Sky Sports golf fans left FUMING with late coverage start as McIlroy heats up

Fans reacted angrily on social media as they had to wait until 10pm to watch the coverage as a host of big names went low. 

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Sat, 16 Oct 2021

Sky Sports golf fans left FUMING with late coverage start as McIlroy heats up

Golf fans in the UK were left fuming with Sky Sports as they decided to start their PGA Tour coverage late as several big players went low. 

For the first time in what seems like years Rickie Fowler has thrown himself into contention at the CJ Cup at Summit in Las Vegas.

Rory McIlroy was 7-under through 13 holes as he went on a charge that included six birdies through his opening nine holes. 

Jordan Spieth was also on a tear and is trying to chase down the early leader Keith Mitchell at 20-under par. 

But fans who have Sky Sports were not able to see any of this as they decided to start their coverage later. 

Fans were able to tune in at 10pm BST via a red button option and choose between that and the ladies' Aramco Team Series in New York. 

It's fair to say fans were less than impressed with the fact they pay lots of money only to not get to see the best players in action. 

Post Ryder Cup there is always a bit of a drop-off in interest as the PGA Tour wraparound season means several big players skip a few events.

But now several big names have returned to the fold that include players like Dustin Johnson, Collin Morikawa and Adam Scott to name a few.

Here is just some of the reaction from seething social media fans. 

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