There’s no question that three years in, the product has improved. Yet the question remains: Is it good enough? When the U.S. Golf Association elected to accept heaping wheelbarrows of cash from Fox in exchange for its TV broadcast rights, it didn’t matter much to the USGA’s primary constituency – you know, the golfers and fans in the United States. But for four days in June, it absolutely matters, and plenty.
In hindsight, it was reminiscent of an over-the-top cop series from days gone by, with Mike Davis playing the role of “Dirty Harry” Callahan. The newly anointed executive director of the U.S. Golf Association was applauded as savior and hero on the 18th green at the U.S. Open at The Olympic Club five years ago when he grabbed an obnoxious, squawking protester who had hijacked the televised awards ceremony, then heaved the guy into a greenside bunker. San Francisco’s finest quickly converged.
We’d characterize it as a point of frustration for Masters viewers, although infuriation might be closer to the truth. Every year, as the world becomes more wired in its TV options, the network coverage emanating from golf’s biggest tournament produces a smaller trickle than a ball toppling into Rae’s Creek.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".