Actually, the headline is really just a grabber. I doubt that The Ticket intended any disrespect for the Byron Nelson Classic or its founder.
But for awhile there I wondered.
The 3:30 Ticker on Thursday, May 26, featured a live report from the Nelson. I missed the Tickerman -- Krenek, maybe? I didn't think it was Casey Millen, but it could have been. It was delivered in an extremely slow, sing-song voice. I was waiting for Ty's reaction, and he seemed rather puzzled. I wondered if it was a Tickerman self-immolating on the air.
As the weekend progressed and I heard other live reports, however, other live reporters had some fun with it, as did the Tickermen in the studio, who would throw in a gag or two. The live reporters would sometimes deliver the report in in exaggeratedly whispery voice, as though they were reporting standing next to someone lining up a putt.
I never did figure out the sing-song guy, but then The Hardline reminded us that some years ago the station ran into trouble at the Nelson. I didn't catch the whole story, but I gather there was a remote from the tourney, and Mike R made some kind of joke that apparently did not go over well with the sponsors and managers of the event.
So I wondered whether there were some Ticket history with the Nelson that inspired these parodic live reports. Can anyone enlighten?