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Will Ryder Cup Suffer the Same Fate? After Former US Open Champ’s Bold Comments, Solheim Cup Coverage Bites the Bullet

Published 09/22/2023, 8:20 AM EDT

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The first day of the prestigious Solheim Cup is underway, and the players are ready to take the coveted battle to the next level. But lucky are those who are witnessing the event live in Finca Cortesin. Because there are many who are not happy with its coverage.

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While Charley Hull and Co. are busy putting on a splendid show of staggering golf, many fans have taken to social media, complaining about the missing shots and Paul McGinley’s commentary. Earlier, the former US Champ also ran into a problem with Sky Sports.

Ahead of the Ryder Cup, the live coverage of the Solheim Cup is worrisome


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Loyal fans of the women’s golf event are lashing out at the multi-billion-dollar corporation. Because they cannot witness the golfing moments in all their glory. Sky-TV is facing a lot of heat from enthusiasts. But not for the first time.

A day ahead of the Solheim Cup, Matt Fitzpatrick, Charley Hull’s Ryder Cup counterpart, also complained about the service of the channel. The English golfer’s patriotic side was visible when he took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with their customer support.


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He wrote, Comfortably the worst customer service I have ever dealt with @skytv!” The 29-year-old player hardly loses his patience. However, the fever of the patriotic showdown even led him to vent his feelings to the golf world.

Apparently, Fitzpatrick was not wrong in lashing out at the $349.56 million company. The Solheim Cup is an iconic, bi-annual event; everybody wants a taste of it. Irrespective of where they are watching it, But the golf fans are not very happy with the service they are getting.

The golf world criticizes Sky-TV

The number of spectators has gone up this year for LPGA tour events. And considering the weight the Solheim Cup holds, the event’s viewership is bound to exceed that. Perhaps that’s why so many people are vocal about their unhappiness about the live telecast, further proving Matt Fitzpatrick’s point.

One of the spectators spoke about the limited number of events Sky-TV has to cover, yet they are failing to do so.

It is fun to hear commentary when a match is going on. Conversations birth conversations, but what if you do not like what you hear?

There are plenty who feel bad about the kind of commentary Sky Sports is allowing.

Another one hinted that their morning was spent listening to Paul McGinley’s commentary, and they are not happy about that at all.

Stating the fears of many, a golf enthusiast complained about the Solheim Cup’s coverage, hoping the Ryder Cup would not suffer the same fate. However, Golf Channel will provide respite to your hearts because it will extensively cover the Ryder Cup!


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Given the state of all the fans struggling with Sky Sports, it is difficult to say what is causing problems for this golf enthusiast.


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As Nelly Korda and Co. take the lead on Day 1 of the patriotic event, are you also struggling while watching the live telecast of the Solheim Cup? Vent in the comments section below!

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Written by:

Manya Jain


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Manya Jain is a promising golf writer at EssentiallySports. Despite being in her early days, Manya displays a strong passion for golf writing. The majors are Manya's forte, and their in-depth coverage is her creative fueling.
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