Jason Dufner is a man of few words.
Therefore, when he speaks, others listen. During NBC’s broadcast of Shell Houston Open, people saw the announcers ill treatment of Jim Herman in his pursuance for his very first PGA Tour win. There is no doubt that Herman is a journeyman; he fagged on the mini-tours for many years, taking an adjunct pro gig for some time before giving his dream another shot, finally becoming a PGA Tour rookie at the age of 33 in the year 2011.
Herman was still not a complete nobody. He registered 8 top-25 finishes in his last campaign. Nonetheless, the NBC crew — especially Johnny Miller — saw Herman like a D-III football team taking on Alabama Crimson Tide, along with the cadence that Herman was likely to choke rather than cross the finish line.
This talk caught the eye of Jason Dufner, and the PGA Championship 2013 winner did not hold back on the matter. He took to Twitter to express his feelings.
In a tweet, he said: Golf announcers are so exhausting. Doesn’t surprise me one bit Herman is going win this event. 144-156 guys tee it up able to win every week”
In another tweet, he said: My point is, every player out here is extremely good.It isn’t luck or unfathomable playing,everybody is capable to have a great week and win”
NBC doesn’t come back to the tour until 12th May, for Players Championship.