View Full Version : Jim Gray yanked from Golf Channel's Northern Trust coverage

02-18-2011, 02:17 PM
Jim Gray has been "removed" from the Golf Channel's coverage of the Northern Trust Open in Pacific Palisades, Calif. this week, according to network spokesman Dan Higgins.

Gray apparently got into a heated argument with golfer Dustin Johnson's caddie Bobby Brown Thursday. Johnson incurred a two-stroke penalty after nearly missing his tee time, a blunder Gray reported on the network's Golf Central show. After Johnson posted a first round 73, Brown engaged Gray in a profanity-laced argument.

"Our aim is to provide the best possible golf coverage for our viewers. Anything else is a disservice. In order not to provide further distraction, we've decided to remove Jim from this particular assignment," Higgins said Friday.
The Golf Channel was noncommittal on whether it will use the freelance Gray again after his second dispute in less than a year.