For sports fans that find watching golf boring and would otherwise not turn on a PGA Tour event, Friday might be a good day to amend that stance. Former NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala will be joining the TNT broadcast team to serve as a “special contributor” during round two of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, N.C.
After re-upping with the world champion Warriors for three years and $48 million less than a month ago, Iguodala will get a chance to try something different Friday afternoon and call some of the action. Unlike his teammate Steph Curry – who held his own in a Web.com tournament last week – Iguodala won’t be shooting for par anytime soon, but the two-time NBA Champion is a huge fan of the sport. “Right now, I’m the lowest I’ve ever been,” Iguodala told the AP of his current handicap. “I’m at a 12.3. I’ve been between 85 and 89 for two weeks straight. I just hit my ball well and I have that one bad hole that keeps me from 82. I’m feeling really good about my game and the season is right around the corner to ruin it again. I’m going to try to enjoy it while it lasts.”
Anyone who quotes his handicap as a decimal clearly spends quite a bit of time on the links. Iguodala supposedly spends much of his off-season working on his game, even modifying his workout program around his frequent golf games. TNT – which partners with CBS for the event’s weekend coverage – has taken some heat over its product. Unlike other majors, live TV coverage is only available for six hours each of the first two rounds, and golf fans were unable to see Jordan Speith’s opening round Thursday (and will have the same issue with Rory McIlroy Friday). Maybe the addition of Iguodala can ease some of the negative attention.
Source: New York Post