Monday, January 2, 2012

Brandel Chamblee earns 12.5% approval rating

After the Masters in 2011, I wrote a post titled Brandel Chamblee = mute button because of the constant idiocy coming out of his mouth. This post had 16 comments added by readers of this site with 14 of them being negative. By my math, that gives Chamblee a 12.5 % approval rating. This is obviously an extremely small sample size but if a much larger poll was taken, I'm sure the results would be similar.

Here are some excerpts of the comments added about Chamblee and if these demonstrate what the golf public thinks of him, it makes a person ask two questions. Who hired this guy? Why is he still on TV?

"Chamblee is a complete joke. All he does is criticize everyone on tour. Especially Tiger, he needs to clean Tiger's clubs and shut his mouth."

"Chamblee is an idiot."

"Maybe when Arnie P. sobers up he will come to his senses and fire the dumb ass."

"Chamblee comes across as a sanctimonious stuffed shirt, cast from the same mold as the imperious, overly pompous Rich Lerner."

"Chamblee makes the Golf Channel look bad. He must do damage to the bottom line -- I don't linger very long when Chamblee appears onscreen. Absolutely horrible and biased."

"I am new to the Golf Channel and have really been enjoying most of what they do. But I totally cannot stand this cocky know-all. His brash, mouthiness runs directly counter to the civilized spirit that separates golf from a lot of other pro sports."

"Chamblee was a hack as a golfer, tries to be Johnny Miller as an analyst though he has neither the experience or the knowledge to make comments on pressure situations."

"He reminds me of my mothers toy poodle always barking for no apparent reason." 

"His delivery and attitude make it almost impossible to actually listen to what he says on TGC."

"Brandel Chamblee has outworn his welcome in giving opinions. Logical inferences from his statements show he really wants Tiger to fail." 

Although I can barely stomach listening to Chamblee for more than a minute, I did end up taking the time to also post Tiger Woods vs. Brandel Chamblee after listening to more ridiculousness.

It seems that by now, the Golf Channel should know that by far and away, Chamblee is the most disliked analyst they have.  They must be sticking to the strategy that bad publicity is better than no publicity.


  1. ONE-time PGA tour winner Brandel Shampo-, er, Chamblee is an embarrassment to the Golf Channel and Mr. Palmer. No one who has accomplished so little in golf, has ever had so much to say. And his endless Tiger hating is tired and tiresome -- We're in 2011 not 1961, Brandel, deal with "it."

  2. Come on folks, he is really good, I even record Golf Central so I don't miss him... go Brandel

  3. Brash? Sanctimonious? Critical? Sounds like the tone of the writers. Some of you like Johnny Miller's droning on and on, measuring on-course focus, strokes, and shot results with minute precision. Brandel is certainly different. But he does his job as well as Johnny, is far less tedios, and much easier to listen to. Most of all vocal sports fodder is nonsense anyway, so I think this whole evaluation of on-air commentators is being far too seriously.

  4. He is an absolute horse's behind...

  5. Did you hear him after Tiger won his 75th PGA tour. I’m no Tiger fan but every time Ryan Burr would start talking about Tigers 75th win Chamblee would turn the subject back to Tiger last few holes and how terrible they were. Did not mention that it took the last group 3 hours and 10 min to play 9 holes and that three of those holes were pair 3’s. I will never watch Golf Central as long as he is on it.

  6. Couldn't agree more....when will the golf channel show him the door?

  7. I'd take him over that arrogant blow-hard Rich Lerner

  8. he truly hates Tiger

  9. I like the Tiger rants, he says things nobody else does. He does come across a bit arrogant but he's just another talking hair, er head. Can't understand why they have let some of the best commentators go over the last few years.