Tiger who? ESPN teleconference for British Open shows changing landscape for golf

I loved this passage from Teddy Greenstein in the Chicago Tribune:

ESPN hosted a teleconference Wednesday to promote its coverage of the British Open, and the first Tiger Woods question came … wait for it … at the 42-minute mark.

“Congratulations!” host Mike Tirico told reporters.

Indeed. Woods isn’t quite old news, but he’s Page 3 this week. Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Phil Mickelson are front and center.

Previously, it was 42 minutes before anyone asked about another golfer besides Woods.

 

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