Golf is better than hockey. We all knew that. Green fairways and warm sun versus sheets of ice. It’s no contest.
And ESPN apparently thinks so, too. While the sports network dropped the National Hockey League because poker got better ratings, they’ve signed an agreement with the USGA to show their championships through 2014. ESPN also plans to feature live scoring and streaming video, plus a webcast from one of the par-3 holes at the U.S. Open on Thursday and Friday. New offerings will include a variety of streaming content on ESPN360 and ESPN-branded mobile devices, interactive television offerings on Thursdays and Fridays, plus increased international coverage.