Results: Your thoughts on golf's TV coverage

NBC announcers, Johnny Miller, left, and Dan Hicks, right, provide golf coverage during the third round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

NBC announcers, Johnny Miller, left, and Dan Hicks, right, provide golf coverage during the third round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.

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Take a look at the results of Golfweek.com's TV poll, which was conducted for Golfweek's TV Issue (Cover date: Jan. 28).

Total responses: 1,459

What is your favorite golf network to watch?
CBS   38.5%
ESPN   5.6%
NBC   20.1%
Golf Channel   35.1%

What is your favorite tour to watch?
PGA Tour   78.8%
LPGA   8.8%
Champions   3.6%
Nationwide   1.4%
European   7.5%

Which analyst is most likely to make you think, "Hmmm, that's interesting"?
Paul Azinger, ESPN   12.2%
Curt Byrum, Golf Channel   2.3%
Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel   24.4%
Nick Faldo, CBS/Golf Channel   27.5%
Johnny Miller, NBC   33.5%

Which analyst is most likely to make you throw your remote at the TV?
Paul Azinger, ESPN   12.7%
Curt Byrum, Golf Channel   9.7%
Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel   10.7%
Nick Faldo, CBS/Golf Channel   21.6%
Johnny Miller, NBC   45.3%

Who do you think is golf's best anchor?
Dan Hicks, NBC   11.9%
Jim Nantz, CBS   54.7%
Brian Hammons, Golf Channel   5.8%
Kelly Tilghman, Golf Channel   10.0%
Mike Tirico, ESPN   17.6%

Who do you think is golf's worst anchor?
Dan Hicks, NBC   14.4%
Jim Nantz, CBS   11.6%
Brian Hammons, Golf Channel   15.6%
Kelly Tilghman, Golf Channel   37.1%
Mike Tirico, ESPN   21.3%

What is the best golf weekend for couch potatoes?
British Open   14.1%
Masters   67.9%
PGA Championship   1.1%
The Players Championship   1.9%
U.S. Open   15.0%

What's the coolest golf technology?
Aim Point, Golf Channel   21.7%
Protracer, CBS   33.8%
Swing Vision, CBS   29.3%
TrackMan, NBC/ESPN   15.3%

Who is your favorite on-course or tower reporter?
Billy Andrade, Golf Channel   1.6%
Billy Ray Brown, Golf Channel   1.4%
Brad Faxon, NBC   3.1%
David Feherty, CBS   33.3%
Jerry Foltz, Golf Channel   2.8%
Matt Gogel, Golf Channel   0.4%
Gary Koch, NBC   4.8%
Peter Kostis, CBS   7.2%
Gary McCord, CBS   13.5%
Roger Maltbie, NBC   10.0%
Peter Oosterhuis, CBS/Golf Channel   8.3%
Dottie Pepper, NBC   8.8%
Craig Perks, Golf Channel   0.8%
Mark Rolfing, NBC/Golf Channel   3.9%

Who is your favorite essayist/interviewer?
Rich Lerner, Golf Channel   41.8%
Tom Rinaldi, ESPN   15.1%
Jimmy Roberts, NBC   26.2%
Steve Sands, Golf Channel   16.9%

Which player would you most like to see mic'd up during tournaments?
John Daly   11.4%
Rickie Fowler   7.4%
Phil Mickelson   22.9%
Rory McIlroy   6.8%
Ian Poulter   16.8%
Bubba Watson   13.4%
Tiger Woods   21.5%

What reason is most likely to make you turn off the TV?
Coverage focused too much on Tiger Woods   28.6%
Don’t see enough golf shots   45.7%
Find the commentators annoying   19.1%
Prefer watching sports other than golf   6.6%

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