Day 35 or 36 on the BottomLine Watch. It keeps on turning...
We all know that, among other ways Augusta National is intensely protective of its Masters broadcasts, it forces CBS and now ESPN to use a 1995-ish CBS graphics package for the Masters.
But either NBC has a change to its graphics in the works and its production of the Golf Channel's coverage of the Players Championship includes graphics, or the Players is just as controlling about its graphics as Augusta.
NBC Graphics at the Players:
NBC's normal golf graphics:
Golf Channel's normal graphics:
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Golf Channel using Player's Championship graphics (you'll need to get about 42 seconds in or more):