide his opinions, all of which seem to be either wrong, or include him constantly flip-floping.

He has now joined sports personalities Chris Berman and Dick Vitale for people I have to turn the mute button on for. In the brief segments I did actually listen to him during Masters week, I was not surprised to hear the same old story.

First, he has been one of the biggest critics of Tiger Wood's swing changes and Sean Foley's teaching methods for the past nine months. He has repeated over and over that Woods is working on the wrong things and he won't find success with this new method.

After Wood's 66 Friday at the Masters, Chamblee all of a sudden states that Tiger looked to be in "complete control of his game," especially with his putting, and that he was looking like the Woods of old. As we know, Woods full swing looked great while his putting was slightly off.



The point is Chamblee has grilled Tiger for nearly a year saying that his swing changes will never work, but now all of a sudden he praises Woods for his improvement.

As for his opinions on Phil Mickelson, Chamblee said that although Lefty had a tough week at the Masters, he will certainly have many more years of success at Augusta and will most likely win it again. Then, literally less than one minute later, when speaking of Mickelson's arthritis, he said Phil will not be able to have much success over the next decade because of the condition. Huh? What? Chamblee, you just said the exact opposite thing one minute ago.


He then turned into Dr. Chamblee, giving his diagnosis for Phil's arthritis and describing how it will be treated, and the difficulty the doctors will have in changing treatment programs for him as the disease changes. Never knew Chamblee went to medical school. By the way, Mickelson did shoot 63-65 on the weekend two weeks ago to win in Houston so the doctors must be doing well so far.

The bottom line is Chamblee is the biggest moron on golf television.

7/26/2013 UPDATE: Tiger Woods has won four times in 2013 and is now number one in the world. Phil Mickelson has just won his 5th major championship and is now number two in the world. Unfortunately, Chamblee is still talking on the golf channel.

26 comments:

  1. Chamblee is a complete joke. All he does is criticize everyone on tour. Especially Tiger, he needs to clean Tiger's clubs and shut his mouth. Tiget done more in 2 years on tour than Chambles. I hate this dirt bag and pray that Arnold Palmer (Golf Channel Management) will yank his sorry ass of their television. If and when they do, I'll start watching again. No one likes this dirt bag...

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  2. Chamblee is an idiot. He said that the europeans can play so well at the british open is because they know how to get to there left side. He also said that the u.s. players are too handsy and they dont know how to get to there left side. Right now there is 4 americans on the leaderboard. They must have learned something in the past couple days. Chamblee just likes to jump on the bandwagon.

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  3. I just watched the Golf Channel and Chamblee mouthed off again on Tiger. Maybe when Arnie P. sobers up he will come to his senses and fire the dumb ass. Chamblee could not make on the golf course and he sure as hell does not make it on the Golf Channel! dirt bag fits!

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  4. Chamblee comes across as a sanctimonious stuffed shirt, cast from the same mold as the imperious, overly pompous Rich Lerner. How they love to look down upon and insult talented golfers who seem just a little too original, like Rickie Fowler or Bubba Watson. Some of the Golf Channel reporters, like Frank Nobilo and David Feherty, are more real, doing a great job without coming across like country club snobs. Ever wonder why golf has trouble getting young people interested? For status-quo types like Brandel Chamblee and Rich Lerner, one look in the mirror answers that question. Yes, the money is huge at the pro level. But for the vast majority of golfers, it is still a game. Golf Channel needs to keep it fun.

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  5. Chamblee is a loser in his golf career and is overzealous to make a career in TV comments job. He needs to get down to the facts and open his mouth, considering that his level of understanding of golf is very low. Again, how many tournaments he won?

    Why don't Golf channel get rid of this guy?

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  6. Chamblee makes the Golf Channel look bad. He must do damage to the bottom line -- I don't linger very long when Chamblee appears onscreen. Absolutely horrible and biased.

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  7. No kidding...he may be able to rattle off a bunch of stats....but consistency in comment is non existent. "Babelling Brandel" likes to hear himself talk. Stricker shoots 74 with a decent putter...not a word, Tiger shoots a big number and his game is over. The paint on mute button is fading fast.

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  8. I am new to the Golf Channel and have really been enjoying most of what they do. But I totally cannot stand this cocky know-all. His brash, mouthiness runs directly counter to the civilized spirit that separates golf from a lot of other pro sports.

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  9. Chamblee was a hack as a golfer, tries to be Johnny Miller as an analyst though he has neither the experience or the knowledge to make comment on pressure situations. Miller is a true bridge for the amateur to understand pro golf and to pass on knowledge on how to perform shots. Plus Chamblee is a pimp; who couldn't make it as a pro so he makes his money on the backs of real players. He had one career win and I believe he had as many missed cuts in the PGA alone as Tiger has had in his entire career.

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  10. I have always been a fan of Arnold Palmer, but he must owe Chamblee money or he is dumber than a bag of hammers to hire this guy. Chamblee has the typical short man syndrome, too short to be noticed so he has to yap yap yap that stupid mouth of his. He reminds me of my mothers toy poodle always barking for no apparent reason. Tiger Woods owes nothing to the public concerning his personal life or what he is working on in his swing. As an athlete who recovered from injury, even when you are well, there is a constant fear in the back of your mind of re-injury. It will take a while to get over this. Plus having been injured most of his pro career, he has to learn a new swing where he isn't making compensations guarding the pain he was encountering with every full shot. But Arnie, you do what you gotta do but you are losing viewers every telecast because of this Bozo. And a P.S. Brandle, you can't carry Johnny Millers Jock as a technical consultant. Go be a pro at a driving range you Tin Cup wannabe.

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  11. This guy is such a douchebag. When Tiger missed the cut he was so critical of the "Sean Foley's swing" saying that no one has ever won a major with that kind of swing and you have to have an upright swing to win a major. Last time I checked Keegan just won with a swing that doesn't look very upright to say the least and now he's praising him as the next coming. I wish Frank would just give a him a backslap.

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  12. Have you seen Tiger play this year, his swing is in total disarray. I have to agree with Brandel. Tiger should get on his hands and knees and crawl back to Butch. Tiger is like the hot chick that keeps getting plastic surgery. He's almost unrecognizable now, and getting worse by the second.

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  13. Chamblee is a smurf !!

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  14. I think Brandel is about the best commentator on this planet, you guys are just jealous...

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  15. Not a fan. I've read that there's no one in the business that spends more time on research than Brandel and so I applaud his efforts. That said, his delivery and attitude makes it almost impossible to actually listen to what he says on TGC. Especially in the forum segments, I know that Miller and Faldo must be aching at the chance to take him down a couple of notches. Both of those guys know what they're talking about. Finally, who is the more accomplished golfer/analyst on TGC; Chamblee, Nobilo or Charlie Rhymer?

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  16. Brandel Chamblee has "outworn his welcome" in giving opinions. Logical inferences from his statements show he really wants Tiger to fail. On Golf Central he made the statement that even if Tiger passes Jack, in his opinion, Tiger will never be considered the greatest golfer, but only in the top three. Since Tiger's career is not over, this statement indicates his bias against Tiger. Jack nor Ben ever had the competition that players face today.
    Chamblee further criticizes Tiger's work with Sean Foley declaring that the great players--Jack, Arnie, and ?--always had 1 guru guiding them. I didn't realize Arnold was one of the greatest golfers ever, the most popular yes. This further shows his anti-Woods bias. Chamblee is on shaky ground with that thinking.
    Tiger's junior record including Junior World, the Boys' USGA Amateurs, and the U.S. Amateur seems more unreachable than any sports' record. Jack will deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as Tiger and vice-versa. If Tiger's knee fails him, he still deserves to be ranked as one of the top 2 golfers ever, even if he doesn't get to 18 majors.
    I do not think Jack could have won at Torey Pines with Tiger's medical condition.

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  17. Chamblee is actually worse as a talking head than he was as a golfer. 2 wins in 18 years, woo hoo, and he's telling Tiger what's wrong with his game??? Shut up you no talent loud mouth.

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  18. It's no wonder golf will never rise above the elitest, arrogant image it has with people like Chamblee on the mike. Golf makes a big deal about the "first tee" program to get young golfers into the game. What a joke! Unless you're in the top 1% in income earning most of us will never be able to afford the best courses in the country - not to mention that most of them are private to begin with. Anyone got a cool million to plop down on a membership?

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  19. Chamblee might be the biggest douchebag in the world. You are so right Matt. Please get rid of him and every other retarded hack on the golf channel. I never wish bad things on people, but I think I can make an exception with Chamblee. He barely has a grasp on the english language and how sentences are spoke/formed. F Off Brandel.

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  20. Chamblee is a total idiot. Here are his words a while back.

    "I know he'll never [fire Foley], because he's letting his ego get in the way of common sense," said Chamblee. "He wants to prove to people he's right. He would rather prove to people he's right than be right.

    "He's literally lost the art of the game, and I think Butch could help him."

    Now as Tiger sits on top of the world at #1 I wonder what the Chamblee facial hole with spout off with this time. He is jealous of Tigers accomplishment, his work ethic and drive. Why does TGC keep this guy on the air when his career was a flop. When he is on, I turn it off!

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  21. Brandel Chamblee should be fired immediately before he does anythingelse that would embarass the network. He wouldn[t make a pimple on a real golfers butt. I wish he was playing this week so the 14 year old Guan from China could give him a spanking on the golf course. He would no longer be bringing up his 1999 Masters apperance to boost his own ego.

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  22. Chamblee,with one tour victory, is not worthy of talking about Tiger Wood's jock strap. End of story.

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  23. Get rid of this opinionate jerk. Golf is about ability and Tiger has that quality. We true lovers of the game are offended by this guy. Let him go back to work as a player and watch him starve to death.

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  24. Chamblee is a ridiculous Tiger hater, he is a waste of space time to get rid of his big mouth.

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  25. For someone who has only won twice on the tour he should not be on the show.He's shown me nothing on the course and even less on the show.It's obvious he has a hard on for Tiger even though he can't shine his shoes.

    George S.

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  26. i have i missed something. everytime chamblee opens his mouth he spits out the word tiger he can't talk about anything except how great tiger is i get sick and tired of the media, golf channel, espn and all other outlets that you would think tiger is the only golfer in the world. this is why i will never watch another event that tiger plays in and chamblee is the golf host. get the idiot off the air

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