In the 135-minute BBC Sports Personality of the Year show, golf featured for – in total – comfortably less than one minute.
A fleeting bit on Sergio Garcia ending his major heartache at The Masters, a note on Jordan Spieth capturing The Open in one of the championship’s most dramatic final days in recent memory and mentions of Justin Thomas’s maiden major at the US PGA Championship and Tommy Fleetwood’s Race to Dubai triumph.
Garcia wasn’t even on the eight-person shortlist to win Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, which Roger Federer won for a record fourth time.
The sad thing? It really wasn’t all that surprising – and plenty golf fans took to Twitter during the show to vent their anger.
SPOTY is up there with the worst, hypocritical tv awards shows there is. Tommy Fleetwood or Jermaine Defoe not even quoted. Both deserving winners for two completely different reasons. There are no personalities left in sport. At least winning ones, that is.
— Callum Macaulay (@birdieblitz83) 17 декабря 2017 г.
— Paul McDonnell (@PaulMac69) 17 декабря 2017 г.
— Chris Kelly (@chrisjkelly1) 17 декабря 2017 г.
— One Eyed Crow (@RossKinnaird) 17 декабря 2017 г.