Paul Azinger Paul Azinger replaces Johnny Miller as the main voice in golf for NBC and Golf Channel. (Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The 2023 U.S. Open belonged to Wyndham Clark, who defeated a loaded field of contenders to win the first major of his career.

For the most part, Clark’s win was well-received by golf fans. Those golf fans, however, were left displeased with the broadcast of the final round, specifically from NBC’s lead analyst, Paul Azinger.

Azinger has been the primary analyst at the U.S. Open since 2016, holding the role for both Fox and now NBC. Azinger has been a broadcaster for a long time. And like all announcers, he’s had some hits and misses. Unfortunately, Sunday’s coverage fell largely in the latter category.

From calling the results too quickly to seemingly not believing in Clark’s chances to prevail, golf fans came away underwhelmed — at best — with Azinger’s analysis.

One of the more entertaining tweets of the day came from Justin Thomas, who was watching the final round with Max Homa. As both golfers missed the cut, they had been drinking wine, leading Thomas to suggest they pair go on Instagram Live to share their views of the event.

That was a well-received idea at the time. Perhaps golf fans can start a petition to have something like that as an alternative broadcast for 2024. Because in 2023, they were largely unsatisfied with the analysis they got.

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