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Hoffarth: Paul Azinger has grabbed new TV gig by the tail

There, in the photograph, is Paul Azinger actually yanking on the tail end of a 12-foot alligator with his left hand, and shooting video of it from his cellphone in his right hand. It should get plenty of social media circulation by the time Azinger...
Via The OC Register
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Podcast: Get ready for the U.S. Open's return to Oakmont

Paul Azinger joins The Clubhouse podcast to preview the U.S. Open at Oakmont, talk his experiences as a Ryder Cup captain and much more. Listen above and be sure to check out FOX's coverage of the U.S. Open, beginning Thursday at 10 a.m. ET on FS1 and FS Go. Among the topics covered: -- (4:14): Azinger talks about diet on tour, and how being in contention at a tournament made food...
Via FOX Sports
June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Azinger replaces Norman as lead golf announcer for Fox

SAN DIEGO (AP) Paul Azinger has been selected as the lead golf analyst for Fox Sports as it enters the second year of televising the U.S. Open and other USGA championships. Fox confirmed Wednesday that Azinger is replacing Greg Norman. Fox signed a 12-year deal with the USGA that started last year, and the first big test was the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. Among the criticism of...
Via Associated Press
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Fox to name Paul Azinger as the main U.S. Open analyst

In a move to establish credibility with golf fans, it appears Fox will hire Paul Azinger as its analyst for the U.S. Open and other USGA events in 2016 and beyond. It comes ten days after Fox let Greg Norman go after a poor performance at Chambers Bay in the network’s first year as USGA rightsholder. Golf Digest reports that Azinger will sign a multi-year contract and a source...
Via Awful Announcing
January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Sources: Azinger to be announced as lead announcer for Fox

SAN DIEGO (AP) Paul Azinger has been selected as the lead golf analyst for Fox Sports as it enters the second year of televising the U.S. Open and other USGA championships. Two people informed of the decision say Azinger is replacing Greg Norman. They spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday on condition of anonymity because Fox was still working out the final details of his contract...
Via Associated Press
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul Azinger calls Tiger Woods a ‘middle-of-the-pack hack’

By Steve DelVecchio Just like he did at the U.S. Open, Tiger Woods may have managed to play his way out of contention in the first round of the British Open on Thursday. And golf analyst Paul Azinger let him have it. After Woods posted a 4-over 40 on the front nine, Azinger referred to him as a “hack.” “It’s hard to watch the greatest player of this generation be a middle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

PGA Tour: Is the answer Love?

Was Davis Love III the right choice to lead the 2016 Ryder Cup team? Love was a previous captain in 2012, leading the USA team that lost dramatically to Europe. I get that Davis Love might be a player favorite pick, as well as a fan favorite and can definitely be a quality captain for the US. But what about the other possible picks there could have been? Paul Azinger I would have...
Via isportsweb.com
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A flawed Ryder Cup system for Americans

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) Paul Azinger is not ruling out a return as Captain America in the Ryder Cup. But that's not what America needs. And neither does Azinger. His reputation only grows each time the Americans fail. Why would he want to risk that when there is no guarantee of reward? With so much focus on a dysfunctional U.S. team, it's easy to overlook that Europe might have...
Via Associated Press
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Less is more for Paul Azinger and ESPN’s major championship golf coverage

Golf viewers are in for a treat with the British Open. All four rounds will be on ESPN. That means four straight days of Paul Azinger. “Zinger” is one of the best analysts in golf. He is candid, offers unique insights, and you can feel his energy level on the telecasts. Too bad we only get a small dose of him. With ESPN doing a limited schedule of tournaments, he doesn’t get...
Via Awful Announcing
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Azinger: Tiger has become worse in quest to get better

SOUTHPORT, England – Paul Azinger said Thursday that a quest by Tiger Woods to make his swing better has backfired on him. Woods has gone through four swing changes with three coaches during his career, each time saying the objective was to get better. In a conference call for ESPN, Azinger said that in his quest to get better, “I think he’s actually gotten a little bit worse...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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