Yahoo Finance sports reporter Josh Schafer details the Icon Series golf tournament on Peacock that is drawing the participation of various celebrity-athletes.
- Speaking of streaming, streaming coming to golf over the weekend-- another celebrity golf mash-up, kind of like "The Match."
JOSH SCHAFER: Yes. I was over at Liberty National Golf Course yesterday talking to members of the Icon Series. So what this is, like Dave said, it's kind of a carry-on from what we saw in "The Match." You can see Canelo Alvarez there. Michael Strahan was there. Reggie Bush, Michael Phelps-- some really big names.
And it's another push. We know WarnerMedia did this with "The Match." Now, Peacock and Comcast getting into the mix with this series. So I sort of asked people, what are they looking to get out of this? Is this going to be sustainable? Freddie Couples, the Masters champion-- a long time favorite for many golf fans-- said, it really depends on these athletes. Are these athletes going to want to stick around and come back for a second tournament, a third tournament?
And it seems like they're excited. But we're not really sure. The other favorite part I have of this broadcast-- and I asked Olympian Michael Phelps about this-- is they're miked up. So I asked Phelps, could we see the miked-up concept? It's fun in these broadcasts. Could we ever see that in a real broadcast? Here's what Michael said about being miked up.
MICHAEL PHELPS: You wouldn't want to talk to me during a game. I'm not the person that would have been-- I guess, you would have had to use a lot of expletives if you were listening to my head before a race. I would put myself into some weird spots. But it worked.
JOSH SCHAFER: Well, it sounds like if we're going to want more miked up Michael Phelps, we're going to have to stick to the celebrity golf tournaments, Dave. But I personally love them miked up. I'd love to see more of it. But I do agree. Maybe some of these athletes are a little too focused, a little too locked in, for us to see that.
- I think you're going to-- I mean, "The Match" had Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. I think you're going to need a Charles Barkley, a Shaq-- some big personalities, let alone names. But it'll be interesting this weekend on Peacock. Josh Schafer, thank you.