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CBS Golf Shakeup: McCord, Kostis Are Gone; Love Is On the Air

Discussion in 'Golf News' started by Dogfish Head, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Dogfish Head

    Dogfish Head Well-Known Member TEA is my HERO

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    “This is not how I would have preferred to see it end."

    Gary McCord spoke out on his CBS departure, and it sounds like he's not leaving on his own terms: https://t.co/wyNjHITiVZ pic.twitter.com/iPYD6nB1Wj
    — Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) October 29, 2019

    GARY MCCORD IS FUMING, ACCORDING TO MEDIA REPORTS.


    The 33-year broadcast veteran was axed by CBS Sports last weekend. So was on-course reporter Peter Kostis, who spent 27 years with CBS.


    A CBS spokesperson said: "Gary and Peter have been an important part of our golf coverage for three decades. They were both outstanding teammates and we thank them for their significant contributions throughout the years. We wish them both all the best."


    Meanwhile, McCord was caught off guard and unhappy about how it went down, according to a Golfworld report by David Shedloski:


    "He [Sean McManus] tells me, and he told Peter the same thing, that 'We think CBS golf is getting a little stale, and we need to go in another direction,'" McCord said. "I've been called a lot of things, but one thing I've never been called is stale."

    McCord was also quoted as saying: "You just don't do something like this. You shouldn't do it this way. No chance to say thanks to the viewers, to all my CBS friends? That's what you get for 35 years?"

    That new direction for the CBS golf team will include Davis Love III, who will climb into the booth as a full-time golf analyst for PGA Tour events and two majors, the Masters and PGA Championship. Love is a buddy of CBS golf producer Lance Barrow.
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  2. TEA Time

    TEA Time Grumpy Gilmore Staff Member Admin

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    I liked Kostis. McCord was ok. IMO CBS missed the boat letting Feherty get away.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    McCord was better when Feherty was on air with him. They played off each other very well.
     
  5. Fairwaysplitter3320

    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Wow, this is disappointing.
     
  6. Hoganman1

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    I'm going to miss both Kostis and McCord. Although I think McCord was funny and entertaining most of the time, he did sometimes try too hard to get laughs. Kostis seemed to always have some swing analysis that I found interesting. Maybe Davis Love will be OK. I've always thought he was kind of bland. IMO he won't hold a candle to Nance and Faldo or even Baker Finch. Who knows, maybe DL3 will surprise me and be great.
     
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