I’ve never been opposed to a Made-For-TV event in any sport. All of the major sports All Star weekends fall under that category and each year I’ll tune in (though I tune out Major League Baseball’s pretty quick). However, the whole point of a Made-For-TV event is for people to watch the actual program and that’s where the PGA Grand Slam failed to catch my attention.

Broadcasting an event featuring the four major tournament champions of the year is a great idea. Having it on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning, then putting it on TNT from 3-7pm ET for all to see was not. The weekends may be booked up with real tournaments, but if you’re going to have this glorified two rounds of golf in the first place, make the broadcast live and not during a time when people are sitting in their offices grinding their 9-to-5 daily routines.

What’s the urgency of even having the event in mid-October in the first place? Make the Grand Slam the final event of the season, on a Saturday and Sunday like every other important tournament of the year. I like the thought of the Grand Slam, but the execution was rather poor. Obviously, the PGA Tour wants fans to follow along online as much as possible, but any kind of ratings goal the Tour has is going to fall short if everybody knows the outcome before the broadcast starts.

I would have hunkered down on a Sunday to watch Keegan Bradley out-duel Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Charl Schwartzel. Instead, I read the story on PGATour.com and had no reason to flip the channel over to TNT to see how it happened. Seeing Clarke have a senior moment amongst younger players (he finished at +9) would have been good TV even though I really like to watch him play well. Watching Bradley hold off Schwartzel’s five consecutive birdie charge could have been riveting television.

The only part of the tournament I got to enjoy was the Twitter reaction when everything was said and done. Conversations of how ridiculous it is that Fred Couples chose Tiger Woods and other golfers over Bradley made for a pleasant afternoon of work while I monitored my timeline.

In theory, the PGA Grand Slam is the kind of event that should put the PGA Tour in the spot light at a time when it struggles to grab a casual fan’s attention. In practice, it unfortunately falls short of being what it could be... which is too bad.