Jun
21
2010
Late Night TV Wars: the Battle Over Graeme McDowell
By Stephanie Wei under General

2010 US Open champion Graeme McDowell is breaking what’s become somewhat of a tradition for golf’s major winners to recite the Top Ten List on the Late Show With David Letterman the following Monday night.

UK scribes in the media room say Graeme McDowell turned down the opportunity because he didn’t want to make the cross-country trip just to read dumb jokes from the teleprompter. (Smart man.) Instead, he’ll appear on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to sit on the couch and chat with Leno. (What’s the over/under on Leno cracking jokes about Irish people drinking?)

Chalk up a major victory for NBC and Leno.

[Photo by Allan Henry/Golf Chronicles]